Wild Mint Memories

@CarolDM (18678)
United States
March 15, 2019 4:18pm CST
Wild mint is growing in my screen room for my cats. I also use it in my hot tea with honey and cream. The Dude especially likes it, he eats it, and sometimes will jump inside the container and just lay on the mint. He is a clown. Brendel likes it when the Dude is not watching. So finicky. If I want some for my tea, I will pick a bunch, bring it inside, rinse it off, and let it dry out. Then put it in a container. When I make my tea I just sprinkle some mint on top. Then I let it brew a few minutes and it smells and tastes like being at my Grandmother's. Such wonderful memories. She always picked her mint wild from the woods all around her home. Many memories of sitting on her front porch swing, with Dustin as well. Another great memory. My neighbor passed away last year with cancer. She gave me this mint from her mint bush. So I have memories of her each time I see it and smell it as well. What would we do without memories. They make up my life. Couldn't survive without them. And you? Do you have memories that get your through life? Perhaps you are still making memories. That is good either way. Have a great weekend everyone!
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@JohnRoberts (76292)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Mar
Memories are ultimately all we have.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
15 Mar
You are right.
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@moffittjc (50690)
• Gainesville, Florida
16 Mar
Some memories can fade with time, which is why I'm so happy to have so many photo albums of all the years of my kids growing up. But some memories will stick with us for a lifetime, even without photos to remind us. There are so many things I still remember so vividly from my childhood. Good things of course. I had a great upbringing. I'm still making lots of memories with my own kids, even though they are in the upper teens now and like to do their own thing.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
Photos are priceless, I agree. I too have those forever memories burned into my mind and heart. Both good and bad. Keep on keeping on with the memories. You are blessed.
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@moffittjc (50690)
• Gainesville, Florida
16 Mar
@CarolDM Thanks! I find it surprising that I don't remember too many bad memories over the course of my life. But I think I read somewhere that our brains are hardwired to maintain good memories and block out much of the details of bad memories. However, even if that's true, many people can remember every details of certain bad things that happened to them in their lives.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
17 Mar
@moffittjc I do or I wouldn't survive. In the beginning I saw no way to get though but I have many more good days now. No need to apologize, it helps to talk about it. It is always there whether I talk about it or not. Thank you.
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@1hopefulman (38544)
• Canada
16 Mar
I have many great memories of friends no longer here! I have tried to grow mint inside my apartment many times but have been unsuccessful. I wonder what I am doing wrong?
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
Yes that is great. I am not sure, make sure there is plenty of sunlight. Never tried growing it indoors. Here is a link, of course they always make it sound so easy.
Growing and planting mint indoors is easy. You can find mint growing indoors in a pot of soil or even in a bottle of water. You can find out how to grow mint indoors with information found in this article.
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@1hopefulman (38544)
• Canada
17 Mar
@CarolDM Thanks for the link! I live on one side of a large apartment building and it is probably because I don't get too much sun. I will keep trying because I love the smell of mint and thanks for the link.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
17 Mar
@1hopefulman You are welcome. Good luck!
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@moonandstars (13019)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
16 Mar
Mint and cats, a big mystery I'm not sure. Many things I try to forget cause, it was taught by people who hurt me later so, at the moment, I can't tell.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
I know, it gives them energy I know that! We all have not so good memories, they haunt me all the time. But I try to focus on the good as much as possible.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
17 Mar
@CarolDM I also try to do the same but, I should try harder. Thank you
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
17 Mar
@moonandstars You are welcome, it is always a work in progress.
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@wolfgirl569 (21513)
• Marion, Ohio
16 Mar
I have catnip growing out back wild. It smells good.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
Good for you, The cats love it.
@wolfgirl569 (21513)
• Marion, Ohio
16 Mar
@CarolDM Its in the area I want to build an outdoor pen for the house cats.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
@wolfgirl569 That would be great.
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@nela13 (15047)
• Portugal
16 Mar
I think I am still making my memories but I already have some precious ones
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
I am too but i have many of lost loved ones.
