In Celebration of Mother's Day: A DAUGHTER’S JOURNEY TOWARD GRATITUDE INSPIRED BY THE STORIES OF LORRAINE E. NEWTON
“Mrs. Newton? This is I.P.C. New York. We’ve made arrangements for you and your daughters to join your husband. There are five tickets being held for you at the TWA counter at Los Angeles International Airport. You leave the day after tomorrow.”
PAMELA NEWTON’S mother often told her that she “never said ‘no’ to anything in her life”. So 36 hours after that phone call, with four young daughters, she embarked on a five-day journey to the oil fields of Kirkuk, Iraq.
Lorraine Newton always enjoyed grand adventures and never let fear get in her way. Wherever Pamela travels now, she visits a church to light a candle to express her gratitude for all the things her mother taught her.
Pamela Newton is a marketing executive whose career includes many years in the entertainment industry. She is also a professor at Los Angeles Film School, and now, with her new memoir A Candle for My Mother, Newton can add “author” to her resume.
Infected by her mother’s adventurous spirit and love of travel, Newton is grateful for any and all opportunities to see the world and experience other cultures.