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



MOUNTAIN released their tenth album, “Man’s World” in 1996, a year after their last release, “Over the Top.”  This album sees the current band continuing with new music and like all the rest of their later releases is decent but not as good as the original series of albums!  However, every serious collector still needs to own the entire discography and that means, you need to take the handy link posted above, go to Amazon.com, and buy it now!  



COUNTDOWN TO THE END OF THE MAYAN CALENDAR

 

TODAY MARKS D-DAY PLUS FIVE 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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Elemental News of the Day Commentary-Opinion-Sports-Foodservice for           Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by Moses Scharbug III

 

 

EDUCATIONAL WRITINGS-DISCOURSE, PART XXVI

HOLIDAY SEASON 2012

 

DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS—ON TO NEW YEAR’S EVE 2012 AND THE NEW YEAR 2013!

 

 

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

 

 

Bakersfield, CA, 12-26-2012 W:  Welcome to the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day, the place where we normally discuss foodservice issues, recipes and formulas, sanitation and health updates, and other issues close to our collective hearts.  Over the past four days, we have been discussing the life and times of Beverly Carrick Snow, 1927-2012, as well as those closest to her, her two sons, Patrick Charles and Brian Craig as well as her parents, Clarence and Florence Jamison.  We also have mentioned her brother, Eugene, his wife, Elaine, and at some point, her two nephews, their kids.  

I also want to say, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and for you nonbelievers out there, I hope your “winter holiday” was as nice as mine.  I do not believe in Jesus Christ as Christians do as I am Jewish but our two religions share many similar tenets that bind us together.  Islam, on the other hand, is not a true religion in my mind, it’s more of a cult in which, a deranged “prophet” created a devilish cult based around himself and his version of God, “Allah.”  More than anything else in the world right now, Islam is the number one cause of worldwide terrorism, primarily coming out of Iran and through its proxies, Syria, Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Gaza City’s PLO, and other assorted terrorist groups encircling the globe like al-Qaida.  For the world to enjoy true peace, it is important that the Muslims go through some sort of “reformation” in which, they can move into the Twenty-First Century and give up their outdated, murderous ways.  Until then, the world is going to continue to witness terrorism around the world and at some point, an inevitable showdown will occur between those wishing to put a stop to it and those who are willing to submit to it.
John Sinclair Russell, Mobil Oil Company
 

Enough of the political commentary, we return to the Life and Times of our patron saint, Beverly Carrick Snow and her family’s transition to Bakersfield, California, due to her husband Harry’s transfer.   This was Harry’s first major post, up until then, he had been a subordinate to other Mobil Oil executives like John S. Russell, a man who would return later in Beverly’s life.   Mr. Russell was a hard boss, he knew how to cut costs and most of his employees did not care for him, Harry included, but he saw that Mr. Carrick had potential and so gave it to him in the form of the superintendant’s job in Kern County, California, the site of numerous oilfields.   The family arrived in the summer of 1967 and the move was difficult for all three, especially the youngest son, Brian, whom the move devastated in an emotional way. 
Brian Carrick in 1958 at age 2
 

For one thing, the ten-year-old boy was terrified of his father, terrified that his father might one day murder his mother in a violent argument.  We know that he hit her but one time but the damage to her eye took weeks to heal and the boy saw it day after day.  He also knew his father liked to “tease” his mother and since she was an amputee due to the loss of her left leg at age 12, when she bathed and prepared for the end of the day, she was vulnerable on crutches.  Many times, Harry thought it was funny to come up behind her and give her a shove, catching her at the last moment and then laughing it off, something Brian had witnessed several times. 
Brian Carrick in 1963 with friend, Kimberly.
 

