This collection is made up of a memoir written and published by alumnus Haskell C. Carter detailing stories from his life, including his childhood growing up in Hillsboro (Or.), marriage with Sarah "Sally" Eidal, their family together, working for the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, his manufacturing businesses in Portland, various residences in the Portland area, and trips to Europe in later years. In one of the chapters, Haskell describes his student experience at Oregon Agricultural College where he graduated with an engineering degree in 1923.
In addition to accounts of his classes and the professors who taught them (among them, engineering professor Sam Graf) Haskell also writes about his fellow fraternity brothers, his rebuilt car "Vamp," returning World War I veterans attending college, summer school, and his courtship of Sarah.
Other family members with OSU connections referenced in the memoirs include: brother Conway, son Russell, and granddaughter Marilyn.