Insightful and heartwarming true stories from a twentieth-century life fill these pages. Oklahoma author Armin Saeger's Quaker roots shape the man he becomes and the work he undertakes. These real-life snapshots take us from early childhood, in Oklahoma and Missouri as well as Philadelphia, through WW II experiences as a Conscientious Objector, then into the author's professional life as a social worker and psychotherapist. He reveals compassion, intelligence, and humor in Sowing My Quaker Oats. Experience with him the pains and joys of life, and step into history rarely heard: the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, human guinea pig experiments with infectious hepatitis and frostbite, the civil rights movement, Native American issues in the 1960s, individual and group mental health approaches, and see the toad that jumped too far.
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About the Author
Armin Saeger was a retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Bioenergetic Therapist who lived with his wife, Lucy, at a retirement community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, until his passing on April 28, 2012. With his retirement, he also gave up model railroading and outdoor gardening as his two hobbies. In their place, he substituted writing, and quickly became addicted to the process of translating his thoughts and feelings into the printed word, Although a variety of activities vied for his attention, daily walks, time with wife or family and writing his memoirs claimed most of his time and energy. Armin's engaging stories are a lasting legacy of his life.