Monday, October 31, 2016

Jessie Hester (Wellington part 58): Scarlet Letter

On the Wellington wiki page and in the notable persons section is:
Jessie Hester, former NFL wide receiver, uncle of Devin Hester
His surname stands out.  The friends I posted about earlier today re "burned lamb skin" has a crow (raven) that's been coming around for a couple of years, and  named 'her', Hester.  In fact, I've just skimmed off the fat from the deer bone broth I'm cooking that I then roll into balls for Hester.  So we now have an addition to the "Raven" pattern cluster.

Note from Jessie Hester's wiki page:
 Jessie Lee Hester (born January 21, 1963 in Belle Glade, Florida
And now note the following excerpt from another of my posts today, Vladimir Zeldin RIIP: Reid Red Read (Wellington part 56):
  • Escott Graves Meredith Reid, (January 21, 1905 – September 28, 1999)
His birthday stands out, for one its my daughters birthday...and then just 'Reid' my previous post excerpt":
  • "January 17, 18 ,19, 20,21,22(x2), 23/  Date Sequence" pattern cluster.  
Another design influence of the inner twin world.  Note the etymology of Hester:
Hester: Latin form of ESTHER. Like Esther, it has been used in England since the Protestant Reformation. Nathaniel Hawthorne used it for the heroine of his novel 'The Scarlet Letter' (1850), Hester Prynne.
Note the following:
The Scarlet Letter: A Romance is an 1850 work of fiction in a historical setting, written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) 
Three of the 1st 5 US Presidents died on July 4th!!!

Note one of the film adaptations:
The twin 11 is a heads up.  Playin Hester:
Lucille Young (1892 – August 2, 1934) 
now note from my earlier post today, Vladimir Zeldin RIIP: Byron, Byrnes, Byrd & Lamby Chops (Wellington part 55):
 Sonia Phyllis Hurwitz (January 17, 1933 – August 2, 1998)  
And to find the third one, note from the August 2 wiki page:
  • 2011 – José Sanchis Grau, Spanish author and illustrator (b. 1932) 
  • José Sanchis Grau (19 June 1932 – 2 August 2011)
 His birthday connects to the very first post in this bog made on June 19, 2012:

Censoring Around Michael Jackson's Death (RIIP)

Witch of Wellington (Wellington Part 57)

So do the MacGregor's have anything to add?!  Note from their recent post:The Witch of Wellington:
  • Sure enough, the Palm Beach Post had done a piece on her death. Her name was Ray Suzan Strauss, and she had passed away on September 1 from an apparent heart attack. She was 86. She had lived in Los Angeles for years, where she was known as Lava Lady.
Lava does factor in to my posts today.

