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

Pt 35-B: Alma Dayer LeBaron, Lou Gehrig's Disease, and "Who Got the Button?" My maternal Grandpa, Mormon fundamentalist Alma Dayer LeBaron Sr. For Mormon fundamentalists, allowing everyone, including people of color and women, to have equal rights, is a sin against God.We were regimentally trained in blind obedience and self-sacrifice from our earliest memories. We…

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…