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“Educational Writings-Discourse, Part XXII: the Life and Times of Beverly Carrick—World-Famous Artist, Part One!” by Moses Scharbug III


Newly reformed and minus keyboardist Steve Knight, MOUNTAIN released their sixth album, “Avalanche” in 1974 and demonstrated that they could still kick butt.  This is an amazing album full of hard-rocking surprises like the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction.”  Please take the convenient link to Amazon.com and buy it now, it is a definite must-have recording and one everybody needs to own!

 

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TODAY MARKS D-DAY PLUS ONE FROM THE END OF THE MAYAN CALENDAR, MEANING WHATEVER IS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN HAS NOT HAPPENED YET!  WE THEREFORE MUST REMAIN WATCHFUL IN CASE OUR ANCIENT BROTHERS SCREWED UP THEIR CALCULATIONS SO PLEASE CONTINUE TO BE VIGILANT!  

 


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EDUCATIONAL WRITINGS-DISCOURSE, PART XXII

Educational Writings-Discourse, Part XXII: the Life and Times of Beverly Carrick—World-Famous Artist, Part One!” by Moses Scharbug III

 


 

Bakersfield, CA, 12-22-2012 S:  Yesterday was the day the world was SUPPOSED to end but here we are, “D-Day plus One,” which means we are moving forward thinking that the Ancient Mayans made an error in their calculations.  That means, the end could come at any time and then again, it might never come, as many in the scientific world believe that it is all a bunch of hooey.  To me, I am not sure what to believe thinking that Yahweh knows when and how the world is going to end and no one else or culture is going to know the time or date.  I know that many people have placed their lives in the hands of astrologists, soothsayers, seers, and folks on the radio like George Noory and Art Bell.  They have kept the idea of the “End Times” or the “Apocalypse” occurring around the date the Mayan Calendar concluded alive for years on late night talk radio, primarily Coast to Coast AM Live.  Like everyone else, I find myself tuning in whenever I am working late at night or am staying in a different city due to my travels on behalf of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day.  Whenever I am in Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, or in Hawaii or Washington State, I tune in and listen to their ongoing debate over what was going to happen yesterday.  To me, like everyone else, the Mayans could have goofed up and got the day wrong, the only thing peculiar is that the calendar ended YESTERDAY.

  Anyhow, the fact that we still are drawing air today is a marvelous thing in and of itself and today, we move on to a new topic.  As anyone knows who reads the blog on a daily basis, we present fine art by one artist and one artist only, Beverly Carrick.  One of the reasons is because she is the mother of Chef Brian Carrick and a lifelong friend of this blog.  We promote her website at beverlycarrick.com and present a new and different painting each day.  She is one of the greatest artists of all time and this year, she contracted cancer for the third time in her life and lost the battle.  Born in 1927, she came down with osteosarcoma at age twelve and lost her left leg to the malady.  The surgeon at the time, longtime family doctor and a military surgeon had the foresight to remove her leg at the HIP rather than at the knee as the cancer were at the ankle.  He knew that for her to have a fighting chance, it had to come off at a higher plane rather than a lower one so that it didn’t have the time in which to metastasize.  In the late 1930s, childhood cancer was a death sentence and this esteemed physician rolled the dice and won, thereby saving her life.


Beverly always wanted to be a dancer and her parents struggled to come up with the money for her to take dancing lessons in Southern California.  The family originally lived in the southland, situated around Long Beach and La Habra, California.  Clarence Jamison, her father, worked three jobs in the oil fields, the first as supervisor on the Day Tower in one area and the second as the supervisor on the graveyard shift at the other.  In between, he pushed tools to various drillers and spent many long hours working hard to feed and to cloth his family, struggling during the darkest moments of the Great Depression. 

Eventually, the family moved to Oildale, California, the same place where our corporate offices are located and where the heart and soul of the AICP-END has been from the start of the blog back in 2009 when we were with Choseit.com.  There, they had an acre upon which, Beverly’s mother, Florence, and her brother, Eugene and grandparents, “Dad” and “Granny” Taylor raised various types of poultry.  They had an incubator and raised eggs for sale and for various clients, money was not great but between the oilfields and the birds, they managed to make due. 

Beverly loved to dance, there are photos of her as a child dancing in various pageants and then when disaster struck, first with a seemingly innocent injury in the form of a broken ankle, then with full-blown osteosarcoma the following year, it all but eradicated this very important dream.  Not only did Beverly lose her leg and almost her life, she lost her dream because how could a one-legged dancer make it in the world? 

