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My Mother Loved Blueberries

Updated on December 5, 2016

What Blueberries Make Me Think Of

It's funny how your mind associates things with one another. When I started thinking about participating in this quest for silly July holidays and I found out that July was Blueberry Month and July 14th was Blueberry day, I thought about the many attributes of this small, blue fruit, how blueberries were full of antioxidants, how they were low in calories, how they were sweet. My next thoughts were of the many blueberries recipes that I know and like to prepare and eat. From there my memories took me to a NJ shore town where, in the 50's and 60's, we children would gather fresh, wild blueberries in the summer and bring them to a lady down the street who would turn them into all sorts of delicious culinary delights. These tasty treats would be all the incentive we needed to set off right away to gather more berries for her to bake with.

Next, in that same Jersey town, I had a fun memory of all us kids running after the mystifying fog put out by the insecticide spray truck, ah the wonderful memories of childhood! We waited impatiently every night for that truck to come. My next thought was what a downer of a lens that would be, children running after, and breathing in, poisonous chemical sprays of DDT and the like. It is however, a wonderful memory of innocent times, tho' not necessarily healthier ones. Finally, I thought about my mother and how much she loved blueberries. So much in fact, that she wouldn't share them with us kids. That used to make me angry, but today, over a year after her death, it makes me happy that she enjoyed those blueberries enough to keep them for herself.

Keep Your Blueberries
Keep Your Blueberries

Keep Your Blueberries

I think most people think that mothering and maternal instincts are innate in women, and maybe they are in some, but they were missing in my mother. She wasn't huggy, touchy, feely or kissy. She always seemed angry and upset. As a child, I figured it was something I did. In fact, many times my Aunts would unwittingly reinforce those feelings by telling me, "Look how you have upset your mother"! With two much quieter and calmer sisters and a baby brother, I was the hyper child who was always into something. Sometimes things aren't as they seem, though you don't usually find out what was really happening until much later. My mother was one of those things. And most of my life I avoided her favorite fruit, I think, because I didn't want to be like her.

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A Bad Year For Blueberries - Blueberry Blight
A Bad Year For Blueberries - Blueberry Blight

Bad Years For Blueberries

When I was 11 my father died. He was my favorite parent and closest friend. It was heartbreaking to say the least, it was most scary because I was now left alone with my mother. Yep, the blueberry lover. It seemed for many years I didn't have a parent. It was only a short time after my father died that my mother re-married a man who never realized she even had any children. And she had 4 of them. As a teen I had all the freedom I wanted, but no child ever really wants quite that much freedom. These were not good years for my mother's blueberry crops.

Blueberry Festival In Florida - Click on the picture to find out more info!
Blueberry Festival In Florida - Click on the picture to find out more info!

The Blueberry Farm Has Moved To Florida

My mother lived in Florida for 25 years and I never knew her home phone number. I had to look it up whenever I called her. It was before the days of cell phones when we actually had to know the number we wanted to call. Remember them? I went to her house more after she died than I was while she lived in it. When she moved to Florida, it wasn't as if I missed her, because for the most part, she wasn't there much when she was with us. I had quite a few years to get over my issues and I didn't even realize it was happening.

I Start To Eat Blueberries
I Start To Eat Blueberries

I Start To Eat Blueberries

Somewhere during those 25 years my mother lived in Florida, I began to eat blueberries. And corn muffins. Both are things my mother loved and I would think, "Oh, Mommy liked these"...finally with no anger behind the thoughts. I now had 4 children of my own and realized how difficult it must have been for my mother. She was left a widow at the age of 35, living in a different state far away from her family, not knowing how to drive, and never having had worked in her life. Would scared be a good word, would depressed be a good word, how many good words can describe what she must have been feeling? My mother was a woman of a different time. It was a time when women didn't work, they were housewives and mothers. Homemakers, domestic engineers, the wife, the mother, the blueberry lover.

I came to understand my mother, but didn't really forgive her or even like her. After all, I still didn't even know her phone number. Can you imagine? What I did learn from my mother was the kind of mother I wanted to be. I hugged my kids every day, I kissed them even when they thought they were too cool to be kissed by a mom, I took them everywhere and spent years on sports fields, my kids knew I could be upset with them and still love them. I owe all this to my mother. If she wasn't who she was, I wouldn't be the kind of mom I am.

