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Lilian scores 100

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Lilian scores 100

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Like her mother before her, with whom she shared a first name, Lilian Estelle Butcher has reached the significant milestone of 100.
Today, the island’s newest centenarian was pretty in pink as she basked in all the attention showered on her by several offspring, many of whom travelled from Toronto, Canada and El Paso, Texas to be a part of the celebration at the Chelston Senior Citizens’ Home, St Stephen’s Hill, Black Rock, St Michael.
Butcher’s speech is severely slurred, but she was able to communicate with Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave through her grandson Sean.
Before sharing a toast, Sir Elliott quizzed her on what brought her to the ripe age of 100.
Butcher said it was ground provisions and cassava that had sustained her so far.
Full story in tomorrow’s WEEKEND NATION