The Willow Maree Rosamond Series

The Willow Maree Rosamond Series

by

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press Co. ‘A newspaper for the Arts’

Copyright 2022

Two weeks ago my therapist exclaimed with deep concern and wonder;

“How did you survive?!”

In two weeks I will show her the photograph on The Cheetah’s my childhood social club consisting of myself and my three great friends. Together we created a very magic world full of imagination and play-acting. We built forts and roads. We had a – bunker! I was ‘The Fearless Leader’ with an unlimited imagination. I created – our world – the Cheetah World.

On January 13, 2022, I reborn my daughter – and gave her a new name…..

WILLOW MAREE ROSAMOND

Alas she will be the muse I wanted her to be – that she deserved to be! Around Willow I will create a historic-fictional world – based on facts! Gone will be the evil input and lies of outsiders who plotted to own the estate of Christine Rosamond Benton – before she drowned in March of 1994.

Willow Maree Rosamond will own a prestigious art gallery in Carmel, and a famous house that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Her brother, John Vincen Rosamond, lives in the Hancock House on Beacon Hill that belonged to Connecticut Rose who was captured by Indians, along with her infant son. Rose had married Captain Isaac Hull of the U.S.S. Constitution. The Hancock House was tragically torn down and will be rebuilt in a fictional manner employing real history.

I will author a series of Willow books, and send out a proposal for a series. Perhaps there will be a movie? I would love to be the Art Director!

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Art Justice

Art Justice

A Series

by

John Presco

Copyright 2020

The Getty family, and other powerful families who have stock in PlumpJack, join forces to take on Robert Brevoort Buck, and the mysterious Mr. Green. The Gettys hire a Private Detective who claims he is the great grandson of Vincent Van Gough. Vincent begins to investigate the drowning at Rocky Point of the world famous artist known as Rosamond.

Return to the Getty Villa

Posted on December 31, 2017 by Royal Rosamond Press

I have taken steps to be awarded several grants. A year from now, I hope to have my own room at the Getty Villa where I am allowed to roam freely admiring the art of my ex-brother-in-law, Garth Benton, and working on my paper and historic masterpiece………..

‘The Doomsday Prophecies of Wealthy Men’

I will be wearing the best headset money can buy with a endless soundtrack from the DaVinci Code, the Phantom of the Opera, and the best of Leonard Cohen. Young scholars will turn their heads as I pass them in halls.

“May the force be with you Professor Obi-Wan Kenobi!”

“Have you saved our planet yet, Obi-Wan?”

“He can’t hear you. He lives in his own world.”

I have also taken steps to receive a grant from the Paul Mellon foundation. Paul is in my rosy family tree via Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, and Warner.  I introduced the Pre-Raphaelites to Christine Rosamond Benton. We are ‘The Last Pre-Raphaelites’.

I just made an offer to be Drew Benton’s Mentor. I can show her how to be a scholar in a year. Above is her mother at the Getty Mansion in New York.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2017

My Art Dynasty

Posted on December 30, 2017 by Royal Rosamond Press

John Paul Getty III with his mother at Rome’s Police Headquarters. Eldest of the four children of John Paul Getty, Jr. and Abigail Harris (L), and grandson of oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty, he was kidnapped in Rome on 10 July 1973 and released on 15 December 1973, shortly after a ransom was paid by his grandfather, after his abductors had cut off one of his ear. (Photo by Vittoriano Rastelli/Corbis via Getty Images)

John Paul Getty (1892 – 1976) American oil executive, multi-millionaire and art collector, with Zsa Zsa Gabor, exotic international Hungarian leading lady. May 16, 1972. Photo Getty Images.

https://rosamondpress.com/2017/10/22/the-rosemond-art-dynasty/ https://rosamondpress.com/2013/11/26/artistic-line-of-the-rosemond-sisters/

Capturing Beauty

by

Jon Presco

Yesterday, when I awoke, my inner voice – who works thru the night while I sleep – told me to title my blog on the movie ‘All The Money In The World’………..’My Art Dynasty’. I was also further instructed to declare…….”I am the reincarnation of Hadrian, and not Jean Paul!”

None of this cost me a dime! It was all done for free! If you know the rules for reincarnation, then my claim is not that outrageous! I know way more about art then J.Paul ever did. I know way more about politics and the Republican Party then Donald Trump who was almost reborn as a coo-coo High School football coach who tells bawdy jokes to his team in the locker room.

“Here’s how you get to third base! You skip first and second base and go for the Gusto!”

Trump does not own one original work of art, and stiffed Andy Warhol who he commissioned to paint his Tower. There are murals on his ceilings of Greek gods after a ceiling at Versailles. I believe that is a replica of ‘The Fall of Icarus’ by Blondel, who I compare Garth Benton to, who did the murals at the Getty Villa, of which we see a model of being unveiled in The Art Movie I just saw – that could be a Greek Tragedy! Garth allowed Snyder to publish a hideous biography of his ex-wife who roams about her book like a psychotic She-demon, destroying people’s lives like Modena. Trump roams about our Democracy destroying everything that moves in the name of the End Time Loons – that have much to do with Emperor Hadrian, but, they don’t know it yet!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merry-Joseph_Blondel

All day yesterday I fretted. If I, a poor man, declare I am the rightful embodiment of Hadrian, thus wiping out the iffy claim of ‘The Richest Man In The World’, then I will be labeled “MAD” and given shock treatment like his granddaughter, Aileen Getty, who married Christopher Wilding, thus she, and all the Getty’s, are in my rosy family tree!

This morning, I read Von Double Trouble allowed his administration to fire the rest of the advisory council on AIDS. AIDS awareness was pioneered by Aileen and Liz.

Last week I saw a therapist before I saw my primary caregiver, and showed her a copy of ‘When You Close Your Eyes’ by Tom Snyder that I had been reading in the waiting room. I told her I was in a rage over the selling of my families Art Legacy to Stacey Pierrot, by Sydney Morris, a partner of Robert Brevoort Buck, who set up the Buck Foundation with moneys gotten from Frank Buck who helped found Associated Oil Companies that Getty came to own………..SOMEHOW! I had forgotten this after blogging about it.

So, there I am, sitting next to my new friend in the movie theatre, and on the silver screen looms a giant tanker with the Flying A on its prow. If I had known my companion a little longer, I would have grasped her hand tightly, and cried out;

“Will it never end, this nightmare? Make it go away!”

After we left the theatre, I told my friend I was kin to the Gettys via Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor. I could not tell if she believed me – like all the rest! My therapist acted like she didn’t believe me. I told her outsiders came to own Christine and my Sober Story, she drowning on her first sober birthday in AA.  I told her I began our biography two years earlier. ‘Bonds With Angels’ was going to be my Twefth Step, aimed at helping other alcholics get into Recovery. With the news that a program aimed at saving the lives of many, is now dissolved by the President of the United States, the last pieces of the puzzle fall into place.

There appears to be a consortium of very wealthy souls who are determined to destroy their opposition – once and for all. When I saw Christopher Plummer talking about how J.P. Getty bought up much of the world’s art in order to keep from paying his Income Tax, and after complaining his Boheman offspring were unwilling to be members of his “Dynasty”, and when I saw and read how stingy he was, and, really did not want to see any of his children succeed, I understood J.Paul was………ADDICTED TO TAX EVASION!

No sooner did he become the richest man on earth, then they came unto him, and showed him The Ropes. They scoffed at him, made him feel puny and impotent because he was wiling to pay his taxes. They told him his money will end up in the hands of ‘The Scume of the Earth’. This is why the Getty Family hires the like of Lawrence Chazen a CEO of Nobel Oil, who set up this company in Rougemont Switzerland, so it will not be an American Company. The A flew the coup like so many have.

As the Getty Movie came to an end, I had an epiphemy. In theory, that tax money belongs to me – and All the American People! I am the Acme Scum of the Earth. I am a poor Bohemian Artist and founder of The Bohemian Bank. In theory, I OWN ALL THE ART that J.Paul amassed in his madness. The suggestion he was the reincarnation of a Roman Emperor, is just a ruse, a somecreen. However, one should choose THEIR MASK wisely.

You see, Emperor Hadrian built a famous wall, like the one Donald Trump wants to build. Donald has been compared to Emperor Caligula. What does Caligula and Hadrian have in common?…………..They defiled the House of God in Jerusalem, and waged war against Jewish Saints, and the Nazarites. Hadrian waged war against the Army of the Last Messiah – and won! HE DEFEATED GOD! His Victory caused much Earth History to be altered. This is why Emperor Constantine backed Saint Paul’s version of Christianity. The Revolt  of the Morning Star was still alive in the British Isles! I am talking about a Holy World War! Stay tuned, folks. This is BIG – really BIG!

Several days ago was the anniversary of the death of my kindred, Carrie Fischer, and her mother, Debbie Reynolds. The new Star Wars came out on Christmas Day – too! The Getty Movie is about the real attempt to Save the Earth. I am ‘The Force’. My enemies did not know I was kin to Liz and Aileen. This is ‘The Creative and Healing Dynasty’ that Emperor-Trump is trying to destroy from his Dark Tower.

Wake up! Here is THE DEED! Like most despots, their want and need to be immortal, bites them in the ass. They die. Their work is left unfinished, thus the need for like-minded Heirs to carry on. The curtain is parted, there is a stairway to a world, a place………. that defies reality. Rich people do not have to live in reality. Only they get to say they are liken to the gods, and get away with it. Jesus was a poor man.

Jon Presco

‘The Nazarite’

P.S. Zsa Zsa Gabor and I are in the same Rosy Family Tree, she the second wife of Conrad Hilton. Liz is the first. I am a Poor Man! I came in the window, like a thief in the night.

“The meek shall inherit the earth!”

She had me cornered. I was trying to reason with her and get away before things got out of hand. She kept coming at me, and the bed was right there, so I finally whapped her. And it was like Bozo the clown. She bounced off the bed as if nothing had happened, and just kept right on coming. I was finally able to get around and out of the room, and years later I asked her if she remembered me slapping her during that episode. She had no memory of it whatever.”

Betraying and Killing ‘The Dream’

Posted on May 26, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

Van Gogh – Art Detective

1:48 P.M. Yesterday I went looking for lost papers in my damaged drawer that broke apart years ago when I tried to open it. I ended up pulling up a chair and placing my waste bascket next to me. An hour later I have found the lost Stimic letter. I am saved!

A month after it was alleged Christine was “killed by a rogue wave, her ex-gallery manager called me and said she made an offer to buy Rosamond’s estate and pay off the creditors. The No.1 Creditor was Lawrence Chazen. The probate had not begun. She and Vicki Presco dropped out as named Executors and nominated Garth Benton – who is approved! This caused Shammon Rosamond to get an attorney. Phil Stimic – is appalled.

When Belford told me she was glad Vic Presco was not going to get his prints back, I knew it was time to speak up – or I would be guilty of Conspiracy to Defraud. I told my father about his prints, and how Vicki was talking to Robin Beare – Garth’s Divorce Attorney – every day, and suggested he call her. I was there. She said she was shocked to learn Rosamond had a father – and there was a big pile of Rosamond Prints that he owned a share in.

“I told Garth and Vicki to inventory everything!”

I knew Michael Harkins since he was fifteen. His mother was my surrogate mother. He was a Private Detective that trained under ‘Wild Bill’ Lindhart, who was hired by Karl Chessman. I did the math. A month after a world famous artist was dead, four males knew something fraudulent was going on. A month later, I submitted our sixty page report – that the law firm of Buck, Rose, Morris and Hiesinger, had to have seen – along with Stimic’s letter. Robert Brevoort Buck – should have been leery of dealing with these people. He signs off on selling the entire Rosamond estate to Stacey Pierrot, Jacci Belford’s best friend since High School. The results were the worst disaster to strike the World of Art – ever! Here is a video of reading the letter.

(43) Larry Chazen – YouTube

I just noticed that Buck handles Welles Fargo, whose ex-Ceo is on the board of the Buck Foundation that includes Alcohol Justice that went after PlumpJack that Chazen and all the Gettys have stock in – including the Pelosi’s. This may be a huge conflict of interest. How many breweries and wineries have financial ties to The Stage Coach?

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

My Letter To Andrew Cuomo | Rosamond Press

The Buck Foundation Tribunal | Rosamond Press

The Bucks of Oakland and Marin | Rosamond Press

Lawrence Chazen Was Friend of Gordon Getty

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Royal Rosamond Press

Here is an amazing account of the fight Gordon Getty had over his family legacy. I am sure Garth and Christine Rosamond Benton had inside information. I believe assets were hidden from the IRS. I suspect monies were covertly invested in California real-estate. Chazen was a partner in the first Rosamond gallery. They suspected I had become a close confident of my late sister again. This is why they posthumously destroyed both of us. Look at all the Oil Company lawyers! Did Robert Brevoort Buck know what was going on?

http://articles.latimes.com/1987-05-17/magazine/tm-348_1_getty-museum

My father described his private lender as the “Right-hand man of Gordon Getty”. Garth Benton was described as a “friend of Chazen and Gordon Getty”.  In the book, ‘The Taking of Getty Oil’  by Steve Coll, Laurence Chazen is described as a “friend and financial advisor in San Francisco”. Here he is at the reopening of the Rosamond Gallery, an event I was not invited to. Chazen is a partners in PlumbJack, and was my father’s private lender. Chazen and Vic, suggested they hook they hook Christine and Garth up. A date was arranged. Here is my letter from the office of Andrew Cuomo;https://rosamondpress.com/2013/02/13/my-letter-to-andrew-cuomo/embed/#?secret=uF3xQXt1ni

http://www.ornamentalist.net/2013/04/in-memoriam-garth-benton.html

Check this out: https://www.pressreader.com/usa/san-francisco-chronicle/20081207/281724085406770https://rosamondpress.com/2015/02/18/charge-for-harm/embed/#?secret=8II7mDSlCk

Gordon Getty, his family trust, Harold Williams, the Getty Museum, Sid Petersen and the directors of Getty Oil have all been named in derivative lawsuits filed by Texaco shareholders since the Pennzoil verdict. Because of the mind-boggling size of Pennzoil’s judgment, which forced Texaco into bankruptcy proceedings, the entire Getty fortune is at risk in the lawsuits. The suit filed by Seth Hufstedler challenging Gordon Getty’s trusteeship continues in Los Angeles probate court. Settlement talks have broken down because of the Pennzoil case. A trial may begin later this year.”

Richard Rosenberg and Huey Newton 1

Posted on August 31, 2020 by Royal Rosamond Press

https://rosamondpress.com/2020/08/29/the-marin-shipmates/https://rosamondpress.com/2020/08/29/black-franciscan-turners/https://rosamondpress.com/2020/04/09/the-royal-janitor-the-underestimated-enemy/

Two years ago Ed Howard put me in touch with his brother who offered to take me to the Naval Cemetery in the Presidio where my parents are buried. I was not told my father was dead, or, my mother was dying. My brutal father told all my family I was not his son, but, was the product of my mother’s betrayal. Just before he died, Victor Presco admitted he used Wolf Larsen from Jack London’s book ‘The Sea Wolf’ as a model to raise his two sons. I did not go due to three murders. I feared I was walking into a trap, and going against the adage;

“You can’t go home again.”

Three days ago I went home in a Black Panther facebook group Ed and I belong to when I talked about my abusive father who graduated from the San Francisco Midshipman School and served in the Merchant Marines. My mother served in the WAVES. That is Vic on the far right in the pic above. I posted a parody about Captain Victim’s College of Hard Knocks. To see the Naval Research site that Richard helped fund, blows my mind. Here is the gentle approach from a gentle and giving man who had something to do with the placement of a life-size statue of The Lone Sailor’. There is some goo in all men, and I have come home to stand next to this sailor…with my father.https://rosamondpress.com/2020/02/11/sea-wolf-island/https://rosamondpress.com/2017/05/12/ed-howards-place-in-oakland-history/

When I beheld a photo of Richard Rosenberg, I exclaimed to myself;

“That’s Rosenberg from Men In Black! Alas, I found you! I am at the core!”

Two of the greatest trademarks in the San Francisco Bay Area, was the Black Panther heraldry, and the Welles Fargo Stage Coach. Then comes the Golden Gate Bridge, and Huey Newton sitting in a baton chair with a shotgun in one hand, and a African spear in the other. Was there a tiny little alien behind Newton’s façade? These two men have had a great affect on Bay Area life. Only Newton is known, and his BRAND is overcoming the world. Did you know the Chicago Black Panthers formed an alliance with the Chicago Hillbillys?

I know for sure Richard wants to talk to me about my kin, Ian Fleming and his uncle, Sea Lord, Caspar John. He also wants to talk to me about how Victoria Bond, and Miriam Starfish, led me to him and his Naval organizations. In my last post where they are heading to the Naval Post Graduate College where Miriam spots her families hero, who is kin to Robert E. Lee.

I suggested many time my Bond book is a Psychic Novel where I receive tips and leads while I take my old man nap. I have arrived at Rose Mountain, and I can see for miles and miles.

The President said he is happy for the riots because they will get him reelected. He has not ill words for the shooter of demonstrators. He said the neo-Confederates in Charlottesville are good people. To see the Black Panthers of Chicago MAKING PEACE with ne0-Cofederate Rednecks, is money in the bank. I am going to try to get a hold of Richard Rosenberg to see if he will help put together a task force that will find the middle ground – and make peace!https://rosamondpress.com/2020/02/11/sea-wolf-island/

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Presshttps://rosamondpress.com/2019/08/09/the-royal-janitor-with-art-lesson/https://rosamondpress.com/2019/08/09/another-prediction-comes-true/https://rosamondpress.com/2020/06/08/the-lee-line-battleship/

When Victoria and Miriam approached the Del Monte Hotel, they both exclaimed at the same exact time….”Osborne House!”

Victoria was like a school girl off to boarding school. She was thrilled they would be staying in the Dali Room that was reserved for special guest of the Navy. On the way to see Dali’s strange creations, Miriam came up short, and stood in front of a glass case.

“Oh look! Here’s my and my parents hero!”

Victoria glanced back, and felt faint as the name LEE flashed at her like a neon sign. Creeping towards the display honoring Real Admiral Willis Augustus Lee, she almost fainted – again!

“My parents learned to target shoot from Willey. He holds the record for Olympic gold medals. I’ going to shoot at the 2020 Olympics. I got a silver medal four years ago. I want the gold.”