My mother in 2011,  18 months after she became ill
My mother in 2011, 18 months after she became ill

Blueberries Forever

My mother came back up north for a family function in 2009 alone, my step-father died not long before, and she never returned to her home in Florida. She became ill while here and was bedridden in a matter of weeks. She was placed in a nursing home and then a Hospice House a short time later. It seemed her "time" was upon us. My sister made the decision to bring my mother home to care for instead of leaving her in that Hospice facility. My sisters and I are sure she would have been dead in a few days if we didn't remove her from the hospice center and bring her to my sister's home. We three girls took care of the Blueberry Queen for three months. By then we were so exhausted from giving round the clock care to a bedridden, dying woman that we hired a 24 hour live in care giver. You think that would be the end of the story, but NO. It was only the beginning.

Those blueberries must have been magic because my mother lived another year and half, all the while under hospice care. She would go down and come right back up again. She never got out of bed and for most of that time was in a great deal of pain. It was a terrible time and at the same time, it gave me a chance to get to know my mother as I never had, and make friends with her. I always wanted to do this but was too angry to work at healing our relationship. But now, who could be angry at this woman? She was in great pain, she was in a hospital bed for over a year, she was very brave and very strong, and she fought to live. These were attributes I never thought my mother had, but there they were, painfully so.

My sisters and I came full circle. We became a mother to our mother, and she became our child. We took care of her. We never knew we had it in us, but she trusted us to care for her. She passed peacefully after a long and painful illness. Thank God for small kindnesses, we couldn't have lived with her suffering in the very end. It's funny how, in the end, I got the time I needed to send her off with good and kind wishes. I always loved my mother, but never felt she loved me. That sounds so terrible, but now, when I think of her, it's of those last 18 months we spent together. And now every time I see or taste blueberries, I think of her and smile and remember how much she loved those blue berries and how in her own way, she loved me.

Bushels Of Blueberries
Bushels Of Blueberries

Blueberries For Me

In the end, I am glad my mother kept the blueberries for herself. Everyone should have something special they love and don't have to share with anyone else, until they are ready. In the end, I had bushels of blueberries from my mother. It just took a very long time for me to know it.

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What Do Blueberries Have To Do With Love?

I Love Blueberries And I Love You Mom
I Love Blueberries And I Love You Mom

Life has a wonderful way of bringing things full circle. Love is everywhere, even when we don't recognize it. Love doesn't always come with shiny wrapping paper, sometimes it's not as pretty as a bunch of flowers, sometimes love brings pain, but it is always love. Sometimes love needs to be searched for and dug out, it can be hard work. When we do find it, it's the biggest surprise of all because as it turns out, the love is in you.

What Do Blueberries Mean To Me?

Blueberries are a sweet treat, a healthy snack, the fruit my mother loved most. And that's all. Never get too caught up in blueberries, there are so many more important things to worry about. I have to be grateful that I had those months with my mother and got to see a strength and love in her that I had not noticed before.

Maybe it was my own stubborness, maybe it was my anger at my father's death, maybe it was her...the important thing is, it doesn't matter what it was. It is gone, it shouldn't disrupt my life now and happily, it doesn't. I have many memories of my lifetime and I am thankful that among all those memories, both good and bad, there are some great times shared with my mother. I have a respect for her now that I didn't have growing up. I have an understanding that I never had before and it's a freeing experience for me. The issues I had with my mother, the issues I was able to resolve and let go, have all been valuable lessons.

I have been formed by these lessons and am wiser for them. Every step forward leads us to a better place, a place where we know ourselves, understand our goals and our wants, learn to let go when necessary, and most important, we learn to fill our needs. Let me leave you with my best wishes for myself and to every mother's daughter or son out there for this simple and welcome wisdom.

This Lens, My Mother Loved Blueberries, Won Lens Of The Day On August 8, 2012
This Lens, My Mother Loved Blueberries, Won Lens Of The Day On August 8, 2012

My Mother Loved Blueberries

Won Lens of the Day On August 8, 2012

This lens won LoTD! I am completely speechless, but still want to thank everyone for their wonderful comments, for taking my polls and for letting me share a bit of my story. I think the best part about Squidoo is the people who share parts of themselves with the rest of us. Thank You All.

Yes, July is National Blueberry Month and July 14th is National Blueberry Day, and blueberries were my mother's favorite fruit. When our minds start connecting things life becomes like a game of 6 degrees of separation. What do blueberries bring to mind for you?

