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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Funny Family problems

Two men, one American and an Indian were sitting in a bar and discussing about their family problems……
Shot after shot………
The Indian man said to the American, 'We have problem in India we can’t marry the one whom we love, You know my parents are forcing me to get married to this so called homely girl from a village whom I haven't even met once.' We call this arranged marriage. I don't want to marry a woman whom I don't love... I told them that openly and now have a hell lot of family problems.'

The American said, talking about love marriages... In America We can marry the one whom we love ……I'll tell you my story. 'I married a widow whom I deeply loved and dated for 3 years. After a couple of years, my father fell in love with my step-daughter and married her, so my father became my son-in-law and I became my father's father-in-law.

Legally now my daughter is my mother and my wife my grandmother. More problems occurred when I had a son. My son is my father's brother and so he is my uncle.

Situations turned worse when my father had a son. Now my father's son, my brother is my grandson. Ultimately, I have become my own grandfather and I am my own grandson. And you say you have family problems.'

The Indian fainted........!!!



While a man was polishing his new car, his 4 yr old son picked up stone and scratched lines on the side of the car.

In anger, the man took the child's handand hit it many times not realizing he was using a wrench.

At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers
due to multiple fractures..

When the child saw his father.....
with painful eyes he asked, 'Dad when will my fingers grow back?' The man was so hurt and speechless;he went back to his car and kicked it a lot of times.

Devastated by his own actions..... .
sitting in front of that car he looked at the scratches;the child had written'LOVE YOU DAD'.
The next day that man committed suicide. . .

Anger and Love have no limits;
choose the latter to have a beautiful, lovely life & remember this:
Things are to be used and people are to be loved.
The problem in today's world is
that people are used while things are loved.

Let's try always to keep this thought in mind:

Things are to be used,
People are to be loved.

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character;
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

