Mark Presco – Robert Buck – Reparations

Above: Mark Presco (left) and his brother, (John) Greg Presco

I agree, we owe them repatriation to Africa. It’s time to take them home, to where we so rudely took them from in the first place.”

When I awoke this morning I was overwhelmed with the heavy task of dealing with the racist input of my brother, Mark Presco, who may have been in touch with the law firm of Robert Buck. As I lie in bed, I made up my mind to contact Vice President, Kamala Harris. I got on my computer, and the first thing I read was about reparations. I forgot to copy my message to a native born Oaklander, but, I gave the history of the Fremonts, I mentioned Robert Buck, and sent her the quote that was going to be the lead-off paragraph of my first post. Bob and Mark are in the Congressional Record. Does Mr. Buck know if Christine’s brother is alive or dead. When I told Mark I get SSI he said;

“Good. At least the N——s are not getting all my money!”

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Our mother told me her oldest son encouraged the famous artist ‘Rosamond’ not to pay taxes, and thus the audit by the IRS. Mark has several million dollars. The Rosamond family owned slaves and worked them on our plantations. This fiend should have never been allowed near any artist’s – art!

Royal Rosamond Press is now dedicated to seeing reparations become a reality. How, and who is going to pay for this, is solved in my book. The Buck family has been exploiting oil, timber, and agriculture – like no one else! Have they exploited black labor? A study needs to be made. I demand the Buck Foundation fund my study of this real possibility. We know the blacks of Marin City were exploited in the making of Liberty Ships. I will apply the history of my late kin, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, and her Godfather, Victor Cazalet, to this Reparation Movement. The United States is poised to spend a trillion dollars on Naval ships – to promote Democracy all over the world! Democracy begins at home! Time to dig deep – in Mr. Big Buck’s pocket!

I founded the Marin Shipmates in order to bring attention to the blacks who built Liberty ships in Marin, and were let go after the war. I am going to ask Kamala to look into how the Saudi Royal family acquired ships to help with their oil trade, some of which should pay for reparations. China gets a lot of oil from the Saudis, and titles its navy ‘The People’s Liberation Navy’. Also, China’s vast fishing fleet is trespassing into our hemisphere.

The Marin Shipmates | Rosamond Press

I’m going to ask Kamala to look into the case of Mattie Aikens who had her Oakland home attacked by a ex-partner of Rosamond in her Carmel gallery. We were raised by a black nanny, who descendants need to be found. Lena would take Christine home with her on the weekends to share with her sisters who came up from Mississippi. She die a painting of them.


John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

I demand an investigation to the possible murder of a woman by Leonard Buck, by Kamala Harris, who used to work for the DA office of Oakland!

Murder and Death of Leonard Buck | Rosamond Press

11 U.S. mayors commit to develop reparations pilot projects (

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Eleven U.S. mayors — from Los Angeles to tiny Tullahassee, Oklahoma — have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program could work.

My brother is the type who should not be allowed near art and artists.

My racist brother wanted me to include parts of his hateful manifesto in my biography of my late sister. I refused. He disowned me, threw me out of our family. This is why I was not told my mother was dying. Is Bannon and Richard Spencer reading Mark Presco’s blogs? Read this. Mark Presco wrote this.

“We need a separation, a divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. All my life I have heard black people complain about how awful it has been for them; how they were dragged out of Africa against their will; enslaved an oppressed by the white devil and how we owe them reparations for this injustice. I agree, we owe them repatriation to Africa. It’s time to take them home, to where we so rudely took them from in the first place.””

Mark Presco vs. Royal Rosamond

Posted on May 14, 2019 by Royal Rosamond Press

It is down to Mark and I in the Genetic Cultural Warfare that has raged in our family, and in our Nation. Christine and Vicki are out of the picture. Mark might be dead, this fact hidden from me unless I own confidence as head of the family. If it were not for me continuing the Creative Line of Royal Rosamond, there would be no reason to author a book about our family – least a movie! I challenged Mark to publish his world view, and to his credit, he did. He is a right-wing racist prophet. Does he deserve a book, or movie?

