[nfbmi-talk] An Interesting Observation

Fred wurtzel f.wurtzel at comcast.net
Sat Apr 16 02:25:00 UTC 2011

hi larry,

so, what's for breakfast?  you're making me hungry.  I used to like eating
at your snack bar.  of course come to think of it, I like eating almost
everywhere. (smile)

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On Behalf Of Larry D. Keeler
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 8:38 PM
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Subject: [nfbmi-talk] An Interesting Observation

I found this thing just interesting.  Those of you who know me sometimes may
think I'm a little slow or maybe a little bizarre at times.  This is because
I'm very observant as far as speech and how it reflects the psychology of
what was said.  So, sometimes I appear to talk slowly because I'm thinking
about what I have heard or experienced.  My son was out to his Grandmas
house.  This is my mother-in-law.  She never grew up with me and my wife
Carol, has never had a probblem with her sight unless she sees something
different in my ugly mug!  No, I guess that's a matter of taste not of
sight!  Well, I mentioned all of this as background to a remark that my son
made while watching a movie.  I'm not sure what the thing was but it had a
dude doing the face feeling thing with a woman.  Probably the stereotypical
thing we've always heard about.  Grandma made some coment about how blind
folks do that to "see" other people.  In a very firm voice my son piped up
and said, "Dad never does that!"  Grandma actually had to think about it
before she aggreed.  When Steven and Grandma came home Grandma asked me.  I
said that I didn't need to do that because it looks goofy doing that and the
last time I did Steven was born!  This is ment to cause some to chuckle but
the other point is that my kids have learned from example that most of the
stereotypical stuff is just that.  My daughter attended MSD after what
little of the school for the blind moved there.  She helped blind students
some and was familiar with how to help.  One of Virginias friends friends
was really adamant about blind people cooking.  She said that not only could
they cook but her Dad, a man, mE!! cooked her favorite food!  She finally
won the argument by bringing the girl over for dinner during the summer.
She had two large helpings!  And, I put her to work as well!  These examples
show how role modeling and just doing teach others how to think of
Intelligence is always claimed but rarely proven!
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