Pt 35-A: Alma Dayer LeBaron, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and “Who Got the Button?”

Pt 35-A: Alma Dayer LeBaron and Lou Gehrig's Disease Maud Lucinda McDonald LeBaron, Joel Franklin LeBaron, and Alma Dayer LeBaron  "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." Cardinal Mermillod Joel Franklin LeBaron -- namesake of his Great-uncle Joel Johnson, Benjamin Franklin Johnson's oldest brother --…

A Farewell to Floren McDonald LeBaron, The Last of “The Mexico-LeBarons”

The Last of The LeBarons Floren McDonald LeBaron, "The Last of the Mexico-LeBarons" "THE BEST IS YET TO COME!"(Floren's favorite saying) *I INTERRUPT MY SCHEDULED BLOGS TO BRING YOU THIS BELATED BUT HEARTFELT HEADLINE: On February 17, 2019, two months before his 92nd birthday, Mother's second-youngest full-blooded sibling, Floren McDonald LeBaron — the last of…

Pt 34-A: Esther LeBaron Spencer, The Mexico-LeBarons, and Hearing Voices

Pt 34-A: Esther LeBaron Spencer, The Mexico LeBarons, and Hearing Voices The young and the old of my Grandpa Dayer LeBaron "There is only one way to bring a child upin the way he should goand that is to travel that way yourself."Abraham Lincoln IF it's true Grandpa Dayer's grandfather B.F. Johnson said he held a…

Pt 33: The Mexico-LeBarons and Familial Incest

My maternal great-grandparents Lucinda Mariah Emmerson and William Wesley McDonald "The heart of the mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."Honore De BalzacP Incest on my maternal grandfather Alma Dayer LeBaron's side definitely contributed to the mental illness prevalent in most of my maternal grandparents' ten children who…

Pt 32: Esther LeBaron Spencer, The Mexico-LeBarons, and Mental Illness

Pt 32: Esther LeBaron Spencer, the Mexico-LeBarons, and Mental Illness "The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surrounded them;their notions of good and evil are the result ofthe moral atmosphere they breathe."Jean Paul Richter We left off last week with this assertion: People should take responsibility for their actions; not project blame…

Pt 24: Ma, Pa, Me, and Polygamy on Parade

Pt 24: Ma, Pa, Me, and Polygamy on Parade   Life's HighwayTo everyone their openethA way, ways, and a way;And the high soul takes the high way,The low soul takes the low;While in between on the misty flatsThe rest drift to and fro.But to everyone their openethA high way and low.And everyone decidethThe way his soul…

Pt 21: Ma, Pa, Me, and Polygamy on Parade

~ Pt 21: Ma, Pa, Me, and Polygamy on Parade “Civilization is social ordersupporting cultural creativity.”Will Durant Taking up from "Pt 20-A-J: Ma, Pa, Me, and Polygamy on Parade," it bears restating that one of my Mormon fundamentalist sisters who married so many Misters never ever caught on ... never bothered to catch on how to check out, before she…

Pt 20-J: Ma, Pa, Me, and Polygamy on Parade

Pt 20-J: Ma, Pa, Me, and Polygamy on Parade People see what they want to see, believe what they want to believe;  It's impossible to reason with an irrational person.   Stephany Spencer I left off in "Pt 20-I: Ma, Pa, Me, and Polygamy on Parade" saying in the cult I came from, a Mormon fundamentalist man usually…

Pt 20-I: Ma, Pa, Me, and Polygamy on Parade

Pt 20-I: Ma, Pa, Me, and Polygamy on Parade My family in 1964 -- one sister absent) Abuse:  “When fear rules, Obedience is the only survival choice." Toni Morrison "God Help the Child" My parents, though trying prodigiously to do what was right, foolishly spawned a bunch of foot-washing fundamentalist children bound by fear and…

