The Kindergarten students from Chestnut Christian Children’s Preschool and Kindergarten in New Boston visited the nursing home this week. The children were celebrating their 100th day of their school year. In keeping with the theme of 100 they visited with one of the residents that is 100 years old. Resident Lillian Miller graciously answered the many questions the 17 students had pondered on before their arrival. One of the teachers had printed the questions on a large poster board and read them aloud for Lillian to answer as the children anxiously awaited her responses.
They found that vegetables are one of her favorite foods; she grew up on a small farm in Maine where she churned butter, and had to walk to school because there were no school buses.
Lillian recounted that she had done a great deal of traveling as a young woman as well as working as a nurse and then as a welder in Portsmouth on the Liberty ships being built during World War II. The children were interested to know that her middle name is Genieve.
The students brought a large poster for Miss Lillian decorated with their handprints, and handmade cards. They were accompanied by the school director Lorraine Miller, and 3 of their teachers. After all their questions had been answered they serenaded Lillian with song.