I might be the only one left in my family. Our children may not wish to carry on any creative linage. They may want to back Mark’s ideology. But, it is no longer a numbers game, or an evil game of exclusion. History is on my side. More books on Trump will cover what Mark has contributed to the family identity. I will self-publish my findings and world view, that no family member in the future, may care to read. Mark allowed outsiders to come in and extract all the money they could. I wonder if he is a secret investor. My brother feared and loathes his creative siblings.

Mark and Royal are complete opposites. From this truth one can unwind the Gordian Knot, and eliminate the parasites and the trash! Perhaps my grandson, or, his son or daughter, will pick up the brush again………..and the pen!


The Mortgage Meltdown Casino

Posted on August 4, 2012 by Royal Rosamond Press

On April 22, 1997, my best friend, Michael Harkins, sent me an article from the San Francsco Examiner about Lawrence Chazen’s battle with Andrew Cuomo of HUD in regards to preditory loan practices. Micchale was a Private Investigator for the famous PI, William Linhart who was employed by Caryl Chessman.

Chazen claims Cuomo is playing politics – in 1997. Chazen claims he is a victim as does his business associate. I sent e-mails to several Congressman, and our investigation to the Attorney General of California – who ignored MY WARNING! Too bad! Millions of people are going tolose their homes – along with their money!

In separate interviews, broker Charles H. Oliver Jr. and San Francisco investor
Lawrence Chazen angrily objected to the cross-fire of publicity and politics
surrounding a 4-year-old loan to Mattie Aikens and her son Wilbert. Oliver and
Chazen said they’ve been the target of abusive telephone calls. Oliver operates
Homeowners Resources Corp. of Hayward along with his wife and partner, Cindy
Oliver. The Olivers said they are outraged that U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development officials publicly said, before investigating, that they
believed Aikens’ case was an example of predatory lending practices. He compared
himself to Richard Jewell, widely suspected of planting a bomb during the
Olympics in Atlanta until the Justice Department conceded it lacked sufficient

Meet Captain Victim’s Private Lender

Meet my mortal enemy, Lawrence Chazen, one of the greedy monsters who helped
Bankrupt America. He was Garth Benton’s good buddy and Vic’s private lender. Vic
discribed Chazen as “a top financial advisor for the Getty family.”
Chazen was investigated by Andrew Cuomo of HUD for loan sharking, he threatening
to take the home from a black grandmother in Oakland where I grew up. I went to
school with her grandchildren. As fate would have it you can see this woman’s
son, Willie Aiken, in Mark’s High School football team photo. k

“I think there’s a real problem that (HUD) is trying to solve, but that this
loan does not fall within the problem,” Chazen said Friday.”Media being misled’
“I think the media is being misled, and I think there are a lot of political
overtones from both local attorneys and politicians in Washington,” he said.
Chazen was/is the No.1 Creditor in the estate of Christine Rosamond Benton.
Chazen was a partner in the first Carmel gallery. He is/was a partner of Mayor
Gavin Newsom and most of the Getty family in the PlumpJack resturants. Chazen
tried to get a Superior Court Judge to appoint him executor of Christine’s
estate. There was tax fraud going on when my late sister died. The battle to
control information was, evil.

“I am a member in good standing of the State Bar of California and an attorney
on record for 50% interest in Shannon Rosamond. In my 16 years as a member of
the State Bar California, I have never experienced a more deliberate fraud on
any court or more reckless and calculated attempt to fraudulently take control
of a probate estate at the exclusion of the lawful heirs and total manipulation
of a tester’s intent that the present efforts of Attorney’s Robin Beare,
Lawrence J. Chazen and Garth Benton, the descendants former spouse.”

