The Time of Our Lives: Memories and Fantasies of a Blissful Nonagenarian


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Ardent Writer Press, LLC
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6.0 X 0.81 X 9.0 inches | 1.29 pounds
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About the Author

ELLIOT SCHUBERT WAS BORN to a working-class Chicago family in 1923. His grandparents were Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe in the late nineteenth century. His father owned a dry-cleaning store and was active in the labor movement, while his mother was a devoted housewife. Both of his parents were lovers of reading and learning. Elliot worked his way through high school and undergraduate school. He was a high achiever in the classroom and played varsity baseball as well. During the war, he enlisted in Midshipman's school and was sent overseas on the USS Casablanca, an aircraft carrier, in 1945 prior to the Japanese surrender. He spent six months onboard the ship as a communications officer with the rank of ensign. Following his discharge in 1946, he and his wife Eileen moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where he obtained a PhD in Chemistry with assistance from the GI Bill and Eileen's employment as a stenographer. Elliot and Eileen eventually moved back to Chicago, where they raised four children. He worked for a leading pharmaceutical company as a laboratory chemist, patent specialist and research coordinator, while she taught the hard of hearing in the public schools. In 1984, Eileen and Elliott retired to San Diego, where he dedicated his time to writing fiction and memoirs, and she to woodworking, bridge and golf. Elliot moved to Coronado, California in 2012 to reside in an assisted living facility. Eileen moved to be with him in late 2016 and passed away in May of 2017. Elliot is currently involved in writing, community activities, listening to music, watching movies and YouTube, and keeping up with the news.