Flying Free

My Life and Other Unfinished Business

by Judy Hamen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/28/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 628
ISBN : 9781458210999
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 628
ISBN : 9781458210982

About the Book

Judy Hamen was born in a hospital in South Dakota just before the start of World War II, when gas was eleven cents a gallon and the average life expectancy for a woman was sixty-five. As she grew into an energetic five-year-old, Judy had no idea that just days before her sixth birthday, she would become motherless—an event that would change the course of her life forever.

In her poignant memoir, Hamen details what it was like to grow up without a mother during a chaotic time in American history. Originally told her mother died from typhoid fever, Hamen discloses how it would not be until some twenty-five years later that she would learn the truth about her mother’s death. As she shares her journey into womanhood, Hamen provides a glimpse into her unique life story—migrating to Minnesota in the 1950s, marrying at eighteen, and embarking on a diverse career that takes her from a secretarial job at a Ford dealership to Northwest Airlines, for which she trained airline mechanics in foreign countries. Included are illustrations and letters that bring her story to life and document important events.

Flying Free shares one woman’s unique path through life as she overcomes adversity, breaks through barriers, seeks adventure, and finds spiritual inspiration.

About the Author

Judy Hamen, a long-time resident of the twin cities in Minnesota, is retired from Northwest Airlines. She is active in her church and enjoys colored-pencil art, making greeting cards, scrapbooking, singing, and studying the Bible. Judy and her husband, Ken, have two children and live in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.