“THE BIG MANGO is a full-blown work. There’s no room for improvement. It’s as good as it gets.” —The Bangkok Post
From the Big Apple, to the Big Orange, to the Big Mango. It had a kind of nutty logic to it. Bangkok was about as far from San Francisco as Eddie Dare can get without falling off the edge of the world, although at times he wondered if that wasn’t exactly what he had done.
Four hundred million dollars is in the wind, the result of a bungled CIA operation to grab the Bank of Vietnam’s currency reserves when the Americans fled Saigon in 1975. A few decades later the word on the street is that all that money somehow ended up in Bangkok and a downwardly mobile lawyer from San Francisco named Eddie Dare is the only guy left alive who’s got a chance of finding it.
Eddie knows nothing about the missing money. At least, he doesn’t think he does. But so many other people believe he’s got an inside track that he and his old marine buddy Winnebago Jones figure it’s worth a shot to head f…
Anna Milaeva, founder of Mangoes to Share, and Steven Brownlee pick mangos from a South Miami home on Sunday, July 5. Later that day, they donated more than 500 pounds to the Miami Rescue Mission shelters in Wynwood.
The Mangoes to Share organization collected piles of these large mangos from Forton Wimbush's property in South Miami. The mango collectors have been traveling throughout South Florida for two years now.
Summer and mangoes go hand in hand in South Florida. People with mango trees in their backyards often give the King of Fruit to coworkers and friends.
But these small gifts don't make a dent in the hundreds of mangoes growing in people’s backyards. The solution? Some homeowners ignore them and let them overripe until the point of rotting.
That’s when Anna Milaeva got an idea. She was running in the residential areas near Brickell and stumbled upon a mango in someone’s backyard.
“I saw some mangos on the street, and people throwing …