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 Posted: Sun Dec 16th, 2007 09:01 pm
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Bama I taught first grade gifted students for over 20 years and primary grades the whole 34 years I taught school.  You can almost bet on it that when the book orders from the different book clubs were passed out , one of the books the girls would order was any book on Helen Keller.  I would say she was a number one best seller for girls .

The Drum Barracks has an autograph book which has the signatures of three presidents, many generals , a Wild West Person  and a lady. . . . Helen Keller.  When I show the cd we have of the book, (the book is much to fragile to display ) the person that gets the most name recognition is Helen Keller .  Hers is also the only one that is  neatly written.   

Side bar did you know Patty Duke who played Helen on stage in the orginal play and the movie , also played Annie Sullivan to Melissa Gilberts Helen in the tv verision ?

Susan

I am jealous you are so close to her home I would love to visit . 

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