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The Resource Driving Miss Norma : one family's journey saying "yes" to living, Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle

Driving Miss Norma : one family's journey saying "yes" to living, Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle

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Driving Miss Norma : one family's journey saying "yes" to living
Title
Driving Miss Norma
Title remainder
one family's journey saying "yes" to living
Statement of responsibility
Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle
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Language
eng
Summary
When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Norma--newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage--rose to her full height of five feet and told her doctor, 'I'm ninety years old. I'm hitting the road.' Packing what she needed, Norma took off on an unforgettable cross-country journey with three professional nomads--her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their standard poodle Ringo--in a thirty-six-foot RV. Driving Miss Norma is the charming, infectiously joyous chronicle of their experiences on the road--a transformative journey of living life on your own terms that shows us that it is never too late to begin an adventure, inspire hope, or become a trailblazer. As this once timid woman says 'yes' to living in the face of death, she tries regional foods for the first time, zip-lines through a former stranger's yard, and reaches for the clouds in a hot air balloon. With each passing mile (and one educational visit to a cannabis dispensary), Miss Norma's health improves and conversations that had once been taboo begin to unfold. Norma, Tim, and Ramie bond in ways they had never done before, and their definitions of home, family, and friendship expand. Stop by stop, state by state, they meet countless people from all walks of life--strangers who become fast friends and welcome them with kindness and open hearts. Infused with this irrepressible nonagenarian's wisdom, courage, and generous spirit, and filled with sixteen pages of color photographs, Driving Miss Norma reminds us that life is beautiful and precious, and that family, fun, and self-discovery can happen at any age
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Bauerschmidt, Tim
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Liddle, Ramie
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  • Families
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Older women
  • Cancer
  • Quality of life
  • Travel
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Driving Miss Norma : one family's journey saying "yes" to living, Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle
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Contents
Prologue: Home : Baja California Sur, Mexico -- Priorities : Presque Isle, Michigan -- Exploration : Northern Michigan -- Discovery : The Heartland -- Trust : Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming -- Perspective : Boulder, Colorado -- Dreams : Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico -- Healing : Fort Myers Beach, Florida -- Flight : Orlando, Florida -- Impact : Saint Augustine, Florida -- Kindness : Hilton Head Island and Charleston, South Carolina -- Celebration : Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia -- Integrity : Newport News, Virginia -- Flavor : Winthrop, Massachusetts to Bar Harbor, Maine -- Balance : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming -- Change : Friday Harbor, Washington -- Rest : Baja California Sur, Mexico
Control code
19605407
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062664327
Lccn
2017019317
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
Driving Miss Norma : one family's journey saying "yes" to living, Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle
Publication
Contents
Prologue: Home : Baja California Sur, Mexico -- Priorities : Presque Isle, Michigan -- Exploration : Northern Michigan -- Discovery : The Heartland -- Trust : Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming -- Perspective : Boulder, Colorado -- Dreams : Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico -- Healing : Fort Myers Beach, Florida -- Flight : Orlando, Florida -- Impact : Saint Augustine, Florida -- Kindness : Hilton Head Island and Charleston, South Carolina -- Celebration : Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia -- Integrity : Newport News, Virginia -- Flavor : Winthrop, Massachusetts to Bar Harbor, Maine -- Balance : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming -- Change : Friday Harbor, Washington -- Rest : Baja California Sur, Mexico
Control code
19605407
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062664327
Lccn
2017019317
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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