Pt 41-C: Esther LeBaron Spencer and ‘More on’ LeBaron Madness

Pt 41-C: Esther LeBaron Spencer and 'More on' LeBaron Madness Five of the seven "one mighty and strong" Mexico-LeBaron boys, left to right: Verlan, Floren, Ervil, Joel, and Alma “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”Blaise Pascal When it comes to my Mexico-LeBaron relatives claiming to…

Pt 41-A: Esther LeBaron Spencer and “More on” LeBaron Madness

Pt 41-A: Esther LeBaron Spencer and "More on" LeBaron Madness My mother Esther LeBaron-McDonald Spencer "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."Ralph Waldo Emerson In "Parts 39--40-B: Esther LeBaron Spencer;Ma, Pa, Me, and Pitfalls of Polygamy," I discussed issues of perfectionism in my grandparents Maud and…

Pt 39–40-E: Esther LeBaron Spencer: Ma, Pa, Me, and Pitfalls of Polygamy

Pt 39: Ma, Pa, Me, And Polygamy on Parade My Mother: beautiful brainiac, talented, Esther LeBaron-McDonald Spencer "What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way to the coffin."Henry Ward Beecher Our habits of perfectionism are deeply harmful. Perfectionism distracts us and keeps us from moving forward, out of a fear of messing up…

Pt 40-E: Esther LeBaron Spencer: Ma, Pa, Me, and Pitfalls of Polygamy

Pt 40-E: Esther LeBaron Spencer: Ma, Pa, Me, and Pitfalls of Polygamy My beautiful mother Esther LeBaron Spencer, second row, right, in front of our rock house; being arrested during 1953 Short Creek Raid; her then seven kids at front; another in her belly past due. Abraham Lincoln ran on the Republican Platform of ending…