I was born in Nicaragua. I lived there until I moved to Miami in 1979 when I was 19 years old. I moved with my daughter; she was almost 2 at the time.
From the moment I moved to Miami I felt at home. My sisters were living here. The first time I came to Miami from Nicaragua, I was 5 years old and... Read More
I was born in Georgetown, Guyana, which is the only English-speaking country in South America.
When I was 6 years old, my parents migrated to Toronto... Read More
Michigan and Miami
I became enamored with Miami in my early teens. Hearing that it was the “in” place to vacation and, as a 15 year old, wanting desperately to be “in... Read More
Sheila Presser (Bronx born) and Norman Litz (a Philadelphian) both moved to Florida with their families in 1946. Sheila graduated from South Broward High... Read More
The Village of Biscayne Park was, during the ’50s and ’60s, a residential community of small neighborhoods squeezed between Miami Shores and North... Read More
In the winter of 1937, when I was 5 years old, my grandparents took an apartment in Miami Beach for the winter.
The apartment was on the corner of Española... Read More
The year was 1950. My parents, Bernice and Eddie Melniker came to Miami as my Dad had purchased the Coral Way Drive-In theater. They leased an apartment... Read More
It was late 1959 when my parents decided to follow my mother’s sister and her husband down to South Florida from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where I was born... Read More
On the plane ride from Panama to the United States, there was a short layover in Nicaragua. However, we were not allowed to deplane. I looked out the window... Read More
You can probably imagine my reaction as a 9-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C. after seeing Miami Beach for the first time in 1947. My parents brought my... Read More