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      Srena44 4 years ago

      nice lens

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      HalloweenRecipes 5 years ago

      @RamondaWillis: Thank you for your kind words. I am happy to hear you are close to your mum...it's the most wonderful feeling a daughter can have.

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      HalloweenRecipes 5 years ago

      @Brite-Ideas: Thank you again. It is true that our parents shape us and whatever my relationship was with my mother it helped me to be a good and loving parent to my children. The Lord certainly does work in very mysterious ways!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I found your life story truly touching to. It was moving, very moving. You should be very proud of the woman you became, because your heart, presented for us to read, is special. All the best to you and your family.

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      RamondaWillis 5 years ago

      A very touching lens. I am very close to my mother and thank God for it. I am glad that you resolved your issues with your mum. Good luck.

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      @Tas3000: Thank you!

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      @kathysart: Thank you so much. You, as an artist, would remark on the color of blueberries...I am in awe of how you see colors so much differently than I do. My sister is an artist and it's fun to watch her expressions. They tell me that things I see as ordinary are anything but ordinary to her.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Very thoughtful lens. I just bought some blueberries the other day so am going to think of my mom when I serve them. Such a gorgeous color blueberries. Blessed.

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      RissRyker518 5 years ago

      Very interesting lens! Blueberries remind me of the time when out picking on a family friends farm, I was shocked by the electric that kept the bull in..OUCH!

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      @PNWtravels: Thank you VickiSims. I was so thrilled to become LOTD...I never expected it! I can't believe all the nice comments, including yours, that I have received.

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      @artbyrodriguez: It's funny, isn't it, that such seemingly small events can become such wonderful memories for us.

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      @TamarWrites: Thank you so much. It was a very easy piece to write. I appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts with me.

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      TamarWrites 5 years ago

      What a beautiful lens. I am happy that you were able to resolve the issues with your mother at the end of her life. The sense of peace you now have is evident throughout the lens. Thank you for sharing your story and congratulations on the feature.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      I was, also, a child of the 50s when hugs and kisses for the kids were non-existant. We had a nice family life, but kids were not teated special. I did have a Grandpa, though, that took us to the woods every Summer, to the blueberry patch, where we picked a big, silver bucket of blueberries. Then Auntie made pies with them.

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      @JoshK47: Thanks for saying so Josh

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      @anonymous: Thanks for the comment and the congrats. Blueberries are good!

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      @SusanDeppner: Thank you for your visit and your kind words. I am always happy to hear of those who don't have the issues I had with my mother. It makes for such happy stories when there is the ability to show and cherish love.

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      @anonymous: Thank you Heather

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      @banapple: Funny, it's best when we figure out that it's just them, it has nothing to do with us. I am glad that you loved her!

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      HalloweenRecipes 5 years ago

      @santadelcobre: Thank you and I am sure your blueberry was very happy to hear from you. That simple call makes a world of difference in someone's life.

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      @CoolGamesOnline1: Thank you!

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      @norma-holt: Thank you so much. It's wonderful to hear from other members of Squidoo. The response has been quite over-whelming.

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      yosra yoyo 5 years ago

      interesting story and bllueberries are the best ..

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD and the lovely lens. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2 and also on Squidoo LOTD Lenses-2. Hugs.

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      @jasminesphotogr: Thank you! It's been a wonderful experience, sharing this story and being awarded a purple star and LoTD! I am glad you left your comment, it's so nice to hear.

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      HalloweenRecipes 5 years ago

      @gatornic15: I remember Blueberry Muffin too! Thanks for your kind comments!

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      @BillyPilgrim LM: Thanks for commenting and liking my lens!

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      BillyPilgrim LM 5 years ago

      Love blueberries as much as I love this lens! Kudos x

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      @JuicyMeredith: Thank you so much.

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      @julia007: Thank you...I like blueberries too.

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      julia007 5 years ago

      Enjoyed your article! And I like blueberries very much!

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      @nicolasbesch: Thank you nicolasbesch

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      @olmpal: Thank you for your kind comments.

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      @anonymous: We are only human. I think most people try to do the best that they can...

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      @ismeedee: Thank you for your kind words.

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      @Shirley-White: Thanks for liking my story.

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      @heroicleo: Thank you for commenting. I also think blueberries are yummy.

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      @BLemley: All's well that ends well! I think it's pretty amazing to look back at the road traveled to see how we got to where we are today. Thank you.

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      @delia-delia: Glad you have some wonderful memories to keep your Mom with you.

