California Or Bust by Annemarie Reuter Schomaker
1950 to 1986

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Follow the successes and failures of a young family in Southern California. Live with them through earthquakes, A-bomb scares, Little League and Cub Scouts. Experience life-threatening accidents as part of growing up in the Golden State. Wonder how they could survive on a minimum wage of 75 cents an hour but marvel at the cost of goods in the fifties and sixties when gasoline was 19 cents a gallon and one could buy a starter home for less than twenty thousand dollars. The book is recent history on a very personal level. Try it - you'll like it.

About Annemarie Reuter Schomaker

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Annemarie was born in Berlin in 1930 during the depression years and managed to survive the war and its aftermath.  In 1950 she immigrated to Southern California where she resides today.  Now widowed she has two sons, three grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Her first book Out of the Ashes depicts life in a war torn Germany from 1930 to 1950.  It received excellent reviews and compelled her to continue the sage with California or Bust.  A third book Starman Years follows her adventures and misadventures into the new Millenium. Her writing style is unique, often humorous and always entertaining.
Published June 13, 2006 by AuthorHouse. 312 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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