Jun 13, 2013

An Amazing Life,and Story.......

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 Do you know her story?  Helen Keller  (June 27, 1880 - June 1,1968)

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Have you ever seen the movie,The Miracle Worker? It's one of my childhood favorites,and is still a favorite.
Did you know that June 27th is commemorated as ( Helen Keller Day)  in the state of Pennsylvania?

When Helen was young she was introduced to Christianity by a gentlemen , Mr. Phillips Brooks. Helen famous words......
     "I always knew he was there,but I didn't know his name"

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She had an amazing teacher,
Anne Sullivan, she had to have been a God Sent!
This picture of Helen with one of her many dolls was only discovered a few years ago,and
is said to be the earliest image of her teacher, Miss Sullivan.

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She had a dog, like my Duke,only his name was Phiz!   :)

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What an inspiration ,and very powerful story of overcoming a major disability .......amazing.


Anonymous said...

Very neat real pictures! I didn't know that about Pa. I have seen the movie several times. But you got me looking up this on wikipedia. Oh my, she was a member of the Socialist Party of America! eek! Maybe I shouldn't have looked that up..she was radical and feminist. So weird!

marie said...

Also one of my favorite movies...have you seen the TV version starring Patty Duke as Ann and Melissa Gilbert as Helen? I love it too!
Thanks for sharing Shelley!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I love Helen! I've seen 3 different movies about her and I've read some (all?) of her writings. ♥

Twyla and Lindsey said...

She was one of my hero's when I was growing up. I've seen this movie and the Patty Duke one. Have a blessed day, Shelley! Twyla

DollZandThingZ said...

One of my heroes as well...because we shared the same first name I was drawn to know about her. My generation was very aware of her and I remember when she passed away. The picture of her with her doll is beloved by all doll collectors. Yes, Miss Sullivan was amazing, as well. Both inspirations!

Sew Blessed Maw said...

Helen Keller.. what a fantastic/wonderful lady.. thank you for sharing .

Debbie Jones said...

I totally agree - she was an amazing woman! Thanks for this post!

Denise said...

It's so good to see photos of both of them.I'm so use to seeing Patty Duke in her place.