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      @RestlessKnights: Thank for your comments...hopefully someday I will be able to see those Icelandic blueberry fields!

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      @katiecolette: Thank you for your comment. I see you think of your Mother-in-law kindly, that's nice.

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      @anonymous: Thank you!

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      @athrunzala: Yum Yum! And Squidoo is a great place to find lots of delicious recipes for them.

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      @Wednesday-Elf: Isn't it amazing what we see as time goes by? Things I never understood when I was small made so much sense when I had children of my own. The inter-relatedness of life reminds me of a web, each strand separate but holding the entire thing together. It is a very interesting subject and experience!

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      @Cari Kay 11: Thanks for the blessing and the comments. I am a bit over-whelmed at the response. Never expected all this from a July Holiday Quest!

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      @anonymous: Thanks for stopping by and reading my lens. I appreciate your comments and congrats!

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      @BuildaBetterYou1: I wiggled and wiggled my nose, but that little container of blueberries just stayed on the kitchen counter. Waste not, want not, I had to eat them myself! Sorry.

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      @RissRyker518: OUCH is right! What a terrible surprise that must have been!

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      @Franksterk: Thanks for the congrats, the blessing and the hugs!

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      @Zienna1: A blueberry present sounds delicious, I am sure they will both appreciate your thoughtfulness.

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      @lollyj lm: Blueberry cobbler sounds very delish!

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      Laurel Johnson 5 years ago from Washington KS

      I don't associate my mother with blueberries. The best thing I ever ate in my life was while visiting my uncle's aunts in Missouri. They made deep dish blueberry cobbler for him, topped with heavy cream. I've loved blueberries ever since.

      Great lens!! Congrats on LOTD.

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      @LoaGudrun: Thank you too!

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      @patriciah: Thanks...and let me know if you find some good blueberry recipes!

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      patriciah 5 years ago

      I picked blueberries today and when I saw your lens I thought , oh, maybe she has some good recipes. I was surprised. Enjoyed your lens, I think I will always remember this during blueberry season.

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      dancerene 5 years ago

      This is a beautiful lens. Thanks for sharing your story. To me, blueberries are nice little blue fruits that my husband doesn't fancy.

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      LoaGudrun 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing your lens. Thank you, thank you :)

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      kayla_harris 5 years ago

      Great Lens about "mother issues".

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      Nnadi bonaventure Chima 5 years ago from Johanesburg

      Beautiful lens ,i wish it was blue berry season here

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      Zienna1 5 years ago

      Hmm! I don't know if blueberry month is the same in Australia? I have to find out. Now, I will remember it every year because my bestfriend' birthday falls on the 14th of July and my hubby on the 11th. Maybe I'll start a blueberry present for both of them. Thank you..

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      @RawBill1: I love smoothies! My favorite is made with a mango, orange and peach juice. It's just yummie, but I do make an occasional blueberry one too. Those days of berry picking sure were the good old days!

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      @cgbroome: Ah, the bucket brigade out on a blueberry hunt, sounds like lots of fun. I am happy you have these fun memories to share with your mom.

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      @anonymous: Thank you. Isn't it funny what memories and feelings a little blueberry can bring up? It was such a simple thing, picking blueberries from wild bushes, and yet it is such a happy memory.

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      @jptanabe: Thanks for the blessings and the congrats. I guess we all have something we try to keep for ourselves.

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      @writerkath: Thank you! I am happy to hear you were able to resolve your issues with your mom. It is such a relief to have let them go! That spray truck was so much fun, wonder if we ever chased the fog together? LOL

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      HalloweenRecipes 5 years ago

      @Nanciajohnson: Who can understand the dynamics between mothers and daughters? While not everyone has shared the exact experience, I am sure most people can understand it.

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Beautiful, touching lens. Thank you for publishing this.

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      Nancy Johnson 5 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      Congratulations on the LOTD and Purple Star. I really enjoyed reading your blueberry story and agree most of us all have one in one way or another.

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      What a beautiful lens! Congratulations on your Lens of the Day and Purple Star! My eyes have welled up with tears over your story. I'm so glad you were able to resolve the issues w/ your mother - as I have w/ mine. BTW: I, too, am from New Jersey, and well remember waiting eagerly for the DDT truck so we could run through the cloud. "Mom! Mom! The DDT truck's coming! Can we run through the smoke??" Chuckling, "Sure, go ahead!" Yikes... LOL!

