Hey there Blind Wisdom seekers
With only 9 sleeps to go until the anniversary of her birthday, let’s be reminded of the greatness of Mrs Blind Wisdom herself; Helen Keller!
I’ll be posting the story of Helen Keller’s life next Thursday 27 June on HK day but before then I thought we’d take a look at one of the qwerkier sides of Helen that maybe you didn’t know!
"Don’t forget the mustard," she would say.
When Helen Keller’s long-time secretary died in 1960, her care went to a new assistant, Winifred Corbally, a warmhearted nurse who enjoyed Helen’s company.
These were the fun years for 80 year old Helen Keller. One of her favorite things to do was to go to the hot dog stand. Her previous secretary Polly Thomson never allowed hot dogs in the house for fear that Helen Keller would eat nothing else, but Helen Keller loved them!
Born on June 27, 1880 in the USA, Helen Keller was the first Deafblind person to earn a college degree. So powerful a symbol of triumph over adversity did she become that she is recognized to this day, as one of the most important braille advocates the code has ever had.
Maybe these words are about to tell you why. I’ve got a massive stack of Keller quotes that will knock your blind socks off and show you why she was one of the blind’s truly wise!
“So much has been given to me I do not have time to ponder over that which has been denied!”
Quite right Helen – thanks for the blind wisdom!
p.s. I’m looking for an image of Helen Keller so if any of you blind wisdom seekers have one then I’d love you to post it on this blog.