Victoria wandered in a circle around Starfish, in a daze. She had experienced this when she went to Le Rosey, this getting of second hand information from her best friend who was always in the know long before she was.

https://nps.edu/lodging

https://library.nps.edu/hotel-del-montehttps://rosamondpress.com/2018/03/17/the-royal-janitor/

https://usnwc.edu/

Rosenberg is a Germanic-language family name and toponym. Its principal meaning is “mountain of roses”, from Rose + Berg. However, as a toponym, in some locations it may have originally meant “red mountain” or simply “red hill”, from rot + Berg. The terminal consonant of the /rot/-/roθ/-/roð/-/ros/ syllable has varied across regions and centuries; there are many variations of the name, including Rosenberg, RotenbergRottenbergRothenbergRodenberg, and Rozenberg. It is a common name among Ashkenazi Jewshttps://www.youtube.com/embed/whDdbh2V25w?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparenthttps://www.youtube.com/embed/14Qt0gij4Lo?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparenthttps://www.youtube.com/embed/a-6My3Ko8qI?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparent

Born in Fall River, MA, Richard M. Rosenberg is a former Chairman and CEO of Bank of America who has also held senior positions with Seattle-First National Bank, Seafirst Corporation, and Wells Fargo Bank. He received his B.S. in journalism from Suffolk University in 1952, and his masters and law degrees from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Barbara Rosenberg, also a Fall River native, is a 1954 graduate of Brandeis University and has earned an M.A. from Harvard University and a Ph. D. from the University of San Francisco.

In lending their vision and financial support to the creation of the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies, the Rosenbergs have offered Suffolk University an opportunity to better understand a region of great strategic and economic importance.

“The reason we did it is that too many people on the East Coast, ranging from Washington all the way up to Boston, are so Eurocentric and do not understand that the 21st century belongs to Asia- not that we’re perfect on the West Coast,” Richard Rosenberg says. “So to the extent that Barbara and I can help Suffolk get a better focus on what I believe is the most important aspect of the 21st century, we think we’re doing a good thing.”

“There is no doubt in my mind that the world economy in the 21st century has shifted more to China and India than ever before,” Barbara Rosenberg adds. “We need to learn more about the customs, languages and mindsets of the Asian population.  We hope the Institute offers a more globally balanced presentation of the world.”

A $1 million gift to San Francisco State University from retired Bank of America Corp. Chairman and CEO Richard Rosenberg and his wife Barbara will fund a new marine biology institute at the school’s Romberg Tiburon Center.

The Barbara and Richard Rosenberg Institute for Marine Biology and Environmental Science will support an endowment for a spring and fall academic lecture series for the center’s graduate students and the public. It also will fund a biannual public forum on marine biology and related topics.

The center, a Navy base during World War II, houses scientists and students studying San Francisco Bay and its surrounding wetlands as well as the open ocean along California’s coastline and other locales.

“The Romberg Tiburon Center may be one of the better-kept secrets of the Bay Area, but we think it’s the perfect platform to attract great students and great faculty to work on issues in marine biology and the marine environment,” Rosenberg said in a press release.

The Rosenbergs also have funded scholarships for Romberg Tiburon Center students.

“Their generous support will ensure that many generations of researchers, students and citizens have excellent opportunities to understand and protect one of our region’s most exceptional assets — the San Francisco Bay,” San Francisco State President Leslie Wong said.

On October 9, 1873, 15 naval officers gathered at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Department of Physics and Chemistry building in Annapolis to discuss the implications of a smaller, post-Civil War Navy and other matters of professional interest. The U.S. Naval Institute was established as a forum for the exchange of ideas, to disseminate and advance the knowledge of sea power, and to preserve U.S. naval and maritime heritage. Rear Admiral John L. Worden (former commander of the USS Monitor) served as the first president.

In 1874, the Naval Institute began to accept papers and publish the “proceedings” of its discussions which were distributed to the organization’s members, a practice that continues. Two decades later, the Naval Institute Press was created to publish basic naval guides; it eventually expanded to publish more general-interest titles in history, biography and current affairs.

In 1992, the Naval Institute Foundation, Inc., was established to stabilize the organization’s funding.

Having outgrown its offices at Preble Hall, the Naval Institute gave the building to the Naval Academy and, in 1999, renovated a derelict Navy hospital to serve as its new headquarters. The building was named Beach Hall to honor the contributions of Captain Edward L. Beach Jr. (author of over a dozen books including Run Silent, Run Deep) and his father and namesake, Captain Edward L. Beach Sr., who had served as the Institute’s secretary-treasurer.

The Barbara and Richard Rosenberg Institute for Marine Biology and Environmental Science will support an endowment for a spring and fall academic lecture series for the center’s graduate students and the public. It also will fund a biannual public forum on marine biology and related topics.

The center, a Navy base during World War II, houses scientists and students studying San Francisco Bay and its surrounding wetlands as well as the open ocean along California’s coastline and other locales.

“The Romberg Tiburon Center may be one of the better-kept secrets of the Bay Area, but we think it’s the perfect platform to attract great students and great faculty to work on issues in marine biology and the marine environment,” Rosenberg said in a press release.

The Rosenbergs also have funded scholarships for Romberg Tiburon Center students.

“Their generous support will ensure that many generations of researchers, students and citizens have excellent opportunities to understand and protect one of our region’s most exceptional assets — the San Francisco Bay,” San Francisco State President Leslie Wong said.https://rosamondpress.com/2020/06/08/the-lee-line-battleship/

https://nps.edu/lodging

https://library.nps.edu/hotel-del-monte

https://theconversation.com/chicago-1969-when-black-panthers-aligned-with-confederate-flag-wielding-working-class-whites-68961

One was the Young Patriot Organization (YPO), which was based in Hillbilly Harlem, an uptown neighborhood of Chicago populated by displaced white southerners. Many YPO members were racist, and they flaunted controversial symbols associated with southern pride, such as the Confederate flag. But like blacks and Latinos, the white Young Patriots and their families experienced discrimination in Chicago. In their case, it was because they were poor and from the South.

In his short time as a Black Panther leader, Fred Hampton wanted to advance the group’s goals by forming a “Rainbow Coalition” of working class and poor people of all races.

Assumed to be natural enemies, these groups united in their calls for economic justice. In the Aug. 9, 1969 issue of The Black Panther newspaper, the party’s chief of staff, David Hilliard, admiringly called the Young Patriots “the only revolutionaries we respect that ever came out of the mother country.” Recalling his work with the YPO, former Black Panther Bobby Lee explained that “The Rainbow Coalition was just a code word for class struggle.”

In the end, the Illinois Panthers brought together various elements of the black community, Confederate flag-waving southern white migrants (Young Patriots), Puerto Ricans (Young Lords), poor white ethnic groups (Rising Up Angry, JOIN Community Union, and the Intercommunal Survival Committee), students and the women’s movement. The disparate groups under the coalition’s umbrella pooled resources and shared strategies for providing community services and aid that the government and private sector would not. Initiatives included health clinics, feeding homeless and hungry people, and legal advice for those dealing with unethical landlords and police brutality.

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1992-02-16-op-4384-story.html

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2013/07/sfsu-richard-rosenberg-marine-biology.html

A $1 million gift to San Francisco State University from retired Bank of America Corp. Chairman and CEO Richard Rosenberg and his wife Barbara will fund a new marine biology institute at the school’s Romberg Tiburon Center.

The Romberg Tiburon Campus has supported maritime commerce, naval defense and training, and marine science and education for over a century, and is especially well suited to support the interdisciplinary mission of the EOS Center. The changes to the campus landscape and uses over time reflect the rich pre-historic, historic and contemporary environmental legacies of the SF Bay region. Historic artifacts remaining on the Romberg Tiburon Campus are our link to the past, and in telling the stories of those artifacts the EOS Center will document the concomitant changes in society and the environment in a meaningful way, cultivating public interest in our current activities and the campus. Place-based research, interpretation and educational outreach are core practices for marine laboratories and field stations. The Romberg Tiburon Campus is an ideal location for local and regional community engagement on coastal and maritime environmental science, history, and policy. The EOS Center values and appreciates the many different ways that people communicate about these important topics, including through artistic expression, and will invite collaborative proposals and opportunities to support projects with artists, writers and storytellers interested in community engagement on themes related to our place-based legacies or current research projects.

https://eoscenter.sfsu.edu/content/romberg-tiburon-campus

https://plan.sfsu.edu/

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Rosamond’s Well

Rosamond’s Well

A Series

by

John Presco

Copyright 2022

The search for the Fountain of Eternal Youth.

A rare book on Pons DeLeon’s search for the Fountain of Youth in the Americas is discovered by Countess Karen Gorden while doing renovations to Althrop. There is mention of Rosamond’s Well and the special properties of the waters. Prince Charles invites Harry and Meghan to come stay with him and Camillia after he is shown this book. Charles promises to make Harry a Prince, and give Meghan and her children, royal titles – if they help search for the Fountain in California. Meghan feels for Charles. Old age has caught up with him, and, he is afraid he will be passed over.

“If only I could take twenty years off my life, or, not age another day!”

Earl Spencer’s third wife Countess Karen Gordon reveals changes to Althorp Northamptonshire | Daily Mail Online

When Earl Spencer’s third wife made plans to move her life from Los Angeles to the family estate in Northamptonshire, she decided she wanted to make some big changes. 

The Canadian-born former model is still settling in to her first year living full time at Althorp, the final resting place of Princess Diana.

She started planning renovations around three years ago, when Earl Spencer tasked her with remodeling the island in the middle of the manor’s ornamental lake where Diana is buried. 

Diana Memorial

After years of criticism for its state of neglect, Princess Diana’s family is finally renovating the beloved royal’s gravesite at their home. Her brother, Earl Spencer, will lead the first major changes to Althorp Estate in 350 years, in advance of the 20th anniversary of her death.

The Spencer family has owned the estate for over 500 years.GETTY IMAGES

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The Princess, who died on August 31, 1997 at the age of 36, is interred there on a small island. Her final resting place features a modest temple, along with another commemorative statue at the entrance of the grounds.

Two years ago, the Princess’s former chef accused her brother of allowing the gravesite to fall into disrepair. He claimed the overgrown vegetation and algae-filled pond disgraced her legacy — not to mention a long-running exhibit that charged visitors to look at Diana’s belongings. While the museum is now closed, guests can still tour the property in the summer months for about $25 apiece.This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information,

“The island where the late Princess is buried has always had a full growth of mature trees…which intentionally lends privacy to the Princess’s final resting place,” a spokesman for the estate later responded. “The Temple is maintained and assessed on an annual basis.

This year, it seems, the assessment called for bigger changes. While the family has not revealed specific plans, Versailles’ principal gardener designed the original 500-acre park more than three centuries ago. After Diana’s death, 36 oak trees (one for each year of her life) along with hundreds of white roses and water lilies were planted in her honor.

Two quotes, one by Diana and another by her brother, flank a marble silhouette of the Princess.

Rosamond’s Well

Posted on July 1, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

On this day, July 1, 2021, I John The Nazarite, restore all the Goddess Worship of the World that was destroyed by Paul and Timothy, and the dark men who backed them. There is no indication that Jesus came to destroy goddess worship – nor did John the Baptist! Jesus claims he descends from Ruth and Boaz who may not have worshipped the Lord. The tribe of Judah worshipped Chemosh.

With the dedication of a statue of Princess Diana, the worship of the goddess and the gods, is restored.

The Spartans claimed they descend from Abraham and are brothers of the Jews.

The Spartans: ‘Children of Abraham, Brothers of the Jews’ – Watch Jerusalem

The Spartans worshipped Artemis-Diana. Men and Women who want to go into battle against China and Russia, may not be Christians or Jews. There is evidence Samson was an Aegean. I suggest his mother was Helen of Troy, and is Heracles. Samson was a Danite who may not have been Jews, but Greek Mercenaries hired by Egypt. Manoah’s wife is not named – or the angel that came to her and bid her to take the Oath of the Nazarite – who admitted men and women as equals. I suspect all the people in Judges took the oath and priests and priestesses connected to a Egyptian religion that Aaron never forsake. He had to have seen God when Moses did. How about Miriam? Elizabeth and Mary were titled ‘The Daughters of Aaron’. Both took the oath and did Queen Helena.

Tribe of Dan: Sons of Israel, or of Greek mercenaries hired by Egypt? – Archaeology – Haaretz.com

I believe Paul was a agent of the King of Anatolia and was hired to stop the Gauls of Galatia from taking the Oath of the Nazarite, and becoming Danite Mercenaries. I suspect they saw themselves as The New Spartans, a role the Frankish Kings took, and thus were known as The Longhair Kings – after Samson the Nazarite. Weakening their women, was a murderous tactic. Paul admits to putting women in prison and torturing them. No enemy of Russia and China would ever subscribe to this false teaching! So be it!

Goddess Worship and the Apostle Paul | by Lurie Kimmerle | Medium

The Trojans land on a deserted island and discover an abandoned temple to Diana. After performing the appropriate ritual, Brutus falls asleep in front of the goddess’s statue and is given a vision of the land where he is destined to settle, an island in the western ocean inhabited only by a few giants.”

King Henry 11 believed he descended from the Trojans. I believe he worshipped Rosamond Clifford as Helen of Troy whose mother was Aphrodite. Henry made a well where I suspect Fair Rosamond took ritual baths with her maidens. I suspect Bathsheba is Helen of Troy. She is a Hittite. David could have taken part in the siege of Troy – if her was a real. Like Samson, David is a warrior-god who slays Goliath. He plays the lyre and composes confounding riddles. I suspect Troy held a Hellenized Poetry Contest. Consider the Judgement of Paris. Did Henry hold a beauty contest at Woodstock?

In the Opera Rosamond, Henry sees a vision of the future. He see the building of Blenheim Palace where the Spencer and Churchill bloodline found a home. Diana is a Rosamond. Her grandchildren all descend from the Toney family and the Angvians, the House of Anjou, who may have not given up on goddess worship. Eleanor (Helen) went on crusade with a platoon of young women dressed like Amazons. In this troupe, I place the spirit of Victoria Rosemond Bond, and Miriam Starfish Christling, who in spirit have led me to the truth, and are the Spirit of Goddess Restoration all over the world.

So be it!

I am working on a modern version of the opera Rosamond, that might be a movie-musical, a continuation of The Phantom of the Opera. As president of Royal Rosamond Press ‘A Newspaper For The Arts, I am dedicated in preserving and protecting all works of art associated with The Goddess. This in itself is a justification for the restoration of Goddess Worship, as so called Christians are dedicated to protecting statues of Confederate slave owners. I believe my kin, Jessie Benton-Fremont, is supportive of this decree, and welcomes Harry and Meghan to the United States. Harry Windsor is a Samson, a Warrior, a Spartan Brother of the Jews. He is America’s David in all his better attributes. He is the Lion of Albion. He is Lionmundi….The Lion of the World!

Hail Britania!

John ‘The Nazarite’

At 8:00 A.M. after posting the above I put my breakfast on, then looked or an image of Diana’s statue. In this image I see the Unicorn and Lion crest.

Prince Harry, William reunite at Princess Diana statue unveiling (pagesix.com)

Rule Britannia – Last Night of the Proms 2009 – YouTube

Live: Outside Kensington Palace ahead of Diana statue unveiling – YouTube

Eleanor of Aquitaine, (1120-1204) took the cross with her first husband Louis VII of France and scandalized Europe by leading 300 of her women dressed as amazons and a thousand of her knights from her duchy in the armies of the Second Crusade. Even though she insisted that the women went along to “tend the wounded,” Eleanor insisted on taking part in strategy sessions and sided with her uncle Raymond of Antioch instead of her husband Louis on the question of whether to attack Jerusalem. Louis settled the argument by insisting that she accompany him to Jerusalem. The King and Queen of France went home on separate ships, and back in Europe after she gave birth to a daughter, Eleanor insisted on a divorce and married Henry II of England.

women-article (umich.edu)

Sparta and the Gods (spartareconsidered.com)

The Queen’s Beast | The Royal Mint

The worship of Castor and Polydeukes also tells us something about the Spartan. According to ancient Greek mythology, the Divine Twins, the Dioskouroi, were the brothers of Helen.  More precisely,  Polydeukes was Helen’s full-brother, likewise fathered by Zeus on her mother Leda, while Castor was her half-brother, the son of Leda by her (mortal) husband Tyndareus, the king of Sparta. Raised at the Spartan court as twin sons of the king, the Dioskouroi lived the ideal lives of aristocratic youth in the age of heroes. They had great adventures, sailing with Jason on the Argo, hunting boar with Herakles, rescuing their sister from the Athenian king Theseus, who had abducted her – and then robbing two sisters from a neighboring kingdom for their own wives

Britannia – Wikipedia

Rosamond (opera) – Wikipedia

Roman de Rou & Holy Grail

Posted on April 17, 2013 by Royal Rosamond Press

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In the Roman de Brut by Wace, Brutus of Troy falls asleep before a statue of the goddess Diana in her abandoned temple and has a dream of the island he is destined to settle. This land is Britian.

On the grounds of Blenhiem Palace there is a temple for the goddess Diana where Winston Churchill proposed to his wife. This temple looks like the one that was built for Princess Diana Spencer who is kin to the Churchills and Dukes of Marlborough. It was on these grounds that King Henry built a Troy-town for Fair Rosamond, who descends from Rollo. Henry claimed he descends from Brutus of Troy. The Sleeping Beauty Princess was named ‘Rosamond’. Princess Diana was named ‘England’s Rose’. There is a rose in the middle of the Round Table that Wace introduced to the Arthurian Legends. Wace brought the sword he called ‘Excalibur’.

Above is a print of Wace delivered ‘The Roman de Rou’ to King Henry. As promised, here is the Grail Line of the Norse. The name Rosamond will forever be associated with the Holy Grail. I will forever be known as a Grail Author and Grail Scholar. I have immortalized my family. I have connected Princess Diana to the Grail Legends. One day, one, or both of her sons, will be the King of England.

Long live the king!

John Presco

Copyright 2013

Both Henry II and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, were descended from Rollo. Henry via Rollo’s son, and successor, William ‘Longsword’. Eleanor via Rollo’s daughter, Gerloc (who married Duke William III of Aquitaine, and was called Adela).