Brian was terrified at the thought of losing his mother, something that commenced with the black eye and with the assassination of President Kennedy.  The two events coalesced in his mind although he really did not understand the concept of the President’s murder, just knew the emotional turmoil it caused.  We know that he was terrified of his father, terrified of the dark, terrified that his father liked lurking in it and then jumping out scaring him out of his wits.  He remembered a time when on vacation to Newport Beach that his mother riding a boogey-board became caught in a rough current that began to carry her out to sea in the direction of Catalina Island. 
Brian Carrick in 1958 at age 2
 

Beverly was a brave woman, she had no fear of going into the ocean.  She would go down to the water’s edge on her crutches, then clamber onto the board and push out into the waters of the Pacific Ocean.  This one day, she was pushed out farther than she normally went and the boy watched his mother being swept out to sea and began searching for his father.  His father was lounging around on the beach and when he ran up to him and told him what was happening to his mother, at first, his father scoffed at him.  Then, he stood up, lifted one hand to his brow to blot out the sun’s rays, and saw that his wife, indeed, was being carried out to sea.  Harry was a strong swimmer and leapt into the waves and plowed through the rough waters in the direction of Beverly and finally caught up to her and carried her back. 

When they arrived at the shore, a crowd had gathered to witness the rescue and they congratulated Harry on his splendid save, but the young boy was near tears at the thought of losing his mother and having to live with his father, something that stuck with him for years afterward.  Yes, Harry saved his wife this time but would he do it again?  It seemed that many times, he didn’t care if something happened to her or if it didn’t, it was the way life was. 

The family was now ensconced in living on Magnolia Avenue in Bakersfield, California, in the La Cresta Neighborhood, a confusing maze of twisting streets, hills and valleys, and a long ways away from the grammar school where Brian would begin sixth grade.  At first, his mother drove him the distance to school and then, he was expected to walk it himself.  He first had to walk down a very steep hill, then down a curving street.  There, Magnolia Avenue connected with Skyline Drive, a street that roamed the neighborhood like a roundabout serpent.  On the bottom part of Skyline, there was a park, more a fill in of a barren area, named “Wilkins’ Park,” but the locals called it “Gutter Park.” It was so named because it was a long, narrow sliver of grass and trees, running down from River Boulevard and eventually down to Columbus Avenue with a long drainage culvert slicing through the center of it. 

Then, he had to walk over the bridge that connected Skyline to North Baker Street to Skyline again and up to River Boulevard.  There, he had to climb up another hill to the street where Justin’s Market stood and the crossing guard to get across the busy street to school.  It seemed like miles to him but was right around a mile, which in the heat of the Kern County summertime was horribly hot.   Later, when winter arrived, he found out that the long walk was terribly cold, it didn’t snow there, but it was extremely cold and when the fog arrived, one could hardly see more than one foot in front of his or her face, sounds were muted and it was scary.  Whittier, California, had never been like this, it was nasty with orange and green smog during the hot summer months but nothing like this—this was appalling.    

 Friendless, Brian slipped into a depression, one that had began with the news that the family was leaving his home, then with the long summer living with his grandparents, and finally, when he had to begin school in a new place.  He had never been around Hispanics before nor had seen many Blacks and now, he was overwhelmed by both, something he had to get used to if he was to get along and make friends. 

At home, everything was peaceful as long as his father was away at work but then when he came home, it was just the three of them.  What they didn’t know at the time was that Harry commenced drinking earlier in the day and was already three sheets to the wind but was a master at not showing it.  If things were okay, there would be no arguments, no fights at the dinner table, just his father sitting in the darkened living room after dinner, sitting in his favorite rocking chair, smoking Marlboros and drinking sherry.  His wife was busy doing other things working in her new studio or off getting ready for bed while Brian struggled with his schoolwork.  When he asked his father for help, it was worse than when he didn’t as his father would help him with his math and if he did not get it the first time, Harry had no problem informing him that he was “stupid.”

If Beverly was within earshot, this would launch a problem, as she would come to her son’s rescue and then her husband would go off on both her and his son.  The argument would then go on for days, sometimes a week or more, and everyone was upset.  Harry would sneak around the house at night, in the dark, on his tiptoes like the toads used to do in the backyard of Clarence and Florence’s store on summer nights.  No one ever believed this when they told the story as to how their father/husband was so only the two kids and their mother knew the truth. 

