Pt 38-A: Esther LeBaron & Floyd Spencer: Fights, Plights, and Physical Punishment

Pt 38-A: Esther LeBaron & Floyd Spencer: Fights, Plights, and Physical Punishment My older sister, twin sisters, and I: Mama had her hands full! When you lead your sons and daughters in the good way, let your words be tender and caressing, in terms of discipline that wins the heart's assent."Elijah Ben Solomon Zalman Whatever…

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

Pt 35-A: Alma Dayer LeBaron Lou Gehrig's Diseaseand "Who Got the Button?" 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…

Pt 34-J: The LeBaron Madmen: Button, Button: Who’s Got the Button?

My Grandpa Alma Dayer LeBaron's five youngest sons, "The Mexico-LeBaron Boys:" Left to right: Floren, Alma, Verlan, Joel, and Ervil "Now, I don't go along with either Joel's movement or Verlan's movement or Ervil's; and now there's a Floren, another brothren, and he's trying to start a movement."Ross Wesley LeBaron Sr.(Alma Dayer LeBaron's second-oldest son)…

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

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 Balzac Incest on my maternal grandfather Alma Dayer LeBaron's side definitely contributed to the mental illness prevalent in…

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 27: More Memories of My Parents Esther LeBaron and Floyd Spencer

My father and mother standing on their land "the Galeana Springs" Pt 27: More Memories of My Mom Esther LeBaron and Dad Floyd Spencer "One I love with all my heart,Mother, dear, it's you;And I want to make you glad;Yes, indeed, I do!I will help you every day,Smiling as I go,And I'll never make you…

Pt 26: More Memories of My Mom Esther LeBaron Spencer​

Pt 26: More Memories of My Mom Esther LeBaron Spencer My mother Esther LeBaron-McDonald Spencer at age 21 "You can never go home." Sinclair Lewis Another variable in the equivocation, as to Mom's virginity on her wedding night, is the following (Perhaps I'm throwing a hand grenade into the equation?): When I was about fourteen, Momma told…

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-H: Ma, Pa, Me, and Polygamy Parasites

  Listen on YouTube to my Aunt Irene (Kunz-LeBaron) Spencer's half-sister, my aunt-in-law Rebecca Kunz Kimbel's outstanding interview of Author Ed Kociela who wrote two excellent books I recommend: "Plygs," and "Plygs 2."* Till we learn from past mistakes, we're bound to repeat them and pass them on to our progeny ad infinitum in the form…

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,…

Review of Gabriella Owens’ “BBQ Pizza: A Flaming Expose of Macho Cooking”

 [ BBQ Pizza: A Flaming Expose on Macho Cooking Owens, Gabriella ( Author ) ] { Paperback } 2013Paperback by Gabriella Owens (Author) On Review: Gabriella Owens’ Book, BBQ Pizza: A Flaming Expose’ of Macho Cooking Dear Readers: I couldn't believe a cookbook could keep me so engrossed that I wouldn't put it down! Because I…

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…

Do You Dig?

Do You Dig? To find enlightenment and succeed in life’s journey toward individuation and edification, we might participate in an inner archaeological dig. Assisting Workshops are found under "Soul-Searching Archaeology," offered free at The College of Life, and Hard Knox University. Do you “dig”? These workshops include a certain kind of digging into our inner…

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-N: Esther LeBaron Spencer, me, and More Perils of Polygamy

  My Memoir, Part 19-N: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer -- And More Perils of Polygamy From left to right: My Uncle Ervil M. LeBaron; My father, Floyd Otto Spencer; My mother, Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer; and My husband William Preston Tucker/ Bill The Virginity Try as he will, no man breaks wholly loose From his first…

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

My Memoir Part 19-L: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer -- More Perils of Polygamy Two of Bill's Mormon French-missionary friends, LDS "Saints" "Dick 'n' Peter" "By their friends, ye shall know them." Biblical Adidge Taking up where we left off in "My Memoir: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer -- And More Perils of Polygamy, Part 19-K":  I said in an earlier…

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-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 Beulah Stephany Spencer-LeBaron in 1972, age 26, and soon to graduate from UCLA after escaping polygamy in 1967!! "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,…

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-D: Esther LeBaron Spencer, Me, and More Perils of Polygamy