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/rosamond-and-the-earls-of-orkney/

His later work, the Roman de Rou, was, according to Wace, commissioned by King Henry II of England. A large part of the Roman de Rou is devoted to William the Conqueror and the Norman Conquest. Wace’s reference to oral tradition within his own family suggests that his account of the preparations for the Conquest and of the Battle of Hastings may have been reliant not only on documentary evidence but also on eyewitness testimony from close relations—though no eyewitnesses would have been still alive when he began work on the text. The Roman de Rou also includes a mention of the appearance of Halley’s Comet. The relative lack of popularity of the Roman de Rou may reflect the loss of interest in the history of the Duchy of Normandy following the incorporation of continental Normandy into the kingdom of France in 1204.

The Trojans land on a deserted island and discover an abandoned temple to Diana. After performing the appropriate ritual, Brutus falls asleep in front of the goddess’s statue and is given a vision of the land where he is destined to settle, an island in the western ocean inhabited only by a few giants.

“Yea, Rosamond, fair Rosamond,
Her name was called so,
To whom dame Elinor our Queene
Was known a deadly foe,
The King therefore for her defence
Against the furious Queene
At Woodstocke builded such a Bower
The like was never seen.

“Most curiously that Bower was built
Of stone and timber strong.
An hundered and fifty dores
Did to this Bower belong,
And they so cunningly contriv’d
With turnings round about
That none but with a clew of thread
Could enter in or out.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blenheim_Palace

Rosamond’s Well, Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

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Fair Rosamund’s Well, Blenheim (Photo Credit: Philip Halling – Geograph)

Os grid reference: SP 4365 1647. At the north-side of the lake in Blenheim Park at Woodstock, Oxfordshire, is Rosamond’s Well, also known as Fair Rosamund’s Well. It takes its name from Lady Rosamond de Clifford who was to become the lover (Mistress), for her sins, of King Henry II, although probably not ‘entirely’ out of her own choosing! Fair Rosamond, it is said, was “supposedly” murdered by a very jealous Queen Eleanor in about 1175, or was she? But back in the 12th century the well was called Everswell, maybe because it was ‘never ever’ known to run dry, even in the driest spells of weather; and in the past the water had some curative properties as pilgrims were wont to come here and partake of it in bottles – in those distant times, but in fact the well has only been named after Rosamond since the 16th century. The village of Woodstock is a quarter of a mile east of the well, while Bladon is half a mile south, and the town of Long Harborough 2 miles south-west on the A4095 road.

Godstow Nunnery Ruin (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Poor Rosamond was buried at Godstow nunnery, a house of Benedictine nuns dedicated to St Mary and St John the Baptist, which is now in ruins beside the river Thames, near Oxford. It was founded by the widow Edith Launceline in 1133, dissolved in 1539, and almost destroyed during the Civil War in 1645 or 46. Today the ruin acts as a pound for local farm animals.https://www.youtube.com/embed/HyOHb6Ocbr0?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparent

Many turf mazes in England were named Troy Town, Troy-town or variations on that theme (such as Troy, The City of Troy, Troy’s Walls, Troy’s Hoy, or The Walls of Troy) presumably because, in popular legend, the walls of the city of Troy were constructed in such a confusing and complex way that any enemy who entered them would be unable to find his way out. Welsh hilltop turf mazes (none of which now exist) were called “Caerdroia”, which can be translated as “City of Troy” (or perhaps “castle of turns”).

W. H. Matthews, in his Mazes and Labyrinths (1922), gives the name as “Troy-town”. More recent writers (such as Adrian Fisher, in The Art of the Maze, 1990) prefer “Troy Town”.

The name “Troy” has been associated with labyrinths from ancient times. An Etruscan terracotta wine-jar from Tragliatella, Italy, shows a seven-ring labyrinth marked with the word TRUIA (Troy). To its left, two armed soldiers appear to be riding out of the labyrinth on horseback, while on the right two couples are shown copulating. The vase dates from about 630 BC.

Anglo-Norman author of two verse chronicles, the Roman de Brut(1155) and the Roman de Rou (1160–74), named respectively after the reputed founders of the Britons and Normans.

The Rou was commissioned by Henry II of England, who sometime before 1169 secured for Wace a canonry at Bayeux in northwestern France. The Brut may have been dedicated to Henry’s queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Written in octosyllabic verse, it is a romanticized paraphrase of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia regum Britanniae, tracing the history of Britain from its founding by the legendary Brutus the Trojan. Its many fanciful additions (including the story of King Arthur’s Round Table) helped increase the popularity of the Arthurian legends. The Rou, written in octosyllabic couplets and monorhyme stanzas of alexandrines, is a history of the Norman dukes from the time of Rollo the Viking (after 911) to that of Robert II Curthose (1106). In 1174, however, Henry II transferred his patronage to one Beneeit, who was writing a rival version, and Wace’s work remained unfinished.
Wace’s artistry in the Brut exerted a stylistic influence on later verse romances (notably on a version of the Tristan story by Thomas, the Anglo-Norman writer), whereas the English poem Brut (c. 1200) by Lawamon was the most notable of many direct imitations. Three devotional works by Wace also survive.

Wace, writing some 300 years after the event in his Roman de Rou, also mentions the two brothers (as Rou and Garin), as does the Orkneyinga Saga.https://www.youtube.com/embed/_dV_HaaQfLU?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparent

Rosmond Clifford’s ancestors are the Erl’s of Orkney via Hugh de Calvacamp, thus she is kindred to the Sinclairs. However, this link has long been in question. Rosamond’s lover, King Henry Plantgenet, claims he descends from the Kings of Troy. Helen of Troy was captured, her legendary beauty launching a thousand ships that came to her rescue. Some scholars suggest the name Helen means “captured”. Helen is the Queen Mother of my novel ‘Capturing Beauty. King Henry Plantagenet of Anjou allegedly built a labyrinth around Fair Rosamond. When I posted this information, and more, on a Templar yahoogroup, Ian Sinclair tried to get me banned, and succeeded!

The Sinclairs claim they came to America, even discovered it. However, my ex-wife, Mary Ann Tharaldsen, would beg to differ, she kindred to Erik Tharaldsen, better known as Erik the Red. The Sinclair Clan is trying to capture my beautiful America! Get lost!

If you follow the Toeni ancestors of Rosamond Clifford, you arrive at Woden and the Kings of Troy. I suspect Henry married Rosamond after he divorced Eleanore (Helen) in order to unite the world under the three panthers of Angvian Plantagenet family who are leading members of the Priory de Sion – LEGEND! Some members of the Sinclair family claim their ancestors were as powerful as Henry’s family empire. They spread falsehoods! The Sinclairs claim they are kindred to Knights Templar and Masonic secrets. The Benton family were famous Freemasons, and I disocvered the Rougemont Templars by following my mother’s maiden name – ROSAMOND.

Above are two paintings by Rossetti employing the same model. These beautiful women are Fair Rosamund and Helen of Troy. My beautiful sister was the world famous artist known as Rosamond. Our Muse was Rena Cristiansen whose ancestros came from Sweden. Rena’s three sisters were models their beauty captured by a fashion photographers. Consider the Mona Lisa.

Some Sinclairs died battling the Saracens in Spain around 1300. Rosamond’s ancestor, Roger (Ralph) de Toeni, led Normans against Saracens in 1035.
The battle to restore Christianity to Spain, was on. Fair Rosamond in the Queen of Pan’s Labyrinth because Henry built a Troy Town around Rosamond that are associated with the city of Troy. Did he behold Rosamond’s genealogy and thus know she descended from Woden and the Trojans?

The Sinclairs have languished in the Priory of Troy Town long enough, they allowing Pierre Plantard to take all the heat in their place. But, with the revelation that my dear friend, Virginia Hambley, descends from powerful members of the Vichy – evicts all the Sinclairs from the legend that Dan Bown made famous, and puts my Rose of the World at the epicenter; for Plantard was a real member of the Vichy rebirth that spawned a thusand novels.
It is time for the jewel, and the thorn, in the crown.

I want our legend back!
Jon Presco

Copyright 2013

Roman de Rou is a verse chronicle by Wace in Norman covering the history of the Dukes of Normandy from the time of Rollo of Normandy to the battle of Tinchebray in 1106. It is a national epic of Normandy.
Following the success of his Roman de Brut which recounted the history of the English, Wace was apparently commissioned by Henry II of England to write a similar account of the origins of the Normans and their conquest of England. Wace abandons his tale before bringing it up to date, telling the reader in the final lines of Part III that the king had entrusted the same task to a Maistre Beneeit (believed to be Benoît de Sainte-More).

The ‘Roman de Rou’ (literally: Romance of Rollo) begins:
“One thousand, one hundred and sixty years in time and space had elapsed since God in His grace came down in the Virgin, when a cleric from Caen by the name of Master Wace undertook the story of Rou and his race …”
Wace’s ‘Roman de Rou’ chronicles Norman history, in verse, from the founding duke, Rollo (Rou), to the battle of Tinchebray in 1106. It was apparently commissioned by King Henry II (reigned 1154-89), possibly on the strength of Wace’s earlier work (finished in 1155), a versified adaptation of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s fantastical ‘Historia Regum Britanniae’, the ‘Roman de Brut’ (which seems to have achieved considerable popularity, and in which Wace introduced King Arthur’s round table).

Both Henry II and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, were descended from Rollo. Henry via Rollo’s son, and successor, William ‘Longsword’. Eleanor via Rollo’s daughter, Gerloc (who married Duke William III of Aquitaine, and was called Adela).

Within the ‘Roman de Rou’, Wace writes:
“The history of the Normans is a long one and hard to set down in the vernacular. If one asks who said this, who wrote this history in the vernacular, I say and will say that I am Wace from the Isle of Jersey, which is in the sea towards the west and belongs to the territory of Normandy. I was born on the island of Jersey and taken to Caen as a small child; there I went to school and was then educated for a long time in France. When I returned from France, I stayed in Caen for a long time and set about composing works in the vernacular: I wrote and composed a good many. With the help of God and the king – I must serve no one apart from God – a prebend was given to me in Bayeux (may God reward him for this). I can tell you it was Henry the second, the grandson of Henry and the father of Henry.”
At any rate, for some reason, Henry became dissatisfied with Wace’s work (or with Wace himself), and withdrew his patronage. Wace breaks off from his narrative, and writes:
“Let he whose business it is continue the story. I am referring to Master Beneeit [probably Benoît de Saint-Maure], who has undertaken to tell of this affair, as the king has assigned the task to him; since the king asked him to do it, I must abandon it and fall silent. The king in the past was very good to me. He gave me a great deal and promised me more, and if he had given me everything he promised me things would have gone better for me. I could not have it, it did not please the king; but it is not my fault. I have known three king Henrys and seen them all in Normandy; all three had lordship over Normandy and England. The second Henry, about whom I am talking, was the grandson of the first Henry and born of Matilda, the empress, and the third was the son of the second. Here ends the book of Master Wace; anyone who wishes to do more, let him do it.”
Wace ceased work after 1174 (he mentions the siege of Rouen of that year). A substantial portion of the ‘Roman de Rou’ only exists in a 17th century copy, though the section in which the Norman Conquest of England occurs is also preserved in three medieval manuscripts (one early-13th, one late-13th and one late-14th century). Incidentally, Wace is most likely a personal name, not a surname. For some reason (perhaps based on an erroneous reading) he has sometimes been called Robert Wace.

The entire knowledge we have of Rollo is based on Dodo’s colourful accounts. The title they both adopted was “Count”. in 1015 Richard II was the first to style himself “Duke” and “Patrician”. He asserted his right to control the church and appoint Dukes under it.
http://sinclair.quarterman.org/who/rollo.html

http://sinclair.quarterman.org/ian.html

Both Henry II and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, were descended from Rollo. Henry via Rollo’s son, and successor, William ‘Longsword’. Eleanor via Rollo’s daughter, Gerloc (who married Duke William III of Aquitaine, and was called Adela).

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/rosamond-and-the-earls-of-orkney/

His later work, the Roman de Rou, was, according to Wace, commissioned by King Henry II of England. A large part of the Roman de Rou is devoted to William the Conqueror and the Norman Conquest. Wace’s reference to oral tradition within his own family suggests that his account of the preparations for the Conquest and of the Battle of Hastings may have been reliant not only on documentary evidence but also on eyewitness testimony from close relations—though no eyewitnesses would have been still alive when he began work on the text. The Roman de Rou also includes a mention of the appearance of Halley’s Comet. The relative lack of popularity of the Roman de Rou may reflect the loss of interest in the history of the Duchy of Normandy following the incorporation of continental Normandy into the kingdom of France in 1204.

The Trojans land on a deserted island and discover an abandoned temple to Diana. After performing the appropriate ritual, Brutus falls asleep in front of the goddess’s statue and is given a vision of the land where he is destined to settle, an island in the western ocean inhabited only by a few giants.

“Yea, Rosamond, fair Rosamond,
Her name was called so,
To whom dame Elinor our Queene
Was known a deadly foe,
The King therefore for her defence
Against the furious Queene
At Woodstocke builded such a Bower
The like was never seen.

“Most curiously that Bower was built
Of stone and timber strong.
An hundered and fifty dores
Did to this Bower belong,
And they so cunningly contriv’d
With turnings round about
That none but with a clew of thread
Could enter in or out.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blenheim_Palace

To my late friend and compatriot, Ben Toney……..

Your ancestor set sail for England with William the Conqueror. He is depicted in the long Bayeux Tapestry. Like the fleet of Greek ships you came, to Troy in search of the captured Helen. Along the way you brought a strange prophet that was thrown overboard. And, he showed you where the Trojans are, and he showed you where – they will be! For God, loves a story! For man, loves a prophecy! We go to see in the ships. We come home, as other men. Thank you Ben, for sharing with me, the greatest story every told, and you kindred, Fair Rosamond who King Henry put at the epicenter of Labyrinth. Henry claimed he desdended from the Trojan.

A week ago I blogged my conclusion that King Priam was King Solomon, and David, his son, was Paris. Tonight I found the Compendium of History Vol.2 by Herman L. Hoeh who was supposed to be Herbert Armstrong’s Heir. But, he is all but demonized. They claim he got much wrong. He and Herbert speak of the King David Key – which I just provided. What would you call this in doing a lab test? Three prophets, one, who was not known to the other two, sails to another land, born under falling stars, to know the Kingdom of God!All we can do, is keep the prow of our ships, pointed to the horizon: for Jesus said;

“Seek, and thou shall find!”

John Presco

Van Bois Le Duc

Copyright 2019

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The Hancock House

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White Privilege is very topical. But, is it understood? The Hancock House could be the Cornerstone of White Privilege in the New World, for from these heights came Founding Father, John Hancock, thus, the Signature Name of our Democracy. My friend and muse, Christine Wandel, was born into the home on 18 Hancock Street. She was raised to become a utter failure due to the Filene’s art contest scandal. For several years I have done floor plans for such a house.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hancock_Manor

Thomas Hancock (merchant)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchA 1730 portrait of Thomas Hancock by John SmibertPortrait of Hancock by John Singleton CopleyLydia Henchman Hancock, portrait by John Singleton CopleyThomas Hancock’s home on Beacon Hill in Boston was razed in 1863. This replica of the Hancock House was built in Ticonderoga, New York by the Ticonderoga Historical Society and is open as a museum.

Thomas Hancock (July 17, 1703 – August 1, 1764) was a merchant in colonial Boston. Born to Reverend John Hancock and Elizabeth (Clark), he got his start in the book trade and expanded into importing and exporting throughout the Thirteen Colonies. He was also a smuggler, evading the Navigation Acts by trading with the Dutch Republic, which was forbidden. Thanks to lucrative contracts with the Colonial government during King George’s War and the Seven Years’ War, Hancock became one of Boston’s wealthiest men. When his health failed, he passed his business and fortune to his nephew, future Founding Father John Hancock, whom he had raised since John was eight.

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  • Baxter, William T. The House of Hancock: Business in Boston, 1724–1775. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1945.
  • Fowler, William M., JrThe Baron of Beacon Hill: A Biography of John Hancock. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980. ISBN 0-395-27619-5.
  • Tyler, John W. Smugglers & Patriots: Boston Merchants and the Advent of the American Revolution. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1986. ISBN 0-930350-76-6.
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Hancock Manor

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The Hancock Manor[1] was a house located at 30 Beacon Street on Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts. It stood near the southwest corner of what are today the grounds of the Massachusetts State House.

