As a youngster, she was uprooted and relocated to Cleveland, Ohio, when her father's local photography business struggled. She remembered fondly riding city trolleys, and she developed a life-long love of baseball in general, and fondness for the Cleveland Indians in particular. Tragically, when in fifth grade, Norma lost her mother to a rare heart ailment and was sent to live with grandparents in Ticonderoga. This was the greatest bit of luck she ever had.
(H/T to Mike Dreimiller)