Miami Stories

  • Karin Emily Stahl

    North Miami, FL

    A child of the Florida sun, I lived in soft T-shirts and sandals. But here I was, walking with my mother to Van E. Blanton Elementary School, attired in a plaid dress and stiff Oxford shoes. September 1959 was a more innocent time; the terms “crack,” “pusher,” “grass,” or “weed,” surely... Read More
  • Edith Reisner


    My father, Jacob Siegel, came to Florida from Livingston Manor in the Catskill Mountains in New York State. That was in 1925 during the boom in Miami... Read More
  • Sherry Boberman

    Miami, Florida

    My memories of Miami begin 34 years ago in 1980 when I came here for the first time for a nursing internship at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. I had completed... Read More
  • Joyce Ojala

    Miami Shores

    I grew up in Miami Shores beginning in the mid-1940s, a beautiful place to live where you can still view Biscayne Bay today, as you could then. I went... Read More
  • William Bennett, M.D.

    Minneola, FL

    In early 1941, Europe and Asia were at war and the threat of United States involvement was growing exponentially. Not to be deterred, the Bennett family... Read More
  • Sylvia Inocent

    North Miami

    Seventeen. That is when I graduated from high school. I had many choices of where I wanted to go to school, but the university I dreamed of going to rejected... Read More
  • Aleyda Martinez Novotny

    “Tey, mire esos hombres con esos sombreros tan chistosos. ... Tey, yo quiero ir ahi.” “Tey,” I said to my grandmother. “Look at those men... Read More
  • Vivianne Gonzalez

    Like every other night, I sit by my window to finish my homework, but tonight the light of the full moon distracted me. It was a beautiful night, but I... Read More
  • Iris Marks

    This is an interesting story about a creative, talented man (my dearest husband of 50 years), Herbert Marks. He had an office on Lincoln Road for 60 years... Read More
  • Ruth Nowalk Schooley

    Homestead, FL

    I was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania and moved to Ft. Pierce, Florida, in June of 1940. Shortly after we moved to Ft. Pierce the Japanese attacked Hawaii... Read More

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