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The Manor was built between 1734 and 1737 by Joshua Blanchard for the wealthy merchant Thomas Hancock (1703–1764). It was the first house to be erected on the top of Beacon Hill west of the summit and stood alone with no westward neighbor until around 1768, when the portrait painter John Singleton Copley built a house further down the slope.[2]View of Hancock’s house from across the Common, 1768

Thomas willed the property to his wife Lydia Henchman (1714–1776). She died childless, leaving it to her favorite nephew John. In its heyday it was considered the finest house in the entire Province of Massachusetts Bay and belonged to Boston’s richest family. A three-story granite mansion, it overlooked the pastureland of Boston Common. It was surrounded by a family estate that included various outbuildings, gardens, orchards, fruit-tree nurseries, and pastures, and extended from today’s Joy Street on the west to Park Street on the east and from Beacon Street on the south to near Derne Street on the north. The family farm went up the side of the then existing peak of Beacon Hill where the State House annex now stands. Slaves lived on the property.[2]

The Manor’s brown stone walls were massive (the front was 56′ in length[3]), made of Quincy granite obtained from the surface, squared and well hammered. A balcony projected over the entrance door, upon which opened a large ornamental window. The balcony door was adorned with a cap that ended in baroque volutes. The corners and window openings were ornamented with Braintree stone, and the tiled gambrel deck roof featured a carved railing. Three dormer windows jutted out from the roof, which offered a beautiful, extensive view. The grounds were protected from the street by a low stone wall, on which was placed a light wooden fence with gateposts of the same material. A paved walk and a dozen granite steps with sandstone trim led to the mansion, situated at a little distance[4] back from the street on ground elevated above it. The approach was then through a neat garden bordered with small trees and shrubbery. Before the broad front door (garnished with pillars and an ornamental door head) was a wide stone slab at the head of a flight of stone steps. A wooden hall, designed for festive occasions, sixty feet in length, was joined to the northern wing; this was moved to Allen Street in 1818. The east wing contained a great ballroom; the west was used for the kitchen and other domestic offices; beyond this lay the coach house and adjoining stable.[5][6]

The interior comprised a nobly paneled hall, having a broad staircase with carved and twisted balusters, which divided the house in the middle and extended through on both stories from front to rear. On the landing, partway up the staircase, was the circular-headed window that looked out upon the garden and the city, with a broad and capacious window seat. On the entrance floor, at the right of the hall, was the great dining room, 17′ × 25′, also elaborately paneled from floor to ceiling.[6]

Miss Eliza G. Gardner, who lived in the Manor for many years, described the interior and garden as follows:

As you entered the governor’s mansion, to the right was the drawing or reception room, with furniture of bird’s-eye maple covered with rich damask. Out of this opened the dining-hall […] in which Hancock gave the famous breakfast to Admiral D’Estaing and his officers. Opposite this was a smaller apartment, the usual dining-hall of the family; next adjoining were the china-room and offices, with coach-house and barn behind. At the left of the entrance was a second saloon, or family drawing-room, the walls covered with crimson paper. The upper and lower halls were hung with pictures of game, hunting-scenes, and other subjects. Passing through this hall, another flight of steps led through the garden to a small summer-house close to Mt. Vernon Street. The grounds were laid out in ornamental flower-beds bordered with box; box-trees of large size, with a great variety of fruit, among which were several immense mulberry-trees, dotted the garden.[7]

Revolution and Early Republic[edit]

British soldiers pillaged the house about the time of the Battle of Lexington in April 1775; they also broke down and mutilated the fences for firewood, until a complaint by the selectmen caused General Gage to send Percy to occupy it. He remained there for some time during the Siege of Boston. That March, British officers had allegedly set an example to their men by hacking the fences with their swords, breaking windows, etc. A few days later Hancock was again disturbed by the redcoats, who refused to leave the premises at his request and mockingly told him his possessions would soon be theirs.[8]

The Hancock Manor became the headquarters of General Henry Clinton while he remained in Boston; he took command at Charlestown in September 1775. Both house and stables were in part occupied by the wounded from Bunker Hill. The house, however, remained relatively intact during the occupation, the furniture showing little signs of damage and the paintings none.[8]

It was in this center of Colonial society that Hancock entertained d’Estaing in 1778, Lafayette in 1781, George Washington in 1789, Jacques Pierre Brissot, and later Lords Stanley and Wortley, and Labouchière and Bougainville.[9] Hancock himself continued to live in the Manor while Governor; indeed it was called the “seat of his Excellency the Governor” at the time.

When d’Estaing visited, he was under a cloud for having deserted Colonial forces in Rhode Island, but the generous Hancock nevertheless entertained him hospitably. Some forty French officers dined daily at his table, and on one occasion the unusually high number of guests forced the servants to milk the cows on Boston Common (although these belonged to other owners). Brissot was astonished that Hancock was friends with Nathaniel Balch, a humorous hatter. It appears that the dying governor called Balch to his bedside and dictated to him the minutes of his will, in which he gave the Manor to the Massachusetts government. However, he died before his will could be properly drawn up.[2][10]

In 1795, two years after John Hancock’s death, the town of Boston purchased most of the estate for £4,000 and designated the pasture land as the site of the state’s future capitol.[2]

Demolition and legacy[edit]

The Hancock Manor, ca. 1860. The woman standing on the left of the balcony is identified as Elizabeth Lowell Hancock Moriarty, the great-grandniece of Governor John Hancock.Winter view of the Hancock Mansion, ca.1860


In 1859, Governor Nathaniel Banks proposed that the Commonwealth should purchase it for a governor’s mansion, and the heirs offered it at a low valuation of $100,000. An influential joint committee of the Legislature reported favorably upon the measure, but it met with strong opposition from the rural districts and was defeated. A suggestion was also offered to make it a museum for the collection of Revolutionary relics. Though it had fallen into neglect, the house was excellently preserved: the interior woodwork was sound, the chamber of Lafayette remained as when he slept in it, the apartment in which Hancock died was intact; the audience hall was the same in which Washington, d’Estaing, Brissot, Percy, and many more had stood; the entrance hall, in which Hancock’s body had lain in state for eight days, continued to open upon the broad staircase. It contained many of the furnishings and decorations of his time, with the family portraits by Copley and Smybert.[11]

State action failing, the land which it occupied was sold for $125,000 on February 18, 1863, during the Civil War. For some months it served as a museum of historical relics and efforts were made by the city to secure objects found inside the building. The heirs offered the mansion, with the pictures and some other objects of historical interest, as a free gift, with the intent of preserving it as a memento of Colonial and Revolutionary history. A scheme for its removal and re-erection elsewhere failed; the Legislature did not want to invest $12,000 to have the house transferred to another location. On June 16, 1863, at one o’clock, the Hancock Manor was sold at public auction and was purchased for $230. The terms of the sale were cash down and the purchaser, Willard Dalrymple, had ten days to have everything removed. The building was torn down despite public outcry and souvenirs of it were actively sought as it fell. The knocker on the front door was given to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., a friend of the Hancock family, who placed it on his home in Cambridge, where it remained until it too was demolished. The flight of stone steps which led up to the entrance was purchased at the public auction and relocated to the outside of Pinebank Mansion in Jamaica Plain.[12] The mansion was demolished in 2007, but the steps were kept and refurbished the following year.[13]Memorial plaque.

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The purchasers of the land, James Madison Beebe (No. 30) and Gardner Brewer (No. 29), two leading Boston merchants, erected a stately double brownstone house for their occupancy. Messrs. Ginn and Company publishers became established at No. 29 in 1901. For fifteen years their business offices fully occupied the spacious interior of the former Brewer residence which stood on the site of the Hancock Manor. In 1916 the marble extension of the Bulfinch Front of the State House to the west, and the taking of the surrounding grounds, necessitated the elimination of Hancock Avenue (a footway connecting Beacon and Mt. Vernon streets) and the removal of several of the houses, including 29 and 30 Beacon St.[12]

The Hancock Manor’s demolition spurred a historic preservation movement that would help save buildings like the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House and the Hancock-Clarke House within the next few decades. An 18″ x 21″ bronze plaque, located on the iron wall below the State House’s marble west wing, indicates the mansion’s former location. It reads: “Here stood the residence of John Hancock, a prominent and patriotic Merchant of Boston, the first Signer of the Declaration of American Independence, and First Governor of Massachusetts, under the State Constitution”.[12]Replica, known as the Hancock House, Ticonderoga, New York.

A replica of the building, known as the Hancock House, was constructed in Ticonderoga, New York in 1926 from the original plans, for use as a museum; it is still in use, presently as the home of the Ticonderoga Historical Society.

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Rosemary and Lima Bean

Property in Montecito is soaring. There is a strange undeveloped property up for sale. Three days ago Christine Wandel told me her mother made her come home for lunch to keep her from enjoying the wonderful lunches at Brimmer and May. Miss McCoy asked Christine what she had for lunch.

“A can of Lima Beans.”

My dear friend was systematically being tortured for causing the Filene scandal. Our mothers were very toxic, to put it mildly. They are women out of Greek Dramas. How fitting they both will haunt the (relocated to Camarillo) Ampitheater above the new ranch of Ruben Blades & Family!

I wanted to marry Christine and introduce her to……..Rosemary! But, then they would have met! The Rose and The Thorn of Beacon Hill would team up to – rule the world! Ruben has escaped the wrath – for now! 

Ellen Bothin is the daughter of Anthony Chabot ‘The Water King’. His ghost will haunt the ruins of Mar Y Cel, he tormented by the two Harpies who complain they are forever thirsty. All of California’s water woes are blamed on him. Shades of Chinatown. 

I texted Peter last night and said he needs a bigger role in The Haunted Robe. He has not responded. I will offer him the role of Ruby Blaze ‘The Gourd Master’ who plants sacred gourds in the ruins of Mar Y. I will play an old Private Detective – John-John Kennedy – who believes the 1925 earthquake was manmade, or, caused by aliens who built a secret chemtrail spaceport employing a nuclear weapon. John-John got the attention of The Trumpwon Cult when he posted a search for his lost son….

JOHN-JOHN-JUNIOR

The cult believes the JJJ stands for John, Joseph, and Jesus! The J Trinity!

John Presco

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/01/17/trump-rally-arizona-2024-527253 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Chabot

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar_Y_Cel

Bothin, California – Wikipedia

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-california-property-vacant-except-for-century-old-ruins-lists-for-78-million-11642190914

In the foothills above Montecito, Calif., a roughly 330-acre property with the remains of an amphitheater and stone aqueducts is hitting the market for $78 million.

With views of the coast, it is one of the largest undeveloped properties in the wealthy enclave, said listing agent Chris Harrington of Coldwell Banker Realty. Known as Mar Y Cel, the property is a series of 18 parcels, he said.

 

The ruins of an amphitheater that once had about 200 seats.

The sellers are Keith Schofield, 83, a research chemist and retired professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his wife, Kay Robinson Schofield, 74. The couple bought the property for $14 million in 2000 with the intent of building a family compound, Mr. Harrington said.

Mar Y Cel is a local landmark developed at the turn of the last century by Henry and Ellen Bothin, Mr. Harrington said. Mr. Bothin was an industrialist who made a fortune in steel and real estate, according to “Henry E. Bothin, Philanthropist of Steel,” by Michael Casey, Mr. Bothin’s great-grandson.

In the early 1900s, Mr. Bothin and his wife built a roughly 12,000-square-foot mansion called Piranhurst at the foothills of the Santa Ynez mountains, records show.

The Remains of the Day

 

 

 

 
After an earthquake in 1925, a wall with arches remains. PHOTOS: PREVIEW FIRST(2)

To bring water to the estate, they developed an elaborate irrigation system consisting of gardens and reservoirs, as well as gravity-fed aqueducts, waterfalls and scalloped basins. “They were obsessed with water,” said Mr. Schofield. “Back in 1900, water was everything—as it is today.”

The Bothins also built an amphitheater with about 200 seats halfway up the hill, and a “tea house” at the apex of the mountain where they hosted parties. Both were largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1925, Mr. Harrington said.

After Mrs. Bothin died in the 1960s, her heirs split the property in two, selling Piranhurst separately.

Mar Y Cel, comprising the remains of the tea house and amphitheater, traded hands several times before the Schofields bought it in 2000, records show. By then, it had fallen into disrepair, Mr. Harrington said. The couple cleared some of the paths, re-established water lines and repaired and maintained stonework, he said, but their plans to build on the property never came to fruition.

 

A stone aqueduct was installed in the early 1900s to irrigate the estate.

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“We do have a house in Santa Barbara already, on the Riviera, and it boils down to you can’t have two major houses in the same town,” Mr. Schofield said. Now that the couple is getting older, he said, they are ready to move on.

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About 150 acres of Mar Y Cel are held in conservation by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. Mr. Harrington said 10 of 18 parcels could be easily developed and are ready for the permitting process. He said a potential owner could build a family compound, as the Schofields envisioned, or a community of luxury homes. In addition to the 18 parcels, Mr. Harrington said three other parcels spanning about 12 acres are being offered separately for $12 million.

Mr. Harrington said the “crazy market” makes it the right time to sell. “What makes this unique is the ruins that are on it,” he said. “It feels like old Italian ruins.”

Lima Bean – Vision Quest

Lima Bean

by

Vincent Rosamond Rice

Chapter One – Creating An Artificial Mental Illness

 

When Ruby Blaze entered the Cosmic Bagel, he was happy to see there was only one place to sit now that the COVID had been defeated by a vaccine cleverly put in the mysterious Chem-Trails. Those paranoids who believed in Chem-trails, were exactly the people who refused to get vaccinated, thus, they were more open to the idea their Personal Choice and Willpower was constantly under attack, and, they lost this battle, but, there would be more in the future. Oh well! You can’t win them all!

“Alls well – that ends well!”

Placing his plate and cup of Java carefully on the table, so as not to disturb the elderly gentleman with the long white beard, he was soon befuddled as to what this hermit-like dude was doing. He has a stack of four books before him, and one book in his hand. His lips are moving as he reads, then, he puts that book at the bottom of the stack, and opens the next book, and reads from the marked page. Ruby detects faint whispering as he takes a sip of Columbia-strong. Then, that book is placed at the bottom of the stack – and the next book is raised to the wrinkled tanned face of this very absorbed – nut! He has to be a nut. This is why there was a seat open next to him. The COVID was gone, but, mental illness was here to stay. There is no cure, no vaccine one can take. Gently clearing his throat, Ruby ventures this;

“Excuse me. I read the book you have in your hand. It is a very good book.”

“Excuse me….Did I ask you for a book review. Look what you have done. You broke my concentration. I’m going to have to start all over again.”

To be continued

Rosamond Press

Laying Claim To The Literary History of Ventura County

by

Vincent Rosamond Rice

Here is a writer for the LA Times declaring there is no Literary History in Ventura County. I beg to differ – because I know better! My Aunt Lillian told me she saw her father, Royal Rosamond, typing in the living room with Erle Stanley Gardener.

“My father taught him how to write!”

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1993-06-10-vl-1534-story.html

Did Lillian mean Royal taught Erle how to type? My aunt told me that her mother, Mary Magdalene Rosamond went to Ojai to visit her friends in the Theosophic Society. Did they have their library, yet? Then there is the Meher Baba retreat. I read God’s book ‘God Speaks’.

Christine Wandel and I talked for four hours last night. Peter and Christine went to see the thirteen year old guru. We read Yogananda’s book. She had a dog she named Dogananda. At…

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Five Armies of Lonely Mountain

Armies gather.

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jon5Meher Baba came to Hollywood to spread his message via famous actors and the movies.  Pynchon’s movie ‘Inherent Vice’ is going to be given the award and star treatment before it comes out in time for the X-Mas crowd. The new Hobbit film ‘Battle of Five Armies’ will also come out in December. The Red State Christnik crowd did well at the polls because the Liberal Left stayed at home and nurtured their alternative realities. Christ and Jesus were dong the Persian Mithras and may have come out of Iraq where the real battle for five armies do battle with real evil that has its roots in the hatred of the Zionist Jews that propagandists claimed President Obama would not support. Note the scarves members of the Women Fighters of Kobane are wearing.

It was in Venice California that I rescued I an my sister’s Muse, Rena Christensen. We spent fifty days on a…

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Rabbi Combats Villain

Five days ago, Peter Shapiro and I invent a character, a Hit Rabbi, who goes after bad guys and champions the oppressed. That rabbi became – manifest! This is all I’m going to says – at this time!

John

The hostages made a pact that they would not try to escape individually, leaving the others to deal with the repercussions. They would all make it out alive together.

Instead of kneeling as Akram had ordered them, Cohen, 57, said he defied the attacker’s demand. He stood up and mouthed the word “no,” looking Akram straight in the eyes.

“I was not going to let him assassinate us,” Cohen said. “I was not going to beg for my life and just have him kill us.”‘Being Jewish and alive shouldn’t be a miracle’: World reacts to Texas synagogue attack

Rather than shooting Cohen, Akram backed down. He turned around and put his gun down to pour some soda, Cohen said.

Cytron-Walker, the rabbi, seized on the moment, yelling “run” and throwing a chair at Akram as the three hostages ran out. They had subtly oriented themselves toward the path of an exit throughout the day, waiting for the right time to escape.

Cohen and Cytron-Walker, along with other members of the congregation, had received training on how to manage potential threats — one of the reasons, they say, they came out alive.

Still, Cohen said, “I really thought we’d never use it.”Texas synagogue hostage-taker identified as 44-year-old British man

Their congregation and many others across the country had sought such training amid heightened concerns of antisemitic attacks following the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh in 2018 that left 11 people dead. Their training addressed topics like how to escape a building in an emergency, how to counteract threats, the need to be aware of one’s surroundings, and protocols for letting people into a synagogue.

Beth Israel was more active in preparing for potential security threats than many other congregations, said Cheryl Drazin, the Dallas-based vice president of the Anti-Defamation League’s central division. Security was “very much a part of the congregational culture” at Beth Israel, she said, noting that the congregation often opened programs by announcing where the exits were.

‘I was not going to let him assassinate us’: How Texas synagogue hostages used security training to flee (msn.com)

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Large Wave WARNING!

The Sheriff and Coroner of Monterey County have the taped telephone conversation I made with a recuse person who helped get my sister, Christine Rosamond Benton, out of the choppy ocean and put in an ambulance where she expired. He told me;

“When I got up, I saw white caps to the horizon!”

This is part of the public record that testifies to the REAL WARNING given to Christine, and ALL others around her, that it was DANGEROUS to go near the ocean. On top of that, was Shamus hearing STRONG GUSTS OF WIND that told him – and everyone who heard this wind – that there would be large waves that morning – at high tide!

The first theory I owned weeks after Christine drowned, was that Vicki, Shamus, and Drew, went down to look at the large geyser of water – shooting a hundred feet into the air when it came in that narrow crag – and hitting a wall! One or more members of my family were taken in. Someone ran up to the house to call 911. Christine ran down to save Drew. Rather than tell the truth, for evil monetary reasons, I was MADE OUT TO BE INSANE. I and my family did not know I had A TEN YEAR OLD DAUGHTER. When Heather Hanson came into my life, members of my family convinced her I WAS INSANE by wanting to believe my sister – was murdered!

It is hard to believe, that thousands of people FLOCKED to the edge of the ocean to watch the tsunami roll in – AFTER BEING WARNED! Where was Christine’s concern for her eight year old daughter – that she would not let get near a lake when they went camping? Christine was – not there! She ran down to save her child.

Case closed!

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

Surfers, beachgoers rescued amid tsunami advisory at SF’s Ocean Beach (sfgate.com)

A rescue vehicle with the San Francisco Fire Department stationed at Ocean Beach. 
A rescue vehicle with the San Francisco Fire Department stationed at Ocean Beach. San Francisco Fire Department/Twitter

When the San Francisco Fire Department’s public information officer John Baxter received a call on Saturday morning that a tsunami advisory had been issued for coastal California, including parts of the Bay Area, the first thing he did was look out the window of his home, located about a mile and a half from Ocean Beach.

After making sure his family, pets and property were safe, he climbed up the roof with a pair of binoculars in hand and observed the coastline. 

“I didn’t see what I’ve seen in Hollywood, like a huge wave coming toward us or anything,” said Baxter. 

Wave WARNING!

Posted on September 8, 2019 by Royal Rosamond Press

Christine lived in the Carmel area for over twenty years. Being deathly afraid of large waves – she had many nightmares about them – she must have zeroed in on how she would, could survive if she ever found herself in, or near, what she feared the most. My sister knew, that when there was a strong wind – the waves were higher! One of the rescue people who lives on a cliff overlooking the sea, said;

“When I got up, I saw white caps to the horizon!”