The Life Of Helen Keller Part 2

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Helen Keller's formal schooling ended when she received her B.A. degree,
but throughout her life she continued to study and stayed informed
on all matters of importance to modern people.
In recognition of her wide knowledge and many scholarly achievements,
she received honorary doctoral degrees from Temple University and Harvard University
and from the Universities of Glasgow, Scotland; Berlin, Germany; Delhi, India; and
Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was also an Honorary Fellow of the
Educational Institute of Scotland.
Anne Sullivan's marriage, in 1905, to John Macy, an eminent critic and
prominent socialist, caused no change in the teacher-pupil relationship.
Helen went to live with the Macys and both husband and wife unstintingly gave
 their time to help her with her studies and other activities.
While still a student at Radcliffe, Helen Keller began a writing career
that was to continue on and off for 50 years.
In 1902, The Story of My Life, which had first appeared in serial form in the Ladies Home Journal,
appeared in book form. This was always to be the most popular of her works and today is available
in more than 50 languages, including Marathi, Pushtu, Tagalog, and Vedu.
It is also available in several paperback editions in this country.
Miss Keller's other published works include Optimism, an essay; The World I Live In;
The Song of the Stone Wall; Out of the Dark; My Religion; Midstream--My Later Life;
Peace at Eventide; Helen Keller in Scotland; Helen Keller's Journal; Let Us Have Faith;
Teacher, Anne Sullivan Macy; and The Open Door.
In addition, she was a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers,
writing most frequently on blindness, deafness, socialism, social issues,
 and women's rights. She used a braille typewriter to prepare her manuscripts
and then copied them on a regular typewriter.
During her lifetime, Helen Keller received awards of great distinction
too numerous to recount fully here.
 An entire room, called the Helen Keller Room, is devoted to their display
at the American Foundation for the Blind in New York City.
These awards include Brazil's Order of the Southern Cross; Japan's Sacred Treasure;
the Philippines' Golden Heart; Lebanon's Gold Medal of Merit; and her own country's highest honor,
the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Most of these awards were bestowed on her in recognition of the stimulation her example
and presence gave to work for the blind in those countries. In 1933 she was elected to membership
in the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
During the Louis Braille Centennial Commemoration in 1952, Miss Keller was made
a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor at a ceremony in the Sorbonne.
On the 50th anniversary of her graduation, Radcliffe College granted her its
Alumnae Achievement Award.
Her Alma Mater also showed its pride in her by dedicating the Helen Keller Garden
in her honor and by naming a fountain in the garden for Anne Sullivan Macy.
Miss Keller also received the Americas Award for Inter-American Unity,
the Gold Medal Award from the National Institute of Social Sciences,
the National Humanitarian Award from Variety Clubs International, and many others.
She held honorary memberships in scientific societies and philanthropic organizations
throughout the world.
Yet another honor came to Helen Keller in 1954 when her birthplace,
 "Ivy Green," in Tuscumbia, was made a permanent shrine.
It was dedicated on May 7, 1954 with officials of the American Foundation for the Blind
and many other agencies and organizations present.
In conjunction with this event, the premiere of Miss Keller's film biography, "The Unconquered,"
produced by Nancy Hamilton and narrated by Katharine Cornell, was held in the nearby city of Birmingham.
The film was later renamed "Helen Keller in Her Story" and in 1955 won an "Oscar"--
the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award as the best feature-length
documentary film of the year.
Miss Keller was indirectly responsible for two other "Oscars" a few years later when
Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke won them for their portrayals of Anne Sullivan and
 Helen Keller in the film version of "The Miracle Worker."
More rewarding to her than the many honors she received, were the acquaintances
and friendships Helen Keller made with most of the leading personalities of her time.
There were few world figures, from Grover Cleveland to Charlie Chaplin, Nehru,
and John F. Kennedy, whom she did not meet.
And many, among them Katharine Cornell, Van Wyck Brooks, Alexander Graham Bell,
and Jo Davidson, she counted as friends.
Two friends from her early youth, Mark Twain and William James, expressed beautifully
what most of her friends felt about her.
Mark Twain said, "The two most interesting characters of the 19th century are
Napoleon and Helen Keller.
" William James wrote, "But whatever you were or are, you're a blessing!"
As broad and wide ranging as her interests were, Helen Keller never lost sight of the
needs of her fellow blind and deaf-blind.
From her youth, she was always willing to help them by appearing before legislatures,
giving lectures, writing articles, and above all, by her own example of what a severely
handicapped person could accomplish.
When the American Foundation for the Blind, the national clearinghouse
for information on blindness, was established in 1921, she at last had an effective
national outlet for her efforts. From 1924 until her death she was a member of the
Foundation staff, serving as counselor on national and international relations.
It was also in 1924 that Miss Keller began her campaign to raise the
 "Helen Keller Endowment Fund"
for the Foundation. Until her retirement from public life, she was tireless in her efforts
to make the Fund adequate for the Foundation's needs.
Of all her contributions to the Foundation, Miss Keller was perhaps most proud of her
 assistance in the formation in 1946 of its special service for deaf-blind persons.
 She was, of course, deeply concerned for this group of people and was always searching
for ways to help those "less fortunate than myself."
Helen Keller was as interested in the welfare of blind persons in other countries
as she was for those in her own country; conditions in the underdeveloped and
war-ravaged nations were of particular concern. Her active participation in this area
of work for the blind began as early as 1915 when the Permanent Blind War Relief Fund,
later called the American Braille Press, was founded. She was a member of its first board of directors.
When the American Braille Press became the American Foundation for Overseas Blind
(now Helen Keller International)
in 1946, Miss Keller was appointed counselor on international relations.
It was then that she began the globe-circling tours on behalf of the blind
for which she was so well known during her later years.
During seven trips between 1946 and 1957 she visited 35 countries on five continents.
 In 1955, when she was 75 years old, she embarked on one of her longest and most grueling journeys,
a 40,000-mile, five-month-long tour through Asia.
Wherever she traveled, she brought new courage to millions of blind people,
and many of the efforts to improve conditions among the blind abroad can be traced directly to her visits.
During her lifetime, Helen Keller lived in many different places--
Tuscumbia, Alabama; Cambridge and Wrentham, Massachusetts; Forest Hills,
 New York, but perhaps her favorite residence was her last, the house in Westport,
Connecticut she called "Arcan Ridge."
She moved to this white, frame house surrounded by mementos of her rich and busy life
 after her beloved "Teacher's" death in 1936.
And it was Arcan Ridge she called home for the rest of her life.
 "Teacher's" death, although it left her with a heavy heart, did not leave Helen alone.
Polly Thomson, a Scots woman who joined the Keller household in 1914,
assumed the task of assisting Helen with her work.
After Miss Thomson's death in 1960, a devoted nurse-companion,
Mrs. Winifred Corbally, assisted her until her last day.
Helen Keller made her last major public appearance in 1961 at a Washington, DC, Lions Clubs Meeting.
At that meeting she received the Lions Humanitarian Award for her lifetime of service to humanity
and for providing the inspiration for the adoption by Lions International of their sight conservation
and aid to blind programs. During that visit to Washington, she also called on President Kennedy
at the White House. After that White House visit, a reporter asked her how many of our presidents
she had met. She replied that she did not know how many, but that she had met all of them
since Grover Cleveland!
After 1961, Helen Keller lived quietly at Arcan Ridge.
She saw her family, close friends, and associates from the American Foundation for the Blind
and the American Foundation for Overseas Blind, and spent much time reading.
Her favorite books were the Bible and volumes of poetry and philosophy.
Despite her retirement from public life, Helen Keller was not forgotten.
In 1964 she received the previously mentioned Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In 1965, she was one of 20 elected to the Women's Hall of Fame at the New York World's Fair.
Miss Keller and Eleanor Roosevelt received the most votes among the 100 nominees.
Helen Keller died on June 1, 1968, at Arcan Ridge, a few weeks short of her 88th birthday.
Her ashes were placed next to her beloved companions, Anne Sullivan Macy and Polly Thomson,
in the St. Joseph's Chapel of Washington Cathedral.
On that occasion a public memorial service was held in the Cathedral.
It was attended by her family and friends, government officials, prominent persons
from all walks of life, and delegations from most of the organizations for the blind and deaf.
In his eulogy, Senator Lister Hill of Alabama expressed the feelings of the whole world
when he said of Helen Keller, "She will live on, one of the few, the immortal names not born to die.
Her spirit will endure as long as man can read and stories can be told of the woman
who showed the world there are no boundaries to courage and faith."
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Helen Keller HouseSee the room she lived in and the famous pump where Annie Sullivan
spelled out water in one hand while the cool water pored over Helens other hand
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The Life Of Helen Keller Part 1

