Monday, January 4, 2010

Helen's House

When we found out we were going to be staying in Tuscumbia for a few days, I checked on-line to see what "tourist attractions" might be in the area. I was excited to find out that it was the birth place of Helen Keller and that her home was available to tour.

The girl in Helen's dining room - the same dishes Helen ate off of. Who cannot forget the scene of Helen walking around the table grabbing food off of everyone's plates. We had a great tour guide - the rooms were actually gated off but she asked the girl if she wanted her picture taken by the table. The girl goes in, I snap the picture and the guide tells her to come out quickly...then she whispers to me "usually you have to be blind to be allowed in there to have your picture taken".

The four of us with the famous pump where Helen first connects the feeling of a word spelled out into her hand with the water trickling over her hand.

2 comments:

CanadianGrandma said...

That is so interesting for the kids and for adults!

Anonymous said...

What an education your children are getting!

Ruth.