Lucille Miller of Waseca, Minn., who bore 15 girls and seven boys and raised them on a farm with the help of her organizational skills and the buddy system, died Monday in Waseca. She was 83.
Miller was 17 when she had her first child and 43 when she had her last.
“We didn’t intend to have this many children,” she said in an April 17, 2000, Star Tribune article by Chuck Haga. “But it’s been wonderful to have them and watch them grow. They’re all individuals.”
Read the whole article here.
“The best part has been a deep sense of companionship,” she said. “Not many people can say they have that many intimate friends.
“Years ago, we were having a family photo taken. I stopped the photographer and asked, `Can I just step out and look at all you guys?’ And one by one, we each took a turn and stepped out and looked at our family. That was very powerful.”
The wonderful thing about this story is the great love you sense in the parents and the children. Many people react in horror at the idea of so many kids; but they fail to see the heart of the matter.
thanks to Elizabeth at Real Learning