Swings and Rewards- Black River Historical Society

July 17, 2011 at 12:42 pm 3 comments

NOTE: I just learned that Jim Smith ( aka Conrad Reid) pictured was also the donor of the said swing to BRHS in 1992.


Black River Historical Society is the keeper of Lorain’s history and artifacts. They take care of the artifacts and the home on 5th St. The garden of the old house blooms with the love and care the volunteers heap upon what could have ended up just another rental or derelict house if not for their good deeds.

So what thanks have they gotten the “old-fashioned porch swing” stolen right off the porch” – One has to ask why? I am not sure you would get much for it in a yard sale – and although BOE member Jim Smith has sat upon it as Mayor Conrad Reid in 2007 – George Washington certainly didn’t plunk his bottom down.

They even took the chains – perhaps to hang from their own porch? Who knows why people do these things. Have a look at the swing in the picture-

Did your kids bring home a present for you? Has your neighbor acquired new porch furniture? Did you see one at a yard sale?

I am offering $100 REWARD for the whereabouts/ return of the Porch Swing .
Contact 440-246-6046

But readers can also REWARD themselves by attending the

Saturday, July 30, 2011, 3:00pm to 10pm
Black River Landing, 421 Black River Lane, Lorain, OH 44052
•Wine Tasting – Local wineries – $10 includes souvenir wine glass and 5 tastings
•Arts, Crafts, & Antique Vendors
•Musical Entertainment-Missions of Music, Music by Dante, GNT Jazz(Witherspoon & Moore)
•Food Vendor-Jackalope, Chillin’ & Grillin & Mutt & Jeff’s
For more information please call 440-245-2563

Entry filed under: Charleston Village, city of lorain, Link -ups, Ripped Off?. Tags: , .

EPA- Smoke “N’ the Water Lame ducks- Pipe Yard – John Q

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lisa  |  July 17, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Nice pic of the swing. I’ll adjust my link accordingly.

    How bad/sad/pitiful does your life have to be that stealing a porch swing will make it better? Honestly.

  • 2. As Seen In Lorain |  |  July 17, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    […] See an excellent picture of the swing here. […]

  • 3. Loraine Ritchey  |  July 17, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    I know makes you wonder- the type whose fore fathers would steal the pee pot from under a bed………

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