Miami Stories

  • 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 (Mom, Dad and 5-year-old Billy) stuffed all their belongings into a cream-colored 1937 Packard convertible replete with rumble seat and set sail for... 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
  • Saghar Leslie Naghib

    Miami, FL

    Nostalgia. It is what happens to me when I start thinking about where Miami begins and where I end. This remarkable city, a nexus of comings and goings... Read More
  • Alejandro Gonzalez-Mir

    South Miami, FL

    One sunny, mid-week afternoon, I arrived at home to family cars parked in the front yard. I did not have to dig for the house key in my bookbag. My father... Read More
  • Veronica Diaz

    Miami, FL

    Let’s set the scene: It’s early 2004, and my mother is taking my younger sister and me to go watch Cats: The Musical at what was then known as Jackie... Read More
  • Aristotle Ares

    Miami Beach

    I was born in a wood frame building on Miami Beach in 1924. My parents were Greeks, born in Turkey. My father’s parents raised silkworms that were... Read More

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