“Over the specific argument of Ms. Beare, Judge Silver refused to appoint Mr.
Chazen. Neither Ms. Beare nor Mr. Chazen disclosed to the court the very
critical fact that Mr. Chazen has the largest single creditor’s claim against
the estate and is a former business partner and business associate of Garth
Benton who the court had removed as Special Administer just moments before.”

In separate interviews, broker Charles H. Oliver Jr. and San Francisco investor
Lawrence Chazen angrily objected to the cross-fire of publicity and politics
surrounding a 4-year-old loan to Mattie Aikens and her son Wilbert. Oliver and
Chazen said they’ve been the target of abusive telephone calls. Oliver operates
Homeowners Resources Corp. of Hayward along with his wife and partner, Cindy
Oliver. The Olivers said they are outraged that U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development officials publicly said, before investigating, that they
believed Aikens’ case was an example of predatory lending practices. He compared
himself to Richard Jewell, widely suspected of planting a bomb during the
Olympics in Atlanta until the Justice Department conceded it lacked sufficient

I found a class action complaint against Transamerica for defrauding Seniors in
“Reverse Mortgages”. This is ten years ago! This is when I started writing
letters to Attorney General Lungrin.”The complaint alleges that Transamerica
took advantage of the senior citizens’ need for cash income by selling “reverse
mortgages.” Under the reverse mortgage scheme, the complaint alleges seniors
borrowed against the hard-earned equity in their homes, but were charged
unconscionable and excessive fees and were assessed unfair charges unrelated to
the loan.

I met somebody who knew Lawrence Chazen. He saw him a few times at home default
auctions. What I suspect what he was doing was befriending realestate guys in
their favorite bars – such as the Copper Penny in Walnut Creek – and becoming
their private lenders. All one needed in order to make a loan, was a California
Realestate License. These loans would be bundled up, and when some one
defaulted, Chazen bought their home for a song at auction, and resold it.
Dear Honorable Gavin Newsom;
By an incredible twist of fate it appears our paths have crossed in regards to
Lawrence Chazen and the Getty family. There exists in the Probate of my late
sister, Christine Rosamond Benton, a overwhelming scandal that may become the
focus of much public attention in regards to Gay Marriages. In my sister’s
probate are letters I filed protesting the advertisement of the Lesbian novel
‘Love Match’ which is about the marriage of Martina Navratilova to a Beauty
Queen. The author os this book was authoring the biography of my sister who
drowned at Rocky Point. She was a partner of Lawrence Chazen in her Carmel
I am asking you to champion my cause and help me be represented in this Court of
Law that has so far utterly ignored my ‘Family Values’. The two oldest
structures in San Francisco were brought around the Cape in a Clipper in 1849 by
my great grandfather , Carl Janke, who set them up in Belmont. Janke is the
co-founder of this city where he built California’s first theme part
‘Tansforan’. These homes were later moved to S.F.I am writing a biography of my
later sister.SincerelyJohn Presco

At the Gate of the Grail Castle
60 Minutes Exposes the Source of Economic Collapse

Paul Bishop, a former employee of Oakland’s World Savings, appeared on 60
Minutes and said no one at World Savings heeded his warnings. Alas I own
credibility in regards to my fifteen year crusade to expose Lawrence Chazen as a
Loan Shark who preyed on black people. No one listended to me, or Mr. Bishop who
was fired after said he would warn Wachovia
“Paul Bishop says he warned World managers prior to the company’s sale to
Wachovia that he had concerns about what he describes as potentially “predatory
lending, fraud and the deceptive nature of stated income loans”

This article appeared in the S.F. Chronicle in 1996. I went to Oakland High
Schood with Mrs. Aikens grandsons.