Harry wanted to catch his wife and son (or kids depending upon whenever Patrick might be home from school) whispering about him so he could then accuse them of conspiring against them.  They lived in an environment similar to what the Russian people lived in during the time the Soviet Union was in existence: ears seemed to be everywhere and nowhere save the bathrooms were safe.   It elated Harry to listen to his wife and son(s) saying “nasty” things about him and this would cause his paranoia to rise still more.  The problem was, NONE of them knew anything different, this was the 1960s, no one discussed family issues or what was “normal” or “abnormal.”  Did not Harry still go to a psychiatrist to discuss his problems and did he not come home and inform his wife what his doctor had said?  

Beverly had begun going to a psychiatrist of her own while living in Whittier, after Harry had sandbagged her by taking her to see his doctor, Dr. Butler.  Doctor Butler told her what a horrible wife she was, not to listen to her husband, the “man of the house,” the “king of the castle,” so to speak.  Women’s lib had not yet sprung into being and abused women and children had little or no recourse to save themselves, all they could do was to endure it.   This is precisely what they did but over the course of time of Beverly going to her therapist and telling him how things were, she learned that this indeed was not a normal relationship and that she, too, had rights.   At some point, she began formulating the idea that her point of view was as important as her husband’s and that she had rights, too.   This was when the seeds of resistance began to grow and over the course of time, it would be the downfall of both her marriage and her husband. 

Fortunately, Brian made some friends at Noble School.  His first friend was a kid named Danny Owens who befriended him but as Danny was somewhat of a jock and Brian was not, the friendship did not develop as well as the next one did.  Not long after meeting Danny, he met Randy Kyles, a kid similar to him who came from a somewhat damaged family of his own.  It was not damaged because of problems between husband and wife but his father was in the long slow process of dying due to having been shot while in the service.  He was mostly confined to bed while his wife went out and worked.  He had a younger brother named Sean and two older brothers, Craig who was somewhat of wild man and another older than all of them who worked as a prison guard.  He also had an older sister who lived over in Santa Barbara, California.  Needless to say, Brian and Randy, nicknamed “Pooky,” for reasons unknown only to him and his family, became tight and spent a lot of time together, drawing, daydreaming, and listening to the rock and roll records of the day his brother Craig left lying around. 


This is going to do it for today, my friends, we will pick up where we left off tomorrow.  I hope that you are finding this series of articles to be of interest as it sort of encompasses the entirety of the family story.  I mean, every family has its secrets but since this is the story of someone very close to us and also the story of one of the blog’s founders, we are going into detail as we celebrate the life and death of Beverly Carrick Snow, the world’s greatest artist.  Please join us again tomorrow for more of this exciting story, it is one everyone should and must know lest we forget the roots of where her art career began and how she built it.  Influences are things that can be good or bad but they give the artist reason to what she or he does and this horrible life caused Beverly to paint from the depths of her heart.  It was at this time that she broke into prominence and found a new agent, Howard Morseburg.

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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!  

          Now, we are on the downhill slide to the end of the year and it is amazing that we have survived five days PAST December 21, 2012, the Mayan Apocalypse.  Could it be that they were wrong or could it be that it has begun slowly, in ways that are as yet unseen to us.  Back on December 06, 2012, one of our Facebook friends said that with the troubles caused by Hurricane Sandy that the shift of the poles was beginning then.  Now, whether or not you believe this sort of thing or do not, well, what we do know is that the world is indeed in a state of flux—we shall see what remains to happen!         

          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.   

          For the fashion-conscious living in Bakersfield, California, please visit the Westchester Hair Company located in Bakersfield, California, on “F” Street above the famed KC Steakhouse.  Carol is the proprietor and this year, they have lost not only Beverly Carrick Snow but also Ron Lopez, one of the top hairstylists in the city.  We promote them and their abilities and want you to call them at 661-324-9864.  Please visit us weekly if you live in Kern County and if you live outside, please fly in once a month from any part of the world and have Carol take care of your hair—you will not be disappointed.  We recommend nothing but the best here at the AICP-END so please visit them and tell them that WE sent you!  Thank you!                                                                       

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! When we finish advertising albums by Mountain and West, Bruce and Laing, we will begin presenting albums by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention!  See you next time around! Bye!  

Thank you!

Moses Scharbug III

Moses Scharbug III
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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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This is #0068, a 24” x 36" original oil painting by Beverly Carrick entitled, “Rocky Mountain Autumn." 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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