Manhasset Stories, Volumes I and II
Many of the Manhasset Stories in these two volumes come from decades of retelling stories about growing up in Manhasset on the north shore of Long Island with my baby boomer friends. It was a time when the town was just coming into a new era. A new middle class had arrived from the boroughs. The suburbs were a new concept. The high-speed roadways, the shopping centers, and the area parks were new. The families were young and new.
We lived in houses that skirted the estates of Gold Coast wealth with the most important city in the world just a brief train ride away. The new residents of Manhasset had the fire of post WWII in their bellies, Fifth Avenue stores at their fingertips, and an economy that was growing in leaps and bounds.
Manhasset Stories: A Baby Boomer looks Back.
Volume 1 was:
~ #1 in Amazon’s Hot New Releases, Dec. 2011
~ LI Woman magazine’s Book Pick April, 2012
~ One of Squidoo’s Top Five Baby Boomer
Books in 2012
Several of these local color essays have appeared in the New York Times, Long Island Woman, and other magazines and newspapers, earning top NYPA and LIPA awards.
Manhasset Times Media, LLC.
Suzanne McLain Rosenwasser, Author
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Below: Slideshow of 50s Memorial Day parades.
" Great Spirit be a maduh. She feed us; we feed dem. Round and round. Dat's de way. You helps dem, so you helps alla us, all-a-wanna don't ya know."
from Don't Ya Know
Nuna Shellfoot spoke in her strange rythimic dialect. She tucked a gray hair into a crown of black braids and turned her caramel-colored face toward the sun. It is the 1920s on a small island off the coast of Long Island, New York, Nuna's hope is in the Runapewak who wander in spirit. All together, all-a-wanna, they will help her care for the sacred land of this place.
It is a new age on Corycian (Core-seen) Island, the "Eye-Land of the Gods." The putrid smelling fish oil factories of the 1800s are gone. Now The Strand Hotel, The Believers' Campgrounds, St. Anthony's Convent, and The Captain's Guest House are destinations for shoreless refugees who seek a connection beyond themselves to an ether sifting through the island atmosphere. When the world-weary newcomers meet the unworldly islanders, a storm of spirit "be wit' in you and wit' out you, don't ya know." (to read more, click on "Don't Ya Know" at top of page)Type your paragraph here.
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