Mark Presco On Race

Posted on November 2, 2011by Royal Rosamond Press

Yesterday the evangelical-right and Rush Limbaugh accused the left of smearing their candidate, Herman Cain in regards to his sexual harassment of women. I suspect it was Denne Sweeny, the neo-Confederate friend of Rick Perry, who dug up the past because they are in shock that the next President of the United States is guaranteed to be another black man, if Cain in nominated!Here is Mark Presco’s essay on Race. He is in shock that his party of Tax Evaders is run by evangelical nuts acting like the Puppet Master, pulling strings in the dark. This is why all the Republican candidates sound as if they just came from the Tower of Babel. God is not on their side. Mark hates all religion – and art! Above all, he hates parasites getting his meony – any of his money!

Politically Incorrect Iconoclast
This blog is dedicated to breaking down the politically correct conventions on Race, Religion and Gender

Thursday, August 28, 2008
On Race


First let me apologize in advance for the insults that will be heaped upon you all. The politically correct method we have been using is not solving the race problem. It is not my intention to denigrate anyone, but no effort will be made to spare anyone’s feelings, including white people.

I will depart from my usual method and write in the first person because it is a highly subjective story of a white man who has journeyed from being optimistic about race relations to an overt racist. This is because I have come to the inescapable conclusion that everyone is a racist and the only ones that seem to be made to feel guilty about this are white people. Well, no more.

Finally, I have concluded that there is no solution for the race problem at this time. We need a separation, a divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. I shall attempt prove this.

The Basic Dilemma

How do we treat people, as individuals or groups? I believe there is a basic difference between the thinking of white people and the other races on this issue. This will be discussed in detail in the next section.

Branding Royal Rosamond Press

Posted on February 6, 2019by Royal Rosamond Press

I have decided to donate my grandfather’s books to the Springfield Library. As to what connection my city has to Ina Coolbrith, that connection, is me. I own a small newspaper-blog that is a registered business in Lane County. I am the only newspaper in Springfield. Ina would love Royal Rosamond Press. I hope she can be a cornerstone in the new library, as well as Jessie Benton, who wrote a journal from her husband’s notes he took while exploring the Willamette Valley. Jessie is my kin.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

Royal Rosamond’s Gem Publishing

Posted on October 28, 2018by Royal Rosamond Press

My grandfather founded Gem Publishing because no one would publish his books. He taught himself how to write. He went back to his roots in the Ozarks and wrote about ‘His People’. He considered his writing – art. He taught Erl Stanley Gardner how to write and type in the Rosamond home in Ventura California. I keep encountering rude folks in Springtucky who think they are the Salt of the Earth Rednecks, and just may kill a man to prove what liars they are.


The History of Lurton

Posted on March 22, 2017by Royal Rosamond Press

Roy Rosamond and Gaston Melies

Posted on December 8, 2014by Royal Rosamond Press

RR Rosamond Letter 2

I found this letter two days ago on the Rosamond photo file I got several years ago. I could not make out the signature, and googled Sulphur Mountain and Santa Paula. This is a letter from the famous director, Gaston Melies, the brother of the even more famous director,  Georges Méliès.

I was in shock. I considered the thousands of hours of research I have done without receiving a dime, and now, at the bottom of the shaft of the mine I have dug for myself, I find a gem.  I now owned the engine that drove my grandfather, that kept him going forward, he never giving up. Did he tell everyone around him Gaston will make a movie from his story ‘The Finding of the Last Chance Mine’, one day? If not, there were plenty more stories where that came from – a veritable mother load!

Why wasn’t I told about this letter? Why didn’t my grandmother tell me she was Bohemian Grove Wood Nymph? The sad truth now hit home. Being a writer, a gambler, a poet, a drifter, a artist, and a free spirit, are not good things to be, especially when they are associated with ‘Being a Failure’. Royal Rosamond failed to strike it big, and take his Rosy family to Hollywood where they would be rolling in doe. Instead, Mary Magdalene Magdalene was forced to make hats in order to feed her four beautiful daughters – and her husband who took the pen name, Royal. This is why Mary told him not to come home when he failed to sign that book deal with Homer Croy who wrote ‘They Had to See Paris’ starring the most famous cowboy of the time, Will Rogers. Roy Reuben Rosamond, was all washed up. He was a has-been wannabe. This prospector never saw his beautiful wife, and his four daughters, again, but for my mother, Rosemary Rosamond, who went to Oklahoma City to see the abject failure, one last time. Roy had a newspaper stand and tutored young folk in the art of poetry.

