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She thinks I’m going to be great! It’s like she’s my number one fan. At least that’s what I think the daughter told me. It’s really hard to hear in the shower. You know, with all that water pouring down on her, I couldn’t help but think of that scene in the film version of The Miracle Worker. Anne Bancroft, playing Patty Duke’s tutor, wrestles her under a pump and water comes splashing down on her hand, see? Patty plays the young Helen Keller of course, and the force of the water from the pump cues her to say “wawa”, her first understandable word! Of course the difference is that Patty had all her clothes on. The play’s much better than the film, by the way.

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