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that's ME...the last Sun-Maid Raisin Girl

Updated on September 18, 2016

The story and events ~

The TRUE short story of how this all came about...that I'm featured on the Sun-Maid Raisin Box since 1970.

When people learn about me and this image...they say, "Wow you are famous!" and I reply, no I'm not famous but the image is world renowned. I'm not known as the first Sun-Maid raisin girl from 1915...however, I am the 1970 updated published version. This is just something that came into my path many years ago, and no matter what, I can proudly say, "Yes, that Is Me" on the box now.

Note ~ Scraper Protection: Please Help STOP webpage theft...If you see this personal story page anywhere else on the Internet as a webpage besides here...Contact me...Thank You ~ Delia Pacheco

15 years old here
15 years old here

Being featured on the Sun-Maid Raisin Box

a look into the past...

Around 1960-61 I worked for Fiberboard Paper Products in San Francisco. One day I was called to the art department, and because I had an interest in getting into the art department, I thought they wanted to find out about my art I went.

The artist asked me for a favor, and that was to hold a tray so he could draw my hands...thinking nothing of this since I was a freelance model. I volunteered and held the tray...the artist sketched the image and was telling me about the changes being made to the Sun-Maid image and the package. They were modernizing it, "more importantly, it was to be kept with the same recognizable pose."

Some of my co-workers started calling me the raisin-gal...I thought it was funny. So when I went back to the art department, I saw the painting, and to my surprise it looked like me!

After leaving Fiberboard to pursue my Modeling, I never saw the image for years. Then one day in 1970 my mother called and said, I was at the store and saw the Sun-Maid package and your picture was on it! Well of course I had to go buy a box.


For years I had talked about it, wondering if the Sun-Maid company knew about me. So when I got a computer I emailed them, asking if they knew about me. All I got back was a reply saying, "thank you for offering to pose for the box, we have an image that will be there for a while!" I actually had to laugh!

In 1999 the local newspaper did a story on the Sun-Maid image and me, this from the result of an article about collecting SM items. I had asked not to publish their answer to me, but instead it was published.

The local reporter contacted me in regards of this question and answer, asking to do a story. I said no, but she responded it would be a short article and interesting. When the reporter called the SM Company they replied that no one there ever heard of me. Now that made me feel foolish, Why on earth would I claim such a thing? Being made to feel like I was making up a story, I felt very unsettled. Determined to get things straightened out, I contacted Sun-Maid Growers of California and told them my story, they replied with a call and some mail information for my curiosity.

As time went by we did phone tags and emails, then one day I was invited to Kingsburg (near Fresno) to meet with the President of the company. My husband and I made the journey February 2006, we had a wonderful meeting and after much research they welcomed me as the image on the box.

It's a good feeling to know I have resolved something I thought and talked about for many's a good thing to have closure.

Although the image has changed with the times, the Sun-Maid trademark design has always been based on the original pose by Lorraine Collett Petersen 1915.

SunMaid products - try all of those wonderful flavored Raisins, especially the Chocolate covered ones, all at Amazon

Fall Favorites with Sun-Maid & Dried Fruit
Fall Favorites with Sun-Maid & Dried Fruit

I love these old fashion recipes


My husband Al, Gary Marshburn, me, Company President Barry Kriebel...

Al, Gary Marshburn, me, Company President Barry Kriebel...
Al, Gary Marshburn, me, Company President Barry Kriebel...
the gift of an old box
the gift of an old box

Sharing a short story about an old box...

What a nice thing to do...

Several years ago we drove back to California for a vacation. Then on our way back we stopped in a small mining town in Colorado, visiting an Antique shop...there I found an old Sun-Maid raisin box that for many years I have been looking for. This box had the image of Ms.Peterson from a long time ago... asking how much the small box was, I was informed it was Not For Sale, just on display...I told him the story of how I looked for this image before mine was on the box. I requested, if he ever finds another one to let me know.

About a year later I received a small package, in it was the box I had looked at in the Colorado Antique Store, with a note inside explaining, "this really belongs to you." I was so thrilled with this kind gesture, not even knowing this indeed I am very grateful to him for this gift.

What a nice thing to do!

Violet Oliver (Geissinger)
Violet Oliver (Geissinger)

Girl on a Calendar

Violet Oliver (Geissinger) story, incuding her baseball star husband Earl Whitehill

A nice gentleman named Gary Neveln contacted me on Facebook, he is related as a distant cousin to the baseball player Earl Whitehill who married the Sunmaid Girl on the calendar, Violet Oliver (Geissinger)

He sent me the following link to the story of Earl and Violet.

Ads and Posters of the Past - Featuring Sun-Maid maidens

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Here are Art Versions - of the maiden

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These are paintings in the Fresno, Ca. Sun-Maid OfficeThis is the original painting I posed for, it's in the office of the SM PlantMaybe this is what the original Sun-Maid girl looked like!Or a Gypsy...A plumper version...On Tapestry...cross stitching used for image advertisementMaking a statement?Hmmmm!a 1920 Sun-Maid image...I don't know who she is
These are paintings in the Fresno, Ca. Sun-Maid Office
These are paintings in the Fresno, Ca. Sun-Maid Office
This is the original painting I posed for, it's in the office of the SM Plant
This is the original painting I posed for, it's in the office of the SM Plant
Maybe this is what the original Sun-Maid girl looked like!
Maybe this is what the original Sun-Maid girl looked like!
Or a Gypsy...
Or a Gypsy...
A plumper version...
A plumper version...
On Tapestry...
On Tapestry...
cross stitching used for image advertisement
cross stitching used for image advertisement
Making a statement?
Making a statement?
a 1920 Sun-Maid image...I don't know who she is
a 1920 Sun-Maid image...I don't know who she is

My Personal Collection - of SM items

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Sun-Maid Tin Sign largeSun-Maid cupSun-Maid CookbookSun-Maid Playing Cards rareSun-Maid large TinSun-Maid Raisin Play BookSun-Maid small TinSun-Maid old small box (the gift mentioned in a module above)Sun-Maid baseball capSun-Maid pen given to me by the President of the's really nice with the Sun-Maid on the top of the penMy new find... Coin 2013 Sun•maid Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver
Sun-Maid Tin Sign large
Sun-Maid Tin Sign large
Sun-Maid cup
Sun-Maid cup
Sun-Maid Cookbook
Sun-Maid Cookbook
Sun-Maid Playing Cards rare
Sun-Maid Playing Cards rare
Sun-Maid large Tin
Sun-Maid large Tin
Sun-Maid Raisin Play Book
Sun-Maid Raisin Play Book
Sun-Maid small Tin
Sun-Maid small Tin
Sun-Maid old small box (the gift mentioned in a module above)
Sun-Maid old small box (the gift mentioned in a module above)
Sun-Maid baseball cap
Sun-Maid baseball cap
Sun-Maid pen given to me by the President of the's really nice with the Sun-Maid on the top of the pen
Sun-Maid pen given to me by the President of the's really nice with the Sun-Maid on the top of the pen
My new find... Coin 2013 Sun•maid Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver
My new find... Coin 2013 Sun•maid Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver

My Sun-Maid finds... - Vehicle Banks

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1989 Sun-Maid Bread Truck1937 Sun-Maid TruckOld Fashion Sun-Maid Truck1957 Chevy Sun-Maid carFinally got a golf ball from ebay. right here in WI.
1989 Sun-Maid Bread Truck
1989 Sun-Maid Bread Truck | Source
1937 Sun-Maid Truck
1937 Sun-Maid Truck | Source
Old Fashion Sun-Maid Truck
Old Fashion Sun-Maid Truck | Source
1957 Chevy Sun-Maid car
1957 Chevy Sun-Maid car | Source
Finally got a golf ball from ebay. right here in WI.
Finally got a golf ball from ebay. right here in WI. | Source
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Madame Alexander Sun-Maid DollAdvertisment dollTinred cap1987 Sun-Maid Bank on ebaythis one really has to be cheap and last on my list...Train
Madame Alexander Sun-Maid Doll
Madame Alexander Sun-Maid Doll
Advertisment doll
Advertisment doll
red cap
red cap
1987 Sun-Maid Bank on ebaythis one really has to be cheap and last on my list...
1987 Sun-Maid Bank on ebay this one really has to be cheap and last on my list...

Items out there I'd like for my collection:


Let me know if you run across items with my image on it... like a lunch box, dolls, postcards, or any other unusual items that are reasonably priced.....Please contact me.


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The Original Sun-Maid Girl 1915

Blast from the Past ~ Funny or Fun to look at!

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House of Wheels car show 1961 Oakland, CaliforniaCan you believe it!You can really laugh at this one!When I worked for Shaklee, a cleaning product...a Genie? 1966-67 Hayward, CaliforniaA nail polish and lipstick ad for Shaklee brochure
House of Wheels car show 1961 Oakland, California
House of Wheels car show 1961 Oakland, California
Can you believe it!
Can you believe it!
You can really laugh at this one!
You can really laugh at this one!
When I worked for Shaklee, a cleaning product...a Genie? 1966-67 Hayward, California
When I worked for Shaklee, a cleaning product...a Genie? 1966-67 Hayward, California
A nail polish and lipstick ad for Shaklee brochure
A nail polish and lipstick ad for Shaklee brochure

Older Modeling ads and photo - Libby's Fruit Cocktail and My Hand

Around 13 years old in San Francisco Cal.
Around 13 years old in San Francisco Cal. | Source

One of my first commercial modeling

For many, many years I looked for this Libby's Fruit Cocktail ad. When I posed for this ad my age was around 13 and living in San Francisco. This memory will always stay with me, because coming home on a streetcar I started to feel faint and almost passed out, when a woman saw me and asked if I needed help. She actually got off with me, which was the regular stop in front of our apartment...she helped me to the door and then got back on, all the while the streetcar driver waited...I'll never forget that!

