Beach Party

 

 

I just asked Larry Sidle this on facebook message.

“Can you take a pic of the page in Snyder’s book where Pierrot says she was going to a “beach party and Christine was going to be there.” then post it on this FB message? How about a pic of your face with Snyder’s book next to it – for starters!

This “beach party” contradicts the reason Tom Snyder gives for Christine being at Rocky Point, which was not to look for tide-pool creatures.

“Even for this casual outing”

Snyder does not name the person who invited Christine to Rocky Point – FOR THE PARTY! There had to be some extensive planning. How many of Christine’s friends and family were on the guest list? This is my sister’s First Sober Birthday Party. They are usally the most important event of ones sobriety. At the gallery funeral reception, three sisters from Christine’s home group invited me to attend their meeting – that evening! They were concerned for me – AND MY SOBRIETY! My brothers and sisters wanted to comfort me.

I asked Larry to send me ‘When You Close Your Eyes’ when he was done with it, thus saving m money. But two months went by, and he had not read it. I wanted to go through it and make notes on the times her sobriety was a problem. Several people were not pleased. Is this why my seven years of sobriety was a threat? In recovery, your sponsor encourages you to – TAKE NOTES! This is done to establish a record, because ones thoughts and ideas improve as one moves away from your disease.

Tom Snyder’s book is full of lies and misleading facts. If this was a fictional murder mystery it would begin with a party and the mansion by the sea. I suspect members of my family, and our close friends, stayed Friday night in Christine’s house. How many stayed the night at Rocky Point? Why was this party – played down?

When Pierrot came out with her Rosamond website, she announced a biography was being written by Sandra Faulkner who said she interview Christine – just before her death! I wrote executor, Sydney Morris, and demanded Faulkner’s note be included in my sister’s estate, and thus profits from the book, and movie made from the book, will go to my nieces. Faulkner disappeared and was replayed by Snyder, who EXLUDES all Christine Rosamond Benton’s writing and Recovery Journal. How dare these frauds push me aside, and threaten me with attorneys in the name of helping my brothers and sister in recovery, and who still suffer. These are parasites who prey on my dead, and the Family Recovery that I carry on!

Jon Presco

Copyright 2017

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Journaling in Recovery

Keeping a Journal as an Addiction Recovery Tool

Journaling is an effective tool for anyone who is recovering from an addiction. Some claim that it is the cheapest and most easily available form of therapy. It not only helps to reduce stress and improves mental health, but it may even lower the risk of relapse. Journaling is also a way to track progress and increase motivation.

“The bulk of her personal comments, however, consists of the
scattered thoughts and ideations of a woman who was not well at the
time she wrote them down. My determination was that most of Christine’
s writings represented an internal struggle never intended for public
view. Finally, a book of this kind carries an ethical responsibility
in deciding which details illuminate an artist’s life and legacy, and
which add minutiae ‘minute, small detail.”

“Of course adventures rarely go as planned. The properties main
gate is unexpectadly locked, so Christine goes in search of help.
She finds it in the neighbor, a attorney Donald Layne. Of imposing
size and intelligence, Layne is also blessed with a generous nature.
None of this is lost on 46-year-old Christine. At just over five-
foot-fivee, she is a perennial fashion plate model and man-pleaser. Even
for this casual outing, she is wearing tailored tan slacks and a
white tunic-style blouse topped by a short jacket in soft, muted-
brown leather – distinctively sytyled with two snaps at the waist.
The sleeves were turned up, revealing the satin lining and a hint of
a forearm. A remote transmitter is finally located for the security
gate. Christine tells Layne that she and others are excited about
exploring a small cove to search for any treasures left by the sea.
Layne knows the shoreline well. That evening, he sounds a WARNING
note. “IF you go down to the ocean,” he tells Christine, “have a
care”. In the morning, under a windless sky……”

Note that Mr. Layne said “If” after he has been told they have come
to Rocky Point to explore a cove with sandy beach. How did they know
this cove existed? It appears to me they have rented this beach house
for the “beach party” Mr. Pierrot said she was going to attend, and
very possibly Layne held the keys to the house, and code for the
gate?

