I wish I could have known her personally.
She is my heroine.
(not the drug silly…that doesn't have an 'e')
Deaf and Blind.
Full of courage, goodness
I've been interested in her since I was a child and saw
the movie about her on television.
Patty Duke and Ann Bancroft.
I have great admiration for these two wonderful ladies,
Helen and Anne.
Her teacher, Anne Sullivan,
taught her the alphabet in sign language.
She would feel the letters.
Ann would translate what people were saying using the sign language
in Helen's hand
and a method of having Helen put her hand on
Anne's face to feel the words.
She learned to talk that way.
It is currently called the
Anne would read to her.
Helen graduated from Radcliffe College with honors.
Anne Sullivan is one of my heroines
They were great, life long friends until Anne
Helen met famous people.
the opera singer.
Mark Twain aka Samuel Clemens.
A famous artist that I could't find the name of.
She communicated well.
She read braille.
She spoke at
and had penmanship much better than mine.
This is an autographed picture with a note.
I love her joy.
I have to say this is probably one of my favorite picture of her
There's nothing like hugging a little tyke!
One can feel her delight!
She has a wonderful
perspective on life
which is often quoted.
I have had the privilege of working closely with those who
are deaf and blind
in my career,
which has made me
love and admire her
It is a difficult cross to bear.
I will meet her some day.
I so look forward to it.
I give you dear Helen!!!
I'm glad I got to share this uniquely gifted lady
with you all.
She inspires me.
I hope she has inspired you, too.
Have a weekend
full of love for life
and all the good things
we are blessed with.
Love to you all,
lovely friends and family…