I suppose every town and city has its urban legends. Our town’s urban legend was “the witch of Wellington,” a tall woman always dressed in black, wearing high platform shoes, with her long hair arranged on top of her head.
I first recall seeing her shortly after we moved here in June 2000. My daughter, then in middle school, and I were driving to Barnes and Noble, I think it was, and Megan suddenly pointed at this pedestrian moving along the sidewalk. “Mom, who is that?”
She was thin, wearing a long black dress and was probably six feet tall because of the platform shoes she wore. The sleeves of her dress were long, right down to the wrists, and she wore what looked like a black stocking cap. It was summer, really hot, a time of year when people here wear shorts, sandals, t-shirts. She walked slowly, deliberately, her head bowed, as though she was deep in contemplation about something.
I later learned that people referred to her as “the witch of Wellington.” She was a total mystery. No one seemed to know anything about her. But speculations abounded – that she was an eccentric artist, a famous person traveling incognito, a former spy, in the witness protection program.
In those early years, we saw her frequently, often on the same stretch of road that runs for several miles. I wondered about her, who she was, why she dressed the way she did, what her story was. Once, around 2005 or 2006, I saw her at our local grocery store, where everyone gawked as she moved slowly through the aisles in that black dress, those platform shoes, that stocking cap, selecting this or that from the shelves.
Another time, I was just leaving our gym and there she was, walking toward me with that same measured pace, in those incredibly high platform shoes that would ruin my feet in about two seconds. It must have been 90 degrees that day, but she was dressed the same. Her long black dress looked like it was made of wool.
A few years later, I was at the mall and was pretty sure that the woman coming toward me was the witch of Wellington – but she wasn’t wearing her black dress, stocking cap, or platform shoes. She was dressed in slacks and a cotton shirt and walked with a pronounced hunch, her gray hair piled in a bun on top of her head,. She moved as though she were in pain. She looked ill.
About a year later, I saw her waiting at a bus stop, an old woman in ordinary clothes using a walker.
On September 30 of this year, I received a text message from Karin, a friend and long-time Wellington resident.
Did you read that the “Witch of Wellington” passed away? So sad. She was the granddaughter of Levi Strauss… 
Sure enough, the Palm Beach Post had done a piece on her death. Her name was Ray Suzan Strauss, and she had passed away on September 1 from an apparent heart attack. She was 86. She had lived in Los Angeles for years, where she was known as Lava Lady.
And yes, she was the granddaughter of Levi Strauss, the guy who started the denim company of the same name. Her home in LA is now on the market for $1.7 million, she owned property here in Wellington, but chose to live without electricity. She is survived by two daughters.
The mystery of who she was is solved. But the deeper mystery is not. Who was she really? She has been described as a solitary soul, sweet and friendly, but essentially a loner. No question that she was an iconic, mysterious figure for years in LA and then here in our town. But what is it that prompts a person to live in this sweltering heat without electricity? To walk for miles as she did in her black dress and stocking cap and platform shoes? What went through her head?
We’ll never know. Some people pass through life and leave their mark in strange, mysterious ways. They are archetypes of the unknown and the unknowable whose presence touches us with a kind of magical wonder that can be summed up in three words: Who are you?
Happy Halloween!

Vladimir Zeldin RIIP: Reid Red Read (Wellington part 56)

Continuing on, note from the wiki page of :
His surname is close enough to "sequences"... A word used a lot in this blog re "Date Sequence" pattern cluster.  In fact "sequences" is a cryptic combo of  "see quinces" and "seek wences'?!
So seeking Wences wiki page brings us to:
Edward Vincent Sullivan (September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974
And Wences reminds me of "Good King Wenceslas", a popular Christmas carol: 
 The legend is based on the life of the historical Saint Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia 
  • Wenceslaus I ( c. 907 – September 28, 935)
All one has to do is follow the leads. As for the lead in the "September 28 (x2)" pattern cluster, 2 fit the bill, one more so:
  • Escott Graves Meredith Reid, (January 21, 1905 – September 28, 1999)
His birthday stands out, for one its my daughters birthday...and then just 'Reid' my previous post excerpt":
  • "January 17, 18 ,19, 20,21,22(x2), 23/  Date Sequence" pattern cluster.  
The cryptic phrase in his name: ess (her)Scott/Cott (baked) graves mere (mother/ocean) die/dye the red/read.  It is cryptic, and it's not good!! My Tou sense worth-- the ocean is heating (red lava/fire) the signs and react accordingly...the Ocean will make graves for those who don't.

 The seond one:
  • Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau (October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000)

Señor Wences
Wences in 1935 with an early version of Johnny.

