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608, 2023

Helen Keller “Self-pity is our worst enemy” – American Minute with Bill Federer

LISTEN (text to speech) ‌ ‌ ‌ American Minute with Bill Federer Helen Keller "Self-pity is our worst enemy" Read American Minute Helen Keller was born June 27, 1880. At the age of two she suffered an illness that left her blind and deaf ... continue reading American Minute here .. Download as PDF ... American Minute-Notable Events of American Significance Remembered on the Date They Occurred Her parents took her to Dr. Alexander Graham Bell who recommended the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston. It was there, at age of 7, that Helen Keller was taught by Anne [...]

108, 2015

WTK Teen Hannah visits the Historical Carnton Plantation, Franklin, TN

Carnton Plantation This month I had the opportunity to visit the historical home called the Carnton house in Franklin, Tennessee. The Carnton Plantation was built in 1826 and was used as a hospital during the civil war. It was built by Randal and Sarah McGavock. Their plantation consisted of 1,420 acres. During this time, Nashville was a big political center and many important people visited Carnton with the most famous being Andrew Jackson. John McGavock inherited the plantation after his father died. He expanded the plantation and in 1848 he married Carrie Winder. Together they had five children [...]

2105, 2012


THE ORIGIN OF ARRR! We The Kids  "FAVORITE PIRATE" Master William Mayhem, aka Capt William The Pirate The archetypal pirate grunt "Arrr! (alternatively "Yarrr!" and "Arg!") is widely attributed to actor Robert Newton, who portrayed Long John Silver in Disney's Treasure Island (1950); the Australian film, Long John Silver (1954); and Blackbeard (1952), though the reference first appeared in fiction as early as 1934 in an earlier version of the film, Treasure Island, and in early pirate novels by English author Jeffery Farnol. However, actor Newton was born in Dorset and educated in Cornwall. His native West Country dialect was [...]


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