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A visit from Lillian Fisher's Great Grand Nephew
A visit from Lillian Fisher's Great Grand Nephew
Holly Spence
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Paul Coombs - great grand nephew of our namesake, Lillian Fisher visited Fisher-Mitchell on Tuesday. Very eager 4th graders ate their lunch and listened to Paul share his stories about Ms. Fisher.

Ms. Barker who spearheaded Paul returning to FMS recounts his visit:

The best story for me was how his aunt would take him on special 1 on 1 outings for only a dime -  the cost of a bus fare. They would just get on the bus and ride all around Bath - where they could have quality time together, just being present (her greatest quality he said, just always being 'present' for him and others.) The outings always ended with ice cream.

Paul hadn't been in the building for 64 years - when he visited his Great Grand Aunt here so she could help acclimate him to Kindergarten (he went to Dike school.) It was very emotional for him and a fun event for the 4th graders who will now be planning some other way to honor her. 

Paul Coombs - great grand nephew of Lillian Fisher speak to a group of students

two students speaking to an adult

Paul Coombs - great grand nephew of Lillian Fisher speak to a group of students