Barbara Lee Palmer (Lorenzen) was born at home in Teaneck, N.J,. to a Sausillito, California, socialite Virginia Elizabeth Dolbear and a gentleman from Maine, Stephen Lawerence Palmer. The two met April 4,1921, married April 5,1922, and Bobbie was born April 6, 1923. So also was born her attention to detail. Bobbie loved the English language and exceptional uses of the mind. Authors who bore the expression of living passed through her hands on a daily basis.