We are also given photographic glimpses of his artistic capabilities in the form of many colorful metal sculptures he has created over the years that adorn his home and garden.
About the Author
Seymour Lehrer was born on September 4, 1927 and raised in Boyle Heights, a few miles east of downtown LA. At age 14, Seymour got a job sweeping the floor of a machine shop for 35 cents an hour, and his bosses began teaching him to be a machinist. After the war he started to do tool and die work which he loved. Seymour married his wife Shirley in June of 1949, and had kids soon after.
In 1953, Seymour and a partner went into the tool and die making business with a total capital of $400. After years of hard times manufacturing metal goods and industrial machinery, Seymour and Shirley were able to move from hectic LA to beautiful, quiet Montecito in1991.
Since then he has been busy operating an industrial property business, volunteering at nonprofit organizations, writing, and also making metal sculptures. This year Seymour turns 86, and will have been married 64 years (if Shirley doesn’t divorce him as she has threatened for the last 40 years).
“Poems and Stories From the Lucky Life of Seymour Lehrer” by Seymour Lehrer
ISBN: 978-0-9891121-0-9, $15.00
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