I have been an online seller since the year 2000, with thousands of happy buyers (and one old grump).
I'm a fair and honest person, often bending over backwards and going the extra mile to make a buyer happy.
I pride myself in my promptness of communication and shipping.
I have been praised for accuracy of descriptions and thoroughness in packaging.
~â€¢~ HOW MY NAME CAME ABOUT ~â€¢~
So many have asked me about my ID, that I relented and added the explanation here.
To sum it up briefly; My late husband was part Blackfoot. In the late 50's and early 60's we packed our 16 foot teepee onto the station wagon and participated in powwows. Hubby was an Eagle Dancer. (You should have seen him in his full regalia - Magnificent!) When our darling little pot-bellied brave came along, he was included in our activities. And as our two beautiful little maidens joined the family, they were also taught the simple and complex Native American ways and beliefs by osmosis.
In later years, when our son had a family of his own, he performed a naming ceremony. Son dubbed me "Turtle Heart Woman" because of my reverence for all things Nature and my love of all of Grandfather's creatures. (If you would research the Native American legend of Turtle, it would be well worth your time.)
To many Native American Indians, the turtle denotes creation. It was the turtle that dove down to the bottom of the ocean and brought up mud on his back to form the continents and is the oldest symbol for the planet Earth.
An Iroquois legend states that the world was created on the shell of the Great Turtle. The Turtle was the only one with enough strength who could support the earth on its back, says the legend. And the earth grew larger until it became the whole world.
The Turtle endures as a symbol of sacrifice, creativity and fertility. The Western story of the Tortoise and the Hare stresses the importance of perseverance in following one's dreams and achieving one's goals.
So, when I had to choose an ID to use for selling, I chose TurtleHeart. Well low and behold, that name had already been taken. So I thought, ah-hah! No one likes to admit to being old, so I'll call myself OldTurtleHeart. And so it has been since 2000.
" OldTurtleHeart "
Now don't just sit there reading this drivel - go and buy something!
~â€¢~Here are just a few of the item types for sale in my booth: ~â€¢~
Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
Fraternity & Sorority
Heating, Cooling & Air