Pt 20-G, Ma, Pa, Me, and Polygamy Parasites

My Memoir: Pt 20-G, Ma, Pa, Me, and Polygamy Parasites “Everything can be taken from a person but one thing: The last of the human freedoms – to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. Viktor Frankel "Man’s Search for Meaning” Continuing where we left off in "Pt 20-F, Ma,…

Short Creek/ Colorado City, Arizona-Utah: “They Changed the Name of Our Hometown”

Sing your song, Dance your dance, Tell your tale. ---Frank McCourt,  Modern-day Dickens, Author of best-selling classics: Angela's Ashes, 'Tis, and Teacher Man They Changed the Name of Our Hometown* 1— They changed the name of our hometown the other day, But in the hearts of some Short Creek will always stay; The cliffs so high, the…

Pt 19-P: Esther LeBaron Spencer, Me, and More Perils of Polygamy 

  My Memoir: Part 19-P -- Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer --  More Perils of Polygamy   “As I sifted through my memories, my life came to me in bits and pieces, often disconnected, just like my dreams. Even normal memory has gaps, but traumatic memory is even more discontinuous. This is my story, which put…

Pt 19-O: Esther LeBaron Spencer, Me, and More Perils of Polygamy

My Memoir, Part 19-O: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer --  And More Perils of Polygamy https://youtu.be/TqnyTqH55jw "Leaders who win the respect of others are the ones who deliver more than they promise, not the ones who promise more than they can deliver." Mark A. Clement Taking up where I left off in my blog "My Memoir: Esther LeBaron  McDonald…

Pt 19-M: Esther LeBaron Spencer, me, and More Perils of Polygamy

My Memoir, Part 19-M: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer --  And More Perils of Polygamy "To handle your self, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. George Bernard Shaw Taking up where we left off in"My Memoir: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer -- And More Perils of Polygamy -- Part 19-L": Bill's second wife, Lolita, played mouthpiece for "the family" when,…

Pt 19-K: Esther LeBaron Spencer, Me, and More Perils of Polygamy

My Memoir, Part 19-K: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer -- and More Perils of Polygamy   "True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders." Warren G. Bennis Taking up where we left off in "My Memoir Backstory: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer -- And More Perils of Polygamy, Part…

Pt 19-J: Esther LeBaron Spencer, Me, and More Perils of Polygamy

My Memoir, Part 19-J: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer --  And More Perils of Polygamy "Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." H.G. Wells Taking up where we left off in my last blog, "My Memoir: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer -- And More Perils of Polygamy -- Part 19-I":  My husband William Preston Tucker/ Bill Had…

Pt 19-I: Esther LeBaron Spencer, Me, and More Perils of Polygamy

  My Memoir, Part 19-I: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer -- And More Perils of Polygamy "Man, created in God's image and likeness, is not just flesh and blood. The sexual instinct is not all that he has: Man is also, and preeminently, intelligent and free. And thanks to these powers, he is and must remain superior to the…

Pt 19-H: Esther LeBaron Spencer, Me, and More Perils of Polygamy

My Memoir, Part 19-H: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer -- And More Perils of Polygamy "History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind." Edward Gibbon I left off in "My Memoir: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer -- And More Perils of Polygamy -- Part 19-G" relating how I had come to realize people did not just…

Pt 19-C: Esther LeBaron Spencer, Me, and More Perils of Polygamy

My Memoir, Part 19-C: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer --  And More Perils of Polygamy "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln I left off in "My Memoir: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer -- And More Perils of Polygamy -- Part 19-B" commenting: In Homer Babbitt's kiss There was no…

Pt 19-B: Esther LeBaron Spencer, Me, and More Perils of Polygamy

  My Memoir, Part 19-B: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer --  And More Perils of Polygamy   "A wise leader inspires and motivates, rather than intimidating and manipulating." Henry Ford Getting back to my life being hijacked in the name of plural marriage: As I mentioned in my last blog, Mother's brother, Ervil M. LeBaron, was in on…

Pt 1–18: Esther LeBaron Spencer, Me, and Mormon Polygamist Cults Unmasked

 A Memoir: FLEEING POLYGAMY: Out of LeBaronism into the Lightby Stephany Spencer-LeBaron PART 1:Esther LeBaron-McDonald Spencer:My Mother:   Image     “Mother! For love of thee it was begun;In thy most honored name today ’tis done.And though all earthly cares must ceaseIn that fair land of everlasting peace,Love aye is one, and they who love…

DAVID M.’S LIFE STORY: (Anna LeBaron’s Half-Brother) The story you are about to read is true.

