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Carolyn Ten Broeck
Hitchens strong sense of humor keeps her young at heart.
A good sense of humor helps keep the heart young

Massaged with cottonseed oil and swaddled tightly, the baby who weighed only a pound and a half at birth was kept near the pilot light of the aunt's gas stove. Three times each day the doctor who delivered the wee baby girl left his Philadelphia practice to come and check on his smallest patient.

On the 18th day after her birth, her mother died, leaving baby Cecelia with the aunt whose stove provided her warmth.

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