Like most people who find themselves caring for one or both of their elderly parents, Tim and Ramie were not experts in the field. Ramie was a high school counselor with a background in parks and recreation; Tim tabled his journalism degree to remodel homes. Later, they chose to embrace a nomadic lifestyle with Ringo, their standard poodle.
In 2011, the couple began sharing photos and stories about 'life on the road' on their blog www.poodleinapod.blogspot.com. Ramie started the wildly-popular Facebook page, 'Driving Miss Norma', in late August 2015. A few months later, the page went viral and now has over 500,000 followers from around the globe. Miss Norma’s story has been covered by nearly every major world news-media outlet, and the book about her year-long journey will be published in at least eight languages.
Handed a terminal cancer diagnosis, ninety-year-old Norma Bauerschmidt says 'No' to chemotherpay and 'Yes' to living, spending the last year of her life on an adventurous road trip with her son, daughter-in-law and outsize poodle Ringo. This is her uplifting story of a year lived like no other.Buy now