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This photo of a Fireman’s Convention was taken in 1868 in the Northwest corner of the Lima public square.

This photo of a Fireman’s Convention was taken in 1868 in the Northwest corner of the Lima public square.


Courtesy of Russell Young

This photo, published April 10, 1960, in The Lima News, shows four siblings who were celebrating April birthdays. They were the children of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Monfort. From left is Greg, 4, Kathy, soon to be 5, Eddie, 8, and Jeff, also 4. (Greg and Jeff are twins.) In the center, the family Easter basket symbolizes the children’s birthday month. The Lima News staffer Bob Pendergast wrote a feature story on the family’s birthday celebration, which included a big tour to visit all the grandparents. “The Monforts are a typical Lima young couple who seem to be growing up with their blonde haired, blue eyed youngsters and ‘although Norman and I don’t have April birthdays, we get as much fun out of the big party as the kids,’ says the mother. … The twins, who call each other Greg, forgetting that one is named Jeff, got cowboy suits for their birthday a week ago Saturday. Their sister wants a cowboy hat and boots next Saturday, when she makes the grade, and only Eddie’s interest seems to turn to the sports’ world. He got baseball equipment yesterday. That’s the kind of present you’d expect on an April birthday.”

This photo, published April 10, 1960, in The Lima News, shows four siblings who were celebrating April birthdays. They were the children of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Monfort. From left is Greg, 4, Kathy, soon to be 5, Eddie, 8, and Jeff, also 4. (Greg and Jeff are twins.) In the center, the family Easter basket symbolizes the children’s birthday month. The Lima News staffer Bob Pendergast wrote a feature story on the family’s birthday celebration, which included a big tour to visit all the grandparents. “The Monforts are a typical Lima young couple who seem to be growing up with their blonde haired, blue eyed youngsters and ‘although Norman and I don’t have April birthdays, we get as much fun out of the big party as the kids,’ says the mother. … The twins, who call each other Greg, forgetting that one is named Jeff, got cowboy suits for their birthday a week ago Saturday. Their sister wants a cowboy hat and boots next Saturday, when she makes the grade, and only Eddie’s interest seems to turn to the sports’ world. He got baseball equipment yesterday. That’s the kind of present you’d expect on an April birthday.”


Courtesy of Kathy Bonito

The front of a postcard shows Lima’s three courthouses.


Courtesy of Russell Young

The rear of the courthouse postcard shows it was printed as a handout for W.D. Loy, the Democratic candidate for Recorder in 1910.


Courtesy of Russell Young

Area readers are always kind in sharing with us their treasured photographs for Reminisce. We continue to accept photos or story ideas of older times and people throughout the region.

If you have photos you think might be of interest to our readers, email info@limanews.com. Please enjoy these photos that were submitted by readers.

This photo of a Fireman’s Convention was taken in 1868 in the Northwest corner of the Lima public square.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/06/web1_fireman.jpgThis photo of a Fireman’s Convention was taken in 1868 in the Northwest corner of the Lima public square. Courtesy of Russell Young
This photo, published April 10, 1960, in The Lima News, shows four siblings who were celebrating April birthdays. They were the children of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Monfort. From left is Greg, 4, Kathy, soon to be 5, Eddie, 8, and Jeff, also 4. (Greg and Jeff are twins.) In the center, the family Easter basket symbolizes the children’s birthday month. The Lima News staffer Bob Pendergast wrote a feature story on the family’s birthday celebration, which included a big tour to visit all the grandparents. “The Monforts are a typical Lima young couple who seem to be growing up with their blonde haired, blue eyed youngsters and ‘although Norman and I don’t have April birthdays, we get as much fun out of the big party as the kids,’ says the mother. … The twins, who call each other Greg, forgetting that one is named Jeff, got cowboy suits for their birthday a week ago Saturday. Their sister wants a cowboy hat and boots next Saturday, when she makes the grade, and only Eddie’s interest seems to turn to the sports’ world. He got baseball equipment yesterday. That’s the kind of present you’d expect on an April birthday.”
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/06/web1_bdays.jpgThis photo, published April 10, 1960, in The Lima News, shows four siblings who were celebrating April birthdays. They were the children of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Monfort. From left is Greg, 4, Kathy, soon to be 5, Eddie, 8, and Jeff, also 4. (Greg and Jeff are twins.) In the center, the family Easter basket symbolizes the children’s birthday month. The Lima News staffer Bob Pendergast wrote a feature story on the family’s birthday celebration, which included a big tour to visit all the grandparents. “The Monforts are a typical Lima young couple who seem to be growing up with their blonde haired, blue eyed youngsters and ‘although Norman and I don’t have April birthdays, we get as much fun out of the big party as the kids,’ says the mother. … The twins, who call each other Greg, forgetting that one is named Jeff, got cowboy suits for their birthday a week ago Saturday. Their sister wants a cowboy hat and boots next Saturday, when she makes the grade, and only Eddie’s interest seems to turn to the sports’ world. He got baseball equipment yesterday. That’s the kind of present you’d expect on an April birthday.” Courtesy of Kathy Bonito
The front of a postcard shows Lima’s three courthouses.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/06/web1_postcard-front.jpgThe front of a postcard shows Lima’s three courthouses. Courtesy of Russell Young
The rear of the courthouse postcard shows it was printed as a handout for W.D. Loy, the Democratic candidate for Recorder in 1910.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/06/web1_postcard.jpgThe rear of the courthouse postcard shows it was printed as a handout for W.D. Loy, the Democratic candidate for Recorder in 1910. Courtesy of Russell Young

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