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Helen Keller was a remarkable woman, born in 1880 and died in 1968 at the age of 88.
At age two, she contracted an illness that left her blind, deaf, unable to speak,
and was considered backwards of intelligence.
She lived in a dark and hopeless world of her own, until age 7, when she was
placed in the care of her teacher, Anne Sullivan.
Through being taught letters spelt out in her hand, she came to realise
the correlation between those words and their meaning.
From then on, using her dogged persistence, she went on to bring forth her intellectual
and emotional abilities, being an avid learner, and despite the social obstacles of her time,
became the first deaf/blind person to graduate from college.
As an adult, she travelled the world, campaigned for civil rights, world peace,
human dignity and women's rights, and authored many books and essays.
She became a prominent figure in her lifetime, whose accomplishments
attracted awe, respect, admiration and inspiration.
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The story of Helen Keller is the story of a child who, at the age of 18 months,
was suddenly shut off from the world, but who, against overwhelming odds,
waged a slow, hard, but successful battle to reenter that same world.
The inarticulate little deaf and blind girl grew into a highly intelligent andsensitive
woman who wrote, spoke, and labored incessantly for the betterment of others.
So powerful a symbol of triumph over adversity did she become that she has a definite
place in the history of our time and of times to come.
Helen Adams Keller was born, physically whole and healthy, in Tuscumbia,
Alabama on June 27, 1880 in a white, frame cottage called "Ivy Green."
On her father's side she was descended from Alexander Spottswood,
a colonial governor of Virginia, and connected with the Lees and
other Southern families.
On her mother's side, she was related to a number of prominent New England families,
including the Hales, the Everetts, and the Adamses.
Her father, Captain Arthur Keller, was the editor of a newspaper, the North Alabamian.
Captain Keller also had a strong interest in public life and was an influential figure
in his own community. In 1885, under the Cleveland administration,
he was appointed Marshal of North Alabama.
The illness that struck the infant Helen Keller and left her deaf and blind,
was diagnosed as brain fever at the time; perhaps it was scarlet fever.
Popular belief had it that the disease left its victim an idiot.
And as Helen Keller grew from infancy into childhood, wild, unruly,
and with little real understanding of the world around her,
this belief was seemingly confirmed.
Helen Keller's real life began on a March day in 1887 when she was
a few months short of seven years old.
On that day, which Miss Keller was always to call
"The most important day I can remember in my life,"
Anne Mansfield Sullivan came to Tuscumbia to be her teacher.
Miss Sullivan, a 20-year-old graduate of the Perkins School for the Blind, who
had regained useful sight through a series of operations, had come to the Kellers
through the sympathetic interest of Alexander Graham Bell.
From that fateful day, the two--teacher and pupil--were inseparable until
the death of the former in 1936.
How Miss Sullivan turned the near savage child into a responsible human being
and succeeded in awakening her marvelous mind is familiar to millions,
most notably through William Gibson's play and film, The Miracle Worker,
Miss Keller's autobiography of her early years, The Story of My Life,
and Joseph Lash's Helen and Teacher.
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Rare photo captures Hellen Keller, with doll, and teacher Anne Sullivan.
Miss Sullivan began her task with a doll the children at Perkins had made for her to take to Helen.
By spelling "d-o-l-l" into the child's hand, she hoped to teach her to connect objects with letters.
Helen quickly learned to make the letters correctly, but did not know she was spelling a word,
or that words existed. In the days that followed she learned to spell a great many
more words in this uncomprehending way.
One day she and "Teacher"--as Helen always called her--went to the outdoor pump.
Miss Sullivan started to draw water and put Helen's hand under the spout.
As the cool water gushed over one hand, she spelled into the other the word
"w-a-t-e-r" first slowly, then rapidly.
Suddenly, the signals had meaning in Helen's mind.
She knew that "water" meant the wonderful cool something flowing over her hand.
Quickly, she stopped and touched the earth and demanded its letter name and
by nightfall she had learned 30 words.
Thus began Helen Keller's education.
She proceeded quickly to master the alphabet, both manual and in raised print for
 blind readers, and gained facility in reading and writing. In 1890, when she was just 10,
she expressed a desire to learn to speak.
Somehow she had found out that a little deaf-blind girl in Norway had acquired that ability.
Miss Sarah Fuller of the Horace Mann School was her first speech teacher.
Even when she was a little girl, Helen Keller said, "Someday I shall go to college."
And go to college she did. In 1898 she entered the Cambridge School for Young Ladies
to prepare for Radcliffe College.
She entered Radcliffe in the fall of 1900 and received her bachelor of arts degree
cum laude in 1904.
Throughout these years and until her own death in 1936,
Anne Sullivan was always by Helen's side, laboriously spelling book after book
and lecture after lecture, into her pupil's hand. 
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(Rare!) Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan (1930 ) 

