Alabama Music Hall of Fame
|Front area of tour bus|
|Look at where the poor guy in the left bottom bunk had to sleep. No turning over in your sleep in that bunk|
I found the section of the museum that dealt with the Muscle Shoals history compelling as I had just watched a documentary (“The Wrecking Crew”) about this part of the country and the fabulous music that was created in the seventies. I also found it puzzling that there was no mention (that I saw) of the Blind Boys of Alabama.
|Look at this crazy four sided guitar|
Helen Keller Birthplace
Helen was born at Ivy Green in 1880. I remember hearing about her and also seeing pictures of her with Eleanor Roosevelt. What I really remember though is the movie “The Miracle Worker” with Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke. This house was built in the 1820s and remained in the Keller family until the 1950s-60s. It was interesting to walk on the same ground where Helen Keller walked and had her monster tantrums. Ok, ok, sorry – I meant to say that she overcame her unfortunate start in life and became a beacon for sight challenged people everywhere.
|This was a middle class plantation house in the 1820s|
|This was the cottage where Anne Sullivan taught Helen|
|We had a little rain the other night - this guy ended up sitting in the middle of a lake|