I actually found this ad in a Wisconsin Antique Store...does that mean I'm an antique?

Northern California New Homes Magazine - on the cover

My first child was just born when I modeled for this...Northern California New Homes assignments were one of my favorite places to model, I had done quite a few for them. I enjoyed working with the photographer DelCarlo from San Jose "DelCarlo Photography"

New Homes - another one for the California Magazine

childhood modeling
childhood modeling

Images of my earlier modeling days

some good ~ some bad

I modeled off and on since childhood and some of these photos now seem a bit weird to look at, the hair and the cloths...interestingly enough it's all coming back, but not for me! Been there done that!

I wish I had all my modeling photo composites, but I lost them over the years from moving so many times.

Some of the photos on the right are just a few that bring back memories modeling years ago. Maybe I will get the courage to post more in the near future.

A Blast from the Past are the funny ones...

FREE eBook here
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100th Anniversary Recipe Book

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The 100th Anniversary Book pertains to history of the Sun-Maid, also answers to all your questions about the growing, producing and the marketing of raisins and dried fruits.


Sunmaiden Commercial Controversy?


Because of the re-energized controversy about the Sun-Maid Raisin girl in the commercials, I have had inquiries about the image change...quite frankly I would not know of a change, the only change I'm aware of is the Hollywood-tized maiden selling grapes in a commercial. Unfortunately there are some people out there that don't like the change...I find it interesting since the commercials have been out for a couple of years (see below April 23, 2006).

When a new commercial was released this controversy started again. Personally I think it's just a meaningless argument and more about opinions. There are those that have a problem with an identifiable product image and change, be it Coca-Cola or any other identifiable product.

I think the girl in the commercial is cute although a bit Julia Roberts, but hey, it's a new image of an old gal (oops that would be me!)

What bothers me more then anything else, is when someone makes a comment that is downright rude, crude and vulgar...really, there's no need for that, after all it's an animated image! There are way too many problems in the world that need to be taken care of and worried about then have a controversy about the Sun-Maid image. The good thing that will come out of this controversy, is that Sun-Maid will be selling a lot more products.

OK, I'll stop with the sermon...all this is just my opinion.

What you are is God's gift to you, what you do with yourself is your gift to God: Danish Proverb

Created 11/29/2006

My personal stories and writings, including my images are protected by the Copyrights Law....All Rights Reserved: Delia Pacheco

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Interesting article. We have a lot of interesting people on HP if you get to know their stories. Enjoyed the read!

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      Jane Ramona Rynkiewicz Frieman 2 years ago from Morris County, New Jersey

      Amazing! I am in awe! I have a memory when the Sun Maid's image was changed to yours! You are right; it was in 1970. I never dreamed I would be writing this to you. Fantastic article!

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      me 2 years ago

      Jerry Winters told me that he painted that image for the logo. He owns the Winters Fine Art Gallery in Carmel on Ocean Ave.

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      Zienna1 2 years ago

      Wow! It's amazing to finally see the real person in the box and let alone typing a message to you is so awesome. I can still remember the days I used to ask my dad if it's a real person or just a drawing. I love eating those raisins and played with those little boxes. Thank you for sharing. And yes, I believe you. There's always people behind a great trademark and a great story.

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      Monica Lobenstein 2 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      This is a VERY cool story! Thanks for telling it. What a fun claim to fame, and I'm so glad you were able to get "recognized" by the Sun-Maid company.

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      Colin323 2 years ago

      What a great story! And a well-deserved Purple Star for this interesting lens

      I must try to get my face on a box of rheumatism pills!

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      Robert Connor 2 years ago from Michigan

      Neat story and the girls love raisins haha.

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      jmchaconne 3 years ago

      Your lenses are some of the most fascinating I've read. You're on my reading list, and it's preventing me from writing! lol

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      tfsherman lm 3 years ago

      Interesting story. You just never know, do you?

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      What a wonderful read and story, I'm glad that you finally got it settled. You are Famous!!! I'm going out to buy some rasins now!!

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      gottaloveit2 3 years ago

      What a wonderful story. Loved it. I had no doubt that was you on the Sunmaid raisin box!

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      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      Really nice lens, I enjoyed reading this!

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

      Do you know that your lenses surprise me always? Yes, they do. I just knew something from you, well you are great and I think your personality is very good. I love it!

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      PaynesGrey 3 years ago

      What a lovely lens, I will never look at a box of raisins the same way again!

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      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota


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      sierradawn lm 3 years ago

      It seems that I am out of squidlikes for the day, I will be back tomorrow when I get my new allowance.

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      sierradawn lm 3 years ago

      Congrats on your purple star for this story! It most definitely is a purple star story!

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      sierradawn lm 3 years ago

      This is such a fascinating story! How great that you never gave up on your quest and finally got those guys to do the research and acknowledge you!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 3 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I love that I'm getting to comment on someone's article that is famous!! I hope they compensated you for using your image but from what I gathered, they didn't. That's a shame. At least they acknowledged that it is you on the box! Love this story. :)

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      mel-kav 3 years ago

      Wow - what a great story!!! I love it!!!

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      Stephanie 3 years ago from Canada

      That's a really cool claim to fame!

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      imagelist lm 3 years ago

      Cool...interesting content...

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      Boyd Carter 3 years ago

      Thank you for a unique perspective on your life. I especially like the quote at the very end: "What you are is God's gift to you, what you do with yourself is your gift to God: Danish Proverb". You've done well. This is a lens that truly tells a story and deserves the purple star.

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      Leroy J Dayhoff 3 years ago from Scottsboro, AL

      What a great story! Things were sure different back in the day I guess. You sure they don't owe you some money? haha

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      WinWriter 3 years ago

      This is so interesting. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I feel like I know you :)

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      DebMartin 3 years ago

      Your 15-minutes of fame turned out to be a lot more than 15 minutes. Very cool.

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      LluviaDeArte 3 years ago

      How neat. I was just reading your interview, and thinking what a beautiful face you have now.This is a very charming lovely lens. Thank you for writing it. You are famous.

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      Rob Hemphill 3 years ago from Ireland

      What a lovely story, I'll think of you now every time I see a pack of Sun-Maid Raisins!

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      GabrielaFargasch 3 years ago

      This is so awesome!! I remember 'you'! :) I loved eating raisins out of the cute box when I was just a few years old!

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      Denise McGill 3 years ago from Fresno CA

      That is such a cool article. I loved it. I live here in Fresno and being in the Sunmaid area, I will keep my eyes pealed for any Sunmaid items of interest. "smile". Nice lens.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      What a cool story! Thanks for sharing this very interesting information!

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      PlumberJorge 3 years ago

      Nice! I never knew they used real people as sun maid girls back then. :)

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      Corrinna Johnson 3 years ago from BC, Canada

      What a cool story! I loved reading how you came to be the Sun Maid girl!

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      CrazyHomemaker 3 years ago

      Wow! That is so cool! You have a really interesting life!

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      L. Olson 3 years ago from Northern Arizona

      How cool is that! I feel like I have met an old friend! I remember using the empty boxes as toys, making little houses, etc out of them. Great story and article!

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      Delia 3 years ago

      @amosvee: Wouldn't that be interesting! There usually is a story behind all label or ad painted images...

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      amosvee 3 years ago

      What a great story. Wouldn't it be fun to find the Land-O-Lakes butter model and other iconic images and form a very exclusive club? Nice lens.

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      LoriBeninger 3 years ago

      Great lens and great story. You are still a beautiful woman, too!

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      Melissa Miotke 3 years ago from Arizona

      This is so cool!

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      LornsA178 3 years ago

      I never thought that a Sun-Maid raisin box image has a story. It was a very nice story indeed. You are so beautiful, Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      VERY cool story. Godbless you d-artist:)

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      sherry9459 3 years ago

      its really good to see u ... whoaa i m commenting on a star's post ...

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      Teddi14 LM 3 years ago

      I just loved reading this story. So much that I remembered you when I saw this today.

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      Aunt-Mollie 3 years ago

      Fascinating story. You really are a part of American history.

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      C A Chancellor 4 years ago from US/TN

      That's such an amazing story! I never thought about someone actually posing for the Sun-Maid drawing. Thanks for sharing your experience. :-)

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      sikiriki 4 years ago

      It is amazing I enjoyed very much in this story: -)

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      LorLinda 4 years ago from Denver Colorado

      I was amazed too about that Raisin Girl picture being you how awesome is that you will always be famous. Your still beautiful!

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      Carpenter76 4 years ago

      How cool is that :D There aren't many people that can say they are the Raisin Girl lol

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      Nadooa 4 years ago

      Wow I never knew that the image was based on a real person... always thought it was an image someone dreamed up.. Thank you for sharing this with us :)

      Also thank you for your comments and like on my lenses!

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      Cynthia Davis 4 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I'll always think of you now whenever I see Sunmaid raisins in the store. If I come across anything related I'll be sure and contact you.

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      Sweetbunny LM 4 years ago

      Wonderful lens and story, happy you received recognition for your image! And thanks for stopping by!

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      PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      Fantastic story

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      prostech 4 years ago

      Great story! Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I had almost everyone in the house gathered around to look at the pictures. It's a great account!