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On March 2, 2001, the mother of my daughter – who was sixteen – sent an e-mail to Stacey Pierrot having just found the Rosamond Publishing website where Patrice Hanson read these words;

“Friends and admirers of Rosamond

You’ll be pleased to know that Rosamond Publishing has commissioned the artist’s biography: a celebration of her life and legacy. We’re working close with the author, Tom Snyder, to produce a handsome book dedicated to an extraordinary life. Tom is a trained observer as well as a story teller intrigued by every turn in life’s odyssey. If you have any comments to share with Tom about your own response to Rosamond’s work, he’d be happy to hear from you. His e-mail is: offram

“The bulk of her personal comments, however, consists of the
scattered thoughts and ideations of a woman who was not well at the
time she wrote them down. My determination was that most of Christine’
s writings represented an internal struggle never intended for public
view. Finally, a book of this kind carries an ethical responsibility
in deciding which details illuminate an artist’s life and legacy, and
which add minutiae ‘minute, small detail.”

John Presco <prosemont@yahoo.com>

My book review is still being edited. Under the Copyright, Snyder says no part of his book can be duplicated except for brief quotations in a book review. Does

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My book review is still being edited. Under the Copyright, Snyder
says no part of his book can be duplicated except for brief
quotations in a book review. Does this mean we can not put his words
in print so they can be studied in order to understand the artist
Rosamond? May I add he says this on page 7 of his forward about my
late sister;

“The bulk of her personal comments, however, consists of the
scattered thoughts and ideations of a woman who was not well at the
time she wrote them down. My determination was that most of Christine’
s writings represented an internal struggle never intended for public
view. Finally, a book of this kind carries an ethical reponcibility
in diciding which details illuminate an artist’s life and legacy, and
which add minutiae ‘minute, small detail'”

Who is this guy – God!!! How can you titles a famous artists only
surviving words “very small detail”? Why use the word “ethical” if
these words are not important, or, controversial? Why can’t her fans
dicide for themselves, the same fans Snyder puts on a pedistal as
supreme judges of her art?

If Rosamond’s inner struggle was minute, or, Snyder thought it would
be untehtical to make this struggle public, then why does he not have
the same determination in regards to MY twelve step program, and
talking about my private and intimate matters? When he first
approched me, he claimed he had been in twelve step programs, too!
Well, if so, then he knew about the twelve traditions, and how MY
spritual program was based upon Anonymity?

On page 30 and 31 Vicki, who is not a member of AA, talks about
Rosemary worked for a pornogropher, and how our parents influenced
our drinking. And then there is this;

“A notice appeared in the Oakland paper: there would be a child-
welfare hearing about life at the house on San Sebastian Avenue. A
determination would then be made about seperating the children from
their mother. Several neighbors offered to take Vicki, the youngest.”

I told Sydney Morris that Christine drowning on her first sober
birthday left a message from her to those who clammered for her art
and legacy – no one wanting the twelves step program. Well, that
wasn’t true until I told Tom Snyder my biography in the works ‘Bonds
With Angels’ Copyrighted in 1989, was about my miracle of recovery
that hopefully would Recover my lost family, bring us back togehter
again. The custody battle over who owns my program is all through
Snyder’s book, especially in his chapter titled “Recovery” on page
159. Here we hear from the McCurdys. Mike was Rosamond’s last
business manager, he replacing Jacci Belford who got married and
moved out of state.

Melinda McCurdy was in Christine’s AA group, and invited me to come
and share the day of the funeral. But, when I told her on the phone I
was hearing things from people that were not right, she told me to
stay out of it, as this stuff was deadly to alcoholics in recovery.
But, there she is, airing her “ideations” and “inner struggles” in
leu of Christine’s and my own, the ONLY two members of my family who
were/are in a twelve step program!

