Born in Buffalo, NY in 1894, my grandmother lived a very hard life in a family with 5 siblings. With her mother dying at the age of five and her father being an alcoholic she was forced to live in an orphanage until the age of 12, when she was sent to be a Mothers helper where she served to help a mother with her children and chores around the home. For her service she was given a home and family to take her in, where she began to learn how to bake. In 1923 my grandmother married the man I would one day call my grandfather and they built a life together. She was finally able to build a home of her own with him, a beautiful yellow brick house, and began a family of 5 girls between 1924 and 1933. Unfortunately, they fell onto hard times during the Great Depression and lost the house, being forced to move into a small 1 bedroom flat in Kenmore, NY. My grandmother raised her daughters with all the love she had not caring where they lived, just ensuring there was food on the table and a roof over their heads. My grandmother loved to bake and with that the family enjoyed her blueberry muffins she used to make for Sunday mornings.
Cream butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and milk together. Then add dry ingredients flour, baking powder, and salt. Once mixed fold in blueberries. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes.