Pt 41-L:
Ross Wesley LeBaron Sr
and “More on” LeBaron Madness

My gifted, crazy, creative Uncle Ross Wesley LeBaron Sr

A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind
and won’t change the subject.”

Winston Spencer Churchhill

Continued from “Pt 41-L:
Ross Wesley LeBaron Sr and
“More on” LeBaron Madness”:
The following exhibits come from gifted
Uncle Ross Wesley LeBaron Sr’s Art Portfolio.

I regret we can’t see more of his intricate typewriter art and other creative work and accomplishments extending from sports and drawings to inventions, lectures,
poetry, prose, leadership, religion-making, and more:

Typewriter Art: Outer-Space Aliens
By Ross Wesley LeBaron Sr
(Courtesy of historian Kris Wray)

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For all his lunacy and shortcomings, Mother’s amazing, uncanny brother Ross W. LeBaron Sr exhibited a high IQ and genius.

The following notes on high achievement
are taken from the Internet:

Genius and High IQ
(Apr 12, 2004)
IQ over 140 – Genius or near genius.
120 – 140 – Very superior intelligence.
110 – 119 – Superior intelligence.
90 – 109 – Normal or average intelligence.
Apr 12, 2004

IQ tests can be used to determine giftedness in some children. Depending on which test is used, mildly gifted children score from 115 to 129, moderately gifted from 130 to 144, highly gifted from 145 to 159, exceptionally gifted from 160 to 179, and profoundly gifted — 180.
  (Feb 12, 2018)

Notwithstanding Uncle Ross W. LeBaron Sr’s evil doings, deception, and lunacy, he exhibited a modicum of giftedness and talent—more so, in some ways, than his other Mexico-LeBaron siblings; most notably Ben, Lucinda, Esther, and Ervil. But all my maternal grandparents’ children were gifted and talented.

Nevertheless, the bizarre behavior and lifestyle of the Mexico-LeBarons is mind-boggling beyond belief. Therein lies the intrigue and interest people exhibit who follow and try to unveil the mysteries and intricacies of this family—my maternal grandparents Maud and Dayer LeBaron and their offspring.

Perhaps, like me, they attempt to unravel the yarns (pun intended) and loose ends left dangling; i.e., unfinished business—business never to be finished.

Why? Because, as Mama years ago attested in her letters to investigative journalist Dale Van Atta (author of Prophet of Blood): “There are skeletons in our closets.”

She knew it. I know it. But I won’t write it—not the worst skeletons, anyway. There’s not enough pay-off in it; nor would it do any good. Would mostly harm me and my relatives….more than our history already has.

But where there is smoke, there is fire: Play with matches, get burned. Tangle with wayward people, end up with more skeletons in your own closets.

Why? Many religious fundamentalists are pretend-saints. They live in denial and fabrications, playing down and covering up their misdeeds, misdemeanors, and crimes. I know of too many people burned by playing with “saintly” Mexico-LeBaron “matches.”

Although numerous Mormon fundamentalists have made it up and out of the cult cesspool they were born into, many more have been helplessly and hopelessly sucked under. They never had a chance; can never climb out. So continue to pass on their lifestyle. They don’t even know the difference. And still believe they are God’s gift to the world

But whatever the case and however the outcome, it takes generations to overcome the setbacks of a bad parentage and a bad heritage.

Continued January 23, 2020,
“Pt 41-M: Ross Wesley LeBaron Sr
and “More on” LeBaron Madness

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