Here is Shamus saying it was “windy” on one of my yahoo chat-groups. All the women in my family get/got cold easily. I was not told Vicki was dead – till ten days later! Why? I was not told – she was dying! Why? Because, people on death’s door – make a confession!

I lost all my family, and all our friends, when I DARE SPEAK about Shamus Dundon using the word “windy” The President of the United States is becoming undone, after he played games with the wind! Once you add THE WIND, then the motherly concern for her nine year old daughter – IS EXTREME!  Try as they may, they could not remove this TRUTH!

I knew I would be ostracized by all members of my family if I mentioned the wind. Again Shamus told me I lost everyone when I accused people of murder.

In my report to the Sherriff, the Coroner, John Detro, and the Probate, I repeated what my Detective friend told me.

“Now that we know they told one vital lie (the wind) then we have to assume everything we have been told is a lie – until it can be proven – true! We have to consider all possibilities, even murder.”

This is how all Detectives work! I told Shamus on the phone seven days ago, that the No.1 theory I have, that fits most of the facts, is that you took Drew down to ocean to fish.

“Vic told me you stopped by his house Friday afternoon to pick up his fishing poles. ”

“I didn’t get any poles.”

“What did you get?”

“I don’t recall.”

BULLSHIT!

My father told me Vicki and he were not talking, and she stayed in the car. Ask Shamus why they were not speaking. Surely he knew he was being put on the spot. In the Pincecone account, Vicki suggest they go to town and rent fishing poles. Vicki talks abut the full moon and tidal action. Passover fell on Saturday.

John Presco

Copyright 2019

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve_of_Passover_on_Shabbat

Only 4 people were at the beach house. Me, mom, Christine, and DrewAll four of us went for a walk. We started near the water where
there cliff ended (sand meeting water) and worked our way back up the cliffs. I
seperated from them early on after not seeing any sea urchins etc (I
was hoping for tidal pool type stuff) I went find lizards after
running around  the cliffs for about 15 minutes I gave up and went back to the
house to read. Only 3 people were in the bowl when christine was taken.
Mom, Drew and Christine. After going to the house , then a little later, I
think I  hear something (it’s windy so I think I’m hearing something). Then
I’m pretty sure I hear something so I get off the couch and look out the door.
The next thing I saw were Mom and Drew running up the hill mom crying and
saying to call 911. My whereabouts where in the guesthouse . You know
exactly where I was now. there not 4 people in the bowl.

“It was a full moon weekend with lots of tidal action. A friend told
me that five other people were swept out to sea ( from California’s
north coast) over the same period. We went to look for shells and
tide pool creatures. Christine was sure the tide was going out. Did
she know what lay a head?”

While there had been big waves visible farther along the coast, the
ocean’s surface here is calm. Though the tide may be turning, it
seems low.

Christine tells Layne that she and others are excited about exploring a small cove to search for any treasures left by the sea. That
evening, he sounds a warning;” If you go down to the ocean,” he tells Christine, “have a care.”

In the morning, under a windless sky, Christine, her daughter Drew and sister Vicki, make their way down a fence line.”

“It is nearly impossible for Vicki to believe that the jacket she has
retrieved from the iceplant is the same one Christine was wearing.
The world become bleary as Vicki tries to grasp the fact that the
ocean must have reached this far up on the slope. Un-noticed, Vicki’s
hands snap and unsnap the fastenings at the waist.” page 5

Why does a supermoon cause more extreme tides? When the new moon or full moon closely aligns with perigee – closest point to Earth in the moon’s orbit – then we have a supermoon and extra-large spring tides. Some call these perigean spring tides. But since, in recent years, these close new or full moons have come to be called supermoons, it’s also likely some are already calling them supermoon tides, and we’ve also heard the term king tides.

In 2018, the January 1-2 full moon closely aligned with perigee to bring forth especially high tides. As it happened, on the day after the January 1-2 supermoon, Storm Eleanor hit Europe with winds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). The wind and extra-high tides caused flooding, hampered travel, injured and killed people, left tens of thousands of homes without power across the U.K., Ireland and other parts of Europe. No doubt the extra-high tides contributed to the severity of the storm. Read more: High tides and winter storms

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Unexpected wave costs fisherman his life

By CHRIS COUNTS
Published: January 4, 2014

SWEPT OFF the rocky shoreline by a wave near Soberanes Point in Big Sur, a fisherman drowned Dec. 28.

The man — whose identity hasn’t been released — and a friend were fishing from a rock high above the surf at about 10 a.m. when his line got snagged on a another rock below, Deputy Jesse Villasenor of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office told The Pine Cone.

“Both went down below to unsnag the hook or line when a wave surprised them and pulled them into the ocean,”  Villasenor said.

The victim’s friend managed to get out of the water and quickly called for help. But he lost sight of the other man.

Responding to the incident were State Parks lifeguards, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team, the Mid Coast Volunteer Fire Brigade, Cal Fire and a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter.
It was the helicopter’s crew who finally found the man about two hours later. He was about 200 yards from shore.

“One of the lifeguards jumped in the water and got the victim,” Villasenor explained. “He was already dead.”

The man was the latest in a long line of people — many fishermen — who have drowned over the years along the coast at Garrapata State Park or at nearby Rocky Point.

Most locals know that the ocean can be deadly, and state parks tries to make it clear to everybody else that the shoreline along the North Big Sur is particularly treacherous.

“The surf is extremely dangerous,” a warning reads. “Do not swim, wade or climb on rocks.”

The day before the drowning, a man who suffered a mishap nearby was luckier. A 19-year-old from Salinas was hiking along the cliffs with two friends just south of Soberanes Point when he fell and slipped down to the surf. The incident happened just before sunset, and lifeguards, the search and rescue team, Mid-Coast volunteers and Cal Fire all responded.

The man was treated for minor scrapes and hypothermia before he was released.

Fortunately, he didn’t need an ambulance ride to town — the Carmel Highlands was experiencing a holiday season traffic jam.

“I was amazed at all the cars,” Villasenor said. “It was bumper to bumper.”

Early the next morning, the search and rescue team traveled inland to Tassajara Road, where a man from Pacific Grove was reported missing by his family after he went for a day hike along the Horse Pasture Trail near the Tassajara Zen Center the previous afternoon.

But before the team reached the trailhead, they found the man driving down Tassajara Road, and he was fine. The man, who was in his 60s, had become lost along the trail as the light faded, so he hunkered down for the night.

“He was a little cold, but he kept his wits about him,” Villasenor explained. “He was a good hiker who made good decisions.”http://www.ksbw.com/article/teen-falls-from-big-sur-cliff-swept-into-ocean/1296675

An aunt identified the boy as Jaime Fernandez of Marina. Fernandez was a senior at Monte Vista Christian School in Watsonville and was expected to graduate in June.Advertisement

Fernandez had gone to an abandoned house south of Rocky Point that perches over a remote cliff and is a popular hangout spot for teenagers.

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Someone should be there warning people that this beach is deadly. We parked our car and walked straight toward the ocean and saw no signs. I even had trouble finding the sign to get the name of the beach when I was calling 911,” Laura Arredondo said.

In the past 20 years there have been at least 18 deaths reported at this half-mile beach stretch, according to the Divers’ Alert Network medical research department and The Herald’s archives.

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CARMEL — A day after a 9-year-old boy died at Monastery State Beach, the public safety superintendent for California State Parks in the area said the best solution to keeping the site nicknamed “Mortuary Beach” by locals safe would be to staff more lifeguards.

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“One of the lifeguards jumped in the water and got the victim,” Villasenor explained. “He was already dead.”

The man was the latest in a long line of people — many fishermen — who have drowned over the years along the coast at Garrapata State Park or at nearby Rocky Point.

Most locals know that the ocean can be deadly, and state parks tries to make it clear to everybody else that the shoreline along the North Big Sur is particularly treacherous.

“The surf is extremely dangerous,” a warning reads. “Do not swim, wade or climb on rocks.”

Only 4 people were at the beach house. Me, mom, Christine, and DrewAll four of us went for a walk. We started near the water where
there cliff ended (sand meeting water) and worked our way back up the cliffs. I
seperated from them early on after not seeing any sea urchins etc (I
was hoping for tidal pool type stuff) I went find lizards after
running around  the cliffs for about 15 minutes I gave up and went back to the
house to read. Only 3 people were in the bowl when christine was taken.
Mom, Drew and Christine. After going to the house , then a little later, I
think I  hear something (it’s windy so I think I’m hearing something). Then
I’m pretty sure I hear something so I get off the couch and look out the door.
The next thing I saw were Mom and Drew running up the hill mom crying and
saying to call 911. My whereabouts where in the guesthouse . You know
exactly where I was now. there not 4 people in the bowl.

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Bohemians Stand United

There is no Beat-Bohemian leadership in America. Christine’s parents and Boston house is in my book ‘The Gideon Computer’ – that is coming true! I am….The Last Bohemian Standing! It looks like I was chosen to do Revelations that many deluded evangelicals assign to EX-president, Donald Trump who made a fake cote of arms.

John of Bohemia

"Alexander Petrov" and "Ruslan Boshirov", since identified as GRU agents Anatoly Chepiga and Alexander Mishkin, are wanted in connection with a blast in the Czech Republic

“Alexander Petrov” and “Ruslan Boshirov”, since identified as GRU agents Anatoly Chepiga and Alexander Mishkin, are wanted in connection with a blast in the Czech Republic   –   Copyright  AP

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  • Czech police are hunting the two Russians wanted over the 2018 Salisbury poisonings in the UK in connection with a massive explosion at a Czech arms depot in 2014.

The country expelled 18 Russian embassy staffers on Saturday, who were accused of being intelligence operatives.

Detectives said they had ascertained Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, had been involved in the deadly blast in October 2014 in the eastern town of Vrbetice, in which two workers were killed.

The Czech Republic’s coalition government is on a collision course with the country’s populist president after it vowed to end controversial security arrangements at Prague’s historic castle, established supposedly to prevent terror attacks.

Vít Rakušan, the interior minister, said he would ask police and security services to review measures in place at the 70,000 sq metre complex, which is the country’s most visited tourist attraction and also the official residence of the Czech president, Miloš Zeman.

Writing on Twitter, Rakušan, a member of the liberal Mayors and Independents party (Stan), decried the metal detectors and armed officers guarding the castle’s four entrances as a “war fortification” that marred its status as a revered emblem of national identity.Advertisement

“Prague castle is a symbol of Czech statehood,” he tweeted. “It belongs to all of us. And we are not really all terrorists, as we may now feel when we visit it. I have asked the relevant institutions to review all the security measures that have created a war fortification around the castle.”

Rakušan told Czech journalists the police would seek the opinions of all relevant bodies. “They will assess and comment on the necessity of the existing measures and possibly work on a new security regime,” he added. “I believe an assessment of the current massive measures is in order.”

The stringent regime – requiring visitors to empty their pockets and put their possessions on a conveyor belt – was fiercely criticised when it was introduced in 2016 after Islamist attacks in Paris and Brussels. The checks caused long queues at the castle gates, with guides complaining that they increased the time and cost of organised tours.

Critics insisted the castle’s status as public property rendered such measures inappropriate, while doubting the credibility of an Islamist threat in a country with a small Muslim population.

Some claimed the steps were prompted less by fear of terrorism than anger over a stunt carried out in 2015 by anti-Zeman activists, who managed to access the castle roof and fly a pair of large red boxer shorts in protest at the president’s vocal support for authoritarian regimes in Russia and China.

Zeman’s office said the security measures had been implemented on police advice.

Czech prime minister Petr Fiala at a press conference after the first government meeting in Prague, Czechia on 17 December, 2021.

While there was no immediate response on Rakušan’s comments, Zeman is likely to resist any change to the arrangements. His office accused two MPs from the interior minister’s party of “spreading misinformation” last month when they wrote an open letter to him calling for the security regimen to be lifted.

Zeman, whose term ends in 2023, has spent little time at the castle recently. He was admitted to Prague’s central military hospital with an undisclosed illness the day after a parliamentary election last October and spent 46 days there before being taken to the official presidential countryside retreat in central Bohemia, where he has been recuperating.

The last official occupant of the castle to be attacked was Reinhard Heydrich, who was head of the Nazi occupation administration running Bohemia and Moravia during the second world war. He was ambushed by British-trained Czechoslovak resistance fighters in 1942 and later died of his injuries. Heydrich did not live in the castle because he feared it was an easy target but was travelling there in an open-topped car when he was attacked.

The castle is thought to date back to 870 when its first walled building was constructed. It was later the seat of ancient Bohemian kings and the Holy Roman emperor. Adolf Hitler spent a night there after Nazi Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in March 1939.

Karl Schwarzenberg and The Habsburg Audience

Posted on July 23, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

For several years I have been trying to bring to the attention of the Austrian Government the existence of the large canvas at the University of Oregon Museum titled ‘The Last Audience of the Habsburgs’ that was smuggled out of Austria. Alas, I have found just the right person. He is my kindred, Karl Schwarzenberg, who himself had to flee a oppressive regime. Karl opposes Putin, and backs Britain. I will contact him and see if he would like to come give a talk on this painting. His relative, Prince Felix Schwarzenberg, restored the Habsburg Empire.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

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Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg (GermanFelix Prinz zu Schwarzenberg; 2 October 1800 – 5 April 1852) was a Bohemian nobleman and an Austrian statesman who restored the Habsburg Empire as a European great power following the Revolutions of 1848. He served as Minister-President of the Austrian Empire and Foreign Minister of the Austrian Empire from 1848 to 1852.

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Karel Schwarzenberg is the Prince of Schwarzenberg, Duke of Krumlov, former first Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and honorary Chairman of Top 09 party. Schwarzenberg was also a Member of the Senate of the Czech Parliament and a candidate for the President of the Czech Republic in the 2013 presidential election. He is noted as a pro-European member of the center-right governing coalition.

Schwarzenberg’s family, who once ranked among the oldest and wealthiest aristocrats in Central Europe, had to leave the Czechoslovakia after the Communist coup of 1948. He spent most of his adult life in Austria to plot against communism. He is a great proponent of human rights and has been for his entire life. In 1989, he was awarded, together with Lech Wałesa, the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Award. Lan Anh Vu sat down with Schwarzenberg to learn more about his political life, the challenges he faced and his advice for young people across the world when it comes to pursuing a career in politics.

As told to Lan Anh Vu

My Career in Politics

In my early childhood, I was an observer of politics. In 1948, when the Communists took over, I was ten years old when I had to leave the Czechoslovakia and move to Austria. When I went to the school in Vienna to study law, I engaged in some political activities and became active in promoting human rights. At Munich university where I studied Graz and forestry, I was elected to student government. Due to the early death of my adoptive father, Jindrich Schwarzenberg, I had to cut my studies short and start managing the family properties.

From 1984 to 1991, I became president of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights. I pushed for human rights in Europe and was negotiating the question of human rights in the former USSR, Bulgaria, Kosovo and the Czech Republic.

When the Communist regime fell in 1989 , I returned to live in the Czechoslovakia and work for the late President Vaclav Havel. In 1990, I was appointed as the Chancellor of the Office of the President.

Some people told me I should become a senator. I first ran in the senate elections in 2002 and was unsuccessful, and in 2004 I ran again, succeeded and was elected a senator. Three years later, I became the foreign minister of the Czech Republic. Politics has been a constant part of my life ever since childhood.

My whole life I fought for liberty and democracy. I always thought that if you had opportunities ahead, you have responsibilities and should do something for your country.

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When this unfinished canvas was first exhibited in Eugene fifty years ago, it was described as a “painting with a history as romantic as old Vienna.” Given that it was smuggled into the United States in a carpet roll by a political refugee, this claim is not unfounded.

The artist began the work in October of 1918 at Schönbrunn Palace, where the young Empress Zita (1892 – 1989) received an audience of war orphans and a group of wealthy noblewomen, the Organization of War Godmothers, who had “adopted” them. Within hours, Empress Zita (shown seated on her throne), her husband, and their own eight children were forced to flee across the Swiss border because of the contentious political climate. Despite several attempts, they were never able to reestablish themselves on their thrones; both the Emperor and Empress died in exile.

Bohemian Rose Of Nebraska

Posted on July 26, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

Capturing Beauty

Capturing Beauty

by

John Presco

This morning I looked at homes for sale in Lincoln Nebraska. I found one on Rose St. that flamed my imagination. In 1970 I got off the train in Lincoln Nebraska to see Rena. I told her my idea to come live in Lincoln and find a studio where I would paint her. This was my destiny. It is not too late to…..come home to my Bohemian People. I bought a vintage camera that uses film. I could find models and do Bohemian fashion shots – and paintings! I googled models and beauty pageants in Nebraska….and here she comes, my vision again.

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The first book of Capturing Beauty is coming to a close. When you save a beautiful young maiden, you must never let her go. You must follow her to the ends of the earth. You must have her, like King David had to have Bathsheba. Since I last say Rena Easton in Lincoln Nebraska, I solved the riddle of the ages. I know the relationship between Jesus and David.

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My first blog, The Bohemian Democratic Register, crashed, or was sabotaged. It was named after the Eugene Democratic Register that Joaquin Miller was the editor for. He was a member of the Bohemian Club that was made up of Writers, Artists, and Journalists.

My famous sister was there on the pier when I met Rena Easton Christensen who lived with her grandmother in Grand Island Nebraska. She knew I found my new muse. When Christine saw the second painting of Rena I did in 1971, she took up art and was hard pressed to tell people why she was painting beautiful women. I have the antidote that will end – my published book!

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I have followed The White Bohemian Roses seen in this painting of the Habsburgs. I traced my Rosamond kin to royal Bohemians. I found the Rose Sword and Grail. I own the greatest Art Story – of all time! I will go and live in Nebraska, on Rose Street. I will be with – my people! I will promote my people, here, and abroad! I will search for beautiful young women, there, so I can capture their beauty with a brush – and a lens! I will be famous! Art Justice – will prevail! I have persevered!

John Presco

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Some people are meant for each other. They are meant to be! They own a destiny together. On the phone Rena said;

“I love you more afar – then near!”

