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A Million Little Pieces Of My Mind

Edna Mae Brown Cilwa (1912-2005)

By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 10/18/2021
Occurred: 6/18/1912
Topics/Keywords: #EdnaMaeBrownCilwa Page Views: 3290
All about my Mom, Edna Mae Brown Cilwa, of Montclair and Bloomfield, New Jersey; Pawlett and Victory, Vermont; and St. Augustine, Florida.
Edna Mae Brown Cilwa

My mother, Edna Mae Brown Cilwa, was born in Montclair, New Jersey, on June 18, 1912 and died March 11, 2006.

In this section of my site you'll find her photographs, poems, and obituary.

My mom was a very active member of my family; so you'll also find lots of photos and anecdotes about her scattered through the other sections of this website, as well.

My Mom's Astrological Chart

By: Paul S. Cilwa Topics: #Astrology Page Views: 1954
My Mom's stars!

Milestone: Birth
Who: Edna Mae Brown Cilwa
Date and time: June 18, 1912
Father: Vernon Paul Leroy Brown
Mother: Mary Virginia Chapman Brown

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Mom's Photo Album

By: Paul S. Cilwa Updated: 1/11/2016
Topics: #EdnaMaeBrown #EdnaMaeCilwa #PhotoRestoration #WalterCilwa Page Views: 5423
Photos and narrative of my mom, Edna Mae Brown Cilwa, and her life up through her marriage to my dad.

It took me a long time to piece the stories together, especially since Mom hoarded the photos (and some of the facts). My sister is still discovering odds and ends of Mom's things among her boxes and trunks. Paper photos and correspondence, as we've learned, don't last. Digitizations of them may last longer, with consistent backups and care. The stories behind the photos are even more tenuous. Unless told, they can be forgotten or obliterated. That's why I'm trying to get the stories I can remember written down, and why I'm trying to write down my own.

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Mom's Poems

By: Edna Mae Cilwa Topics: #Poetry Page Views: 2986
Some of Mom's poetry.

Mom's artistic expression took the form of poetry. She was published in her local newspaper and in at least one book. Here are a few of her best.

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Edna Mae Brown Cilwa, Obituary

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/11/2006
Topics: #EdnaMaeBrown #EdnaMaeCilwa
Milestone: #Death
Page Views: 2126
My obituary for my mom, Edna Mae Brown Cilwa, who died on March 11, 2006.
My mother, Edna Mae Brown/Cilwa, died March 11, 2006 at 4:15 pm EST of abdominal cancer. She was 93.

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