Dr. Norm was our dad. He was a trusted M.D. with a sweet and gentle bedside manner, but he also often flashed a wicked sense of humor, cracking jokes that left his patients in tears—of joy! Starting in middle school, the three of us kids “worked” in his office, where we learned not only about compassionate care, but about how laughter is actually the best medicine.
Mom was also a medical professional, employed at the hospital as a pharmacist. We learned something else from Mom. A “magician” in the kitchen, Mom’s famous chocolate chip cookies delighted Dr. Norm. She would love with her cookies and we honor her love with these cookies based on her recipes.