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…

Poem I wrote: Dr. Kwak Treats Gullibles Galore!

 Dr. Kwak Treats Gullibles Galore! by Stephany Spencer-LeBaronA Quack and a sucker is born every Second. DR. KWAK Quacks’ Doctor plaques Hanging on their door, Ought to read: ~$$~ DR. KWAK Treats Gullibles Galore! ~$$~ Medical Malpractice and Pharmaceutical quackery Make Health costs soar; And add to suffering, Cutting to the core. Some MDs aren't better. Is your…

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…

Poem I Wrote: Less and Less the U.S.

Less and Less the U.S. More and moreWe're less and lessThe U.S. we used to be.Inflation, stagnation,Illegal immigrationThe global economy,Globalists, and more Diminish our Democracy.Now "Covid 1984"Is controlling me! Who's pulling the stringsOf our Bureaucracy?I'm all for improvementAnd equality.But that's not what I seePresently:My U.S. is a mess;No longer free. Bring back the AmericaWe used to be!Bring…

Poems/doggerel I wrote: 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…

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 36: Mom, Dad, and Dayer LeBaron’s Death

Pt 36: My Mom, Dad, and Dayer LeBaron's Death My mother Esther LeBaron Spencer with the 7 youngest of her 14 children "Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible." Author Unknown In one or two places, my Grandmother Maud LeBaron is recorded as having said: "Joel "must be…

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-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 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 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,…

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

  My Memoir, Part 19-G: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer --  And More Perils of Polygamy   "Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people."…

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

My Memoir, Part 19-F: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer --  And More Perils of Polygamy   "Leadership is not wielding authority – It's empowering people." Becky Brodin I left off in "My Memoir: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer -- And More Perils of Polygamy -- Part 19-E" on the following note: I Now know my mother's brother, Ervil LeBaron, was a psychopath and sociopath…

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

My Memoir:Part 19-E:Esther LeBaron Spencer, Me, And More Perils of Polygamy "An important question for leaders: 'Am I building people, or building my dreamand using people to do it?' "John Maxwell I left off in "My Memoir Backstory: Esther LeBaron Spencer, Me,  And More Perils of Polygamy, Part 19-D" saying: The secretly arranged marriage my Uncle Ervil LeBaron had manipulated me into wasn't at…

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

  My Memoir, Part 19-B: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer -- Me, and More Perils of Polygamy   "A wise leader inspires and motivates, rather than intimidating and manipulating." Henry Ford Continuing where we left off in the previous blog wherein my life was being hijacked in the name of plural marriage: As I mentioned previously, Mother's brother…

Part 19-A: Ma, Pa, Me, and Perils of Polygamy

My Memoir, Part 19-A: Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer: Ma, Pa, Me and Perils of Polygamy "No influence is so powerfulas the that of the mother." Sarah Josepha Hale Picking up from "My Memoir Backstory:Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer -- Ma 'n' Pa -- Part 18:" As I've bemoaned before, Mummsy couldn't live polygamy herself -- at…

Poem/Song I Wrote: Happy-New-Year Medley

 HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2022 IS HERE!! By Stephany Spencer-LeBaron (sung to tune of Auld Lang Syne) 1-  Now 2022 is here, We're all one year older; Everyone of us has grown; We are now much bolder. So let's make a resolution To not be the problem -- Only the solution To our problems, every one. 2-  Let us spread hope and…

Pt 43: Esther LeBaron Spencer and Lesbian Love

Pt 43: Esther LeBaron Spencer and Lesbian Love Circa 1935: Esther LeBaron Spencer (right) & companion "All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her." George Washington Pt 43-A: My Mama Esther LeBaron Spencer and Lesbian Love In…

Rebecca Kimbel: Producer, Artist, Ex-Mormon Fundie, Human Rights Advocate, and Community Activist

