Miami Stories

  • Mark Kuperman

    Although my mother, the former Edith Leibowitz, was born in New York, she graduated from Miami Beach High in 1942. So it was only natural that she and my father, Marvin Kuperman, would move to Miami following their marriage in 1946. I was born in Victoria Hospital (which no longer exists) in 1948... Read More
  • Leimys Ramirez

    Hands shaking…holding back tears…acting as if it weren’t breaking me apart… I said good-bye with tears falling down my cheeks and walked through... Read More
  • Herbert Abrams

    Aventura, Florida

    I came to Miami Beach as a New York transplant along with my father Irwin, mother Fay and older brother George. Dad was a self-taught gentleman with... Read More
  • Mark Elman

    Miami, FL 33133

    When people ask me if I love a person romantically, I kind of laugh. I laugh because I’m sort of having an affair. I love my Venezuelan wife, whom I... Read More
  • Joan Erdheim

    My father, David R. Balogh, is a Miami Beach legend. Most Beach people knew him and many, many shopped at his Balogh jewelry store. Today, wherever... Read More
  • Elayne Weisburd

    5200 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

    Some might say that I was made to serve in public office. I don’t know, but I have lived an interesting and good life. I learned so much doing what... Read More
  • Pedro Fournier

    Little Havana

    I was born in Guantánamo in 1956. I moved to Havana as a teenager to study and ultimately graduated with a math degree. In 1994, I decided take a raft... Read More
  • Marlene Warren

    South Florida

    I wanted to spend my retirement entertained with a million things to do each and every day. My husband Steve, on the other hand, wanted to spend his retired... Read More
  • Ellen Rosichan

    Miami Beach

    n 1963, I made my first trip to Miami. I had just graduated from college and was invited to visit by the man who would become my husband, Richard Rosichan... Read More
  • Marcos Oliveira

    Sunrise, FL

    I was born and raised in Brazil. I was 17 years old when I began my banking career there. In 1986, I was offered a job at a Brazilian bank to manage... Read More

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