The Story of My Life, Helen Keller
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Helen Keller

The Story of My Life

Rajnikant Jain
Rajnikant Jainhas quoted3 years ago
My father suggested the name of Mildred Campbell, an ancestor whom he highly esteemed, and he declined to take any further part in the discussion. My mother solved the problem by giving it as her wish that I should be called after her mother, whose maiden name was Helen Everett.
Rajnikant Jain
Rajnikant Jainhas quoted3 years ago
At six months I could pipe out “How d’ye,” and one day I attracted every one’s attention by saying “Tea, tea, tea” quite plainly. Even after my illness I remembered one of the words I had learned in these early months. It was the word “water,” and I continued to make some sound for that word after all other speech was lost. I ceased making the sound “wah-wah” only when I learned to spell the word.
Rajnikant Jain
Rajnikant Jainhas quoted3 years ago
flowers which the darkness that followed could not wholly blot out.
Rajnikant Jain
Rajnikant Jainhas quoted3 years ago
the day is ours, and what the day has shown."
Rajnikant Jain
Rajnikant Jainhas quoted3 years ago
because the house and the surrounding trees and fences were covered with beautiful English ivy.
Rajnikant Jain
Rajnikant Jainhas quoted3 years ago
trailing clematis, drooping jessamine, and some rare sweet flowers called butterfly lilies, because their fragile petals resemble butterflies’
Rajnikant Jain
Rajnikant Jainhas quoted3 years ago
mother, Kate Adams, was his second wife and many years younger. Her grandfather, Benjamin Adams, married Susanna E. Goodhue, and lived in Newbury, Massachusetts, for many years.
Rajnikant Jain
Rajnikant Jainhas quoted3 years ago
Charles Adams, was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and moved to Helena, Arkansas. When the Civil War broke out, he fought on the side of the South and became a brigadier-general. He married Lucy Helen Everett, who belonged to the same family of Everetts as Edward Everett and Dr. Edward Everett Hale. After the war was over the family moved to Memphis, Tennessee.
Rajnikant Jain
Rajnikant Jainhas quoted3 years ago
Grandmother Keller was a daughter of one of Lafayette’s aides, Alexander Moore, and granddaughter of Alexander Spotswood, an early Colonial Governor of Virginia. She was also second cousin to Robert E. Lee.
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