Monday, June 27, 2011

Helen Keller

Tonight, I'm feeling a bit "washed out".  I've been blogging for almost 2 months straight, and I am going to be participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge starting July 1.  So I am going to take a rest tonight and let another blogger do the heavy lifting.

Without this blog post, I would not have known today was Helen Keller's birthday.  Thank you, Angela and Tia of Depression Cookies, for reminding me.

Growing up in the 1950's, the story of Helen Keller made a very big impact on me, through The Miracle Worker.  I've never read any of her books.  I have wanted to visit her birthplace.

I've only been to Alabama once, for a few hours.  I hope to return one day, and the Helen Keller home will be on my list of places to visit.  How amazing, that the story of Helen Keller is still known.

I hope it is never forgotten.

1 comment:

  1. Umpteen years ago, I sold books door-to-door in Tuscumbia, Alabama, and rode my bike past Helen Keller's childhood home for several weeks. I still have the license plate commemorating Ivy Green (her birthplace) - rather funny, since I didn't even drive a car at the time!

    What an inspiration Keller is, even today.

    **Katy M
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