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      Melanie Wilcox 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      awe This is awesome. I just randomly stumbled upon this lens. I saw the word "artist" in your username and clicked. What a surprise. You're an icon! :) eheheh I read the lens thoroughly, and I really enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to write and share this story. :)

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      I actually saw this a couple of weeks ago on my phone when I was browsing and forgot to come in here on my computer. Coolest bio ever ;) What a great story.

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      Lynda Makara 4 years ago from California

      This is a fantastic story! I'm glad you finally got recognition as the Sun Maid Raisin girl. Angel blessings.

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      Deborah Swain 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Have always loved this lens...dropping by again to sprinkle some blessings!

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      Louidam1 LM 4 years ago

      Wow how awesome! Now when I eat a pack of raisin I'll be thinking of you. Thanks for sure your story and I'll be sharing it with my family as well! Blessed!

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      This was a fascinating story! I loved hearing it. Also - I have to say - it's inspiring meeting someone as gracious about the entire thing as you have been. You are beautiful inside AND out! :) Squid blessed! XOXO, Kath

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      momsfunny 4 years ago

      Wow! That must be a wonderful experience. I enjoyed your story and I'm hoping you find more items to add to your collection. See you around!

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      Chris-H LM 4 years ago

      I loved reading your story and am glad you were able to get things straightened out. They were probably worried that the proper release forms hadn't been signed or something years ago.

      Years ago I discovered that I was featured (briefly) on a museum film getting my college diploma. I remembered vaguely there being cameras at the time. Evidently some time later they were doing a film on the culture in the area and the college submitted that clip. Funny that for years people had been watching me walk across the stage with my silly grin.

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      Vicki Green 4 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      What a great story and I love your collection of Sun-maid memorabilia!

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      Kimberley Vico 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this very interesting story - great lens!

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      Well Pleased to meet you & Great lens! I'm going to add it to (well for now at least) my favorite Lenses lens

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      Stuwaha 4 years ago

      This is one of the best lenses I've ever come across on this site :)

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      LorLinda 4 years ago from Denver Colorado

      That's awesome good for you!

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      Bonfire Designs 4 years ago

      I love, love this lens and your story - thanks for sharing!

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      Elastara 4 years ago

      Great lens on Raisin Gal :). Gee! I finally know the story behind the Sun-Maid cause Sun-Maid is one of my favorite quick snack I bring around with me for oversea trips or outing. Thanks for sharing the story of how you became the Famous Raisin Girl :)!

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      pigwear 4 years ago

      Wonderful lens...great to read a "real" story here on Squidoo.

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      Evelyn Saenz 4 years ago from Royalton

      I have read hundreds of lenses but this is one that I could never forget. Just dropped by to bless it again. Thank you for sharing the story of how you came to be the Raisin Girl.

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      Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      How thrilling. I read another one of your lenses a while ago, but I was passing by again and saw this. I just had to come and read it.

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      Dawn Romine 4 years ago from Nebraska

      What a wonderful legacy and story. I enjoyed getting to know you.

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      Michael Oksa 4 years ago

      What a wonderful, wonderful lens! Great story, it made my day. :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      You know, I never thought about the image on the box until now. It is very interesting to know there is a real person behind the image. Nice to meet you.

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      rainbowbutterfl1 4 years ago

      Never thought that I will have this chance to virtually meet the beautiful girl on the raisin box . Sun maid raisins are very popular in the Philippines .

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      KaraAshton 4 years ago

      That's a really great story to pass down to the grandkids and an interesting lens to read. I hope you find all the items you're looking for. Blessed.

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      Pam Irie 4 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I just had to come back and bless this lens. Loved reading it again. Charming story!

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      TACTCI LM 4 years ago

      Wow, amazing! My pleasure to meet you! :)

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      Maria Burgess 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      What a unique honor! I hope they gave you a fat check for this, honestly, it's only fair. This story was great and I am so glad you shared it with us!

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      MiaMusement 4 years ago

      What a cool story! I especially enjoyed that the CO antiques dealer sent you the old box; that's so sweet. And, good on you for sticking with proving your tie to the image!

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      audrey07 4 years ago

      I always buy those small boxes of Sun Maid raisins for my son to eat. I will have to take a closer look at the box now!

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      Tom Maybrier 4 years ago

      Amazing story! I will never look at the box in quite the same way!

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      hungry-deer 4 years ago

      :) It must be a very nice memory to have and story to share. No wonder they choose you as you are very beautiful woman. I love the dresses on your second photo too.

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      chas65 4 years ago

      Loved the story and will keep on the lookout for anythin. Being in the antiques business for years and still playing at it, will take a photo and drop you a note if i see something with your image on it.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      This is really amazing and pretty cool! I am glad you were finally able to verify it with the company and be acknowledged as the model. It is rather crazy that you had to wait so long, and go through so much just to get assurance.

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      Hurlserv 4 years ago

      I wandered by to say thank you for liking my writing books lens. I was quickly captivated by your Sun-Maid and "castle" lenses. There really aren't too many people who can say their image is featured on a raisin box. It is a singular honor. Thanks for liking my lens and, additionally, providing a pleasurable side trip.

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      BlogAustralia 4 years ago

      lucky you :) I love the story and the illustration to :)

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      Well, you ARE famous. And you have a pretty impressive story to share with friends and just everybody. Nice to meet you, Raisin Gal;)

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      AllThingsPotter 4 years ago

      What a great story.

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      greentiger11 4 years ago

      Thats pretty cool!

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      RuralFloridaLiving 4 years ago

      What an interesting story! Glad I stopped by.

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      Edita 4 years ago from Auckland NZ

      Beautiful story....awesome. :-)

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      ScottMckinzie 4 years ago

      WOW, you were in my lunch box for many years!!!:) AWESOME and interesting story, thanks for sharing...:)

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      mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

      Such a cool and interesting story. How cool is it to be able to say you are the Raisin Gal. :-)

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      Totally cool!

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      WBJanitorial LM 4 years ago

      What a cool story!

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      shewins 4 years ago

      What a great story you have to tell, and it appears to have lead you to create a lovely collection of Sun-Maid items.

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      kindoak 4 years ago

      Excellent stuff, thanks for sharing. I love the 70's style of the home ads!!

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      MintySea 4 years ago

      fun story thanks for sharing

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      Jen withFlash 4 years ago

      That's so cool!!!

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      Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      A very interesting and fun story. Thanks for sharing it with me and the rest of the people here at Squidoo.


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      Johanna Eisler 4 years ago

      What a FUN story to read! Thank you so much for sharing it and bringing smiles to many faces!

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      ae dc 4 years ago

      you go girl! it's my favorite brand of raisins! i c u often here in the philippines! :-D

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      techno_geek 4 years ago

      Wow that is some Lens. Great story by the way

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I return visit and recommend for other articles

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      jgary lm 4 years ago

      That is a great story! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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      EbooksFreeWeekl1 4 years ago

      I love this lens! Thank you for sharing. You deserve ****Five Purple Stars***** :)

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      JHstudios 4 years ago

      My story is not a wonderful as yours but I can relate none the less. I was a "Romper Room" kid. No one believes me. Somewhere buried in my mom's keepsakes is a group shot that has my proof. One day I'll find it and... maybe I'll keep it just for me to see and keep it a mystery if I was telling a story or not. LOL.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Back again! I love this story and remember this being one of the first lenses that I read when I joined Squidoo. I had seen it posted on Poddy's "My Claim To Fame" lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hello. I have just acquired some Sun-Maid items from the estate of an advertising executive. Please email me if you're interested in photos.

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      Magda2012 4 years ago

      Wow, glad to know the real Sun Maid girl.. I also like the raisins so much..

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      sarasentor lm 4 years ago

      Love your work.

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      savateuse 4 years ago

      Love this!

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      stevel58 4 years ago

      Great claim to fame thanks for sharing.

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      jyothishwebtech 4 years ago

      Really i like i'll become your fan.please continue posting....

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      Pieter Bouwer 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Great story. Thanks.

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      raelcalu 4 years ago

      wow i remember this back in the 80's, it is quite popular...and wow (again) you're the maid in the box.

      nice of you to share this history, i enjoyed reading it, thanks.

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      Popping back in to bless this awesome lens!

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      antoniow 4 years ago

      Great lens, I enjoy reading it! Squidlkie

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      Kae Yo 4 years ago

      Thanks for the lens. This was a very enjoyable read. Congratulations on the LOTD and the purple star!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What a wonderful story! I'm so glad they finally concluded that it was you in the picture. What a wonderful story to tell your grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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      floppypoppygift1 4 years ago

      How cool! Not everyone can be a 20th century advertising icon! It must have been in the stars! Cheers~cb

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      Spiderlily321 4 years ago

      Great lens! Congrats on the LOTD and the purple star. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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      Alethia LM 4 years ago

      Congratulations! This really is a fantastic lens and extremely informative! Love the pictures!!

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      WOW! I just came back to bless this lens and look at it!!! Lens of the Day and Purple star awarded!! You've added a few of you modeling and that too is wonderful! It is a privilege to bless this lens.

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      Delia 4 years ago

      @rawwwwwws lm: Oh my, what a nice are too sweet! that was a long time ago ;-) I really do appreciate you stopping by and commenting...

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      rawwwwwws lm 4 years ago

      @d-artist, wow you look so beautiful and drop dead gorgeous! WOW! You truly are a beauty, that is why they choose you :)

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      OliviaDaughter LM 4 years ago

      Congrats ! Your lens are so powerful with so much history.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      Congratulations on your purple star award!

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      JodiFromFlorida 4 years ago

      I always wondered if the Sun-Maid girl was a real person. Now I know! Very interesting lens.

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      soaringsis 4 years ago

      I really enjoyed lens and pictures. Great story, very interesting and unique.

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      Tracie-Fisher 4 years ago

      What a cool story. I'm pleased to hear you pursued recognition with the company. It was nice to see a photo of you with the company President. Life is funny isn't it? The simplest things that come to us and end up being something big.

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      microfarmproject 4 years ago

      What a great story and fun photos. I enjoyed reading your lens. Thank you!

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      IMKZRNU2 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Great job on pursuing this to bring out the truth. Times were sure different back then. Thanks for sharing this interesting lens!

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      orangegirl6020 4 years ago

      This is such an interesting story! Thank you for sharing.

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      Pam Irie 4 years ago from Land of Aloha

      This was a joy to read. What a wonderful story!

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      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      What a great story and lens:) I've enjoyed reading about it.

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      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      What a great story!

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      kimbesa 4 years ago from USA

      What a great story, and collection. Awesome! Thanks for sharing it!

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      AlleyCatLane 4 years ago

      This is so cool! Congratulations on your LOTD and Purple Star.

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      Kapalbility 4 years ago

      I have been here and revisited. :) I am still astounded. You have a classic beauty! :)

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      Delia 4 years ago

      @delia-delia: Oh Yes, I did see it on FB! how cool is that...thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @delia-delia: I just now saw this reply. I posted the box pictures over on the Raisin-Maid Facebook page. I think it was in April (this month), so check their timeline.

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      amkatee 4 years ago

      awesome. My cousin's grandmother was the model for a now out of business maple syrup company that her family owned. I wish I had kept a bottle when it was still selling in stores. I love your story.

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      robert-margetts 5 years ago

      Wow, the sun-maid girl. Not only are you extremely talented, but your image has appeared all over the world. That was fun to read. i just wanted to thank you for all the nice comments that you left on my lenses. It's really good to find other animal lovers out there. (funny story; many years ago I lived in Taiwan; I did the voices for many spencer toys; hallmark greeting cards; top gun toys; talking clocks; computer games, etc. And, my son did the commercials for Klenix in Asia back in 1992)

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      Rankography 5 years ago

      You have quite an interesting history.

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      goldenrulecomics 5 years ago

      very cool!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My goodness, what a COOL story! I never knew the picture of the Sun Maid Raisin Girl was based on a real person.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      While completing our quest "homework", we found your interesting raisingal story. We use 1 cup for of Sun Maid Rasins for our cuban bread pudding recipe. Interesting story...Raisinga!

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      This is such a wonderful story. Easter blessings to you.

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      Delia 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Sounds like a great piece... wish I could see it..Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't have anything with a picture, but I do have a really old wooden raisin box from Sun Maid that says, "Baker's Wednesday Special" and on the side it says, "Raisin Day puts two Saturdays in every week." It is one of my favorite things. It was actually made into a drawer and I have left the runners and knob on it. I enjoyed your story.

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      We always had Sun Maid raisins boxes at our house. How cool!

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      Kay 5 years ago

      Such a cool story! I really enjoyed reading this. Now when we get raisins I can point out to the kids that I 'know' this gal :)

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      Jethro 5 years ago from Philippines

      I love eating this raisins. I'm glad that the girl image on the box is a writer here in Squidoo. Nice meeting you. :)

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      rainbowruffles 5 years ago

      I loved the story! What a neat event to have in your past and a great story to tell others!

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      great lens

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      heehaw lm 5 years ago

      wow.. its nice to know that the model on the sun-maid box is a real model

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      PamelaU 5 years ago

      How annoying was the response to your first email? Glad you got it sorted in the end!

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      Mamaboo LM 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for sharing your story and giving us the history of the picture on the boxes of Sun Maid raisins. May your lens continue to be blessed and grow through the years!

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      Nancy Johnson 5 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      In searching for a lens for the quest today on Chocolate Covered Raisin Day, I found you! What a wonderful life story you have. I love raisins and must have had hundreds of raisin boxes with you on it. I love reading stories about the "real person" behind a portrait.

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      dwnovacek 5 years ago

      Great story! I lived in Fresno for many years, and Sun-Maid raisins are near and dear to my heart. Angel Blessings for your story!

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      ferginarg lm 5 years ago

      What an amazing story for such a well known brand. Thanks for sharing I'll be socializing it around :-)

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      This is so cool! and unique! Love it.

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      Psycho Free Zone 5 years ago from USA

      Very interesting and cool!

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      What an interesting story. Enjoyed it loads!

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      MissionBoundCre 5 years ago

      Too cool. Nice to know there's a real person behind the sweet girl on the little red box.

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      Geeve 5 years ago

      Hi Delia,

      Just had to return to this super lens and SquidLike it for the "Chocolate Covered Raisin Day" Quest :)

      There can't be a more appropriate lens on Squidoo!

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      Delia 5 years ago

      @gamrslist: Famous? not me, but the SM image! Thanks for commenting...

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      Delia 5 years ago

      @JohnMichael2: oh,oh you saw that! Well I admit, my English Grammar is bad, I have never gotten the hang of it...obviously! Thanks!

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      Lauriej1 5 years ago

      Wow!!! You have an amazing history!!! :)

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      Julia Morais 5 years ago

      I like Sunmaid raisins, and purchase them all the time.

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      Writing Nag 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      What a great story! Blessed.

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      gamrslist 5 years ago

      cool lens i love raisins what's it like to be famous ill be back thank you

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      chrisqw 5 years ago

      Really interesting. That's something to be really proud of. Thanks for a great lens.

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      JohnMichael2 5 years ago

      nice lens, may I suggest that you replace "myself" with the proper pronoun "me" in the caption of you along with the other three gentlemen in front of the giant box .. "myself" is reflexive pronoun and grammatically incorrect where it's placed.

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      troybreimon lm 5 years ago

      quite a surprise you are the raisin lady image. I eat them a lot. great lens and great food product :)

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      wilfredpadilla 5 years ago

      Wow! So it is you! I am always seeing that box. I am really grateful that I have a chance to know this.

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      Char Milbrett 5 years ago from Minnesota

      "Happy International Women's Day" - Very Cool lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      JUst one queston why on earth did you not receive any compensation for this? Do you know if Colette Peterson did? It just sounds like corporate men pulled beautiful women into modeling and their face sold the product yet the men wreaped the financial benefits...i may be wrong though.

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      DelightfulDanie 5 years ago

      Woah! This is amazing! I enjoyed reading this very much :)

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      jstarley 5 years ago

      That is so cool! You're a part of American History!

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      Scriber1 LM 5 years ago

      This is such a great story. I really enjoyed reading this.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Popping back in here to give some blessings to one of the most interesting lenses I've ever happened upon! :)

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      TTMall 5 years ago

      Very informative lens. Well done!

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      entertainmentev 5 years ago

      What an amazing story and honor for you. I'm glad to say I've read the story behind the Sun-Maid gal. Thank you for sharing!

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      What a great lens! It was so interesting and how cool is that to be on one of the most recognizable boxes in the US. What a great story. Thanks for sharing.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Very interesting, you are quite famous! Did you also know the Singing Raisins or the girl band, the Raisinettes? haha! Maybe you played a role in Raisin in the Sun? Sorry, I crack myself up! Usually only myself...ha!! Blessed!

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      IamBronwen 5 years ago

      I love interesting stories like this one. As a consumer, we don't usually think about who the person really is in the pictures on the box. I will now! Thanks for sharing.

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 5 years ago from Texas

      Terrific story! I'm sure glad you got the credit you deserve. Your modeling photos are beautiful and from your bio photos, you are still a very beautiful woman. All the best to you.

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      RCGraphicsDesign 5 years ago

      I will have a new perspective when I buy my next box of Sun-Maid Raisins. I will look at the girl and feel like I know her. Thank you for a wonderful story.

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      I really enjoyed reading your story. I'm so glad that they finally recognized you. How validating that must have been for you. What a thrill! What a legacy to pass down to your family.

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      sellhousefastusa 5 years ago

      Wow...I enjoyed your story and now i know who I am seeing on the sunmaid raisin box i bought yesterday. I just pulled it out of the refrigerator to look at>) Pleasure to meet you this is so cool ...I am in my 50's and have bought sunmaid for years, only recently I had stopped for a few years when i found out i was diabetic but now i know how many to eat without it affecting my sugar...

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      This is just too cool for words, I am so happy I came across your lens, I love sun maid raisins and now I have met a real celebrity.

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      PTurner56 5 years ago

      What a unique and interesting story! You will always have a claim to fame! You did such a great job with this lens...thanks for sharing your own special story.

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      PoeticChristian 5 years ago

      WOW! What an amazing adventure that you've had and that will go down in history. Great job with the lens and a great read. At some point, we all go down in history with something, me, I was in the first Desert Storm but you, that is pure amazing history that can be shared from generation to come. God Bless you!

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      erin-elise 5 years ago


      I really liked your lens and thought it was very well-written and so cute! I love your pictures! Thank you for sharing. : )

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      What a delightful story! I am sorry you were never paid for posing for the image. I hope models are better compensated these days!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a great story!

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      chromegrrrl 5 years ago

      Super cool! I will definitely keep my eyes open for you when I go collectible shopping.