If you are a creative person, you know for every star, there are a thousand souls who did not make to the Big Tent. In biographies of famous people you notice there is a creative group that surrounds them. If you are authoring a biography, you string connections together and hang them on a tree.

Francis Ford starred in Gaston’s movie ‘The Ghost of Sulphur Mountian’. Francis is the brother of the really famous director, John Ford, who is known for his Westerns. Roy Rosamond claimed he was a real Cowboy, so did Joaquin Miller who amused the Pre-Raphaelites and European Royalty with his Western garb.  This image was tailor-made for Miller by Ina Coolbrith the darling of the Bohemian Club. Then there is the Salon Jessie Fremont had in San Francisco that Mark Twain and Bret Harte attended. The Western Star is born. Now add to this the artwork of Thomas Hart Benton, and Christine Rosamond Benton, then you behold the core cultural movement in America, that left the East Coast, high and dry.

Last, but no least, is Jack London’s Last Chance Salon in Oakland, and Steinbecks ‘Grapes of Wrath’ that John Ford directed. Sprinkle in the Radical Republicans, who did battle with the folks that starred in ‘Birth of a Nation’ and what you get is gritty Westernized Socialism and a Commie Witchhunt.

I can now see my mother knew about this deal to secure her father’s story, and make sure Gaston owns the copyright. Rosemary flirted with the idea she would be a movie star, and once dated a B Actor named George. She used to show us his picture and ask;

“How would you kids have liked to have been George’s children and be born in Hollywood? He asked me to marry him. Instead, I married that SOB father of yours.”

Drats! Our story is tailor made for W.C. Fields who stepped on my aunts toes at a tennis match. This got the attention of Errol Flynn, who sent his friend over to give Lillian an invite, with phone number!

You see, it took over ten years to gather together my family history, because the women in the family had grown bitter – wrathful! Here is a video of the other man Rosemary should have married. His father owned a vast tract of Lima Bean fields in Camarillo, just east of the little town of Santa Paula where Gaston moved his movie company ‘Star Film Ranch’ in 1911. He was following a trend. Some say tis was the film capitol of California. The Rosamond household was not but twelve miles away at ‘Ventura by the Sea’. Did Gaston make a search of the local talent for his next movie?

Royal’s story appeared in West Coast Magazine. A similar story about a mine, along with ‘The Squaw Girl’, appeared in Out West magazine in 1911. There is mention of a “dramatic copyright’ which indicates Royal was writing with the movies in mind. This puts my grandfather at the epicenter of the first California Movie industry. Was he aware of the movie ‘The Squaw Man’ that Christine Rosamond’s first biographer mistakenly attributed to Roy? How much money did Tom Snyder receive for getting it wrong? That book did not sell, and was a abject failure. My daughter, her mother and aunt, and my surviving sister, backed this losing effort.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2014

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Rosamonds 1943 Lilian 2

The Voice of the Mountain

Posted on June 5, 2015by Royal Rosamond Press


Branding Royal Rosamond Press

Posted on January 22, 2015by Royal Rosamond Press

Rosamonds 1933 Frank

Below is an article on how to brand your company or non-profit organization. This is made extremely easier if your kindred owned businesses with your company’s name. This morning I purchased a business card, and other items whereupon is the name


My grandfather was a Newspaperman – of sorts! He sold 400 copies of The Oklahoman, and 200 copies of the Oklahoma Times, at his newspaper stand in Oklahoma City. He tutored young people in poetry and had plans to build a Poet’s retreat on the Buffalo River.The Ozark Historian, Otto Rayburn, was supportive of this.