NOTE: The following is a re-post of a past blog. Since that previous posting, some things have changed: E.g, Rebecca Kimbel recently published her amazing Memoir: Born in Polygamy. I bought the manuscript last week on Amazon.com. I'm now in the process of reading this masterpiece that promises to be the Bible of all books…

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…

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 Ruth Wariner’s Memoir, “The Sound Of Gravel”

NOTE: The following essay is a Review of The Sound of Gravel, a Memoir by Ruth Wariner, a first cousin of mine. ("Wariner" is Ruth's mother's maiden name. My Uncle Joel LeBaron was Ruth's father.) By Stephany Spencer:I've read once, listened thrice to Ruth Wariner's book/audiobook, The Sound of Gravel. It got higher ratings with each…

Review of Luna Lindsey’s “Recovering Agency: Lifting the Veil of Mormon Mind Control”

Luna Lindsey, Author, Speaker, and Musician  (*NOTE: My Review doesn't look as nice as it looks on Amazon.com, from whence I copied and pasted it after I wrote it there. But at least I was able to post it here, for better or for worse. ~Also, below this Book Review is an essay I used by permission of…

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…

Poem/doggerel I wrote: Fred Morrow Plumbing: Super Savings on Sewer Sub-Meters!

Poets for Fred Morrow Plumbing* Savings on Sewer Sub-Meters They've installed hundreds of meter readers! It's a first class, first choice Contractor’s corporation-- In my humble opinion Best plumbers in the nation I hired Fred Morrow So won't be sorry tomorrow Did my homework Now  I'll not repent in sorrow Morrow’s super plumber Stal In-stal-led…

Review of Ester Shifren’s “Hiding in a Cave of Trunks”

'* Note: The following is a book review I did of an acquaintance's book,"Hiding in a Cave of Trunks." Unfortunately, when I copied and pasted my review, as usual, it didn't turn out looking nearly as nice as it looks on Goodreads.com, but it will do.  Read  My book review of Esther Shifren’s “Hiding in…

Poems/doggerel I wrote: 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.…

Poem I wrote: Pushy Prez

Pushy Prez Pushy PrezI'm repelled by your Attempts to screw me Onto the Volunteers BoardThrough arm twisting And emotional blackmail.'Tis a wonder my arm Is still in its socketAnd I still in control of My destiny and free will.Badgering me will get you Nothing but backpedaling --My pedaling backwards Away from you As fast as…

Poem I wrote: “Advice for Creatives”

"Part of the reason that people don’t become enlightened is because it’s punctuated by intermittent catastrophes."WordToTheWise Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.An axiom DARE, DEAR CREATIVES, DARE!by Stephany Spencer-LeBaron"Anything worth doing is worth doing badly."Creatives can onlypresent works to the world... see their originations unfurled,if they dare---dare to fail, in order to dare to…

Original Sayings and Doggerel I wrote : From My Pen to Yours

~ Original Sayings 'n' Short Poems From My Pen to Yours I Think Mice Are Very NiceI think mice are very nice. Some people say they have lice ... Leave mouse tracks in their rice.But with pet mice that's quite rare; So I still do declare, I think mice are very nice! ~Stephany Spencer (My first poem,…

Introductory Blog

My Introductory Blog Beulah Stephany Spencer-LeBaron, 2016, age 70 Hello and welcome to my Photoblog site -- My own little corner of the World-Wide-Web! My name is Stephany Spencer/AKA Beulah Spencer LeBaron de Tucker. My goal is to share personal stories, essays, prose, poetry, artwork, and other creative works and opinion, in hopes you will not…

First Blog

My First Blog Beulah Stephany Spencer-LeBaron, 2015, age 69 7/2016          Hi!  I'm Stephany Spencer/AKA: Beulah/ Stephany Spencer-LeBaron. Welcome to my little corner of the world-wide web -- my "virtual" piece of internet real estate! Feel free to click about and find out what's useful. If I may be of help, please contact me. I'm…