Helen Keller

Courtesy of Marion Owen

Helen Keller holding a magnolia blossom.

In an interview in 1930 by Hazel Kinscella for “Better Homes and Gardens,” Helen Keller opened the conversation by saying, “My garden is my greatest joy. I feel that I am in the seventh heaven when among my plants. I feel the little heads pop up to look at me — my poppies, pansies, and pinks.” The interview appeared later as an article titled “Helen Keller Sees Flowers and Hears Music.”

Helen Keller Day is recognized every year on her birthday, June 27. It’s a day to remember her achievements in life, and her resilience when overcoming challenges. Helen Keller was an author, activist, lecturer, and advocate for people with disabilities, being deaf-blind herself.

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