My Miami story began the day my KLM flight touched down from Cuba at Miami International Airport.
I was traveling alone in 1961 at the age of 11. I was going to some unknown destination, which turned out to be an orphanage in Colorado, arranged by Operation Pedro Pan. I was reunited with my mother... Read More
Coral Gables, FL
In 1953, my father realized his dream of many years when we moved from Allentown, Pa., to South Florida.
I can remember stepping off the train at the... Read More
Growing up in South Dade in the early years was a great time. I was born in 1923 at home in Redland. My father came to Florida from West Virginia in about... Read More
Vivid memories of Miami in early 60s
I arrived in Miami with my mother on Friday, July 7, 1961 a little before 7 p.m. I consider myself Miamian, Dade-ian... Read More
NORTH MIAMI, FL
Our first family visit to the Miami Public Library (as it was called then) was back in 1958. I was 5 years old, my sister Victoria was 8, and my brother... Read More
It was the end of the first week of June, 1963. I had just finished third grade at Shenandoah Elementary School and I was looking forward to summer vacation... Read More
I may be the only person who can say they were born on Sesame Street.
I did not live with Big Bird, but instead in a house at 1216 Sesame St., in Opa-locka... Read More
I was born in 1939 in Winston-Salem, N.C. I’m the last of eight children. I was born to John Fair and Mary Lou Fair.
People ask me about the name... Read More
I’m one of the rare ones – a pre-Boomer (1942) who was born and raised in “Myam-uh” (natives still pronounce it that way) and still lives in South... Read More
Coral Gate, FL
Little did we know when Ben and I got married in Havana in 1958 and came to Miami for our honeymoon that this city would be our home for the rest of our... Read More