HOMES OF THE TREASURE COAST
Fields describes them as old and ratty but they still bloom.
Two came into flower this year and, she says, “the whole
family came over to look at them.”
Another familial connection is a tribute to the Fields family
having spent 20 years, on and off, living in England. According
to Fields, it’s a British tradition to put a name on a house. After
her parents visited them in England her mother had a plaque
created for the Painted Bunting house that reads: Mullet Mansion.
The nameplate hangs on the back patio.
The house has bestowed memories on its occupants over
the years, including welcoming a new family member. Fields’
father, Rody Johnson, a well-known local author and contrib-
Bunk beds come in handy when the Fields family, which includes 14 grandchildren, come to visit.