      Anyway, I too, love blueberries and actually all berries! Gotta clean out that DDT residue somehow... :) Hugs to you w/ a sprinkling of non-toxic Squid Angel dust.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      Nice and honest lens. Congratulations on winning the Lens of The Day (LOTD)!!!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 5 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Congratulations on LotD! What a wonderful lens about your mother and blueberries. I love blueberries! Must admit I tend to eat most of them before I get around to serving them to anyone else! Angel blessed

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      PhotographicStu 5 years ago

      Great lens, well done on LOTD

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      pheonix76 5 years ago from WNY

      Thanks for sharing your story -- this is quite inspiring and I was moved. :) Congrats on LotD!

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      PamelaDW 5 years ago

      What a unique and special lens. I'll be thinking about this throughout the day.

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      @LynetteBell: Thank you!

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      @aka-rms: Thank you so very much! I am almost never speechless...but today is one of those rare moments. It's such a wonderful feeling to have this lens be selected as Lens of the Day and I appreciate it very much.

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      @Gypzeerose: Most sincere thanks to you! I think you and people like you are the reason Squidoo is so much fun!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a wonderful expression of truth interwoven with such a creative expression of being set free by choosing to forgive and healing is evidenced in your love for both types of blueberries. You will touch people in some very tender places with this blueberry offering. Congratulations on your LotD honors! Angel dust added.

      For me, blueberries bring back memories of us trekking up to the blueberry hill as a family and all the smells, wonders and beauty along the way as we crossed a field and then up through a wooded trail that the deer used. We ate all we wanted while picking and would always have blueberry pancakes the night of that first picking and then Mom would make blueberry pie. We kept on picking and Mom would can blueberry sauce that we enjoyed on pancakes and waffles. There was also a smaller hill right across from our home that we picked and sometimes Mom would make me a peanut butter sandwich when I'd ask to go over there on my own...she'd always say, "Watch out for bears." and I always did but never had a problem with them.

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      cgbroome 5 years ago

      My mother has always loved blueberries as well. Whenever we went out for family trips we always had to bring some empty buckets along with us in case we found any blueberry bushes - which we found quite frequently. We'd be on a busy highway and my mother would call out for my father to stop. Pulling over to the side of the road, we grabbed a bucket and went blueberry picking. Definitely very fun memories (even with getting poison ivy at times). My mother is now ailing (83 years old) and can barely get around but we often talk about those days long ago. This lens helped bring up some great memories of me and my mom. Thank you.

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      Bill 5 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      I love blueberries and have them in smoothies almost daily. They do not grow locally here though unfortunately, but they did where I grew up and I remember going to pick them as a child and earning some spending money for the holidays. Those were care free days of playing in nature. Congrats on LOTD!

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      vividviolet 5 years ago

      this is a wonderful lens, and I LOVE blueberries. Congrats on LOTD!

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      LaurisB LM 5 years ago

      Beautifully written story. I absolutely love blueberries, which unfortunately I cannot get where I live. Luckily for me, I also adored my mother. Your story is very touching.

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      JuicyMeredith 5 years ago

      What a beautiful lens. Every time I eat blueberries I will think of your story.

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      What a wonderful lens...and congratulations on LoTD! Blueberries always remind me of my Strawberry Shortcake doll I had as a child, Blueberry Muffin. Blessed

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      jasminesphotogr 5 years ago

      Wow, this is such an awesome and well put together lens. Loved reading this story. So glad to see it as the lens of the day. :)

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Nicely done and well deserving of LotD! ~~~~Blessed~~~~

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      Frankie Kangas 5 years ago from California

      Congrats on the LOTD. I love your lens. Blessed. Bear hugs, Frankster

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      faye durham 5 years ago

      Great lens - very touching and well done.

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      Tas3000 5 years ago

      that is so touching!

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      smaraymond 5 years ago

      Great lens. I love blueberries...and my mom. Our relationship has definitely improved with age though.

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      fastpass2disney 5 years ago

      Great lens - thanks :)

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      Im Horse Crazy 5 years ago

      I love blueberries!

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      Vicki Green 5 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Thank you for sharing your wonderful personal story about blueberries and lessons learned in such a skillful way. Congratulations on LOTD.

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      BuildaBetterYou1 5 years ago

      I love blueberries but it's hard to get them fresh here in Taiwan. The frozen ones just don't cut it. Do me a favor and send me over a box would ya HKW! ;)