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In the 1860s, many Czechs primarily from Bohemia and Moravia immigrated to Nebraska. Edward Rosewater and John Rosický, early Omaha newspaper editors originally from Bohemia, encouraged countrymen to come by extolling promises of free land in frontier Nebraska. By 1880 Czechs were the most concentrated ethnic group in Omaha. …

Komenský Clubs were founded in Nebraska, including in Omaha, Lincoln and other cities where there were numerous Czech immigrants. When the Bohemian National Alliance was formed in 1914, its midwestern district was headquartered in Omaha. Czechs in the city helped promote Bohemian independence after World War I. The nation of Czechoslovakia was created in the break-up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. By 1920 an estimated 3,500 immigrants lived in Omaha’s Bohemian Town.


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Omaha, Nebraska, October 9th, 1912, having come to this country when thirteen years of age. The women in her family were noted for their fine cooking, so that she acquired her art through a natural inheritance. However, while good cooking is in the main an inborn art, it can be learned by perseverance, patience and diligence. – ROSE ROSICKÝ.
Omaha, Nebraska, March 25th, 1915.

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Wenzel Preskowitz, 1858 – 1941

Wenzel Preskowitz was born in month 1858, at birth place , to Anton Preskowitz and Maria Preskowitz (born Studcika) .Anton was born in BohemiaMaria was born in Bohemia. Wenzel married Christine Preskowitz (born Roth) .Christine was born in Germany.They had 3 children: Oscar Presco and 2 other children .Wenzel passed away in 1941, at age 82 at death place , Connecticut.

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John & John

Posted on June 15, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

John & John

Idea For Netflix

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John Presco

Ms. Jean Katrina Easton liked to meet strange men who wanted to see her, out in her potato field. She could tell a man’s character by how he made his way through the uneven ground, there always a stray spud to trip you up. When she saw John-John coming her way, she took the straw out between her teeth, because from here….she wanted to give him – such a kiss. She was told he was a big spud grower, but, she took him for another wanna-be Spud King. Now, by the way his narrow hips kept an even-keel while his long legs instinctively found good ground – like a horse in a creek full of boulders – this tuber dude made her stomach flinch. Was he the breeder she had been looking for – aching to get her long legs around – for all these years?

James Bond warned John-John about not getting into any esoteric conversations with this very volitile woman. Her mother tried to kill Richard Wagner. She blamed him for the death of her sister, Natalia Wood. Ekatirina did not follow in her sister’s footsteps, she claiming Hollywood had ruined and destroyed everything she loved. She ran away with a leftist radical from Berkeley and lived in Cuba where they hung with Che Guevera. From there they went to Mother Russia. It was while in London she ran into Admiral Ian Easton of the British Defence Staff. And, she had to have him, and give him – such a kiss! In three days, they got married.

When Jean came to town (Bozeman) she liked to wear a cape. She had a collection. In the photograph above she is wearing her satin summer cape with sheer see-trough body-suit perfect for the hot Montana evenings. Jean loved Boho Fashion. She got goosebumps when fake cowgirls insulted her – told her she had no family values, and, was a traitor to her country. She grinned ear to ear as she swore at them in perfect Russian.

“What did you just call me you friggen vampire?”

Jean knew ancient Russian kick-boxing that the Verangian Guards developed when they guarded the Caesars. Like her mother, she kept to herself. When Jean and Ekaterina came to town together, folks cowered, and slunk away. There was some superior genetics at play. As John-John got closer. Jean whispered under her breath…

“I’m going to marry that man!”

-In three days they were honeymooning at the Saint Francis Hotel. While in bed drinking champagne, John-John made a confession.

“I’m bored silly growing patatos. I want to open a Private Detective firm. I love Sam Spade.”

“Me too! I got a whole collection of Pulp Detective magazines and dime novels. Let’s get a office in the old downtown!”

And, that’s how John&John Private Eye got started.

In The Museum

Posted on August 27, 2013 by Royal Rosamond Press

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Morrill Hall, University of Nebraska State museum Lincoln
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Rena Easton now led me from the art department to Morrill Hall where once was housed the artwork belonging to the University of Nebraska. Rena pulled me upstairs to the second floor, then like a couple dancing – she released me with a flair onto the wood floor!

My beloved muse now began her dance. With her long cape flowing after her she came to stand before a painting on the wall that she appeared to be holding up with two hands for me to behold.

“This is one of my favorite works!” Rena declared, and then gave me the title of the painting, and the name of the artist! Then, with a skip and a twirl across the dance floor, she stood before another work.

“This is__ ___I like this work because of the ______!”

Rena now ran to the opposite wall, did a turn and framed her next choice. I am blown away! I am looking at the most beautiful woman in the world in a green velvet cape give me a tour of the artwork in her town. She has prepared this private showing, for me. There is no one in the gallery – but us! On Saturday morning in Lincoln, all good Cornhuskers are worhipping their beloved football team. The Artist and Muse have the whole place – to ourselves!

I can not begin to describe how honored I felt. This young seventeen year old, got it! Rena – got me, and now understood what I was about, what we were about since we made eye contact on Venice Beach.

“Who are you?”
“I am your beloved Muse.”
“Why have we come together?”
“We seek the Holy Grail.’

As I beheld this miraculous art lesson given by my Muse, I recalled the last picture we made together. I was glaring at Rena in the Greyhound bus depot in Winnemucca as she sat next to James, who told me Rena did not want to talk to me, because she was afraid of me.

“Yeah! Right! Like I was not afraid she would leave me for another man – from the day we met!”

I dared anyone to prevent me from looking at this beautiful young woman, now, like most men have – with lust in their heart. Now that we were not a team, and now that I did not have to fight off a legion of males – icluding my friends – who lusted after her, I now wanted to enjoy Beatuy as they enjoyed her. I took in her sexiness. I undressed her. I did naughty things to her body. I raped her with my eyes – as any complete stranger would! I had me a good ol time, now that I don’t have to be a knight in shining army anymore. I, felt normal for the first time since we met. Gone was the gaze into the waves, and the weird-ass question from some kind of nut;

“Where are you?”

Alas, I was a member of…..the audience!

Meanwhile, in the background, Robert Delano is running all over the station trying to catch a bat with his coat to the amusement of this obese bag lady with swollen legs.

“Would you look at that man! He’s gone crazy!”

Her whole body shook like a bowl of jello. She laughed like the Laughing Lady at Playland at the Beach. She now let go a huge bellow as Bob climbed on a wooden bench, then made a mighty leap into the air – like a super hero! If Robert held a rapier, he would look like one of the Three Musketeers.

I had to chuckle, because if he managed to catch that bat, he would present it to Maiden Rena, the girl of his dreams – down on one knee.

“Let Bob be the Phantom of the Opera, my understudy who spiked my lover with No-Doz so he could get the lead.

From my position as total stranger, my eyes relayed this message to Maiden Rena;

“I’m done getting down on one knee for you.”

Men are such liars!

The last look I gave Rena as she prepared to board, said this;

“C’mon Rena! Is this our Swan Song? Is this the best you can do! How….uninspiring! Look at Robert, he’s doing a ballet for you! The Ballet of the Black Bat!”

Jon Presco

Copyright 2013

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Journalism in Czech Blood: The Rosický’s of Omaha

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If you are a lover of Everything Czech and are especially fascinated with Czechs in America, then surely you have heard of the Rosický’s of Omaha or come across A History of Czechs (Bohemians) in Nebraska. Compiled by Rose Rosicky (Růžena Rosicka) in Omaha, Nebraska in 1929. This special historical book (documents all important Czech organizations, publications, schools, artists, religion, settlement of counties and other important things, in which Czechs in Nebraska have participated.

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Rose Rosicky (Růžena Rosicka) was born July 22, 1875, in Crete, Nebraska to Marie and John Rosicky. She came to Omaha in 1876 as a baby when her parents moved there and she lived there until her death in 1954.

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For many years she was her father’s secretary. After her father died, she became the Associate Editor of the Osveta Americka, Hospodar and Kvety Americke III. She translated Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson and The Price of the Prairie by Margaret Hill McCarter in addition to many other stories and articles. She is responsible for editing five volumes of the Pioneer Almanac, for which she also prepared the translations. She also translated History of the United States by also S. E. Forman. All the foregoing were translations from English into Czech.

From Czech into English she translated her mother’s cook book Bohemian-American Cook Book, Tested and Practical Recipes for American and Bohemian Dishes (below) and other books and stories by the following leading Czech writers: Karel V. Rais, Gabriela Preissova, Ruzena Svobodova and Bozena Vikova-Kuneticka. She has compiled several handbooks for farmers and the home, as shown in the list of publications.

The Czechs did not leave their native land to establish a utopian society in America. They came to make a better life for themselves and their children.

Nebraska History, Fall/Winter 1993

You have also surely seen Bohemian-American Cook Book, Tested and Practical Recipes for American and Bohemian Dishes (An English Translation of the Cook Book Published in the Bohemian Language and Compiled by Mary Rosicky. Printed and Published by the National Printing Co., Omaha Nebraska 1915.

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This book was written by Rose’s mother, Marie Rosicky. In the cookbook Rose writes some interesting things about the immigrants of the Czechs at that time…

I have translated the cook book compiled by my mother for two reasons: First, because we continually receive inquiries for a Bohemian cook book written in the English language, from the daughters of our Bohemian immigrants, who were born and raised here and do not read Bohemian as well as their parents. Second, to serve those American housewives who wish to try foreign dishes.

The Bohemian fathers and mothers deplore the fact that their children have Americanized so quickly, that in the second generation their mother tongue is half obliterated. We can see their side of it, those immigrants who left their fertile and beautiful land because long years of despotism, class prejudice, heavy taxation and other unjust vexations have made it well-nigh impossible for a poor peasant or laborer to better himself there. The average American can have no conception of what it means to tear one’s self up by the very roots, leave one’s native land and dearest relatives forever, start life anew in a strange country, and learn a new language.

On the other hand, we can see clearly the childrens’ side of the situation. They have been born, raised and educated in America, and this country will always be their home. Their parents’ land is to them but a picture or a story. Among our people in the country settlements the children talk and even read and write Bohemian to a greater extent than in the cities, but in any event it is safe to say that with the third generation the large majority cease to be Bohemians, except in name.

Each country has its special style of cookery, and I think that is one way of preserving the nationality to a certain extent and for a time at least, for we all like those dishes which our mothers prepared for us. If the daughters cook like the mothers did, and teach their daughters to do likewise, it will at least be a reminder of our parents’ native land.

As far as the demand of American housewives for foreign cookery books is concerned, that is no doubt brought about by the ever increasing custom of traveling abroad, which of course makes cosmopolitans of us. The average American, who travels only in his own country and does not live near settlements of industrious and progressive foreigners, generally has about three names for all Europeans, namely: Dago, Dutchman or Swede. Of the Slavs he usually knows nothing at all. It is different with the American who has been abroad. If he is at all intellectual and observing, he knows that there is culture and crudeness in all nationalities, and that aside from certain racial characteristics, we are all the same human beings, with the same struggles, sorrows, hopes, aspirations and problems.

Perhaps the present war has done more to open the minds of Americans to the status of the various nationalities composing Europe, and the relation they bear to each other, than anything else. And when it comes down to cooking itself, the real cook, no matter what her nationality, is always eager to try something new. I know that the American housewife will find many new and tasty dishes in this book.

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Mary Rosický as seen in her cookbook.

My mother, Mary Rosický, was born in Klatovy, Bohemia, December 8th, 1854, and died in Omaha, Nebraska, October 9th, 1912, having come to this country when thirteen years of age. The women in her family were noted for their fine cooking, so that she acquired her art through a natural inheritance. However, while good cooking is in the main an inborn art, it can be learned by perseverance, patience and diligence. – ROSE ROSICKÝ.
Omaha, Nebraska, March 25th, 1915.

I’m personally fascinated with the Rosický’s of Omaha because mother, father and daughter were all involved in some sort of writing and publishing as am I with my daughters. Like the frustrated newpapermen and journalists of days gone by, oftentimes we feel like our leadership is also unappreciated. Sadly, we’ve also come close to closing this website down for lack of funds. This is why we can relate to this quote from Nebraska HistoryFall/Winter 1993.

Newspapers were the most important medium keeping American Czechs aware both of happenings in the many Czech settlements in the United States and of developments in their native land. Between January 1860 and the spring of 1911, a total of 326 Czech newspapers and journals (predominantly weeklies) were published. Most were short lived, lasting less than a year. Their publishers and editors were for the most part self-educated men dedicated to helping and advising the new immigrants. Their leadership was not always appreciated. Readers often failed to pay subscriptions, causing the financial failure of many sincere and useful journalistic efforts. One editor, in announcing the demise of his weekly, wrote bitterly in 1874: “It is hard to make a living in America with a pick and shovel, yet it is even harder for a journalist. I am throwing away the pen which made three prime years of my life so miserable … I will not even say whose fault it is. I mention only that I could not publish the farewell issue of the paper because I lacked money to buy newsprint, even though the Czechs owed me $800.” On the other hand, religious, political, and ideological animosities among some competing newspapers ran high and, in many instances, contributed to bitter relationships among their readers.

Thomas Capek in his book, The Cechs in America says: “The roster of pioneers would be incomplete without the name of John Rosicky of Omaha. A self-made man, Rosicky came to be recognized as one of the forceful members of the journalistic profession. In 1877 he took over from Edward Rosewater the weekly Pokrok Zapadu (Progress of the West), then a small sheet, without influence and without readers. In time Rosicky raised the Pokrok Zapadu to the front of Cech weeklies. That his tastes were higher than mere commercial journalism he proved in 1884, when he set up the Kvety Americke, the first genuine attempt at a Cech literary periodical. Bravely the Kvety Americke strove to live up to the programme outlined in the prospectus of the publisher. But the most ambitious plans of a publisher are doomed to miscarry, if the reading community fails adequately to support him. Tiring of recurring deficits, Rosicky was forced to modify his original plan with the Kvety Americke. Out of the compromise emerged in 1903 a publication called Osveta Americka (American Enlightenment), half commercial, half literary. By far the most profitable of Rosicky’s ventures proved to be an agricultural paper, the Hospodar (The Farmer).

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This publication now claims a larger circulation than any other agricultural paper printed in the Cech language. Rosicky was a newspaper man and not an author, although he published his translation of the Nebraska School Laws and a brief booklet, businesslike and to the point ‘Jak je v Americe’ (Conditions in America) for the guidance of newly-arrived compatriots in America. A man of compelling individuality, he rendered helpful service to the settlers west of the Missouri river.”

So what do we know about Rose’s father, Jan Rosicky?

Jan Rosický was born on 17 December 1845 in the town of Humpolec, Czech Republic, to averagely wealthy parents. Since elementary school, which he attended in Humpolec, he showed keen abilities, his father allowed him to go and study in Prague, where he stayed for two years. Unfortunately, his father’s financial circumstances had changed so much that they did not allow the promising young man to continue his studies so he returned home to his parents.

When he was 16-years-old, he and his uncle (his father’s brother) went to America, arriving in the spring of 1861. Soon his parents came to visit him, too, and they were able to purchase a small farm in Grant County, Wisconsin. Jan spent nearly four years working hard with his parents at the farm. After that, he went to Milwaukee for 6 months and thereafter to Chicago because he wanted to experience a wider field in which to find work. When he first arrived in Chicago, he got a job in a flour and forage shop, and shortly afterwards he set up a separate grocery shop, from which he also ran a canal and insurance business.

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In Chicago and as a member of Sokol of Slavonic Lipa and Glagolitic, Rosicky participated diligently in all the Czech and national movements of that time. He was also a gifted and tireless amateur writer. From this period we can see the first beginnings of his journalistic activity date; he was a regular correspondent to the Racine paper, Slavia and to the Národné noviny in St. Louis, and when these latter were later moved to Chicago, he became their co-editor.

In a terrible fire in 1871, which destroyed much of Chicago, Jan Rosicky, like a hundred other compatriots, lost all of his possessions. It upset him to the extent that he fled and went all the way to the Pacific coast. He spent some time in California and Oregon and after two years he settled in Crete, Nebraska in the spring of 1873, where he set up a grocery store.

From his travels to the West and Northwest, Rosicky diligently wrote letters to the weekly Pokrok Západu, which was founded in 1871 by the late Ed. Rosewater. These letters were of great interest to both the publisher and all the readers, as they seemed to reveal the writer’s keen observational talent.

When, in 1876, the current editor of Pokrok Západu resigned his seat, Jan Rosický became his successor. In 1900, Pokrok Západu became a part of the Pokrok Publishing Company. However, Rosicky was not satisfied with the publication of only one magazine. His efforts carried on further. In 1884 he founded the magazine Květy Americké, but their publishing stopped after three years, because it was not financially successful. Later he founded Knihovnu Americkou, but it also did not last long. It was the same sad fate also met by Květy Americké. In 1900, Rosicky became associated with Osvěta, which Rosicky bought from S. L. Kostohryze and he gave it a new name, Osvěta Americká.

Certainly, Jan Rosický’s most important and largest journalistic enterprise is and will remain Hospodář, a fortnightly devoted to the interests of Czech-American farmers. This magazine was founded by Rosicky in March of 1890 and it is believed that he never dreamed of how much success he would achieve with that publication. Rosicky had another warm desire in his heart which he wanted to see realized. He intended to build his own building for the purpose of the printing and publishing of his papers where he would be chairman and director. He accomplished this goal. John G. Rosicky, president of the National Printing Company and president of the National Building Company, had as the basis of his business advancement thorough educational training, supplemented by laudable ambition and unfaltering determination.

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The building was built on a valuable piece of land in the commercial center of Omaha, on the S.S. corner of 12th and Harney Streets.

Jan Rosický also took part in civic and community activities. He was one of the oldest members of Gymnasium Jednota Sokol in Omaha. He was a co-founder of the Mystery Czech-Brethren Union, whose body he managed since its foundation. He was an ardent member of the Free Community of which he was a speaker, and he also belonged to the Association for Cremation (the Burning of the Dead). As a citizen he was counted among the foremost men of the city of Omaha, and indeed the entire State of Nebraska, in whose installation he did a tremendous job. Ústřední Matice Školská (The Central School) in Prague, česká Útulna and the Chicago Orphanage lost a warm friend and enthusiastic supporter when Jan Rosický passed away.

But the greatest credit given to Jan Rosický must surely be for establishing and implementing the Czech-American Press Office, for if it hadn’t been for him, it would never have been a national (and very important) undertaking. In recognition of the merits of those elected, Rosicky was also its first chairman. As you can see, the Rosický’s of Omaha are among our most notable Czechs.