The loss of a leg was devastating, not only did it banish her dreams, it kept her confined to bed for months at a time as her immune system struggled with the ravages of the cancer.  Over the course of time, however, she began to draw, then to paint, and it became a newfound love.  She was an amazing illustrator and a fledgling artist, one who could paint the world around her as she saw it.  She photographed what she saw around her with the power of her vivid mind and transmitted it to whatever form she chose upon which, to present it.  Poster board, canvass, paper, she colored, she drew, and she painted and over the course of time, survived her cancer to become a very beautiful teenager.  She was popular with the boys at Bakersfield High School and had dates all the time.  She went to dances and did the best she could with an artificial leg.  Over the course of time, it became a part of her as if it were her real leg. 

Occasionally, some dumb fool would make a haphazard comment to which, she would quip, that some crazy thing had happened.  Once at Newport Beach, an impolite child asked her, “What happened to your leg?”  She replied, “A shark bit it off” and the child went running for his mother.  Yes, it galled her to have imbeciles ask her idiotic questions and yet, she seldom showed it because to do so was to admit that it bothered her.  Over time, she became extremely strong and was amazingly resolute when it came to accomplishing her goals. 

Not long after she turned eighteen, she met her first husband, Harry Hall Carrick.  During World War II, she went to the USO and danced with soldiers, sailors, marines, and aviators.  She danced almost every dance and never lacked a partner as they practically stood in line waiting for the chance to whirl her around on the hardwood floors.  At one of these occasions, she met a seemingly charming man who was about twelve years her senior and was recently divorced from his first wife, Betty.  At first, she found him to be somewhat “uninteresting” but over the course of time, he pursued her taking her to the beach, horseback riding, to dances, and to the tennis courts.  He lived not far from where she and her family lived on Robert’s Lane in Oildale and eventually, he managed to get her to marry him. 

Harry was a funny man in a non-humorous way.  He was an engineer for Mobil Oil and had a high-paying job or so it seemed at the time, certainly more than anyone in her family made.  Clarence and Florence, her parents, and her brother, Gene, were aware something was “strange” about Harry and Hugo, the Dachshund was definitely not a “fan.”  It seemed he had a “dark side” and could become very angry but he treated her well and promised to take her out of Oildale and onto better things.  She was young, she was not yet knowledgeable in the ways of life and his money, his physical abilities as a dancer and a swimmer were top of the heap, and his cars were always nice.  He had a future, that was extremely important, and when he proposed, she said, “Yes.”

They were married in a simple civil ceremony and then, she moved in with him.  At the time, his mother had been living with him and looking after his needs, as he no longer had his first wife, Betty, to take care of him.  As soon as Beverly came home with him, he dispatched his mother posthaste back to Los Angeles to reside wherever she could because now, he had a new wife.  Beverly found herself doing wifely sorts of things and unfortunately, Harry began to show his bad side rather quickly. 

Harry liked to drink and smoked rather heavily.  It was his personality, however, that perplexed her as suddenly, he went from Mr. Nice Guy to Mr. Mean.  He could scream, he could yell, he could get mad about the least little thing and could be verbally abusive.  One time, she went home and confided in her parents that Harry was a “different” man, something they already knew and they told her a very simple thing:

“You can come home but if you return to Harry, then you have to stay with him.  We are happy to have you come home but you cannot make a habit of going back-and-forth.” 

Her parents were wonderful people and up until that time, she thought they NEVER had a cross word with one another because they never argued in front of their kids or their family members.  The truth is Clarence and Florence had problems like every other family alive in the world but never made the mistake of conducting unpleasantness in front of others; that was for PRIVATE times.  Harry, on the other hand, had no problem blowing up and yelling at his wife, no problem with bugging his eyes out like a 1950s’ movie monster, no problem with saying the things of which, most people are ashamed to retract. 

Beverly thought about what her parents told her and decided that she would rather remain with a brute if it meant she no longer had to live on Robert’s Lane in Oildale, California, no longer live around chickens, no longer have to hear roosters crying as the sun came up over the dreary region.  Depression-era Bakersfield was not a pleasant place, yes, there was work for more than most but the area was not beautiful and the idea of being a “farmer’s daughter” or whatever you would like to call it simply lacked appeal.   She decided to accept whatever might befall her in the hope that one day; she would become a power in and of herself and would find the success she craved so desperately. 

