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…

Memoir Poem I Wrote: 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…

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…

Front-yard Water-Smart Project

This is a part of my front yard, taken around two years ago. I removed the lawn and planted California friendly, drought resistant Gazania and other water-Smart plants. Then I used red Canyon rock and other such to further create landscape design and color -- plus a matching mulch for around the plants. By now the…