Despite my minor feud with Tom Falco, it was with great interest that I noted that he’s fired up the Coconut Grove Grapevine again. For those not paying attention, Falco ...
This is the historical marker I just happened to discover one day in early 2009. It led to all the research that followed. As I add chapters to my ongoing series “Unpacking ...
Peacock Inn circa 188?. Courtesy State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory Dateline January 6, 1874 – Dr. Horace P. Porter establishes the first post office in Cocoanut Grove. In the 138 years ...
Welcome to my occasional entry of Unpacking the Aunty Em Ericann Blog, where I ask my readers to pay attention to the man behind the curtain, who used to be ...
Dateline December 5, 1955 – Rosa Parks and E.D. Nixon began the Montgomery Bus Boycott. It lasted for just over one year.  This is something that happened within my lifetime. It’s ...
I started my professional career on a machine like this. I still bang my keyboard as if it’s a manual typewriter and I wear off the most used letters within a year. Welcome ...
Pictures in the public domain stitched together by author From time to time I like to unpeel the onion and reveal a bit of what it takes to put this blog ...
“Hanging” Chad. Despite his name, Chad’s a wonderful dancer. I have never voted in an election in my entire life. In fact, it’s somewhat of a family tradition. I am a ...
Dateline October 24, 1926 – It was on this day that illusionist and escape artist Harry Houdini gave his last performance in 1926 at Detroit’s Garrick Theater. He was to die of ...
DATELINE October 18, 1919 – Pierre Elliot Trudeau is born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. While he was born into wealth, when he became Prime Minister in 1968 there were no ...
It’s amazing what a phone call to the right City of Miami department can do. When I arrived for my weekly visit to the E.W.F. Stirrup House yesterday, there was ...
The Charles Avenue historical marker, Sept. 14, 2012 In my efforts to save the E.W.F. Stirrup House, I have had to do a great deal of research, with still far more ...

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