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Forever in Our Memory

Candace Smith

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February 21st 1945 - September 6th 2021

From the late 1960’s through the 1970’s,

Candy became established as a local celebrity in Philadelphia.

A remarkably talented commercial actress on radio and TV, she gained aclaim in

her role as the “Phillies Girl,” the spokesmodel for the Phillies baseball team.

During that same period in her life, Candace began studying and practicing

Classical Yoga with Dr. Vijayendra Pratap. She was a founding member of the

Swami Kuvalayananda Yoga (SKY) Foundation which was formed on October 17, 1972.

Soon after SKY was established, Dr. Pratap asked Candace to acquire seven books

and manage their sale to his students. And so, Garland of Letters Bookstore was

born. From that moment, Candy devoted the rest of her life to the nurturing and

growth of a store that became respected far and wide as an important center of

the “New Age” spiritual movement in America. Her dedication to her teacher, manifested in Garland of Letters, is her legacy.


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