It is the objective of my newspaper to restore the dream of these two men who published their own magazine. Rayburn published ‘Arcadian Life’, and Royal’s Gem Publishing, published ‘Bright Stories’. Royal also published one novel under ‘R.R. Rosamond Publishing’ founded in 1931 in Ventura where it was published.

If any respectable gentleman or company owns, or is seeking to own a resort on the Buffalo River, and is seeking a name with great branding, let me know. I see;


Jon Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

Copyright 2014

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Otto Ernest Rayburn (1891-1960)

Otto Ernest Rayburn was a writer, magazine publisher, and collector of Arkansas and Ozark lore. Vance Randolph, in his introduction to Rayburn’s autobiography, Forty Years in the Ozarks (1957), defined Rayburn as a “dedicated regionalist” and added, “There is no denying that, in the period between 1925 and 1950, Rayburn did more to arouse popular interest in Ozark folklore than all of the professors put together.”

Otto Rayburn was born on May 6, 1891, in Hacklebarney settlement, Davis County, Iowa, to William Grant Rayburn, a farmer, and Sarah Jane Turpin Rayburn. The family soon moved to Woodson County, Kansas, where Rayburn grew up. In 1909-1910, he attended Marionville College in Marionville, Missouri. In the spring of 1917, Rayburn bought forty acres near Reeds Spring, Missouri. In June, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in France. He was discharged at Camp Funston, Kansas, in May 1919. For the next few years, he taught in Kansas and Arkansas schools.

In 1924, he became school superintendent for the Kingston Community Project of the Board of Missions of the Presbyterian Church. He regarded the six years he spent at Kingston (Madison County) as one of the most important epochs of his life. On September 26, 1925, Rayburn married Lutie Beatrice Day of Hopkins County, Texas, and brought her back to Kingston. They had two children. He was attracted to Kingston by its isolation, “a community that has a splendid highway in but no road out.”

In Kingston, he published his first magazine, Ozark Life: The Mirror of the Ozarks, beginning in June 1925, edited jointly with James T. (Ted) Richmond. The sixteen-page paper struck the tone that continued in virtually every periodical Rayburn ever undertook from then on, a tone that the late twentieth century calls boosterism or hype. Kingston is “Nature’s Beauty Shop,” and the King’s River valley is “one of the fairest dimples in the face of the smiling Ozarks.” He also wrote a column, “Ozark Folkways,” for the Sunday Arkansas Gazette for eight years beginning in 1927, as well as the column “Ozark News Nuggets” in the Sunday Tulsa Tribune.

Rayburn and Richmond sold the magazine in 1931. The same year, in Eminence, Missouri, Rayburn started The Arcadian, sometimes known as The Arcadian Magazine, with the subtitle, “A Journal of the Well-Flavored Earth.” Rayburn wrote much of the material himself, but he also published poetry, fiction, and commentary by other writers. The Arcadian Magazine ceased publication in mid-1932. Rayburn enrolled at East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce, Texas, and published another magazine, Arcadian Life, subtitled, “A Journal of Ozarkian Lore and Pastoral Living,” at Sulphur Springs (Washington County) and Commerce, Texas, from 1933 to 1936. During the summer of 1936, Rayburn received his World War I soldier’s bonus. He returned to Arkansas and discovered Caddo Gap (Montgomery County), a village in the Ouachita Mountains. He taught in the Caddo Gap school and had a writers’ workshop at the Shadow Haven Tourist Courts, owned by Ida Sublette Cobb, a poet and the mother of promin!
ent Republican politician Osro Cobb.

