Monday, February 25, 2013

Part 2 on The Miracle Worker

Four of Austin's six siblings were waiting for the play to begin.
Good thing Amy left the twins at home. It would have been too scary for them
with that necessary fighting going on between Teacher Anne and Helen Keller.

While we were looking at this quaint stage waiting, for the play to begin.....

Amy showed us this candy card she made for Austin.
I had never seen a candy card made with all the same candy.
But Amy says that's what he likes. So Reeses it was.
(Reese means "we" on this card, btw.)

After the show I could hardly wait to take pictures of Austin....

Well where is he?

Austin was so impressed with his candy card that he didn't notice, at first,
people who wanted to see him (us)

Austin you did such a great job as Captain Keller!

How is it that Mrs. Kehler never ages?
She was the director/drama teacher back in the day when my boys 
were in all those school plays and yet, she looks exactly the same.

My only regret is that we didn't see this play in the first week. 
Since we didn't get to go till closing night, I can't tell others how fabulous it was.
Truly one of the best shows I've ever seen! 
And I'm usually partial to musicals, which of course this one was not. 
The acting was outstanding.

Not sure what this picture is all about.
But whatever, they were all interested!

My Grandma taught me about Helen Keller when I was a little girl.
Her story influenced me from then on. Sometimes when I was sick,
or having a difficult time with something, I would think of Helen Keller
and be thankful that I could at least see and hear.
I am hoping her great story will stay in my grandchildren's minds as well.


grandmapeg said...

You are always so supportive of your kids and grandkids and I'm sure they will always remember that. Austin is so handsome! I'm sure he did a wonderful job!

Karen Mortensen said...

Wish I could have seen this play. I love Helen Keller. I love that first quote. Thanks for bringing it to my mind again.

nrozier said...

I love The Miracle Worker! I find Helen Keller to be one of the most inspiring people of all time. I wish I could have seen Austin perform.

Two of my all time favorite quotes are from Helen Keller:

"Life is either a great adventure or nothing"

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched--they must be felt with the heart."

Anonymous said...

The story of Helen Keller was one of my all-time favorite biographies growing up. I made sure to read it to my boys when they were young. The parts of Helen and Anne must be VERY challenging.

the Rich girl said...

Tyler and I both think that Austin's Reese's card is awesome! Amy (and family) is so cool for doing that!

Wish we could have been there to see Austin in action!

Logan and Amy said...

Awe, thanks Karen! Wish you guys were here to see it too!!

Lisa said...

What a great looking bunch! Sounds Awesome!