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@nela13 (15047)
• Portugal
17 Mar
@CarolDM life has been hard to you
@LadyDuck (207719)
• Switzerland
16 Mar
I have 4 o' clock flowers in the garden, the seeds of the early plants came from my grandmother garden. I keep the seeds year after year and every year the flowers grow numerous and stay for months. They reminds me my grandmother and the summers I spent in her farm house.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
That is a wonderful memory you have. It is forever. Enjoy your garden.
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@LadyDuck (207719)
• Switzerland
17 Mar
@CarolDM I have a jar of seeds, they produce many seed and auto-seed, so I keep those I find on the pathway.
@cintol (10109)
• United States
16 Mar
Memories are what hold us together, I love mint plants. Our old house had raspberry bushes and my grand kids loved picking the berries and sitting in the yard eating them. They miss them so much so I found two raspberry bushes at the store, I am planting one in their yard and one in our new yard so we can continue to keep our memories.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
Yes they do Cindy. I am glad you are planting a bush.
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@cintol (10109)
• United States
17 Mar
@CarolDM They are excited, we will be planting them tomorrow.
@allknowing (78635)
• India
16 Mar
We have lost Preiti and not a day goes by without my watching all those videos I captured of her
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
I am sorry, I do know the pain you feel. You are lucky to have videos. What I would give to have videos of my pets and especially my son. Only photos.
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@allknowing (78635)
• India
16 Mar
@CarolDM You did not know you lost your son
• Rupert, Idaho
16 Mar
Never tried mint in my tea, but sounds nice. Yes, memories are very good to have...I do have memories of some that I have lost myself...but still making memories with the rest.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
Ih it is great Courtney. You are making memories every day with Eli and your husband.
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• Rupert, Idaho
16 Mar
@CarolDM That is very true, and I am glad :)
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
15 Mar
My yard is a lot of wild mint and I like her scent. I do not like my memories because they do not give me peace.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
15 Mar
That is great it grows will there too. Sorry you have bad memories, I have plenty of those too.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
17 Mar
@CarolDM Yes, I know and I'm sorry. You are a very brave woman, I am very hard to deal with bad things.
@janethwayne (2439)
16 Mar
I saw a wild mint when I was in Australia it is near the beach somewhere in Margaret river and the smell is amazing.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
That is great, they are amazing.
@Nana49 (3155)
• United States
16 Mar
I also have fond memories of me and my aunt sitting in my grandmas front porch swing ..we use to do this alot .. Now everytime i see a porch swing it reminds me of those great memories .. I live in an apartment but i would love to have. A house with a porch swing
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
Something cool about a porch swing.
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@GardenGerty (108996)
• United States
16 Mar
Yes, all kinds of memories. Music memories, and plant memories, and memories of cumulus clouds stacked up in a blue August sky at my grandparent's house. Love that you have many generations of mint memories.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
That is great Heather. Yes I have memories to hold onto forever. The people are gone but still in my heart.
@Hate2Iron (11314)
• Canada
16 Mar
Memories gets us through a tough day!! Couldn't agree more!!
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
Yes indeed, they get me through every day.
@jobelbojel (11061)
• Philippines
16 Mar
Memories good or bad are still can give us the lesson as well. The wild mint looks like the one we use as a cough remedy.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
You are right. Never heard of it used for a cough.
• Austin, Texas
16 Mar
Oh yeah. I come from a large family and I have a large family. Been with the same 40 years. I have lots of memories. I dream about them!
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
Good for you!
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@RasmaSandra (24205)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
16 Mar
Now and then when doing work online or listening to music memories have a way of coming alive. I love the scent of mint.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
Music does it for me often. Funny how smells can take us back to a special memory.
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@TRBRocks420 (94309)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Mar
Have a great weekend my friend and, very nice memory.
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
16 Mar
Thank you and you too!
@snowy22315 (62522)
• United States
15 Mar
Sounds good, if I was growing mint I would make a mint julep! I should grow catnip, kitty would thank me1
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@CarolDM (18678)
• United States
15 Mar
Kitty would definitely thank you. Easy to grow.
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