PART TWO: SWIMMING WITH GANSTERS


“ Mommy the door knocked.’ I said “ Okay, let me get it.” The valet reminded me of the munchens in Wizard of Oz, because of their berets, and tightly fitted double breasted coats. But it wasn’t the valet or room service, or anyone that I recognized. “Lucille, darling is everything to your satisfaction?” “Hello […]

I REMEMBER


I was a child of the fifties; when raising kids was easily defined. Mommy stayed home and made sure the kids didn’t burn the house down. Daddy went to an office to make money to pay for the house, and children waited until they were grown up to find out anything really useful. It was […]

THE SHOVEL OF TRUTH


It seems once a month; I am jarred into this part of my family history. Just last week, a woman emailed me information she pulled off a website that I’d never seen. There in the document, was a story about my mother and father. I began my research fourteen years ago. It started with what […]

MEETING MEYER LANSKY


I was 26 years old when the company I worked for sent me to Miami to investigate, The Carriage House, a residential property assigned to my management portfolio. One of the partners discovered the rents hadn’t been raised in five years and blew his top. My mission was to evaluate how much we could raise […]