A Candy Store Grows in Brooklyn
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A Candy Store Grows in Brooklyn:1938 - 1962 6 Blocks from theBrooklyn Dodgers Ebbets Field
About the Book
The Schneider family candy store was established on 496 Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1938, 6 blocks from Ebbets Field,and was operated by the Schneider family until 1962. In this book are a short story about my mom, Leila Schneider , and 27 authentic Brooklyn Dodgers autographs , collected by her during the many years she went to the games and cheered them on.. Autographs include Pee Wee Reese and Leo Durocher who snuck my mom into the games for free. Each player had a couple of mascots , and those two chose my mom, and they hung out with her when she was nine years old,and even after she graduated Erasmus Hall High School till they left Brooklyn and Ebbets Field closed down.
About the Author
Eileen Shavelson is the author of books ,videos, film and tv scripts especially in her own BodySurf Spirituality genre, for both adults and for kids as Lani Lowell. .Eileen is the lyricist and music publisher of Shaloha Music SESAC. Eileen has bodysurfed the Hawaiian islands since 1979, from Maui, Kauai, Big Island and Oahu, as well Australia and both US coasts Eileen Shavelson also has an MS in Clinical Psychology(1978), She has practiced spiritual counseling along with modern psychology across the US ,and was interviewed by the Seattle Weekly in 1988 for her groundbreaking(or swell!) work. Along with Bill Mello of Kauai's Surf Jones ( composer) she created two musicals , SoulSurfing Dance Queens from Outer Space and Janis Joplin Fantastic Reality.Attuning with the magic of the ocean waves is her way of creating and evoking heaven on earth and so infuses her books ,scripts and songs with that idea in mind. Her creations were intended to help individuals Navigate the Waves of Change with the wisdom and joy of bodysurfing the ocean waves.
Eileen attended PS 209 and JHS 43 in Brooklyn in the 60s ,she is 3 rd generation Brooklyn born and / or raised , covering the neighborhoods of Sheepshead Bay, Crown Heights , Midwood, Prospect Park, Manhattan Beach and Brighton Beach, from the turn of the century 1900 on.
Eileen Shavelson's extended family includes her mother Leila's double cousin Claire Schneider Tow of the Claire Tow Theatre above Lincoln Center and The Claire and Leonard Tow Performing Arts Center at Brooklyn College. Her grandparents Sol Schneider and Rose Weisbaum who owned the Candy store were the brother and sister respectively of Claire's father and mother , Sigmund Schneider and Sadie Weisbaum .