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My Paternal grandmother is named Margaret, but as long as I can remember, we always called he Grandma Peg. As I got older I realized that Peggy was a pet name for Margaret much in the same way that Rick or Dick is for Richard or Bill is for William. For years I pondered how you get from Margaret to Peg, but really never asked anybody or lost any sleep over it. One day last week I found this anonymous poem. Whether it is correct or not...I don't know. But for me...this mystery is solved.
In search from A to Z they passed,
And "Marguerita" chose at last;
But thought it sound far more sweet
To call the baby "Marguerite."
When grandma saw the little pet,
She called her "darling Margaret."
Next uncle Jack and cousin Aggie
Sent cup and spoon to "little Maggie."
And grandpapa the right must beg
To call the lassie "bonnie Meg."
From "Marguerita" down to "Meg,"
And now she's simply "little Peg."
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