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      Morgannafay 5 years ago

      I saw the likeness the moment I saw your old pic and the box! I said, "holy cow, she is the sun maid raisin girl! This is way too cool! <3 Super read here.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      nice to meet you raisin lady. just coming back to sprinkle some squidangel *blessings* along your way.

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      What a cool and unique story!

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      Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

      Fabulously interesting lens! And well done for following it through all those years to get it officially confirmed! Blessed. :)

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      It's been a while since I read this lens, but I had to come back and sprinkle some Angel Blessings.

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      kimark421 5 years ago

      Wow! I have looked at you for years, and now I finally get to meet you. Well, sort of.

      Great lens! I really enjoyed it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just love the art work that they use to use, these sort of things make excellent décor pieces, I was on Pinterest the other day and some one had pinned old magazine covers, so beautiful I really enjoyed reading this and congratulations on being the Sun-Maid girl

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      Very interesting lens to go through. I enjoyed it.

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed your real-life story! Very interesting.

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      Mistl 5 years ago

      How cool! :D I guess I never considered that anyone had actually modelled for that picture, but it makes total sense. Your story is really interesting, thanks for sharing

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      My first sprinkling of angel dust on this lens has long worn off so I am back once again to scatter a little more.

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      PapaKork 5 years ago

      Very cool!

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      Margaret Schaut 5 years ago from Detroit

      I'm glad you finally got recognition for being that lovely maid on the box! I've looked right at you thousands of times and never knew it! Really, you were a beautiful girl, no wonder they used you!

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      sherioz 5 years ago

      What a great story! I love raisins.

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      MobileAppMan 5 years ago

      Wow. Very interesting Lens. I have eaten Sunmaid raisins for years.

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      TravelingRae 5 years ago

      This is extraordinary! I'm so pleased to meet you. You have been a fixture in my life since I was little. I LOVE raisins and aim very loyal to the Sunmaid brand. I have always been struck by how beautiful the Sunmaid gal is and wondered if she was based on a real person.

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      Wow...what a neat story! Thanks for sharing it.

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      Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

      What a fun lens and what a great story. Well-done.

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      That is so very cool. I grew up with your smiling face in my school lunch box. :)

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      Miguzi 5 years ago

      you write a wonderful stories (ME...the last Sun-Maid Raisin Girl) I really love it!! its so fantastic.. you're the living legend!! :D

      I love 'Sun-Maid' very much when I was kid..!! it's call kismiss in my country (Indonesia) love you so much!! :D

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      oxfordian 5 years ago

      Wow! You're not only famous, you're an icon!!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i have been eating sunmaid raisins whenever available. it is nice to meet you. i will look closely at the picture. one question, did sunmaid raisins give you some kind of royalty for using your photo or profile?

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      Countryluthier 5 years ago

      Awesome story! I may have eaten raisins because of you unknowingly!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      How wonderful, I've seen these packets many a time, you look wonderful featured on them, I do love this story! You have some great memories!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Such a beautiful young lady, no wonder you were featured.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      beautiful pictures, where did you get those pics?nice ..:P

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      Jim Sterling 5 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      Wow, this is a great story, thanks for sharing.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      How very cool!

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Great lens! Loved it before Blessed it now!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fascinating read! You must feel like a Princess! :)

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      Delia 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank You for the very kind comment, I appreciate this and the fact you took time to stop are way too generous!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Such a thrill to meet the face of Sun-maid. You are more beautiful than the picture on the box!

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Very interesting story. Nice to know the story behind the box of raisins we see all the time. Nice lens.

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Wow great lens, nice to met you, I have often looked at that lady on Sun-Maid Raisin, yes you can buy them in NZ. Thanks for sharing with us, I will always think of you every time I see that packet.

      Have a nice day. Blessed

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Very neat story. One of those right place at the right time stories. I feel like I have met a celebrity.

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      Delia 5 years ago

      @peppervel: How cool! I'd love the link or article to add to this lens..Thank You so much for stopping by and commenting!

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      peppervel 5 years ago

      Wow! We have a newspaper article in Singapore Main Paper, Straits Times about The SunMaid 'girls". Enjoyed reading your lens. Glad you follow your heart and sorted out with the company involved.

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      WaynesWorld LM 5 years ago

      Nice lens, it is amazing how people can get "heated up" over things that 100 years from now(as my mom would say, "just don't really matter." Great job recounting the history of it all.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great Lens! I enjoyed it very much.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow.. So wonderful lens of you.. dear lady :) Now, my 503rd squidlike here makes me sure what I said. Have a wonderful time.. always .. dear lovely lady :)

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      GottaGreenBuzz 5 years ago

      Great lens! Very interesting!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      that's something else, I remember having that brand for lunch in the 70's and just saw them for sale a week ago bringing back memories of Ontario. Then I see this lense, funny that,took while for us to cross paths eh ;)

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      OldStones LM 5 years ago

      What a terrific story, I truly enjoyed reading about your experiences.

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      GypsyPirate LM 5 years ago

      What fun! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your SunMaid story! And, now of course I will be on the lookout for SunMaid raisin items!

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      Mishael A Witty 5 years ago

      Interesting story. I hope SunMaid paid you a little something for the use of your image! :-)

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      LizRobertson 5 years ago

      What a fascinating story. I've been working in advertising for years and I always enjoy seeing how it impacts people like this. Thanks for writing it!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Very nice! You are indeed famous. How nice.

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      Deb Kingsbury 5 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I've been here before but wanted to stop by again to leave behind a blessing this time as I meander along the "Back to School Bus Tour" for angels. I think of you whenever I see a Sunmaid raisins box.

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      blanckj 5 years ago

      This is awesome! I like it.

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      gypsyman27 lm 5 years ago

      By the way I spelled raisin wrong.:~) Sorry, once again this was really a revelation and I am happy I chose this lens to review. See you around the galaxy...

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      gypsyman27 lm 5 years ago

      I am honored to know you, SunMaid raisons were a part of my childhood and I still enjoy a raison or two. This is by far one of the most interesting things I've read here at Squidoo. Be well and happy. See you around the galaxy...

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      StephanieB-Writer 5 years ago

      You have had quite the life lady! You were (are) so beautiful!

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      Sophia Mendoza 5 years ago

      once again, wow! a celebrity reviewed my first lens! thanks!

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      SandyPeaks 5 years ago

      Well, I never! Wonder if the sales increased when they changed the pic!

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      Norbert Isles 5 years ago from Philippines

      I am all smiles just knowing you - the real person behind the Sun-Maid Raisin Girl. In the first place, I love Sun-Maid Raisin since I was a child, and now the real Sun-Maid Woman . . . and much more reason besides . . . the woman your lenses unveiled.

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      blue22d 5 years ago

      Yes, I remember now. You are a celebrity of sorts! What a fascinating life. Love your lens and thanks for visiting my

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      I enjoyed reading your story. Congrats on finally getting the recognition you deserve. Thumbs up for this lens. Thank you for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      you're so nice, thanks sweetie...

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      WOW!!! How cool! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

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      sushilkin lm 5 years ago

      Great Story. You are so lucky ! Thanks for sharing. Wish u all the best.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      hi delia, thanks so much my beautiful friend, for enjoying my acrostic poetry lens,

      I wrote an acrostic poem to ya! ya rock!

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      hessa johnson 5 years ago

      This is such a great story! Look forward to reading more of your lens!

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      lizziehumphreys1 5 years ago

      this is such a cool lens! :) ive never heard of it before reading this lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      you're so lovely Delia, very beautiful, dear kisses to ya!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      at last...I found you in squidoo.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What an interesting lens. Nice modeling photos, and your Sun Maid Raisin Girl image is the best.

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      akumar46 lm 6 years ago

      This is very interesting story.Thanks for sharing.

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @cuteordeath: How cool is that! Fresno sure has grown, we went to SM in 2006.

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      cuteordeath 6 years ago

      Wow...this is SO awesome! Heh, I'm from Fresno and I've probably looked at your face every day of my life!

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      Wedding Mom 6 years ago

      You must have had an extraordinary life!

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi, actually I'm here daily doing my squidoo duties, except if I'm out of town...I don't know if you read what is said under Violets photo, I met a distant cousin of hers on Facebook, his name is Gary Neveln...good luck with your genealogy research, I as well research my family tree..

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hey there... I'm sure that you probably don't log into this account much... but, I thought it was worth a shot. I am related to Violet Oliver (Geissinger), and I was wondering if there was any more information about her. I am trying to do a family tree... and she is definitely a significant member of it... I can't really find too much on the internet. I actually have a modeling photo from the early 1900s signed by her. It's gorgeous. Thanks!

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      catbehaviors 6 years ago

      Lucky you! It's so cool that you are the Sun Maid raisin girl. Wonderful lens, it is very interesting. :)

      *blessed* 0:)

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      cinstress 6 years ago

      what a great story...I really enjoyed it!

      I like finding out things like this, thanks for sharing

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      deified 6 years ago

      whoa! this is CRAZY!! i can't wait to tell my dad, he loves little stories like this one that are true. if you ever want to know who got credit for the KFC chicken bucket design and how, he's your man. (well, not really, my mom and your husband probably wouldn't appreciate that very much, but you know what i mean) im glad you were persistent in finding out if the company knew about you. since the creation of this lens, have your readers/viewers found anymore sunmaid stuff for your collection? just curious:)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wow, that is so awesome, such a beautiful Sunmaid!

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      Stacy Fordham 6 years ago

      One of my lenses was liked by the Sun-Maid Raisin Girl. I am honored. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing it here on this lovely lens.

