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Radiance Imperial Matchstick Rollup Blind- Fruitwood(36x72")

Radiance Imperial Matchstick Rollup Blind- Fruitwood(36x72")

Dimension: 36"W x 72"L
Finish: Fruitwood
Material: Bamboo and Wood
36"W Window Treatment Roll-Up Blind with Valance in Fruitwood Matchstick Bamboo
Cool light of an early morning sunrise glides across the room, befitting of a Tahitian island.
Elements of natural beauty and grace surround this shade created from premium matchstick bamboo.
Created to fold gently into the classic Roman shade design, this Imperial fruitwood blind allows just enough of the sun's rays to seep into room while providing some privacy.
The 6" built-in valance completes the elegance of this lush shade.
Light filtering provides privacy and energy-efficient insulation qualities.
Each shade measures 1/2" less in width to allow for inside mount installation.
Easily installed in minutes with all necessary hardware included.
Available in 30"W, 48"W, 60"W, 72"W and 96"W as well.
Also available in natural and willow finish.
Made of hand selected bamboo.
Item is made in China.

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New York Herald Tribune

New York Herald Tribune

Description: Newspaper clipping from the New York Herald Tribune on October 21, 1936. Headline: Mrs. Anne Macy, Helen Keller's Teacher, Dies- 50-Yr. Companionship Ends Week Before Both Were to Receive Roosevelt Medals- Tutor's Own Eyes Failed- Pupil at Bedside, Prays for Strength in Silent Dark.

Full Text: Mrs. Anne Sullivan Macy, who taught the famous Helen Keller to read and speak and thus to be an inspiration for the deaf, mute and blind throughout the world died at 7: 50 a. m. yesterday in the home which she shared with her pupil at 71-11 Seminole Avenue, Forest Hills, Queens. Miss Keller and Miss Polly Thomson, who twenty-two years ago became her secretary when Mrs. Macy’s own eyesight weakened, were at the bedside. Mrs. Macy was seventy years old.

Mrs. Macy, who was Miss Keller’s constant companion for half a century, died just a week before she and her pupil were to receive Roosevelt medals on the anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt’s birthday for their work in bringing hope to the blind. The announcement that she would receive the medal, however, was made on October 6. Mrs. Macy had been ill almost a year. Suffering from heart trouble, she had a relapse last week and she was in a coma when she died.

As she left the bedside, Miss Keller said: “My teacher is free at last from pain and blindness. I pray for strength to endure the silent dark until she smiles upon me again. She has gone from me a little while, but I shall feel her presence anew when my eyes are blessed with light, my ears saved unto harmony and my imprisoned life set free.”

Funeral To Be Tomorrow

It was announced at the home that funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow in the Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1010 Park Avenue, and that the Rev. Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick, pastor of the Riverside Church, will officiate. Mrs. Macy had no immediate survivors.

The life of Mrs. Macy was inextricably bound to that of Helen Keller. In 1886 Mrs. Macy became the teacher to an unfortunate little girl who had been made blind, deaf and mute by disease. In that year she spelled laboriously into the child’s hand a word of the manual alphabet and began the process which was to open the world to Helen Keller and make her a brilliant, educated, cultivated woman.

Years pass in which the two women were almost inseparable, and then, late in 1933, came a dramatic reversal in their relationship. Mrs. Macy’s own sight failed, and Helen Keller set patiently to work teaching Braille to the woman who had taught it to her years before because Mrs. Macy had forgotten the fingertip reading code after her pupil had mastered it.

Mrs. Macy was born on April 14, 1866, into a poor Irish family at Feeding Hills, a village near Springfield, Mass. A few days later the infant was taken to the cathedral in Springfield and baptized Joanna Mansfield Sullivan. She was called Annie most of her life and eventually shortened this to Anne, never using her real baptismal name.

Early in life her sight was affected by trachoma, and although a series of operations cleared her vision greatly her eyes never ceased to bother her, strained as they were by the double task of serving two women of above-normal intellectual curiosity. Annie Sullivan was reared in poverty. Her mother died and the little girl subsisted for a time on the charity of relatives, then was sent to Tewksbury Almshouse, where she encountered “rats, maniacs, sexual perversions, delirium tremens, epilepsy and corpses,” to quote from the biography of Mrs. Macy written by Nella Braddy and published in 1933.

“Very much of what I remember of Tewksbury,” Mrs. Macy recalled many years after, “is indecent, cruel, melancholy, grewsome [sic] in the light of grown-up experience: but nothing corresponding with my present understanding of these ideas entered my child mind. Everything interested me. I was not shocked, pained, grieved or troubled by what happened. Such things happened. People behaved like that – that was all there was to it. It was all the life I knew.”

Demanded to Go to School

The little Sullivan girl finally gathered up her courage and when a party of officials came to inspect the almshouse she bearded the leader, Frank Sanborn, and loudly demanded to be sent to school. Her appeal succeeded, and she was sent, still as a state charge, to the famous Perkins Institution for the Blind at Watertown, Mass., where she studied under Laura Bridgman. When she was graduated, in 1886 she was twenty years old and her sight had been mainly restored. She sought a teaching position, and through the school obtained the post of governess to the handicapped daughter of a former Confederate Army officer, Arthur Keller.

When Miss Sullivan arrived at Tuscumbia, Ala., in 1887 she found Helen Keller a strong, healthy child of seven. At the age of nineteen months the little girl had been stricken with a peculiar congestion of the brain and stomach which nearly took her life but finally

crows are a pane

crows are a pane

OK, here's how big a doofus I am.

I got rid of the Christmas tree today, took a few lousy photos, then prepared the space to take pictures of the crows at around 3:00 or 3:30, whenever they would arrive.

I went for a race walk and got home just around 3:30, and the crows had not been there yet (I walked around my neighborhood). It's staying light a little longer, so I figured it was the perfect time. I was dressed in black, and I took my camera to the side porch to wait, hiding. Nothing. No crows. I waited about 10 minutes. I was sweaty and chilled.

Serena brought the phone out to me on the porch, and I was sort of whispering to Steve, told him I couldn't talk, I was tied up. This is what I was tied up doing. I waited another ten minutes and went in.

It wasn't right after, but shortly after, the crows came. I went to the window, slowly, picked up my camera, and every last one of them flew to the tree across the street.

I KNOW they are doing this on purpose to tease me. Because how else would they even notice? They can't see in! It's dark in my house, bright outside. So they have to be looking at me deliberately.

Anyway, it was in the fours when they came, so I'll try again another day.

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8"x11" Poster. The Blind. Colorful Art. Decor Images. Perfect wall decoration. Ideal for your home or office.

This poster is brand new and measures 8"x11"(20x28cm) with a narrow white border around the image and reproduced on the highest quality paper and laminated for extra durability against scratches and UV rays. We digitally remove tears, tape, stains, library stamps as well as pen and glue marks. Once the image is clean, the high resolution scanned image is sharpened and the colors are enhanced to bring out the artwork original brilliance. Ready to be framed and perfect for a unique and long lasting gift.

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