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A Million Little Pieces Of My Mind

And Then I Was Born…

By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 3/4/2024
Occurred: 4/8/1951 7:05:00 PM
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Topics: #StyertowneApartments #Clifton #NewJersey #Autobiography
My babyhood in Clifton, New Jersey.
Milestone:Birth
Who:Paul Sigmund Cilwa
Date and time:April 8, 1951 7:05 PM
Where:Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Father:Walter Sigimund Cilwa
Mother:Edna Mae (Brown) Cilwa

This lifetime began, for me, on April 8, 1951, at 7:05 pm in Mountainside Hospital in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

As was common in those days, it was four days before I came home to lots of family come to celebrate me.

My great-Aunt Edna, with black hair! (I only remember her as being white-haired.
My godmother and cousin Eileen Ryan.
Gramma, Aunt Edna, Aunt Lou, Aunt Norma
Uncle Frank Streleck, Gramma,Aunt Al Streleck, Aunt Lou, Mom, Aunt Norma, Me, Dad, Grandpa, Aunt Edna

Here's a nice touch hospitals no longer provide.

My mother, Edna Mae Brown Cilwa, and my father, Walter Sigimund Cilwa, lived at the time in a small but airy apartment in a complex called Styertowne, in Clifton, NJ. I had a perambulator (stroller) and apparently mom would take me riding around the complex.

I was named after my grandfather (Vernon Paul Brown) and my father (Walter Sigimund Cilwa), although under the heavy sedation then used in childbirth, my mother wasn't quite able to spell my father's middle name correctly. So my middle name wound up not really being from anyone in particular, other than the well-known father of modern psychotherapy.

My Astrological Chart

By: Paul S. Cilwa Page Views: 374
Topics: #Astrology
My stars!

Very attractive and popular, your charm helps you to get your own way and prevents others from getting angry with you. "Peace and harmony at all costs" is your battle cry. You always try to ameliorate or to cosmetically hide any physical ugliness or any angry feelings between people. Flashy, but not gaudy, you prefer to dress elegantly. You generally have good taste in music, art and literature. Beware of the tendency to compromise yourself in your attempt to be agreeable at all times. A bit of a social butterfly, at times you can be vain and lazy. For the most part, however, you are gracious and affectionate, and your refined and aristocratic demeanor serves as a role model to others.

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