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      Fantastic Story! have a thumbs up from me!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      lovely story,thx for sharing

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      jasminesphotogr 6 years ago

      What a great story. I enjoyed reading this. :)

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      Darcie French 6 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      What a story - loved it! Glad you got closure and recognition.

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      cloudiosify 6 years ago

      Woah, astounding lens.

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      Nice lens, You really know your graphics. Great Topic..Joni

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      OliveHouse 6 years ago

      I am eating some right now - how cool! Thanks for the info!

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      Malu Couttolenc 6 years ago

      What a wonderful lens! It must be so special for yout to be on the box. Loved the Colorado story:)

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      CrystalGillis 6 years ago

      Hi SunMaid Girl! I just brought down a little red box and showed my daughter, she thought it was so cool, that you "liked" my lenses (me too). Sorry couldn't help it, I love stuff like that. We love to watch "Antique Road Show" "American Picker's" and "American Restoration" and I can just imagine a SunMaid raisin sign popping up some day. I'm glad you wrote that lens and looked into it, because it's a piece of American history that people should know!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      That is so totally cool. You make a very pretty raisin.

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      Light-in-me 6 years ago

      This is one of my very favorite lenses, thanks for making it.

      Happy Valentine's Day!

      Robin :)

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      myneverboredhands 6 years ago

      Just came again to say I love your lens, it's in the list of my favorite ones. Thanks for making it. Happy Valentine's Day!

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @Annamadagan: Yes Anna that would be me! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Annamadagan 6 years ago

      Wow! That is so cool! So you are the person on the box?

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      everythingsbaby 6 years ago

      i love sun-maid raisins!

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      crazycuriosity 6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing your story. I remembering hearing about the Gerber Baby being a real person. I love these hear these kinds of stories.

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      euneakme 6 years ago

      I never knew the sunmaid raisin girl was a real person. I thought she was just an image created for the box. Cool Stuff. Love the story!

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      What a cool story! It must have felt nice to have it resolved.

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      PrettyWorld 6 years ago

      I just had to run into the kitchen, grab the raisins from the pantry, and show my husband the lady who just "liked" my first Squidoo lens. So amazing to "meet" the lady who lives in our kitchen pantry!

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      katiecolette 6 years ago

      You certainly are famous! Pleasure to meet you on Squidoo!

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      thank you for this delightful lens! it's an honor to meet the last Sun-Maid Raisin Girl! cheers

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      ...and you still look just as beautiful and elegant.

      What a wonderful and interesting life you've lead. Thanks for sharing your story.

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      ravi551854 6 years ago

      great lens

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      jayteejaytee 6 years ago

      The raisin is uncommon in my country and so I'm not familiar with the images. But I think it's very cool when your face is being recognized by a lot of people through that way!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Great stuff!

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      What a fabulous and fun life you've led! This is just awesome!

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      Julianne Gentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      I'm returning to bless this lens. Have a great week!

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      hunksparrow 6 years ago

      Wonderful story! Thank you for sharing it on your lens. Congratulations on LOTD. I'm so glad I just happened upon this lens.

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      Glenn619 6 years ago

      Really touchy and beautiful lens, :)

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      jojokaya lm 6 years ago are famous. Great lens and story

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      WebIsFun 6 years ago

      What a great story!

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      beerhead 6 years ago

      Incredible story really cool lens. You should be very proud.

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      blessedmomto7 6 years ago

      What a story. Blessed by a squid angel.

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      Nightowl John 6 years ago

      This is such a wonderful lens. Thanks for sharing your story. Squid Angel blessed.

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      ideadesigns 6 years ago

      @delia-delia: Congrats on a well deserved purple star, so glad you got it. Makes me smile! Merry Christmas.

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      Movies-in-Colorado 6 years ago

      You know - this is absolutely one of the coolest lenses I have ever seen! My son and I have pictures of you in our house - raisins is one of our favorite snacks! =D

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @ideadesigns: Why Thank You so much for the thought of a PS nomination and your kind words!

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      ideadesigns 6 years ago

      :) I nominated this lens for a purple star. I'm always thinking of this lens when I think of you. It's beautiful and inspiring.

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      JenniferAkers LM 6 years ago

      Very interesting lens and story about you as the Sun-Maid Raisin Girl! Congrats on LOTD and all the angel blessings. I'm glad I scrolled past your guest book to find more cool info ... to other readers, keep going! Loved your modeling photos, too - thanks for sharing!

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      pumpnut lm 6 years ago

      Found this lens by accident. Reckon all accidents aren't bad. Very nice.

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      ltarleton 6 years ago

      This lens is amazing. I have always admired the art depiction of the Sun Maid girl and it is so neat that it is you. Your horse art is fantastic, I absolutely love it! Keep telling your story, it is fascinating!

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      NaturalHealthNu 6 years ago cool! Really great lens!

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow, pretty neat - not sure how I missed this one. Nice reading through your story and seeing all those pictures...congrats on LotD! :)

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      Craftyville 6 years ago

      What an amazing story, thank you so much for sharing!

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      Goldfishdreams 6 years ago

      that was really fascinating, i haven't had sunmaid raisins since i was a kid my mum used to put them in my lunch box, kudos for the lense

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      joebro 6 years ago

      Wow! That is so neat. Very cool. Talk about long lasting fame!

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      DelightfulDanie 6 years ago

      Woah awesome!

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      gravityx9 6 years ago

      wow, Cool! I 'know' a celebrity! thanks for sharing this ! thumbs up!

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      SaltyMac 6 years ago

      Wow, Awesome story! Thanks for sharing!

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      rwoman 6 years ago

      Great fun! Very interesting too.

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      jgelien 6 years ago

      I came back to visit this lens again because I think your story is so fascinating.You are the Sun-Maid girl I grew up with so I'm a bit partial to your likeness from back then. Great lens!

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      Petalm 6 years ago

      Interesting lens, loved all the pictures.

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      NicoleJoy 6 years ago

      You rock. Have you seen the Sun Maid Raisin Girl Halloween costume?

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      SmBizGuru LM 6 years ago

      Very cool claim to fame. I'm glad I found this lens. I always wanted to model but I think I was to busy with everything else I've wanted to do to really pursue it. Not every model is a "super model", right? :)

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      stevenho128 6 years ago

      Nice to meet you "Sun-Maid Raising Girl" :> More power to you !

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      Phillips_Robbins 6 years ago

      interesting story. i wonder how it really feel to have my face on a box. It must have been a great honour for you. if i come across any of sunmaid product i will send the picture here.

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      Johann The Dog 6 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      Wow, so cool! What a great story and memory to have :) Now I can say I know the Raisin Girl!!!

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      I loved reading about your journey through this amazing iconic adventure. You are a treasure, an artist, an inspiration and a real healer. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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      Gale 6 years ago from Texas

      What a fascinating story! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for being the first to favorite my Gulf Oil Spill Art lens. :-)

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      starlitparlit 6 years ago

      awesome lens and such an interesting story. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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      Tarra99 6 years ago

      had to come back and bless one of my fav lenses on Squidoo...thanks for sharing your claim to's featured here:

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      stormlyt lm 6 years ago

      Wow! This is a nice story. Ive known this when I was growing up and still loving Sun Maid raisins. Now I know the story behind the picture. Amazing!

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      Kate Smith 6 years ago from Ashburn, VA

      What a fun story. Now I can say I know the gal on the raisin box. Makes me wonder if I'll ever run into the woman that posed for Land of Lakes butter? LOL

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      BusinessCardDesign 6 years ago

      Great lens. This is really amazing stuff. You were really lovely in your youth as you are now :)

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      TedStrutz 6 years ago

      Well, what a great story... did you have to build a new wing on your house to house your raisin collection? I bought some small boxes of raisins a few years ago to put in my granddaughter's lunch when she has a sleepover... she doesn't like raisins, so I still have them!!! I will have a new appreciation for Sun-Maid Raisins now!!!

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      beckyf 6 years ago

      I enjoyed this lens--very interesting!

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      Stephen Carr 6 years ago from Corona, CA

      Nice lens! Enjoyed reading about your fame!

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      jp1978 6 years ago

      This is amazing! Can't wait to show it to my family! When we were kids my mom would always bring home Sun Maid raisins as a treat.

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      Heidi Reina 6 years ago from USA

      what a great story about becoming the Sun-Maid girl... and you're just as lovely now as then!

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      purplelady 6 years ago

      Wow, this means that I have known you for a long time. Go figure. I was the person who ate the Sun-Maid raisins and you could not see me. What a great lens and great discovery.

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      I remember this story and find it fascinating. I also like all your Sun Maid Raisin Girl Collection. Blessed by an Angel...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A really interesting story. Many years ago I was introduced to my now mother-inlaw and was surprised to recognise her as the iconic Surf (Aussie washing powder) girl from the 50's. Although I'm now in possession of the origin print I've yet to wheedle the story out of her.

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      nightbear lm 6 years ago

      Is that so cool or what?! I love reading this. Congratulations on your fame. I see you almost every day. Nice to have a person to put with the picture.

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      mskaylay 6 years ago

      It so nice to meet you. I enjoy reading your lens, thanks for sharing.

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      desilegend 6 years ago

      Really enjoyed your lens - really exciting story and you are so elegant!

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      AldricChang1 6 years ago

      OMG you are a celebrity! Pleased to meet you :)

      Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by to drop a comment on my < a href=""&... Shelby GT500 lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wow! It IS you. And to think at first I thought this lens was going to be about raisins. But seriously, cool lens!

