Here is a true story of Norm that show's his sense of humor.
To preface it, I've called him Normey and he call's me Mikey, for longer then I can remember.
Anyway back in the early 90's there was a ATA Shoot at Stockton Trap & Skeet. I rode over with Ken Yamaguchi, his 2 boys, and Gary Akizuchi. When we arrived we met up with a man and wife from Sunnyvale R & G whom were also of Japanese decent. Can't remember their name's anymore so I'll call them the Hamatani's. We all squaded together and I was on station 5. This was a large shoot so as was normal Normey would always call out the squad number, the trap number, and who was on station. Here is what he announced. "On Trap 5 is Ken Yamaguchi, Gary Akizuchi, Hamatani 1, Hamatani 2, and lastly their token white guy, Mikey Cunningham". Well needless to say, we were all laughing so hard it took us awhile to get ready to shoot. Behind us a large group had gathered and most had tears in their eye's from laughing so hard. Now who else but Normey could get away with saying something like that.
For a long time after that shoot people would come up to me and ask if I was shooting with the Japanese Team.
Norm and I live real close to each other here in Groveland and the story still makes us laugh.