Miami Stories

  • Ellen Rosichan

    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. At the time, he lived in Bay Heights with his parents, Arthur and Claire Rosichan. I was young and had lived my whole life as a northerner. I... 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
  • Ligia Houben

    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... Read More
  • Ian A. Moffett

    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
  • Sandy Schreier

    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
  • Ronni Litz Julien

    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
  • Jack Dallas


    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
  • Allen Lockshin

    Austin Texas

    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
  • Jan Barnet

    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
  • Stan Schachne

    Davie, FL

    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

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