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As for his private life and family circumstances, it should be noted that the family of Jan Rosický was one of the happiest and most coziest Czech families in Omaha. Rosicky proved himself to be a careful father and exemplary husband. Rosicky met his wife Mary (born Marie Bayerova in Klatovy in 1954) during his first stay in Chicago. Their we wed in Omaha in 1874.

Mrs. Rosická described her first experience in America in an issue of Hospodář. She wrote, “After my father’s death, I came to this country in 1869, namely to my uncle who lived in Louisiana, Mo. And my uncle acknowledged the first thing I needed to learn was English, which he said was best learned through labor. I went to work on a farm that had slaves, not far from Louisiana. The workers on the farm were mostly blacks, the cooks too, and I got to know southern life. My uncle negotiated my salary for 50 cents a month. I cried and was so excited at that time! I was there for a whole year and I saved $5.” Mary continued, “For two years I served in a cafeteria in the Machov area in St. Louis, and I arrived in Chicago in 1871 where I met my future husband.”

The Rosicky couple had a total of eight children, of which four survived to adulthood. They were: John, who was married and occupied a favorable position with the Nebraska Telephone Company in Omaha; Ladislav, employed in the work of his father, Rose, active as her father’s secretary and then taking over much of his work after he died, and Emma, a teacher at the public schools in Omaha.
 
John Rosický attended work for the last time on Saturday, December 4, 1909. At that time, he still seemed to be completely healthy and at full strength. However, when he arrived at his home residence at 1015 William Street, he fell ill with symptoms so severe that members of his family considered it appropriate to call the doctor immediately, who noted the patient had developed brain inflammation. From this horrible diagnosis, however, John soon woke up, and it appeared that there was a chance of permanent recovery. He also appeared to have a complete clarification of the mind, and everyone believed he the terrible illness would pass. But this was not to happen. A tumor began to form and John Rosicky died prematurely.

The news of his death caused widespread commotion everywhere because everyone had hoped for his full recovery. Mr. Rosicky remained an active factor in the publication of these papers until his death, which occurred April 2, 1910. The funeral of Jan Rosický took place on Tuesday, April 5, 1910, from the “Sokol Omaha” building on 13th Street with a huge participation of friends and acquaintances of the deceased at the Czech National Cemetery in Omaha. After the relevant ceremonies in the Sokol Hall, which had been mournfully decorated, the coffin and the deceased were lifted and inserted into the hearse so that all the flowers and wreaths would be deposited in the womb of the earth at the aforementioned cemetery.

His widow survived until August 15, 1912, when she, too, passed away in Omaha.

Rose’s parents, no doubt, had a profound influence on her life and her life’s work.

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Mary and John Rosicky (Marie and Jan Rosický)

The Rosický’s I’ve written about today have died and were buried, but the memory of their merits will not disappear. Among those deserving Czechs whose names grew with the history of the Czechs in America, the names of Jan Rosický, Marie Rosický and Rose Rosický will always be found in some of the leading places.

As you drive into the Bohemian Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska, the first monument that you see is the John G. “Jan” Rosicky memorial.

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The Bohemian Cemetery is located at 5201 Center St, Omaha, NE 68106 .

Ending Notes

Beginning on August 1, 1871, Pokrok Západu, or “Progress of the West” was published as a weekly Czech-language newspaper in Omaha, Nebraska, by the well-known publisher and editor of the Omaha Daily Bee, Edward Rosewater (1841-1906). Born in Bohemia, Rosewater immigrated to the United States in 1854. Known for his feisty temper, Rosewater aggressively espoused in his papers Republican Party views on issues such as slavery and immigration. The success of Pokrok Západu was immediate, in part because one in five immigrants of Czech descent lived in Omaha and other Nebraska communities. Sold at $1.00 per week, the paper often included works of fiction and poetry, articles on farming, reminiscences of the Old Country, as well as news of the day. Pokrok Západu was a large format paper at 15″ x 22″ and had a circulation of 20,000 by 1880.

In March 1876, Jan Rosický (1845-1910), also originally from Bohemia, became the editor of the paper, purchasing it from Rosewater in 1877. Previously, Rosická had edited the Hospodář (“Farmer”), an important agricultural magazine that encouraged Czechs to immigrate to the United States. Under his leadership, the Pokrok Publishing Company was formed, and gradually Pokrok Západu became an important regional newspaper for Czech communities in Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, and the Dakotas. In the years that followed, the Pokrok Publishing Company produced various local editions of the newspaper. They included: Creteský Pokrok (Omaha & Crete, Nebraska), or “Progress of Crete,” 1905-19??; Pokrok (Clarkson, Schuyler & Omaha, Nebraska), or “Progress,” 1903-20; Kansaský Pokrok (Wilson, Kansas), or “Progress of Kansas,” ;19??- 20; Iowský Pokrok (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), or “Progress of Iowa,” 1906-19??; Minnesotský Pokrok (Minneapolis, St. Paul & Omaha), or “Progress of Minnesota,” 1908-20 (formerly St. Paul’s Minnesotský Noviny, or “Minnesota Newspaper,” 1904-19??); and, finally, Dakotský Pokrok (Tindall, South Dakota), or “Progress of the Dakotas,” 19??-19?? Source: Library of Congress.

Willa Cather, celebrated author of the book My Antonia wrote to Rose Rosicky in 1933. We’re the noted source of that letter and you can read it in our post entitled, Willa Cather and Her Love of Czechs.

Following Jan Rosický’s death in 1910, the publishing enterprise continued under the direction of his daughter, Rose Rosický (1875-1954). Pokrok Západu and its extant local editions were finally absorbed into Chicago’s Hlasatel, or “Newsreader,” in 1920. Rose Rosický later published A History of Czechs in Nebraska in which she praised her father as a pioneer and leading newspaperman of his day.

We know that you could spend hours, days, weeks and months finding some of this information yourselves – but at this website, we curate the best of what we find for you and place it easily and conveniently into one place. Please take a moment today to recognize our efforts and make a donation towards the operational costs of this site – your support keeps the site alive and keeps us searching for the best of our heritage to bring to you.

A History of Czechs (Bohemians) in Nebraska

Book documents all important Czech oragnizations, publications, schools, artists, religion, settlement of counties and other important things, in which Czechs in Nebraska have participated.

Compiled by Rose Rosicky, Omaha 1929

Find the table of contents with all original text under the following link.

History of Nebraska Czechs – Incorporated

After the success of and in Omaha, Milligan, Dwight and Wilber Czech Festivals a request came for a state organization of Nebraska Czechs wherein other Czech communities could work together in the preservation of Czech heritage and culture.

On May 11, 1963, at a public business meeting in Wilber the state organization was formed. The local Wilber group became the “Nebraska Czechs of Wilber” and superimposed over that a state organization called the “Nebraska Czechs Incorporated.”

The first officers and directors of the Nebraska Czechs Inc., were: Eugene Zajicek, Wilber, president; George Barnas, Wilber, vice-president; Helene Novak Baer, Wilber, secretary; and Frank Kohel, Wilber, treasurer; and directors were Alfred Novacek, Dwight; Lloyd Ourecky, Wilber; Vladimir Kucera, Lincoln; Will Janecek, Wilber; Ann Libor, Omaha; Ray Houska, Wilber; Elsa Skocpol, Crete; and Hugo Srb, Lincoln.

The general nature of the Corporation is to develop and encourage interest, research, and inquiry into the culture, traditions, and history of the Czechs immigrants to the United States and to Nebraska only as they and their descendants brought them to America . . . not as they might have existed in Czechoslovakia or as they might exist today. The “Nebraska Czechs Incorporated” has no connection with any individual, organization, or policy in Czechoslovakia. The “Nebraska Czechs Incorporated” attracts public attention to the customs, culture and heritage of Czechoslovakian by advertising, sponsoring of exhibitions, celebrations, and other events. The state organization also acts as a clearing house for communications pertaining to all chapters, coordinates Festivals and entertainment dates, furnishes coordinated publicity to all chapters, and sponsors the Nebraska Czech Queen Contest.

Dwight was the first Czech community to be granted a charter under the Nebraska Czechs Inc., and it became “The Nebraska Czechs of Dwight.” Each added chapter retains the name “Nebraska Czechs” and adds the name of its own town or community. Dwight became Chapter One in 1963 with Alfred Novacek as president. Wilber became a chapter member in: 1963 with Eugene Zajicek, president. Thethird charter was granted to President Edward Varejcka for the Czech Club in Schuyler. The Omaha Czech Club, one of the oldest Czech organizations in Nebraska, affiliated with the Nebraska Czechs Inc., in 1964 with Dr. Richard Svehla as president. The Komensky Club, a Czech Club in the University of Nebraska under the advisorship of Dr. Vladimir Kucera, became the fifth chapter of the state organization. Larry Jiskra of Crete was president. This is a flexible group since students remain in the University for a period of four years.

The Nebraska Czechs Inc., meets eight times a year at a central place or is hosted by a chapter member in its own community.

One of the requirements of the Organization is that each chapter sponsors some Czech entertainment at least once a year. Sponsoring annual Czech Festivals are The Nebraska Czechs of Dwight and The Nebraska Czechs of Wilber. The Nebraska Czechs of Schuyler conduct an annual Czech Music Festival each June. The Nebraska Czechs of Omaha and The Nebraska Czechs of Lincoln present annual spectaculars each spring and winter. Additional events may be featured by each chapter.

The wearing of the Nebraska Czech costume is encouraged by each chapter at its event. Although the Nebraska Czechs, Inc., uses the general idea of the Czech national costume, it discourages the imported costume and encourages individually designed and locally made costumes. In the competitive contests where the costume might carry weight with the judges, all imported costumes are disqualified.

A Nebraska Czech Seal was adopted by the state organization for its use by all chapters as a guarantee to the buyer that all Czech handcraft is of high standard, is bona-fide, and is made by local Czech handcrafters, that it is not imported or made by other non-Nebraska Czech groups. The Seal in its various media is controlled by the State Organization and is sold to each chapter for a small fee. In addition to annual chapter dues of $10.00, the sale of these seals is the only source of income for the Nebraska Czechs Inc.

The Nebraska Czech Seal was designed by Walter A. Baer as an emblem for the Czechs of Nebraska. It is a seal depicting a prairie scene with a plow and a sheaf of wheat with the slogan “Pioneer of the Prairie” across the front of it. The Prairie is the land where the Czechs settled and which they conquered The plow depicts the soil which they broke to make productive, and the sheaf of golden wheat indicates the wealth which they helped to produce in our great state. The seal is reproduced in various media and it is used as a trademark on all souvenirs. Because of the Czechoslovakian political situation we do not sanction or permit the sale of any imported Czech articles and we discourage any other import as a Czech souvenir.

Each chapter holds a local Czech Queen contest annually. The winner of these local contests then compete for the Miss Nebraska Czech Queen title at Wilber during its annual festival. The Nebraska Czechs. Inc., organize and conduct the queen contest on the state level. The state queen then represents the Nebraska Czechs Inc., at all events including the Miss Nebraska Pageant held annually each June. Nebraska Czech Queens chosen were: Jane Pospisil Buckner, Wilber, 1962; Susan Sasek, Wilber, 1963; Bonita Krula, Schuyler, 1964; Susan Kunc, Wilber, 1965; and Janis Kovar, Wilber, 1966. The Nebraska Czechs Inc., has justified its existence in its four years of organization by promoting the aims and desires of the Czech people of Nebraska to be recognized and respected. Its future influence to promote the culture and heritage in the minds of other generations will depend on the organiza

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Bohemian King and Knights of White Mountain

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Night before last, Christine Wandel read half of my letters I sent to Peter Shapiro in 1974, wherein I announce I am a King! How Christine got this letter – is a mystery! She read the first page of my letter to me on the phone, due to her bad eyesight – that he brother Thadeus Wandel – will not correct. He is an eye doctor. He and his sister carry out cruel instructions from their evil mother – who died fifteen years ago. Christine had exposed a fraud in regards to a drawing contest for Filene’s, a famous Department store that made the Boston Globe.

I predicted Putin has his Evil Eye of Modar on Czechoslovakia that he sees as being invaded and gobbled up by aggressive NATO who he wants to BACK OFF and give up their evil gains. Putin claims he is a Christian, and thus millions of Evangelicals adore him. NATO is the secular enemy of the followers King David Trump of the Red Confederate Empire.

I believe we are on the eve of cyber-warfare with Russia. I believe I am the Heir of the Royalty of Bohemia, and Heir to Tolkien’s work, as well as Ian Fleming. I believe I am king of the American Beats and Bohemians. I back the Czech Pople in their ongoing war with Russia. Let all the Bohemian People of America stand united!

John Presco

King of the Bomeians

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Outsider Environments Europe: Stanislav Rolinek, Jeskyné Blanických rytirú/Cave of the Blanik knights (outsider-environments.blogspot.com)

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63 Russian Diplomats to be Expelled From Czech Republic as Sides Exchange Public Barbs

BY GRAHAM MCNALLY ON 4/22/21 AT 2:05 PM EDT

Czech Republic Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek said Thursday that Russia will have to limit its number of diplomats to the same number that the Czechs have at their embassy in Moscow.

All other diplomats will have to leave by the end of May, Kulhanek said. Sixty-three diplomats have been ordered to leave, the Associated Press reported.

The move escalates a dispute between the two nations that dates to 2014, when an ammunition depot exploded and Russian spies were alleged to be involved.

The demand Russia is making, and repeated in Geneva on Monday, is hardly new. But if taken at face value, its implications for the revival of superpower rivalry are striking: If the West wants an end to the threats to Ukraine, Mr. Putin’s government has declared, it must pull back its arms, its forces and even its nuclear weapons from former Soviet states. It must commit that Ukraine and other states in the region will never join the NATO alliance.

If that stance has echoes of the Berlin crisis of 1961, which led to the building of the wall, or the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact powers in 1968, well, the similarities (and some significant differences) are all there.

The Czech Republic is urging European and NATO allies to take joint retaliatory action against Russia following accusations that Russian spies were behind a huge explosion at a Czech arms depot in 2014. They claim the spies were also part of a special unit that tried to assassinate a double agent in Britain.

The central European country evicted 18 Russian embassy staffers over the weekend, saying they were identified as intelligence officers. “We succeeded in breaking up both of the big Russian (spy) operation cells, and for the Russian side, it will be very complicated to put them together again,” Acting Foreign Minister Jan Hamacek said Monday.

Moscow has denied involvement in the 2014 explosion, which killed two workers at the site. The Kremlin expelled 20 Czech diplomats and other staff in retaliation for this week’s action.

Sullivan warns of “severe economic consequences” if Russia invades Ukraine (msn.com)

Czech Republic Urges EU, NATO Allies to Retaliate Against Russia Over 2014 Explosion

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peace and increased general prosperity. Instead, they decided to play the role of perpetually aggrieved sore winner.

Some US hawks liken the situation to Munich in 1938, and they’re not wrong — but they’ve reversed the roles. It’s NATO that’s gobbled up Czechoslovakia after Czechoslovakia, and Vladimir Putin whom they’re trying to cast as Neville Chamberlain. He seems disinclined to accept the role.

VIENNA — No one expected much progress from this past week’s diplomatic marathon to defuse the security crisis Russia has ignited in Eastern Europe by surrounding Ukraine on three sides with 100,000 troops and then, by the White House’s accounting, sending in saboteurs to create a pretext for invasion.

But as the Biden administration and NATO conduct tabletop simulations about how the next few months could unfold, they are increasingly wary of another set of options for President Vladimir V. Putin, steps that are more far-reaching than simply rolling his troops and armor over Ukraine’s border.

Mr. Putin wants to extend Russia’s sphere of influence to Eastern Europe and secure written commitments that NATO will never again enlarge. If he is frustrated in reaching that goal, some of his aides suggested on the sidelines of the negotiations last week, then he would pursue Russia’s security interests with results that would be felt acutely in Europe and the United States.

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There were hints, never quite spelled out, that nuclear weapons could be shifted to places — perhaps not far from the United States coastline — that would reduce warning times after a launch to as little as five minutes, potentially igniting a confrontation with echoes of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

“A hypothetical Russian invasion of Ukraine would not undermine the security of the United States,” said Dmitry Suslov, an analyst in Moscow who gave a closed-door presentation on the standoff to Russian lawmakers last month. “The overall logic of Russian actions is that it is the U.S. and NATO that must pay a high price.”© Yuri Kochetkov/EPA, via ShutterstockPresident Vladimir Putin of Russia answering a question during his annual news conference in Moscow on Dec. 23.

And as Ukrainians were reminded anew on Friday, as the websites of the country’s ministries were defaced in a somewhat amateurish attack, Russia’s army of hackers can wreak havoc in Ukraine, but also in power grids from Munich to Michigan.

It could all be bluster, part of a Kremlin campaign of intimidation, and a way of reminding President Biden that while he wants to focus American attention on competing and dealing with China, Mr. Putin is still capable of causing enormous disruption.

The Russian leader telegraphed that approach himself by warning repeatedly in the past year that if the West crossed the ever-shifting “red line” that, in Mr. Putin’s mind, threatens Russia’s security, he would order an unexpected response.© Andriy Dubchak/Associated PressUkrainian soldiers at the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels in the Donetsk region of Ukraine last month.

“Russia’s response will be asymmetrical, fast and tough,” Mr. Putin said last April, referring to the kinds of unconventional military action that Russia could take if adversaries threatened “our fundamental security interests.”

The current crisis was touched off by the Kremlin’s release of a series of demands that, if the U.S. and its allies agreed, would effectively restore Russia’s sphere of influence close to Soviet-era lines, before NATO expanded into Eastern Europe. It has also demanded that all U.S. nuclear weapons be withdrawn from Europe, saying it felt threatened by their presence — though the types and locations of those weapons haven’t changed in years. And it wants a stop to all Western troop rotations through former Warsaw Pact states that have since joined NATO.

It has reinforced those demands, which the U.S. calls “non-starters,” with a troop buildup near Ukraine and repeated warnings it was prepared to use unspecified “military-technical means” to defend what it considers its legitimate security interests.© Doug Mills/The New York TimesPresident Biden meeting with Mr. Putin in Geneva last June.