Vladimir Zeldin RIIP: Byron, Byrnes, Byrd & Lamby Chops (Wellington part 55)

Continuing on. The "Names Beginning with "Byr"" pattern cluster brings to mind ( as intended by the inner twin word), poet "Lord Byron" note from his wiki page:
George Gordon Byron "lord Byron" (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824)
Note his birthday, and then note this excerpt from my earlier post today, Vladimir Zeldon RIIP: Byrnes, Byrds & Ravens (Wellington part 53):
 And Vinsons birthday adds to the above : a "January 19, 20,21,22/ Date Sequence" pattern cluster.
 And it expands int 
  • "January 19, 20,21,22(x2)/Date Sequence" pattern cluster.  
Since the inner twin world tend to generate clusters in groups of 3, we're being prompted to find the 3rd January 22nd by following the usual method:
1666  Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor (b. 1592)
Note from his wiki page:
Mirza Shahabuddin Baig Muhammad Khan Shah Jahan (5 January 1592 – 22 January 1666 OS)[1] was the fifth Mughal Emperor of India from 1628 to 1658. Born Prince Khurram, he was the son of Emperor Jahangir (31 August 1569 – 7 November 1627) and his Hindu Rajput wife, Taj Bibi Bilqis Makani (13 May 1573  18 April 1619).

The "April 18,19,__/Date Sequence" pattern cluster brings us to :
  • 1999 – Señor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist and comedian (b. 1896)
  • Wenceslao Moreno (April 17, 1896 – April 20, 1999)
And now we have 
an "April 17, 18,19, 20 /Date Sequence" pattern cluster 
 His being a ventriloquist brings to mind the sock puppet Lamb Chop...  A cryptic reminder/echo of today's earlier post re "Lamy".  And of course the voice behind Lamb Chops --ventriloquist Shari  
Lewis.  Note from her wiki page:
Sonia Phyllis Hurwitz (January 17, 1933 – August 2, 1998), Shari Lewis
 Her birthday expands the above cluster into 
  • "January 17,__,19, 20,21,22(x2)/Date Sequence" pattern cluster.  
And bridging the gap we arrive at:
Margarete "Grete" Schütte-Lihotzky (January 23, 1897 – January 18, 2000)
Again!!  Her birthday expands the cluster and finishing off the domino effect:
  • "January 17, 18 ,19, 20,21,22(x2), 23/  Date Sequence" pattern cluster.  

Vladimir Zeldin RIIP: Little Red One (Wellington part 54)...Byrnes List

James Francis Byrnes (May 2, 1882 – April 9, 1972) 
  1.  Edward Reilly Stettinius Jr. (October 22, 1900 – October 31, 1949)
  2.  George Bell Timmerman Jr. (August 11, 1912 – November 29, 1994)
  3. James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) 
  4. Harry S. Truman[b] (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) 
  5. George Catlett Marshall, Jr. (December 31, 1880 – October 16, 1959)
  6. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945)
  7. John Wesley Snyder (June 21, 1895 – October 8, 1985) 
  8. Frederick "Fred" Moore Vinson (January 22, 1890 – September 8, 1953)
  9. James Clark McReynolds (February 3, 1862 – August 24, 1946)
  10. Wiley Blount Rutledge Jr. (July 20, 1894 – September 10, 1949)
  11. Coleman Livingston Blease (October 8, 1868 – January 19, 1942) 
  12. Alva Moore Lumpkin (November 13, 1886 – August 1, 1941)
  13. James O'Hanlan Patterson (June 25, 1857 – October 25, 1911)
  14. Butler B. Hare (November 25, 1875 – December 30, 1967) 
  15. Donald Stuart Russell (February 22, 1906 – February 22, 1998)
  16. Preston Harvey Callison, Sr. (born January 22, 1923),
  17. Albert William Watson (August 30, 1922 – September 25, 1994) was
  18. James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) 
  19. Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993)
  20. Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) 
  21. Dwight David "IkeEisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was
  22. Barry Morris Goldwater (January 2, 1909[1] – May 29, 1998) 
  23. Harry Flood Byrd, Sr. (June 10, 1887 – October 20, 1966)
  24. Benjamin Victor Cohen (September 23, 1894 – 1983)
  25. Olin DeWitt Talmadge Johnston (November 18, 1896 – April 18, 1965)
  26. Ellison DuRant "Cotton Ed" Smith (August 1, 1864 – November 17, 1944) 
  27. Burnet Rhett Maybank (March 7, 1899 – September 1, 1954)
  28. Henry Agard Wallace (October 7, 1888 – November 18, 1965)
  29. John Caldwell Calhoun ( March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) 
  30. Bernard Mannes Baruch (August 19, 1870 – June 20, 1965) was 
  31. Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924)
  32. Nathaniel Barksdale Dial (April 24, 1862 – December 11, 1940) 
  33. Miles Benjamin McSweeney (April 18, 1855 – September 29, 1909)
  34. Narciso Gener Gonzales (August 5, 1858 – January 19, 1903) 
  35. Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973),
  36. John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) 
  37. George Edwin Mowry (September 5, 1909 – May 12, 

