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James (Rocky) Limes

Interviewee: James (Rocky) Limes, Jr.
Interviewer: Kelly Limes-Taylor Henderson
Date of Interview: August 22, 2014

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Transcript: 37 pages
Audio: 1 hour, 12 minutes, 26 seconds


Biography:
James (Rocky) Jero Limes Jr. was born in 1932 in Georgetown, South Carolina. He moved to New York with his family in 1944 at the age of twelve and still resides there. James met his wife Jenita in 1955, and the couple married in 1957. In December 2016, James and Jenita will have celebrated 59 years of marriage, and they have three children, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. James retired from the Post Office after 34 years of service.

Perry W. Limes

Interviewee: Perry W. LImes
Interviewer: Kelly Limes-Taylor Henderson
Date of Interview: March 2, 2016

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Transcript: 221 pages
Audio: 5 hours, 9 minutes, 9 seconds

 

Biography:
Perry Wilson Limes was born in New York City in 1945.  He is the sixth of Samenia’s and Jero’s ten children, and the first born in New York City.  An exceptional student, Perry attended many of New York’s specialized schools.

Perry joined the United Sates Air Force and served eight years, including a tour in Vietnam.  After leaving the military, Perry joined the New York City Housing Police Department, from which he is retired.

Perry has been married twice and currently resides, with his wife of 26 years, in Land O Lakes, Florida.  Perry is the father of four children and has ten grandchildren.

An avid reader, Perry also enjoys writing. He is a gifted artist and has earned a black belt in the martial arts.

Ronald L. Limes

Interviewee: Ronald L. Limes
Interviewer: Kelly Limes-Taylor Henderson
Date of Interview: March 15, 2016

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Transcript: 82 pages

Audio: 2 hours, 25 minutes, 28 seconds

 

Biography:
Ronald (Ron) L. Limes, formerly an IT professional, was born in 1943 in Georgetown, South Carolina. Married to his wife Barbara Harris Limes since 1963, Ronald enjoys photography and many types of music, especially jazz. Ronald and Barbara have two children, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. The ‘unofficial family photographer’ currently lives in Virginia.

Theodore J. Limes

Interviewee: Theodore J Limes
Interviewer: Kelly LImes-Taylor Henderson
Date of interview: July 29, 2014

Transcript: 94 pages

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Biography:
Theodore “T.J.” Limes is the eighth child of Samenia and James Limes. He was born and raised on 116th Street, in Harlem, New York. Father to two children (Iana and Adeena) and grandfather to three (Isaac, Diana, and Elijah), T.J. is married to Denise Nesfield Limes. He is a senior project manager for the Armand Resource Group, a civil rights consultant for government construction projects. T.J. ensures that construction projects follow federal, state, and local guidelines. After attending the University of Maryland, T.J. had a variety of work experiences, including managing construction projects in Seoul, Korea. T.J. enjoys golf, spending time with grandchildren and friends, and is “striving for life’s completion” -- which, he contends, will not occur until he’s “about a hundred and five.”

Veronica Limes

Interviewee: Veronica Limes
Interviewer: Kelly Limes-Taylor Henderson
Date of Interview: June 7, 2014

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Transcript: 69 pages

Audio: 2 hours, 43 seconds

 

Biography:
Veronica (Ronnie) Limes was born in 1953 in New York City. She has two children and five grandchildren. Veronica lives in Georgia, is an ordained minister, and enjoys reading, sewing and crafting. Veronica has dedicated much of her time to her church community, from working with the homeless and economically disadvantaged, to organizing services within the church itself. She has often delighted friends and family alike with her popular baked goods, and has been an invaluable asset in her career fields of insurance and shipping. Veronica is currently working on her first book – a spiritual memoir.

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