Go figure! I forbid Snyder to use my program, and he went back on
his “ethical” word, which is utterly worthless! The words, ideations,
and inner struggle of the three artists in my family, are not there,
as Shannon could not be found, but I had no problem!

Sometimes you just got to laugh!

Jon

Without my twelve step program this biography reads like a
sleazy exploitation novel written by a member of a famous persons
family, the difference being, it appears no family member is going to
profit from it, make a bundle for selling the family secrets! Surely
this unique literary approach goes against the principles of AA.
which is based upon anonymity. Christine did not give Ms. Pierrot
permission – from beyond the grave – to break her anonymity! I forbid
Mr. Snyder to use my twelve step program because it is a life-supprot
system to me. He agreed, but then told me he had changed his mind.
Surely he realized there was nothing redeeming in his outragious
violation of our privacy that his pretentious concern failed to
conceal. Ms. Pierrot offers this expose of incest in our family for
free, if one buys more then a $100 dollars worth of Rosamond
merchandice. This is to say my families right to privacy is shoveled
into the bag of all those who purchase a work of art – whether they
want to read about our tragedies or not.
This makes the biography a flyer, an insert, that perhaps
will be put in the purchaser’s home for their family members to come
across and read. The account of Christine’s father sexually molesting
his daughter might be handed over the fence to a neighbor as one
would a ripe piece of gossip one has picked up somewhere? The point
is, many will be exposed to our shameful secrets without seeking them
out; thus, this can hardly be called ‘Literature’. How
about ‘Pornographic Spam’ that gets dropped in your e-mail? I wonder
what the legal ramifications of this are.

So much for the Woman’s Liberation theme Surely it would be
of great interest to many women to read these “ideations” so that
they can judge for themselves, and see how Tom arrived at his
judgements. There are millions of women in America who have suffered
abuse, and who suffer from mental illness due to this abuse. And it
is obvious Tom has never been to an AA meeting where the Newcomer is
honored, he or she often having “scattered thoughts” and “ideations”
that are not well. One Brother in AA compared his “meandering” when
he first walked thorugh the door, to the chatter of Huey, Duey, and
Luey, he trying to get three different contridctory ideas out at the
same time.
I filed a police report wherein I mention the four hundred
page journal Christine kept, and her attempt at a autobiogrpahy, that
my younger sister, Vicki, copied and took from the estate after
dropping out as first named executor. Tom has much praise for Vicki
who never had a drink again after I took her to an AA meeting eleven
years ago. Vicki never attended another AA meeting, or worked the
steps. Working Rosamond’s steps, comes easy for Vicki, she hiding the
competitivesness Rosemary secretly nurtrued in her.
While Shannon is struggling to get her mother’s ashes, I am
asking for my sister’s birthday coin so that one day I could give it
to Shannon, but my request was refused. I was told this coin was
enshrined in her home-group, it encased in some kind of glass case
and hung on the wall, while a postumous happy birthday song was sung.
I am quite sure Bob and Bill had no intention of honoring Dead
Drunks, only those who once were Dead Drunk, but took the first step
to save their lives. My program in pocket, and employed by Rosamond
Publishing, Mr. Snyder then blames much of the insanity that
permeated the business end of Rosamond’s creative process, on
Rosamond being Bi-polar. Tom wantes it both ways. – for starters! The
two gifted artists born into my extremely abusive home suffered from
Post Tramatic Stress Disorder for most of our lives, as the
therapists I have seen have evaluated it. Mr. Benton’s attorney, in a
court of law, would proudly title my sister’s emotional well-being
as “precarious at best” – after her death – and thus was born the
major theme of Tom’s biography.

The first Ghost Writer she hired to write the first biography, Sandra
Faulkner, said this;
“Though death came early to Christine, it was not hastened by
her as many arround her feared it might be.”

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1 Response to Beach Party

  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    I am going to send some of my posts to HBO and Netlix to see if they want to do a series about the flip-side of the Carmel art-scene.

    John Presco

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