Norma Hendrickson grew up in a small community and a home filled with good books, fine music, ongoing education, and the aroma of fresh-baked cookies. Now as a wife, mother, and grandmother, she still enjoys great ideas, baking, and the irreplaceable role of her family. Her mom was a maternal feminist—bright, compassionate, and devoted to her own family. She was also a writer and poet. Early on, Norma hoped to also be a writer, specifically a newspaper columnist. She decided that ship had sailed without her, but the past few years she started writing and editing for the monthly Big Ocean newsletter. It’s a perfect match for her life and schedule. She also loves rubbing shoulders with the capable, passionate, creative members of Big Ocean. Currently, Norma and her husband of 46 years, Clyde, whom she describes as her “best friend and versatile life assistant,” are enjoying their retirement. Together they raised their five children and now have 16 grandchildren. Norma shared, “Many women despair about reaching the ‘empty nest’ stage of life, but I have loved it. I like having these days and years to spend with Clyde. We get up when we want, go to bed when we want, listen to the music we enjoy, and thank God for each day we have together.” Norma graduated from Snow College. Over 30 years later, she completed a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in communication.