The Story of My Life by Helen Keller reveals many of the
occurrences of her childhood and many of the influences in her life. Her
father, Arthur H Keller has a huge impact on Helen's development,
tirelessly looking for methods and people to help her. Helen's father, a
captain in the Confederate Army, has been married before and Helen's
mother Kate is much younger than he.
Helen remembers Captain Keller as a loving father who takes great
pleasure in pleasing his daughter. He is proud of his garden and grows
the best grapes, berries, watermelons and strawberries and Helen is
always the first to taste the sweet, ripe grapes. He knows that Helen
also loves the garden, "the paradise of my childhood" (ch 2) and
relsihes leading her through the garden.