I started my life insurance career in Norfolk, Va., then transferred to South Florida in early January 1964 to manage my company’s Miami district office.
I had previously rented a small, new house in Coral Gables for my wife Barbara and two young daughters, Jane, 7, and Margaret, 5. What we didn’t... Read More
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I do not know when I first heard that word, but it pretty much summarizes how I feel about growing up in Miami during the 1970s and ‘80s... Read More
South Miami Heights — it brings a smile to my face. I wish the kids of today could have had the childhood we had — it was so simple.
Dad was the... Read More
I was born in the city of San Pedro, California. Our family is very large and of Mexican descent. I was the youngest of four children. We grew up in a... Read More
My parents sold their business in Washington, D.C. in 1951 and we came to Miami Beach for vacation. After a few weeks, they informed me they were not going... Read More
In 1949, I first came to Miami to check out the University of Miami.
I hitched a ride from New York with my Uncle Pat, who drove the boss’ shiny black... Read More
I was born at St. Francis Hospital in March 1947.
My parents both came to Miami Beach for work, my mother in 1936 and my father in 1939. They met while... Read More
Miami became my home in February 1960 when I was based here as a Delta stewardess.
I lived in Miami Springs, on a lake, with three other stewardesses... Read More
I was born in 1932 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. After my first three years at Grandma Rose Fields’ hotel, across from the prestigious DuPont... Read More
I am sitting here in our den and weathering another tropical storm. Fortunately it is one of the smaller, less significant ones, but interestingly enough... Read More