In response, the Biden administration has issued warnings of financial and technological sanctions if the Kremlin should follow through with its threats, particularly in regard to Ukraine. American officials say that for all the talk about moving nuclear weapons or using asymmetrical attacks, so far the U.S. has seen little evidence.

At a White House briefing on Thursday, Jake Sullivan, Mr. Biden’s national security adviser, declined to be drawn into the question of what kind of Russian action would trigger a U.S. response — whether, for example, the U.S. would respond to a cyberattack the way it would an incursion into Ukrainian territory.

“The United States and our allies are prepared for any contingency, any eventuality,’’ he said. “We’re prepared to keep moving forward down the diplomatic path in good faith, and we’re prepared to respond to fresh acts. And beyond that, all we can do is get ready. And we are ready.”

Of course, the most obvious scenario given the scale of troop movements on the ground is a Russian invasion of Ukraine — maybe not to take over the entire country but to send troops into the breakaway regions around the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, or to roll all the way to the Dnieper River. At the Pentagon, “five or six different options” for the extent of a Russian invasion are being examined, one senior official reported.© Emile Ducke for The New York TimesAnti-ship missile systems moving from positions near the Trefoil base, Russia’s most northern military outpost, in May.

Researchers tracking social-media footage have spotted numerous signs of additional Russian military equipment being shipped westward by train from Siberia. In Russia, state television has been filled with commentators’ warnings that Ukraine could soon attack Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine — fitting with Washington’s allegation on Friday that Russian operatives, with specialties in explosives and urban warfare, have infiltrated Ukraine and might be planning to stage a provocation to justify an invasion. Russia denied the allegation.© Kirill Kudryavtsev/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesA portrait of Mr. Putin at a market in Moscow last month.

Yevgeny Buzhinsky, a retired lieutenant general and a regular Russian television commentator, predicted a looming “limited” war provoked by Ukraine that Russia would win in short order through devastating airstrikes.

“There will be no columns of tanks,” General Buzhinsky said in a phone interview. “They will just destroy all the Ukrainian infrastructure from the air, just like you do it.”

In Geneva, Russian diplomats insisted there were no plans to invade Ukraine. But there were hints of other steps. In one little-noticed remark, a senior Russian diplomat said Moscow was prepared to place unspecified weapons systems in unspecified places. That merged with American intelligence assessments that Russia could be considering new nuclear deployments, perhaps tactical nuclear weapons or a powerful emerging arsenal of hypersonic missiles.

In November, Mr. Putin himself suggested Russia could deploy submarine-based hypersonic missiles within close striking distance of Washington. He has said repeatedly that the prospect of Western military expansion in Ukraine poses an unacceptable risk because it could be used to launch a nuclear strike against Moscow with just a few minutes’ warning. Russia, he made clear, could do the same.

“From the beginning of the year we will have in our arsenal a new sea-based missile, a hypersonic one,” Mr. Putin said, referring to a weapon that travels at more than five times the speed of sound and could likely evade existing missile defenses.

In an apparent reference to the American capital, he added: “The flight time to reach those who give the orders will also be five minutes.”

Mr. Putin said he would deploy such missiles only in response to Western moves, and President Biden told Mr. Putin in their last conversation that the United States has no plans to place offensive strike systems in Ukraine.

Russian officials hinted again in recent days about new missile deployments, and American officials repeated that they have seen no moves in that direction. But any effort to place weapons close to American cities would create conditions similar to the 1962 crisis that was the closest the world ever came to a nuclear exchange.

Asked about the nature of what Mr. Putin has termed a possible “military-technical” response, Sergei A. Ryabkov, a deputy foreign minister, said in Geneva on Monday: “Right now there is no reason to talk about what systems will be deployed, in what quantity, and where exactly.”

And when a Russian reporter asked Mr. Ryabkov in an interview broadcast on Thursday whether Russia was considering deploying military infrastructure in Venezuela or Cuba, he responded: “I don’t want to confirm anything or rule anything out.”

Moving missiles, however, is obvious to the world. And that is why, if the conflict escalates further, American officials believe that Mr. Putin could be drawn to cyberattacks — easy to deny, superbly tailored for disruption and amenable to being ramped up or down, depending on the political temperature.

Mr. Putin doesn’t need to do much to insert computer code, or malware, into American infrastructure; the Department of Homeland Security has long warned that the Russians have already placed malware inside many American power grids.

The Biden administration has sought to shore up U.S. systems and root out malware. The nation’s biggest utilities run an elaborate war game every two years, simulating such an attack.

But much of corporate America remains far less protected.

The fear is that if sanctions were imposed on Moscow, Mr. Putin’s response could be to accelerate the kind of Russian based ransomware attacks that hit Colonial Pipeline, a major beef producer, and cities and towns across the country last year.

The F.S.B., Russia’s powerful security service, on Friday announced the arrest of hackers tied to the REvil ransomware group — a gang connected to some of the most damaging attacks against American targets, including Colonial Pipeline. The move was welcomed by the White House, but it was also a signal that Moscow could flip its cyberwarriors on or off at will.

No one knows Putin’s next move, of course — not even his diplomats — and he likes it that way.

“There could be all sorts of possible responses,” Mr. Putin said when asked last month about the “military-technical” response he warned about.

“The Russian leadership is rather inventive,” said Andrey Kortunov, director general of the Russian International Affairs Council, a research organization close to the Russian government. “It’s not necessarily only about Ukraine.”

Analysts in Moscow believe that beyond a more threatening Russian military posture, the United States would be particularly sensitive to closer military cooperation between Russia and China. Mr. Putin will travel to Beijing on Feb. 4 to attend the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics and hold a summit meeting with the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, Russia said on Friday.

The Kremlin has noted that Mr. Biden sees China, not Russia, as America’s most complex, long-term challenger — an economic, military and technological competitor that plays in a different league from Russia. Yet forcing the United States to increase its investment in a confrontation with Russia, analysts say, would undermine Mr. Biden’s greater strategic goal.

“The United States, objectively, does not want to increase its military presence in Europe,” said Mr. Suslov, the analyst. “This would be done at the cost of containing China.”

Anton Troianovski reported from Vienna, and David E. Sanger from Washington.

The Bohemian Knight Under White Mountain

Posted on December 30, 2020 by Royal Rosamond Press

My Bohemian Knights have ridden forth from under White Mountain. I am of the lost Bohemian lineage. My kin played a role in California almost becoming a Prussian Kingdom. I can carry forth any and all Ring Legends. Here is my Rose Line to the Rosenberg and Schwarzenberg family – and the Seinsheims – that were supposed to have died out in 1958. But the Rosamond family is linked to them. After I sent a message to Karl saying the lineage was a alive, this line was attacked by a man who said he was a Wilson. He got one person to change his chart, where a grandfather is now a grandmother. But, I saw this coming and made several copies of what appeared – like a miracle! This is a true Grail Story! My 8th. grandfather is buried in Saint Georges Chapel where Knights of the Garter had stalls with their cote of arms. There is a Round Table.

William Wilson William Rosamond’s 8th. Great Grandfather | Rosamond Press

John Braskewitz ‘The King of Bohemia’

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The House of Schwarzenberg and I | Rosamond Press

House of Schwarzenberg – Wikipedia

Origin[edit]

The family stems from the Lords of Seinsheim, who had established themselves in Franconia during the Middle Ages.[1] A branch of the Seinsheim family (the non-Schwarzenberg portion died out in 1958) was created when Erkinger of Seinsheim acquired the Franconian territory of Schwarzenberg and the castle of Schwarzenberg in Scheinfeld during the early part of the 15th century. He was then granted the title of Freiherr (Baron) of Schwarzenberg in 1429. At that time, the family also possessed some fiefdoms in Bohemia.

The legend

There’s also a brilliant legend attached to the statue of St Wenceslas in Wenceslaus Square in Prague.

The story goes that if the Czech Republic is in danger, the statue of King Wencelaus will come to life, raise a sleeping army and reveal a legendary sword to bring peace to the land.

The carol

So there’s something to think about next time you sing Good King Wenceslas.

The words to the carol were written in 1853 by John Mason Neale but the melody is much older – it’s a 13th-century tune called ‘Tempus adest floridum’ in praise of the spring.

The carol was written for the Feast of St Stephen, better known as Boxing Day. And it celebrates the long tradition of charitable giving on the Second Day of Christmas.

It’s become one of the best loved carols ever written – and was even performed by The Beatles.

Fredegar “Fatty” Bolger

Norman Cates as Fatty Bolger from a Decipher Card designed by Weta
Friend of Frodo Baggins. Fredegar Bolger, called Fatty, was born in
2980 to Odovacar Bolger and Rosamunda Took Bolger. He had a sister
Estella who married Merry Brandybuck. Fatty’s great-great-grandfather
on his mother’s side was Gerontius, the Old Took, who was also the
great-great-grandfather of Merry and of Pippin Took. Fatty’s family
was from Budgeford in Bridgefields in the Eastfarthing.

“From first sight, even the site of the new cottage had enchanted
her, dug as it was into the southeast side of a grassy hill in the
midst of Boffin lands, populated with Boffin sheep. There was a
little copse below it, just to the side, and a spring-fed well, all
of which reminded her of her childhood home. The place had come down
to Odovacar through his mother’s side, a Boffin. He had used it as
asort of base, when he and his friends had gone out hunting.
They would stock the little hole with gear and rations. Then, with
their bows, and a pony for their gear, they would make forays west
or north, towards the Downs or up to the Moors, or, closer still,
into Bindbale Wood. But that was years ago, when the game had not
yet moved so far off. When Rosamunda had viewed it more carefully,
she saw the hole was inconsiderable disrepair.
 Also, it was a bit
too small. She had new rooms dug, so that there was a parlor and a
kitchen, a bedroom for each (and one to spare), along with extra
chambers further back for store. When it was finished, it suited
Rosamunda very well
. Especially, she loved the light. Situated
facing south-east, the light poured through the windows in the
mornings, her favorite time of the day. And, when she stood
outside, she could see the land stretching east and south far into
the distance. Illuminated by the late afternoon sun, the prospect was
especially fine. From the top of the little knoll that made the
cottage’s roof, she could see far to the north and west, where sheep
dotted the rolling hills. The sky at night took her breath away. And,
all day, the birds sang, the wind blew, and the Water, which ran
nearby, just to the west, mostly narrow and quick as it came down out
of Long Cleeve and Needle hole, could just be heard when the wind
dropped and everything was still. She loved its peace and quiet, so
tucked away and so private. Yet,it was just an hour’s walk over the
hills to Bag End or to Hobbiton. Overhill, to the east, was even
closer. Every fine day Rosamunda walked the hills, seldom seeing
another living creature other than sheep, or, very rarely, a doe or
faun.
 She did not walk south to Hobbiton, however, except on errands
or for an appointed visit. She had not forgotten
her “understanding” with Bilbo. And Bilbo did not forget her, either.
Regularly, he sent her gifts of wine or ham or fruit in season, as
tokens of his neighborly regard. She appreciated the way he could
show marks of particular notice, without making her feel the burden
of obligation.”

The Wilson-Leigh Line To Bohemia

Posted on June 8, 2019by Royal Rosamond Press

Robert E. Lee is related to the Schwarzenberg Family who are trying to get their castle back that you see above. I am kin to these rulers of Bohemia. No way am I going to throw Robert away, or, to the dogs. Let the Nobodies begin their family trees and do things worthwhile and noteworthy. It’s a free country! Have at it!

King Under Lonely Mountain

Posted on December 31, 2014by Royal Rosamond Press

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I saw the Hobbit and the Five Armies this evening, and it begins with the attack of a dragon. The story revolves around Thorin, the son of Thor. I was married to Mary Ann Tharaldsen, a descendant of Thor. Wensel Braskewitx ‘Son of Ambrose’ came from Bohemia, now the Czech Republic, where there is a ancient legend about the Sleeping Knights under White Mountain. There was a famous battle of White Mountain, and the King and Queen of Bohemia fled to Britain where they died. Tolkien was in love with the story of Albion and Rosamund.

Strider is a Ranger, or, Rover. I used to dress like him. My last post was prophetic, it posted several hours before I was the latest Tolkien story that continues after his death.

Jon Presco

The King under the Mountain, also called the King of Erebor, is the title of the Dwarven ruler who resides at the Lonely Mountain of Erebor. The King under the Mountain was also by right the King of Durin’s Folk.

In The Hobbit, the dragon Smaug was held to be the only “king” of EreborThorin Oakenshield was in fact in line to be the only rightful King under the Mountain.

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“As a token of her confidence, she told him he need no longer call
her, “Auntie.” The previous year, Bilbo had suggested that Frodo no
longer address him as, “Uncle,” if he wished. Plain, “Bilbo,” would
do. Frodo still called Bilbo, “Uncle,” now and then; it had become
too ingrained a habit. But, following suit, Rosamunda suggested Frodo
might call her, “Rosa,” or, “Rosamunda.” Frodo forgot, and called
her, “Auntie,” many times, but, within the space of an afternoon
tea, “Rosa,” she became.”

Rosamunda Bolger (née Took) was the mother of Fredegar “Fatty” Bolger
and Estella Brandybuck. She was married to Odovacar Bolger and was
known as Rosamunda Took prior to the marriage. They lived in
Budgeford in Bridgefields in the Eastfarthing of the Shire. Rosamunda
and Odovacar both attended the Bilbo’s Farewell Party in 3001 along
with their children.

The last of Czech old legends, that one about the knights of Blaník, was first told to king Charles by a blind man.

There is a hill Blaník, which is situated in a dark forest. It looks down gloomily on a landscape, which is far away from the world, on its plains, that are not much fruitful. On the top of the hill Blaník there are old stones and mostly ruined walls in shadows of spruces, beeches and firs. There used to be a castle, but it disappeared without any trace.

 Under the walls, in the hill, there are armed knights, “Saint Wenceslas´s Army”, and they are waiting for a day, when the Czech nation needs their help.
Under the stone peak of Blaník, in eastern slope there is a rock. There is the entrance to the hill, and there is a spring. Knights in Blaník give water from this spring to their horses, when they go out from Blaník at night in the moonlight. At night like this one dark rumble resounds to the surroundings. In the morning, there is silence again, and knights, their horses, everything goes again into the hill. Only one memory will stay there – prints of hoofs.

 On day a girl was standing in front of Blaník, and suddenly, one knight appeared in front of her. He told her, if she wanted to go with him to clean in the hill. She went with him. There was deep silence. By the walls there were horses, and at a table there were knights. They were sleeping. The girl went in, and she looked round, but nobody moved. She started to sweep the floor. She cleaned everything in a moment. Then she went home, and when she arrived, people asked her, where she had been for such a long time. She was surprised, so she told them that, she arrived at the same time as usually. Then they told her that she had been here one year ago. She told them, where she had been and all people knew why the time had been so long.

Fredegar “Fatty” Bolger

Norman Cates as Fatty Bolger from a Decipher Card designed by Weta
Friend of Frodo Baggins. Fredegar Bolger, called Fatty, was born in
2980 to Odovacar Bolger and Rosamunda Took Bolger. He had a sister
Estella who married Merry Brandybuck. Fatty’s great-great-grandfather
on his mother’s side was Gerontius, the Old Took, who was also the
great-great-grandfather of Merry and of Pippin Took. Fatty’s family
was from Budgeford in Bridgefields in the Eastfarthing.

“From first sight, even the site of the new cottage had enchanted
her, dug as it was into the southeast side of a grassy hill in the
midst of Boffin lands, populated with Boffin sheep. There was a
little copse below it, just to the side, and a spring-fed well, all
of which reminded her of her childhood home. The place had come down
to Odovacar through his mother’s side, a Boffin. He had used it as
asort of base, when he and his friends had gone out hunting.
Theywould stock the little hole with gear and rations. Then, with
their bows, and a pony for their gear, they would make forays west
or north, towards the Downs or up to the Moors, or, closer still,
into Bindbale Wood. But that was years ago, when the game had not
yet moved so far off. When Rosamunda had viewed it more carefully,
she saw the hole was inconsiderable disrepair.
 Also, it was a bit
too small. She had new rooms dug, so that there was a parlor and a
kitchen, a bedroom for each (and one to spare), along with extra
chambers further back for store. When it was finished, it suited
Rosamunda very well
. Especially, she loved the light. Situated
facing south-east, the light poured through the windows in the
mornings, her favorite time of the day. And, when she stood
outside, she could see the land stretching east and south far into
the distance. Illuminated by the late afternoon sun, the prospect was
especially fine. From the top of the little knoll that made the
cottage’s roof, she could see far to the north and west, where sheep
dotted the rolling hills. The sky at night took her breath away. And,
all day, the birds sang, the wind blew, and the Water, which ran
nearby, just to the west, mostly narrow and quick as it came down out
of Long Cleeve and Needle hole, could just be heard when the wind
dropped and everything was still. She loved its peace and quiet, so
tucked away and so private. Yet,it was just an hour’s walk over the
hills to Bag End or to Hobbiton. Overhill, to the east, was even
closer. Every fine day Rosamunda walked the hills, seldom seeing
another living creature other than sheep, or, very rarely, a doe or
faun.
 She did not walk south to Hobbiton, however, except on errands
or for an appointed visit. She had not forgotten
her “understanding” with Bilbo. And Bilbo did not forget her, either.
Regularly, he sent her gifts of wine or ham or fruit in season, as
tokens of his neighborly regard. She appreciated the way he could
show marks of particular notice, without making her feel the burden
of obligation.”

Cunimund’s grim end and Rosamund are mentioned in J. R. R. Tolkien‘s story “The Lost Road”, when the character Alboin asks his father, Oswin Errol, about the origin of his name:

…and Oswin told his son the tale of Alboin son of Audoin, the Lombard king; and of the great battle of the Lombards and the Gepids, remembered as terrible even in the grim sixth century; and of the kings Thurisind and Cunimund, and of Rosamunda. ‘Not a good story for near bed-time,’ he said, ending suddenly with Alboin’s drinking from the jewelled skull of Cunimund…

—J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lost Road

In an early version of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s fantasy time-travel story The Lost Road, Tolkien considered placing one of his main characters in the person of Alboin.

“Once Tharaldsen painted a man with massive teeth devouring a burger, which she titled Bottomless, Unfillable Nothingness. Pynchon thought it was him, and hated it. Tharaldsen insists it wasn’t, but their friend Mary Beal isn’t so sure. “I know she regarded him as devouring people. I think in the sense that he—well, I shouldn’t say this, because all writers do it. Writers use people.”

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