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Bob Lind, Published June 19 2013

Quintuplets once the darlings of world

A Utah couple made news last month by having quintuplets.

That brings up Canada’s famed Dionne quintuplets who, when they were born in 1934, became the darlings of the world.

The Dionnes, of whom two are still living, had many fans. And if you’re one of them, Neighbors has a deal for you.

Or rather, Brian Hayer does.

Brian, of Fargo, writes that several years ago he bought a scrapbook and box that contained many articles about the girls.

“I used to see framed pictures of them at farm auctions and estates sales and was curious about them,” he writes.

Now, he says, he would “like to give the whole set of clippings to someone who would be interested in having them.”

His collection includes dozens of newspaper and magazine clippings, primarily of the Dionnes as babies and young girls, but also some after they became adults.

One clipping is a Karo syrup ad featuring the quints.

You could pick these items up at Brian’s downtown Fargo office. He’s president of Warner and Co. at 318 Broadway.

To contact him, call (701) 237-6414 or email him at BHayer@warner


If you have an item of interest for this column, mail it to Neighbors, The Forum, Box 2020, Fargo, ND 58107; fax it

to (701) 241-5487; or email blind@forumcomm.com