Norwood Avenue is located in the Pine Hills section of the small city of Albany, NY, USA. It is a short stretch of road about two-tenths of a mile long with 42 houses. It was constructed circa World War I as the trolleys moved uphill from downtown to the woody outskirts of the city. Most of the homes were built during the 1920s and are a mix of single- and two-family houses along with two squat four-unit apartment buildings. The upper half with an oval, wooded park is flat, but about half-way down the street dives at nearly a 45-degree angle towards Woodlawn Avenue and the Little League Park where on a long summer day the crack of the bat and the loudspeaker announcing the players could be heard as far up as our home in the middle of the block at number 42. Those are the plain facts of Norwood Avenue.