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Blessed by a Squid angel....have a wonderful day.

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 6 years ago from Central Florida

      This is a great story. You really ARE famous. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my lenses.

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      Amelia7410 6 years ago

      Oh wow, I am so fortunate that the sunmaid gal visited me! Sun maid raisins came to Malaysia in the 80's I think and I always wondered if it's a cartoon or cartoonised from a real person. I never really looked it up because it's always just a thought. :) I am so glad to know that now.

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @Aquavel: I'm pretty sure SunMaid did not know of me. It was the artist and he should have thought of it when using me as the image, I'm sure it was not done intentionally...however it did happen, and being part of it I just needed closure for fairness. (I also did a art copyright lens)

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      Aquavel 6 years ago

      How amazing and wonderful! Regarding image copyright, it's surprising they didn't think of that when using your picture! (And less surprising that they didn't want to admit it). I shared your story with my husband. You are a very beautiful person inside and out. Great lens!

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      JeffreyTymczak LM 6 years ago

      I will definitely be rating this lens UP!!! ;)


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      poppy mercer 6 years ago from London

      Congratulations on your LOTD...well overdue.

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      rachsue lm 6 years ago

      Now...That was interesting. You ARE The Sunmaid Girl and since I was little, you are the only one I have known. Congrats on finally having them take notice at SunMaid as that was propably a very difficult thing to do.

      You deserve the recognition!! Thank you for sharing your story

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      missbat 6 years ago

      Wow, what a story you have! Thank you for sharing it!

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @justholidays: Oh Dom, you are always too kind! Thank You for the sweet comment.

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      Your modesty and your kindness are the principal elements of what makes a lady. And you're a lady, baroness ;)

      I really love to read your life, you've got one of the most interesting ones, I think.


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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have been to this lens before, still a great read, thanks for sharing your story.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      How fun to be part of the Sun-Maid Raisin story! This was fascinating information. Thanks for putting it on Squidoo!

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      italianizeyours 6 years ago

      What a neat story. You've been an icon!

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      AslanBooks 6 years ago

      I just love coming back to this lens and seeing what's new. I love the new images.

      My friend, the SunMaid Raisin girl...

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      decapod 6 years ago

      What an unusual story.

      Have I got this right - the SunMaid company sketched and featured you in their advertising without really asking permission?

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      mazbond 6 years ago

      Lovely lens and a great story! I used to love Sun Maid Raisins too.

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      dustytoes 6 years ago

      Yes, you are famous! This is such an interesting lens. I love all the collector items from Sun Maid and the fact that the man in CA sent you the old box - very nice.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Beautiful lens, loved reading about your special story.

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      Linda Hoxie 6 years ago from Idaho

      That is so cool, our own local celebrity. Beautiful photo of you!

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      PhiladelphiaWri 6 years ago

      Very cool. Hope you tell everyone you know, this is an awesome story and lens

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      Tarra99 6 years ago

      Just thought I'd pop in to tell you that I was in the grocery store the other day, saw the Sun-Maid raisin pack and thought of you :o)

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      Gift-Guide 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your interesting story.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      This lens is going into the monster's soup pot...Have a great day :)

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      Tonie Cook 6 years ago from USA

      I loved this lens three years ago, and love it still today. You are blessed in more ways than one.

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      Rita-K 6 years ago

      What a wonderful interesting and fun to read! Thank you for sharing, I can't wait to read more of your work!

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      summerevening 6 years ago

      I really enjoyed your lens on the sun-maid raisin girl. I loved looking at all your pictures and collections of the pass. Wow! I know the sun-maid raisin girl! =) Great lens!

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      Amadora LM 6 years ago

      Wow, what a great and entertaining read. It is amazing to see all these old collections you have of the Sun-Maid Raisin Girl. And the modeling pictures below were really nice to look at. What a beautiful woman you are ;)

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      What an interesting and delightful story! Great illustrations.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Its always a pleasure to visit this lens about you again. It gives me some joy in knowing you on the on-line community.

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      Wendy Leanne 6 years ago from Texas

      Super cool story. Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Marijoyce 6 years ago

      Wow! What a great lens. I love Sun-Maid raisins and I can't wait to show my family your lens here. Great story and beautiful photos.

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      Nan 6 years ago from London, UK

      Just had to come back again. I had the boys grab a box of raisins from the kitchen and showed them it was you. They were a bit interested - LOL - but more wanted to just eat the raisins.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is an absolutely wonderful story and, oh just so, nicely displayed.

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      myneverboredhands 6 years ago

      Really interesting story! We use these raisins every day in my house... and now I can proudly say that I know this beautiful woman: she's one of the Lensmasters from the Squidoo! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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      BooJeeBeads 6 years ago

      I had no idea there was really a girl behind this image.

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      Violin-Student 6 years ago

      How interesting! Fun lens! A true celebrity in our midst! Wow!!!

      Art Haule

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Oh my gosh, what an amazing life you must have had. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. Truly fun and inspiring.

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank You for stopping by and viewing this lens, and leaving such a nice sweet is truly appreciated.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for this. I mean really. This is just wonderful. It's like a celebrity-or-a-star-meeting-a-fan effect for me. It was like having an autograph from a star when you commented on my posts. I am humbled really. Why? Because I have been eating those Sun.Maid California raisins and you are the girl on the box! That's just amazing because I am from the other side of the world, very far and it feels like as if I were actually meeting you for real(oh, I thank the day I joined Squidoo). I am just new at Squidoo; and I never thought your dropping by at my posts would lead me to a discovery this wonderful. I'm sorry, I'm star-struck. You are beautiful and nice. And humble too. I am a fan:) God bless you and your family.

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      PRam1 6 years ago

      You look so beautiful! Thanks for sharing:-) I joined your fan club

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      sirkeystone lm 6 years ago

      Very cool story. I had the opportunity to restore a Gerber baby painting a few years ago. It was a painstaking but rewarding process. The painting was never picked for inclusion on any Gerber products and the image was from 1968. Unfortunately, the baby girl featured died of a rare blood disease before I actually got to meet her, but her mother was happy that I was able to fix the painting digitally and reprint it. As it turns out, the baby's little brother was also my banker... heheh

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      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      What a fun story! I'm sure I'll think about it every time I eat raisins! Your other modelling photos are beautiful, too!

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      jillycakes 6 years ago

      This is so cool! I have a box of Sun-Maid raisins in my kitchen, I'm going to look at them right now lol.

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      SacredCynWear 6 years ago

      What an interesting lens! ! Such a big part of American Pop Culture...

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      Sojourn 6 years ago

      Fascinating - absolutely fascinating! Aren't many lenses where I want to devour every word but this one certainly held my attention. The pics, the story, the history - I loved it all. (Kept thinking my family would get a kick out knowing the Sunmaid raisin girl does Squidoo, too ;) )

      Your modeling shots are gorgeous. Class, elegance, and grace. Stunning.

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank You, that's very generous of you!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I can see why you pursued a modeling career! You're absolutely beautiful; with a fine facial structure, enviable long neck and square shoulders! Looks like you're tall too! What a wonderful story and collectibles to hand down to your following generations!

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      RebeccaE 6 years ago

      wow this is so neat, a real famous person ( okay I know, but still that is so neat!)

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      dancerene 6 years ago

      Wow!! How cool is that?! Unfortunately, there's no royalty involved, otherwise you will be super rich! Thanks for sharing your story with us.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Excellent! Best wishes

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      Karicor 6 years ago

      What a fun and interesting story! I will most certainly pay more attention now to The Sunmaid Girl. :)

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      Blonde Blythe 6 years ago

      Oh, yeah--a big congrats on the LotD award! :-)

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      Blonde Blythe 6 years ago

      Fun and informative lens! I thoroughly enjoyed it! 5*s!

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      the777group lm 6 years ago

      You're collectible!

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      Alohagems 6 years ago

      I am very impress with your story and proud of you. Thanks for sharing

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      Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Like seeing the update in pictures.

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      coachgaryh 6 years ago

      thumbs up great lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Its amazing what LOTD will do for a lens rank jump, nice to see this at #4 today. Now I'm going to have to work hard after having the Squidoo glitch that happened, such is life and it still goes on.

      I just think you are a very nice lady. Have a great 4th of July!

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      Nice! It is good to know much of one of the most famous icons.

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      VSP 6 years ago

      LOTD, Woohooo, Congrats. Thanks for sharing.

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      nebby 6 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on LOTD . It's so interesting to learn the story behind the Sun-maid raisin girl face. Wow you're famous and your picture is in almost everyone's home.

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      tssfacts 6 years ago

      Congratulations on the LOTD. What a neat story. Every time I eat raisins now I will think of you.

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      Emily Tack 6 years ago from USA

      I just had to comment, again. Congratulations, on the LotD! What a trip down memory lane, and how delightful to know the gal whose face watched me consume an awful lot of those raisins! Grrrrreat Lens!

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      GingerAlly 6 years ago

      Wow look at you! You're famous! congrats on making LOTD I really enjoyed this lens!

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      heidishome 6 years ago

      That is a great story! Congratulations!

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      Wendy Henderson 6 years ago from PA

      Congratulations on making lotd. You deserve it. This is a terrific lens.

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      macmcrae 6 years ago

      Definitely a well deserved LotD, what a fabulous story!

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      Kiosks4business 6 years ago

      What a lovely lens, and really interesting. What a super story to pass down the family.

      Congratulations on being Lens of the Day!

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      I did visit this lens a long time ago and I loved it back then so I am not surprised that it's LOTD congrats :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congrats. The Sunmaid pictures are beautiful and the real-life story very inspiring.

