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- DescriptionI saw freedom in the horizon. I knew I'd never have it for myself, but I would have it for my daughters. And she did. With abundant humor and wit, Maxine Darrah steered her way through the conservative social mores of the fifties. She donned the regulation apron and kept her home sparkling clean. But her eyes and heart were full of mischief. Her children would learn what was precious and how to find joy in the smallest everyday events. And above all ... they'd become free spirits. In these thirteen charming vignettes written by her daughter almost a half century later, the love of a remarkable women for her children shines through in every escapade. In one story, a little girl sobbing over an awkward class photo is cleverly lured into seeing herself as the luckiest rather than the ugliest child in her class. In ather, Church is abandoned one Sunday morning and God is found basking on a moss-covered log in the spring sunshine. Lessons had to be learned and Maxine Darrah made sure that they were and that they were never forgotten. Each of these tales dances towards a final twist ... one which evokes a chuckle or a tear. A heart warming read!
- Author BiographyNikki Ty-Tomkins currently lives in Hawaii, where she finally settled after meandering around the world sinking as many roots into exotic soils as a banyan tree on the rampage. A specialist in Baroque music, she turned to mysticism and philosophy in her twenty years in India when she couldn't locate a harpsichord. A sojourn in Mauritius influenced her move to Hawaii where English was spoken and political upheavals rare. After a decade on Waikiki beach, Nikki finally retired her battered surfboard and submerged herself gleefully into computer graphics and blogging. She teeters between playing pranks and indulging in her love of Quantum theory and speculation on God and the Universe. And plays Zipoli and Bach daily on an old piano which sounds like a harpsichord. Her graphics and music can be seen on YouTube and her blog ... thegleefulguru.wordpress.com ... offers many stories of her life in India. This largesse of activity and venues had its genesis with Nikki's remarkable mother, Maxine Darrah. In these tales Nikki recalls the conservative English Canadian milieu in which she grew up. And her mother's joyful pushing aside all limits to offer her daughter a vision of the world she could create and inhabit. It's been a wonderful world. Thanks Mom.
- Author(s)Nikki Ty-Tomkins
- PublisherGleeful Guru Books
- Date of Publication12/05/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGleeful Guru Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight268 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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