Helen Keller,  her instructor and lifelong companion, Anne Sullivan shows the way how Helen Keller learned to talk.

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Helen Keller - Her Amazing Story

A prolific author, Keller was well traveled and was outspoken in her opposition to war.

 She campaigned for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and socialism, as well as many other progressive causes
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White Tea

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White tea 'may prevent wrinkles'
It could also help treat arthritis

A nice cup of tea can be very relaxing at the end of a stressful day,
but now it seems it may help you in surprising ways -
even keeping you looking younger.
Scientists at Kingston University in London analysed
the health properties of a number of plant extracts.
Although many of them were found to have potentially beneficial properties,
the researchers were stunned by the findings in white tea.
The research showed that white tea can prevent the activities of chemicals
which breakdown collagen and elastin - which in turn can lead to wrinkles as we age.
These chemicals are also implicated in inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Although the chemicals are a vital part of the body's normal workings,
leader of the study Professor Naughton pointed out that
"in inflammatory conditions,
suppressing the activities of these excess components has been the
subject of decades of research.
We were surprised to find such high activity for the white tea extracts
in all five tests that were conducted."
He continued: "We were testing very small amounts far less than you would find
in a drink, the early indicators are that white tea reduces the risk of inflammation
which is characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis and some cancers as well as wrinkles."
It should be noted that the study has not actually demonstrated that any of the plants
studied have been successfully used in treatments of either wrinkles or any other condition.
It has demonstrated the existence of potentially beneficial chemicals within the plants.
Obviously more work is required to see how this can be of practical benefit to humans.
The study was funded by Neal's Yard Remedies and published in the
BioMed Central journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
What is white tea?
In normal conversation white tea and black tea refer to tea either with or without milk.
But in both cases the tea used to make the drink is generally "black tea" -
90% of teas sold in western countries such as the UK are black teas.
Black tea leaves have been processed to react with oxygen in the air.
This strengthens the taste and caffeine content of the tea and also allows
it to be stored for more than a year, hence its popularity.
White tea is tea that has not been processed.
It often contains buds and young leaves.
It is a speciality of the Chinese province Fujian.
There have been previous claims that white tea has more
health benefits that either black tea or green tea.
Green tea is made from a particular type of tea leaf which has
minimal processing. It is very common in Japan.
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