Helen Keller was born on this day in 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. During her extraordinary lifetime she met 13 U.S. Presidents from Grover Cleveland to Lyndon B. Johnson. She also wrote letters to eight of these Presidents, starting in 1903 with Theodore Roosevelt. She received a reply for each.
This picture is of Helen Keller with Eleanor Roosevelt and others in Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts. 8/25/1954.
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-from the Roosevelt Library
Did you know that the birthdays of Barbara Bush and George H.W. Bush are just 5 days apart? On June 8 1925, Barbara Pierce was born; former President Bush was born on June 12, 1924. Birthday cheers to both!
“Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.”
-Barbara Pierce Bush
Picture of President and Mrs. Bush walking with their dog Millie. 3/3/89.