My Memoir, Part 19-D: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer -- And More Perils of Polygamy   "The successful leader is the one who makes the right move at the right moment with the right motive." John Maxwell  Continuing where we left off in "My Memoir Backstory: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer -- And More Perils of Polygamy -- Part 19-C: Heck! Here I…

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…

Review of the California Writers Club Anniversary Anthology, “Cascade of Pearls”

  Ode to The California Writers Club: The California Writers Club is our oyster,  And writers the pearls polished within her. Stephany Spencer  2016   2016 marked the 30th anniversary -- The Pearl Anniversary of The California Writers Club: San Fernando Valley Branch. For thirty years, This club's been our "oyster" ranch,  And we members Pearls growing within her dance, Polishing…

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 anyone…

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…

Memoir Poem: A Letter to My Art Teacher — and Some 6th-8th Grade Artwork

Civilization is social order supporting cultural creativity.Will Durant The picture below elicited the following poem: "A Lyrical-Letter to My Art Teacher." NOTE: As a youngster, I always got an "A" on my Art work. But was worried I would end up with a "B" on the picture you see above, because I had to erase a…

Pretty City Chic: A Bit o’ Bio in Verse

Stephany Spencer-LeBaron, age 38  Pretty City Chic Dearest friends and fans,Please note: This tongue-in-cheek song I wrote  Is half-finished so I don't gloat,But pray my poem won’t get your goat; It's late -- blog's due “mañana;” Check the song later on ... uh ... You'll find it's been “re-wrote”... "Needs work" is my last quote. But please enjoy…

Bio Ballad in Verse, for Better or Worse

             I'm 12, middle row, 2nd to left Bio Ballad in Verse -- for Better or WorseI was born some time ago,Way out in the sticks,In Mexico’s Rocky Mountain Range,The year 1946;Was raised in a Mormon Fundy cult,Where renegade,Self-righteous hicksBelieved it sinfulWith “the world,” to mix.Like the egotistical foolWho'd seldom been…

Notes, Quotes, Jokes; Pokes, ‘n’ Anecdotes

Bimbo Weeps:  I'm sittin' alone in the moonlight, At the Heartbreak Hotel Café, Abandoned by women and men; And here's all I have to say: “I’ll never eat garlic nor onions again -- Not till my dying day --They've driven my possible friends away, Kept romance and intimacy at bay!"By Stephany Spencer BIG LOVE Bimbo…

Original Quotes, Notes, ‘n’ Anecdotes on Writing ‘n’ Creativity

Stephany Spencer, age 20, taken off guard Hi! I am Stephany Spencer, Poet, Lyricist, Memoirist, and Musician -- a professional Jackalin-of-many-trades. And a retired teacher on her endless summer. Welcome to my own little corner of the world-wide-web!  As we speak, my fledgling Website continues to grow as I continue to develop the skills of a Webmaster, Blogger, and Photoblogger.…

Memoir: My Hypnotic-Regression “Rebirthing” Session: Nascency in Mexico Down Past the Rio Grande

My Hypnotic-Regression "Rebirthing" Session In 1986, I learned it was possible to be hypnotized and taken back to the moment I was born. Being a curious person undergoing personal growth, self-discovery, and healing, I hired an excellent psychotherapist who specialized in doing psychological “Rebirthings.” Through my hypnotic-regression session, this therapist guided me back to the…

Poem: Lovely Lively Lizards

Lovely Lively Lizards I detest supporting lazy "lizards" -- Leeches, losers, and welfare abusers: Socialism can be Welfare for users. So, lazy-daisy loafing "lizards," Penniless-paupers, down-and-out dizzards, Get off your rump, use your gizzard, And from the welfare rolls be scissored! My new slogan is herein delivered: "Be part of the solution, Not the pollution…

Original Sayings and Short Poems: From My Pen to Yours

~ Original Sayings 'n' Short Poems From My Pen to Yours @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ I Think Mice Are Very Nice I think mice are very nice. Some people say they have lice, And leave mouse tracks in their rice. With pet mice that's quite rare, So therefore I declare, I still think mice are very nice! Stephany Spencer (My…

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…

William P. Tucker’s Baby and Wife Left to Die by Cult, Sister, & Bill’s 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…