Therefore, at age 22, she found herself living in Taft, California, in an even drearier oil town about forty miles west of Bakersfield in an oil company lease house.  She also found herself the mother of her first child, Patrick, born in 1949 and the future she had envisioned was nowhere in sight.  Taft was a depressing place in which to live but thankfully, she also met some lifelong friends with whom she would keep in touch for years to come.  She underwent the baptism of fire into the Carrick Family and found herself in a years’ long depression with no one or nothing to help her cope and so learned how to cope with the vagaries of life on her own.  Patrick was a beautiful child and she poured all the love and kindness contained within her into him and he, too, found himself inducted into the Carrick-Way-of-doing-things.  It was painful for them but they had each other and then, on rare occasions, Harry would become the charming soul he’d been when they first had met.  He did have wonderful qualities when he cared to show them but it became clear over time that he his own mental and emotional difficulties overwhelmed him and kept him in a state of unhappiness. 

We will stop here for today and continue with this story tomorrow, this is our homage and our requiem for the famous artist, Beverly Carrick, patron saint of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day.  We will look at photos of Beverly as a child and more over the course of her life.  Losing her has been extremely difficult but we have been told over the course of this tragic year that 2012 has been arduous for virtually everyone as not only Beverly but many other fine people have passed away.  Perhaps that is what the year, 2012, is all about, only time will tell. 

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Friends, things have changed regarding the AARC Technology Company in Bakersfield, CA, we are now going to promote them over the course of time due to their making things right by us and helping us with our computer situation.  We do not wish to boycott anyone in this wonderful world and the fact that both AARC and Nerds on Call.com are on board with us is a good thing.  People, buy all of your computers from AARC Technology in Bakersfield, CA, they build the best equipment and make the best products and we hope that you check them out.  If the world is going to end, why not add a new computer to your wish list of holiday gifts as remember, it is only money and we cannot take it with us!  

          I hope you have enjoyed this article, the first part of the story of Beverly Carrick’s life.  Let it be known that now with the passing of Mrs. Carrick that her paintings are going to become priceless and now is the time to buy them before they increase astronomically in price.  We are going to maintain the current price scale for the present time but at some point in 2013—if the world does NOT end before then!—they are going to go up in price putting them out of the hands of most collectors.  Now is the time to buy an original CARRICK but we also have prints, giclees, lithographs, and other assorted forms which are affordable to every budget and every taste!  BUY NOW!  (Note: please see the price list at the end of the blog!).   

          Friends, please buy your holiday gifts as soon as possible, so you if the world does continue, you and yours can enjoy them.  Nothing says “I love you” better than a Beverly Carrick painting and now that the artist has passed away, her paintings are invaluable.  Buy now by calling us at 661-831-2544 after looking at the beverlycarrick.com website.                                                                         

Anyhow, let us close with this impassioned plea—please leave some comments and/or become a follower and why not spend some money and purchase an album by MOUNTAIN or West, Bruce, and Laing and/or buy a cookbook from Amazon.com—we want to make some money here so help us out by buying something!  Allied with them, we are pleased to market their merchandise! See you next time around! Bye!  

Thank you!

Moses Scharbug III

Moses Scharbug III
Assistant Editor of the Elemental News of the Day

This is me when I was a university professor at one of California’s State Universities in the Southland back in the 1970’s.  I have been retired for the past 15 years and have been the assistant editor of the END since its first incarnation back in 2009.

 

Moses Scharbug III writes from Oildale, CA.

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The END Commentary for Saturday, December 22, 2012 by Moses Scharbug III

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This is #0064, a 24” x 36" original oil painting by Beverly Carrick entitled, “November’s Glory." It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale. You can see much more of her work at her Website, located at http://www.beverlycarrick.com or at Brian Carrick's Facebook page. At her Website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, "Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick." Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks. Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty. We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work. It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor! You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY! Thank you, the Elemental News of the Day!

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Beverly Carrick Original Paintings Price List:

 

  1. Size 36” x 72”………………………………………………………….$18,000.00.
  2. Size 40” x 60”………………………………………………………….$15,450.00.
  3. Size 36” x 48”………………………………………………………….$11,500.00.
  4. Size 30” x 40”………………………………………………………….$ 9,900.00.
  5. Size 24” x 48”………………………………………………………….$ 9,000.00.
  6. Size 24” x 36”…………………………………………………………$ 8,240.00.
  7. Size 24” x 30”…………………………………………………………$ 7,600.00.
  8. Size 20” x 24”…………………………………………………………$ 5,950.00.
  9. Size 18” x 24”…………………………………………………………$ 5,950.00.
  10. Size 16” x 20”…………………………………………………………$ 5,400.00.
  11. Size 12” x 24” …................................................................................$ 5,400.00.
  12. Size 12” x 16”….................................................................................$ 4,500.00.
  13. Size 11” x 14”…………………………………………………………$ 4,500.00.
  14. Size 9” x 12” ………………………………………………………….$ 1,200.00.
  15. Size 8” x 10” ………………………………………………………….$ 1,000.00.
 

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