Monk’s Journey

Monk’s Journey

Returning to his home state of Florida after a successful career in the US Navy, Walter “Monk”  Reynolds wrote his book, Monk’s Journey. It is the story of his remarkable life, growing up in rural Florida seventy-five years ago.  There he lived a life of poverty and...
Reach! How To Be All You Can Be

Reach! How To Be All You Can Be

William Sweeney grew up in an orphanage having lost his mother and father by the time he was ten years old.  He knew that his two sisters were housed in another building, and he did his bests to get in contact with them during meals and other group meetings. He was a...
Florence’s Story

Florence’s Story

“Florence’s Story, 1902 to 2002, As told to Marjory Lyons” by Florence Mills 2002 A story of 100 years of living. “As a child, I always thought something good was going to happen. I kept thinking, ‘Well, things aren’t so bad, are they?’ I just didn’t...
Grandma Elaine’s Story

Grandma Elaine’s Story

By Elaine F. Needell, MD This is the companion piece to her husband’s memoir. Elaine tells when she met Mervin, and how they attended medical school, internship and residency together. She speaks of Miami in 1950s, and what it was like starting a family, her own...
Grandpa Merv’s Memoirs

Grandpa Merv’s Memoirs

By Mervin H. Needell, MD This is a life story by a Miami physician, who for two months every year worked in impoverished countries around the world, including India, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Colombia, Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific, and Lambarene, Gabon...
You Can Call Me Brooklyn

You Can Call Me Brooklyn

By Abe Spieler You Can Call Me Brooklyn by Abe Spieler is a marvelous story of spirit, daring and adventure, moving from peak to valley and back again starting on the streets of Brooklyn where he grew up, to service during WWII in the Navy in the South Pacific, to his...