From Horse and Buggy to Space, by Schaer, Oscar
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- ISBN: 9781426933196 | 1426933193
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/20/2010
Oscar Schaer's family members were plain American folks who worked hard and contributed to the advancement of a great nation. In his memoirFrom Horse and Buggy to SpaceSchaer shares his intriguing life story while providing a compelling glimpse back into history.From his first recollections growing up in Columbus, Ohio, when trash collectors traveled by horse and wagon and a Freezy Frozen Chocolate Malted Milkshake was the consolation prize for not crying during a smallpox vaccination, Schaer chronicles his ordinary-and sometimes extraordinary-journey through life. He recounts moments such as the time his blue collar family lost their home to foreclosure during the Great Depression, his first train ride was like as a young Navy enlistee during World War II, and how the GI bill helped him attend the University of Ohio as a mechanical engineering student. He provides an honest portrayal of what life was really like for a man lucky enough to live through two centuries.From horses and buggies to shiny Model T Fords to space exploration and international travel, Oscar Schaer's compilation of a lifetime of memories provides both a personal and historical legacy to be enjoyed and treasured.