The Corner Candy Store: Penny Candy

The Corner Candy Store

Part I: Penny Candy

I lived next to the “corner store,” an institution among the Jewish and other ethnic neighborhoods in metropolitan New York.  Esther and Isaac of wrinkled brow and stooped shoulders worked six days a week, morning to night, spelling each other for meals and necessary breaks. They kept vigilance against the rascal who tried to pilfer a Three Musketeers Bar or a package of Hostess Twinkies. “Eh, Eh, Get out from here, you little shvants!”

My child’s mind yearned for the fabulous delicacies in Isaac’s store, the ones … Read More