Mickey, a memoir of short stories, was written by Ray Mickey McCoy. As he documented these memories during the last two years of his life, his intent was to compile them into a book for his descendants. The book details his boyhood obsessions with scientific experiments which often ran amuck, laughable experiences during basic training just prior to the end of World War II, and finally his career in the space program during the Apollo era. The stories are light reading and mostly humorous. An underlying theme expressed throughout the book is Mickey's belief that neurosis can be a good thing after all. This refers to the fact that his childhood obsessions became the foundation for his career in the space program, as well as a lifetime of meaningful experiences and happy memories.The switches were my bright idea to control each leg separately and try to make it look as if it were walking. ... said he could build the boat and install a motor and batteries to run it if I could come up with a radio receiver, some control circuits, anbsp;...
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