Vladimir Zeldin RIIP: Byrnes, Byrds & Ravens (Wellington part 53)

...Continuing from my previous post.  Mentioned on James F. Byrnes wiki page are a number (38) of notable persons who I took the time to investigate, gathering their birthday & day of death info (see Next post.  During the process I took note of a particularly 'audd' name:
  • Harry Flood Byrd, Sr. (June 10, 1887 – October 20, 1966)
The name provides us with a cryptic phrase: "Harry (hair raising/ hairy scary) flood bird y (why)".  The phrase should make sense to those of you who regularly follow this blog.  Keep in mind the similarity between "Byrd" and Byrnes"-- a "Names Beginning with Byr" pattern-cluster.  AND, it makes even more sense after checking out the etymology:
Byrnes: Their name in Irish is O'Broin, the Gaelic prefix "O" indicating "male descendant of", plus the personal byname Bron i.e. Bran, raven.
raven (n.)... peeps forth from the mists of time and the thickets of mythology, as a bird of slaughter, a storm bird, a sun and fire bird, a messenger, an oracular figure and a craftsman or culture hero. [Edward A. Armstrong, "The Folklore of Birds," 1958]
 The name Byrnes means raven... A harbinger of disaster... Like fire and flood!!  And in the above etymology of "raven" we have a notable person to investigate:
 Edward Allworthy Armstrong (October 8, 1900 – December 19, 1978)  
On Byrnes wiki page is a side bar that includes 12 of his political associates, 2 of whom stand out:
  • John Wesley Snyder (June 21, 1895 – October 8, 1985)
  • Coleman Livingston Blease (October 8, 1868 – January 19, 1942)  
Snider died on the birthdays of Armstrong and Blease, hence generating an "October 8 (x3)" pattern-cluster.  There is another cluster to consider, generated by Harry Byrd's date of birth: June 10 th.  Given that my step granddaughter and my birthday are June 11 & 13 respectively, we now have a "June 10,__,12,13/Date Sequence" pattern cluster.  This cluster is a strategic design-- a prompt for us to bridge the gap.  So, we then venture to the June 11 wiki page following the usual investigative format that narrows the search to one person:
The cryptic  "de forest" in his name jives  ... One way to de forest is by burning and/or flooding... A
great devastation to birds!!  Note from his wiki page:

Jackson DeForest Kelley (January 20, 1920 – June 11, 1999) 
His birthday and the birthday of my brother and daughter generates a "January 19, 20,21/Date Sequence" pattern cluster. Note this next excerpt:
Original releaseSeptember 8, 1966 – June 3, 1969
Note the date that the series had first aired... Another 8 .  AND, of the other 36 notable persons mentioned on Byrnes entire wiki page, only 2 more have 8 in either their dates, and both are found in 
the sidebar:

  • Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972)   
  • Fred Moore Vinson (January 22, 1890 – September 8, 1953)
We now have an "August 8, September 89x2), October 8,__, __, January 8..." 8th Day,Date Sequence" pattern cluster .  August 8 & January 8 are the birthdays of my ex husband and step son.  And Vinsons birthday adds to the above : a "January 19, 20,21,22/ Date Sequence" pattern cluster.