In 1940, Rayburn was commissioned by Duell, Sloan, and Pearce to write the American Folkways Series book on the Ozarks. Ozark Country came out in December 1941. His most successful extended piece, it went through four printings. In 1941, after Ozark Country was finished, he moved to the Rural Dale School in Saline County and in 1943 started another magazine, Ozark Guide. In 1945, he retired from teaching and moved to Eureka Springs (Carroll County), where he opened Rayburn’s Book House. In Eureka Springs, he gave guided tours, sold real estate, and managed the annual folk festival, in addition to publishing Ozark Guide. He published The Eureka Springs Story in 1954 and his autobiography in 1957.

Rayburn died on October 30, 1960, in Fayetteville (Washington County) after a short illness. An Arkansas Gazette editorial called to him a “Champion of the Ozarks” and noted that “His Ozark Folk Encyclopedia, a monumental collection. already has served useful purpose and will continue to do so.”

My uncle Vincent Rice became my art patron when I was sixteen. I had given him a seascape I had done, that he had framed and proudly hung over his mantle. Later, he would save a painting I did when I was thirteen, and frame it. I worked at Vinnie’s warehouse one summer, and he gave me his car, the 1957 Ford Fairlane in the photo above.

Vincent married Roy Reuben Rosamond’s oldest daughter, June. They had no children, and tried to make the Presco children their surrogate children, with little success. Vincent did his best to help us, he letting us live on the house on Glendon, for little, or, no rent. When he died, he left a good chunk of money to my siblings and I, and our cousin. I immediately made plans to acquire a scanner and new computer so I could publish historic letters and photographs on the internet.

Above are two photos that were on file at the University of Arkansas that I sent for. They appeared in the Otto Rayburn collection. Otto also was a good friend of my grandfather. Otto was a good friend of the artist, Thomas Hart Benton, the cousin of Garth Benton, who married Christine, Rosamond Presco, and born, Drew Benton. The Hand of Fate is at work here. Above are two letters from Rayburn that I will donate to the UofA. In 1998 I donated Rosamond’s ‘At Martha Healey’s Grave’ a small book I republished under my registered newspaper, Royal Rosamond Press Co.

The `Back to the Earth Movement’ was not invented by Hippie. In the 1930s many Americans were seeking a return to the Arcadian lifestyle
that was disappearing fast. My grandfather, Royal Rosamond, was at the vanguard of that movement, he leaving his beautiful wife and
four daughters to go live in the Ozarks where he was born where he would write four novels about the Billy Boys. He was good friends of
Otto Rayburn who bid him to find Californian poets who would contribute to his Magazine `Arcadian Life’.

The log cabin on the cover of this issue was built by Royal on his forty acres in Arkansas where he established a fishing retreat for
poets. Royal played the fiddle and collected quilts. He taught poetry in his attic studio in Oklahoma City where he died estranged
from his daughters. His wife, Mary Magdalene Rosamond, thought her husband quite the irresponsible Fool, and bid Royal not to come
home, she more capable then he of raising their children. One can say my grandfather dropped out of society. Five years ago I located
his unmarked grave and put a marker there. He was son of two roses, Rosamond, and Ida Louisiana Rose.

Lillian told me of the time she and her father went the dunes in Ventura where lived a colony of people in humble shacks. I am
wondering if this is not a splinter group of “The Dunites” that made a colony of Seekers in Oceana near San Louis Obispo. Royal called these people “his people” and visited them frequently. There was a Scotsman who played the fiddle for Lillian.

Professor Ernest Wood was a Theosophist working at the Theosophical Society in Madras, to whom Baba gave an explanation as to what he
meant by spirituality. Lillian said women from the Theosophical society befriended her mother Mary, and she thinks they contributed
to her independent nature.

It is important to understand we did not invent the core aspects of Hippiedom, so that we can establish a legitimate history that will
carry forth our best attributes. It is my plan to restructure the Family Creative Unity so it may last many lifetimes, and be enjoyed by all members of our family.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2011

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I am an artist, a writer, and a theologian.
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  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    Our Netflix series will begin with a shot of me in my radio station calling for search for a hunt of my Nazi Brother – who is missing as I type!

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