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      sandralynnsparks 6 years ago

      This is wonderful! I once knew the woman who was the little Shake n Bake girl of the sixties... I wish I knew where she is now, I'd love to tell her story...I'm so glad you told yours! :)

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      Cherry-Ambition 6 years ago from U.S.

      Unusually interesting. I actually never thought that much about the SunMaid Raisin Girl image until reading your lens! Does it ever slightly weird you out when you go to the store and see yourself on the box? I think I would at some point, lol. Well-deserved LOTD!

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      Airinka 6 years ago

      interesting lens

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congratulations on LOTD!

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      What an honor to meet the Sunmaid Raisin girl. Everytime I see this red box in the supermarket, I can proudly say, I met her in Squidoo. Congratulations on LOTD!

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      What an amazing story. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust. Congrats on LOTD

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      stacy mcdaniel 6 years ago

      Congratulations on lens of the day. Great Lens! Every time I see a raisin box, I think of you:-)

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      Michael_Gaudet 6 years ago

      Delia! How cool is THIS? LOTD! Why does this not surprise me, but only delight me? Well done, indeed, my friend. Your unflagging enthusiasm for this wonderful connexion never fails to impress!

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      Tarra99 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD...and thanks for sharing a cool story...I enjoyed it! :o) made me smile

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Congratulations on your LOTD. If I could I would favor and give it a thumbs up again.

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      Sue Mah 6 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      Congratulations on LOTD. I am glad to meet the Sunmaid gal right here on Squidoo.

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      Mister-Robot 6 years ago

      Great story and lens. Congrats on Lens of the Day ;)

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      Chocolatealchemy 6 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Loved your lens and your real life story - you're part of documented history now - so cool! And by the way, raisins are one of my favourite snacks.

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      LadyFlashman 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Someone was buying a box of these raisins in the supermarket the other day and I thought of you! I am so pleased this is LOTD! I love this lens and it's such a great story. Congratulations!

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Kim, yes I saw that on nice! and I love the LOTD squid eye...thanks! I feel very Honored and Thankful to all that have come to my lens...especially all the nice comments.

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      Kimberly Napper 6 years ago from U.S.

      What a cool story! Congrats on LOTD.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Delia, Congratulations on LOTD! I love this lens, and it is a please to know you on Squidoo. You are a wonderful person and very pretty!!!

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      JakeHickory LM 6 years ago

      I'm glad to learn the Sunmaid raisin girl is a real person, and not just an artist's creation. You've helped to sell a lot of raisins to this guy!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! You were selected by guest author Burgessvillian for your work on this great lens.

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      bdkz 6 years ago

      Love this lens! Blessed!

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      Faye Rutledge 6 years ago from Concord VA

      And, Congratulations on Lens of the Day!! :)

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 6 years ago

      What a delightful story! Thank you so much for shaing it with all of us! And congratulations on LOTD!! I didn't give my children candy very often when they were little. Instead, I bought the little boxes of Sunmaid Raisens...they loved them and the fact that each little box was all theirs. I will have to tell them your story! :)

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      TanzMan 6 years ago

      I always loved those raisins it's neat that you are the raisin girl ,,

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      DianaWalker 6 years ago

      This was so fun to read, and see the pictures and know the story behind the Sunmaid Raisins! Thanks for sharing, and congratulations on being LOTD - Lens of the Day! Diana Walker, Cravings Coach

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      Susan Deppner 6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I just grinned when I saw that this lens was Lens of the Day today. I'm thrilled! Wish I could give you another thumbs up. How about a Facebook "like" instead? Congratulations!

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      So nice to meet you, love raisins so have seen your smiling face many a time in my kitchen even though you are not close by:-) Congrats on the LOTD. ~claudia

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Fascinating! I am honored to visit the SRG's lens. And congrats on LOTD

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congratulations, Delia. I am thrilled for you. I eat Sun-Maid Raisins straight from the box and all the time! I am just giggly with glee to know that now I KNOW that model. I actually have an empty container sitting in my computer room. Can't wait to start showing it to everyone now, and hollering "I know her! I know her!" :-) Marvelous story; thanks for sharing.

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      HorseAndPony LM 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! My daughter and I love this lens. Blessed!

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @Louis Wery: are you sure LOTD? I don't know any of this...would be wonderful. Thanks for your kind comment Louis.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a wonderful story. To think, some of my lenses have been "blessed" by the Sun Maid Raisin Gal!

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      Faye Rutledge 6 years ago from Concord VA

      Very interesting lens! And, to think, there you are, sitting in my cabinet! :)

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      Louis Wery 6 years ago from Sarasota, Florida USA

      Delia, I am so happy to see this LOTD!!! As you know, I love this lens and your story. Enjoy!!!

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      Joan Hall 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Fantastic! Thank you for sharing your story!

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      TANITU LM 6 years ago

      RaisinGal, You're sweetened by the sun ! Raisin's will never be the same - they'll be better, as I'll always have this sweet story on my mind, and the wonderful gesture from the man with the old box. See, Big things can come in small packages ! - aw.

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      wellingtonboot 6 years ago from U.K.

      That's a brilliant claim to fame - lucky you!

      Great lens, very interesting. And thanks for commenting on my lens too :-)

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      Bendthelimits 6 years ago

      That is very interesting! Thank you for sharing.

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      Julianne Gentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      What a fun story! My son is a huge fan of Sun-maid raisins, he'll love this.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      I hope your visit means that your computer problems are solved :)

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      CofCJenny LM 6 years ago

      wow! how awesome is that?! Very cool..loved this lens

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      I love this story...

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      InfomercialEmpr 6 years ago

      Wow, what a great story! How awesome is it to have your face on boxes throughout the world! You are right about some people getting so upset over a Raisin commercial...sigh Oh well...smh.

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      davidgasten 6 years ago

      It's a true honor to be working with the real Sun-Maid Raisin Girl--it's something I never in my life thought would happen to me. And to think that your dad knew Pola Negri and was with her on the set of "Die Bergkatze", one of my favorite Pola Negri movies. Truth is stranger than fiction sometimes...

      --David Gasten


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      Emily Tack 6 years ago from USA

      This is wonderful - already shared it with some of the family. We already "knew" you, didn't we? Love this Lens!

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      WhitePineLane 6 years ago

      Oh my gosh - I just came across this lens as I was looking for your genealogy lenses. After reading the whole thing, I reached for some more.... *raisins* and saw your picture on the bag I'm eating out of! The weird thing is... I almost never eat raisins!

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      Brewsterboy 6 years ago

      Love this story! Makes me feel like doing a lens on my experience. I was one of the soldiers running up the beach in the movie, The Longest Day. Quite an experience but a story that gets those "Oh, Sure!" looks when told. Five!

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a great story. Thanks for sharing it here.

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      Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

      What a fun lens to read! I'm tickled that the "SunMaid Raisin Girl" is a Squidoo-er!

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      AnSa 7 years ago

      Very interresting story and a wonderful, well made lens 5* offcourse.

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      Bellezza-Decor 7 years ago from Canada

      Wonderful story and BTW I love Sunmaid Raisins! You are lovely and have wonderful memorabilia to look back on. Thank your for your blessing.

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      VarietyWriter2 7 years ago

      What a delightful story. Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      bigjoe2121 7 years ago

      very interesting, and you are very beautiful :)

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      Mickie Goad 7 years ago

      What an interesting story! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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      Pat 7 years ago from Midwest, USA

      What a fun story!

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      I loved this story when I first visited, so popped back to sprinkle your raisins with angel dust :-)

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      Delia 7 years ago

      @Sharon Weaver: Thanks for your comment! it already was a recognizable figure image with Ms. Petersen, but the one now is better known because of the updated version seen on more products.

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      Sharon Weaver 7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      When you were featured on the box, I bet yo never dreamed that it would become an iconic figure. This is a wonderful lens.

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      BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      Fabulous story and a great history of a trademark everyone knows. I was reading this lens, and my 5 year old grandson walked by, and stopped to see. :D Thanks for sharing.

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      jolou 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens, and very deserving of 5 stars. I love all your photos! Certainly was fun to read.

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      Airinka 7 years ago

      Thank you for sharing it ;)!

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      Odi12007 7 years ago

      What an interesting life! Love your art. Thanks for the advice - I am going to try the link thing. Great lense! Good to see how it should be done :)

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      Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

      So interesting to know that there is a real girl behind the SunMaid Raisin image. What a fun career!

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      Divna 7 years ago

      Don't we learn something new every day? Loved reading your lens. Many thanks for sharing your amazing unique story.

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      MatCauthon 7 years ago

      WOW!!! WOW!!! I always carry sunmaid raisins on a photoshoot or hiking. What can I say. With or without the box your one beautiful woman. *****

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      nelabai 7 years ago

      What a story :) Thanks for sharing this!

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      Werkpaardje 7 years ago

      It is not only the Dutch ad for Sunmaid I remember, but also the Libby's ad. I like the humor below the ad -- no, you're not antique, you are FAMOUS. Love the story! 5* it remains.

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      AuthorNormaBudden 7 years ago

      I certainly didn't expect to learn this tidbit of info today. :)

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      SnoopyGirl1 7 years ago

      What a great lens! It is so fun hear your story! I am so glad you finally were recognized for being the model on the box! 5*

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      Maryele 7 years ago

      Great story. I can now say I know the Sunmaid Raisin girl. Also have enjoyed some of your other lens. Thanks for sharing.

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