Caveat … The story you are about to read is true and I never killed anyone unless it was a justifiable homicide. Fulano's Blog Search Guest Blog: David Marston's Life Story (A Brother of Anna LeBaron)   Posted on November 7, 2010 Caveat…The story you are about to read is true and I never killed…

Review of Scott Anderson’s “The 4 O’Clock Murders”

Investigative Journalist Scott Anderson, Author of The 4 O'clock Murders Scott Anderson's "The 4 O'clock Murders," published in 1993, is a must-read for those interested in a documentary of America's most bizarre but now apparently defunct crime family. The Doc chronicles the history of this extremist cult initiated in the late 1960s by the sociopathic serial…

Review of My Aunt Rena Chynoweth’s “The Blood Covenant”

This Memoir, written around thirty years ago, struck me as the work of an immature apologist and revisionist. Its bias toward Uncle Ervil's cold-hearted cult hangs like a cobweb over the entire tale authored by none other than my Ex-Aunt, the infamous Rena Chynoweth. The book is still in the public libraries, et Al; but…

Review of “It’s Not About the Sex” My Ass!

An update of my January 9, 2017 Review of "It's Not About the Sex" My Ass: Confessions of an Ex-Mormon Ex-Polygamist Ex-Wife:  I don't usually do Book Reviews, for lack of time. But this book was so super, I listened to it straight through, on Audible; then listened to it again two times more -- then…

Review of Cousin Anna LeBaron’s “The Polygamist’s Daughter”

By Stephany Spencer: Review of my cousin Anna LeBaron’s Memoir: “The Polygamist’s Daughter” Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., I was honored with a complimentary ARC (Advance Reader Copy) of cousin Anna LeBaron’s bravely written book, The Polygamist’s Daughter, published March 21, 2017. I was disappointed Anna didn't tell more about her miscreant father, "Evil…

Memoir: I won and I Lost … Or How More Is Less

(NOTE: Not Hurricane High School: But this photo is the best depiction I could find of how I recall Hurricane High back when I attended 6th-8th grades there, between 1957--1960.) A Memoir Story by Beulah Stephany Spencer-LeBaron It was the 1959–1960 school year in small-town Hurricane, Utah. And everybody in my eighth-grade English class hated…

My Poem: “In Mexico, Down Past the Rio Grande”

Picnicking in the Canyons above Colonia LeBaron, Chihuahua, Mexico In Mexico, Down Past the Rio Grande by Stephany Spencer Song Version:1— In Mexico, down past the Rio Grande,I buried my diaries in the desert sand;Now they lie lost in a foreign land --Lost in LeBaron when I fled the clan.Lost my poetry in the desert’s…

My First Blog

My First Blog Beulah Stephany Spencer-LeBaron, 2015, age 69 7/2016          Hi!  I'm Stephany Spencer/AKA Beulah Spencer-LeBaron de Tucker. Welcome to my own little corner of the World-Wide Web -- My "Virtual" piece of valuable Internet Real Estate!  Yes, I being "Creative Aboard," say welcome aboard!  And please feel free to click around and…

When William P. Tucker Dies,  His Baby and I Are Left to Die by Cult Members, My Sister, And Bill’s Best Buddy Stephen Silver

 28-year-old Bill Tucker and 18-year-old Beulah Stephany Spencer-LeBaron de Tucker with our Six-month-old baby Asenath Marie "Where there's a will, there's a way." William James In July 1967, three months after my/our husband, William Preston Tucker/AKA: Bill Tucker (I say "our" husband because I was one of Bill's three wives), announced to the "church" he…