Saturday, September 5, 2015

Betty MacDonald and Betty MacDonald fan club intereviews on Vashon Island




Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

the mentioned new Betty MacDonald fan club exhibit DVD  will be available in a few weeks.

The new Betty MacDonald fan club DVD includes lots of new and fascinating Betty MacDonald info including several interviews in Betty MacDonald's colourful house on Vashon Island. 

Betty MacDonald is beloved all over the World. 

We are going to introduce several new International Betty MacDonald fan club projects. 

More news in Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter September. 

Several Betty MacDonald fan club fans seem to have no idea who the two persons are in the photo.

Come on folks - you'll be able to answer this  Betty MacDonald fan club contest question.


Wolfgang  Hampel's  new very well researched  stories about Betty MacDonald, Monica Sone,  Robert Eugene Heskett, Donald Chauncey MacDonald, Darsie Bard, Sydney Bard, Gammy, Alison Bard Burnett,  Darsie Beck, Mary Bard Jensen, Clyde Reynolds Jensen, Sydney Cleveland Bard, Mary Alice Bard, Dorothea DeDe Goldsmith, Madge Baldwin, Don Woodfin, Mike Gordon, Ma and Pa Kettle, Nancy and Plum, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle are golden Betty MacDonald fan club treasures.

We adore Wolfgang Hampel's great stories, interviews and his satirical poems.


Betty MacDonald fan club honor members Letizia Mancino and  Mr. Tigerli  will be honor guests at Vita Magica in November 2015.


A very special surprise for many Mr. Tigerli fans. 

Mr. Tigerli will be back soon.

We know you adore the delightful stories by ' Italian ' Betty MacDonald, artist and writer Letizia Mancino.

Thanks a million dearest Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mary Holmes for the brilliant translation. 


It doesn't suprise me at all that Mr. Tigerli is so busy. We'd need more personalities who are able to change the World.

We know you'll enjoy Brad's daily dose very much.

International Betty MacDonald fan club event should be in Seattle.


Have a great Saturday,

Mats
 

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Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

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Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( French )

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD
 
 

Betty MacDonald fan club items 

Betty MacDonald fan club items  - comments

Betty MacDonald fan club - The Stove and I 

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund 

I had no idea that Mr. Tigerli wears glasses.

 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Betty MacDonald and new Betty MacDonald fan club DVD






Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

great Betty MacDonald fan club news.

There will be a new Betty MacDonald fan club DVD regarding our very interesting Betty MacDonald fan club exhibit.

More news in Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter September.

I'm afraid Betty MacDonald fan club contest is too difficult for me.

I don't know these members of Betty MacDonald's family.

Who could it be? 

I guess it might be a sister of Betty MacDonald but I have no idea.

I'd need some good advice, please.

We got  many mails regarding Betty MacDonald fan club research teams.

Betty MacDonald fan club letter collection is growing every day.


One day it might be like Mt. Rainier. 
 

Wolfgang  Hampel's  new very well researched  stories about Betty MacDonald, Monica Sone,  Robert Eugene Heskett, Donald Chauncey MacDonald, Darsie Bard, Sydney Bard, Gammy, Alison Bard Burnett,  Darsie Beck, Mary Bard Jensen, Clyde Reynolds Jensen, Sydney Cleveland Bard, Mary Alice Bard, Dorothea DeDe Goldsmith, Madge Baldwin, Don Woodfin, Mike Gordon, Ma and Pa Kettle, Nancy and Plum, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle are golden Betty MacDonald fan club treasures.

We adore Wolfgang Hampel's great stories, interviews and his satirical poems. 

Betty MacDonald fan club honor members Letizia Mancino and  Mr. Tigerli  will be honor guests at Vita Magica in November 2015.


Europe and the World needs unique Mr. Tigerli very much because of so many very difficult problems.

I guess Mr. Tigerli is very busy because the World is a mess.

Don't miss Brad's 'What I dread on my Summer vacation', please.

I'd like to visit Betty MacDonald's Vashon Island.



Have a very nice Friday,

Inger
 

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Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( French )

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD
 
 

Betty MacDonald fan club items 

Betty MacDonald fan club items  - comments

Betty MacDonald fan club - The Stove and I 

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund 




      Is this Mr. Tigerli ?



Thursday, September 3, 2015

Betty MacDonald and family




Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

Betty MacDonald fan club fans from 40 countries around the World are the best.

We got so many mails regarding Betty MacDonald fan club research teams.

Betty MacDonald fan club research teams got many new members.

Thanks a million for your outstanding support. 

More news in Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter September.


There is a new Betty MacDonald fan club contest.

If you know the persons in our photo send us a mail, please.

Deadline: September 30, 2015

You can win very interesting Betty MacDonald fan club items.

Wolfgang Hampel's 2nd 'Vita Magica' was very successful. 

You'll be able to read Wolfgang Hampel's very witty experiences at Pike Place Market and other new stories and poems in next Betty MacDonald fan club letters. 

Wolfgang  Hampel's  new very well researched  stories about Betty MacDonald, Monica Sone,  Robert Eugene Heskett, Donald Chauncey MacDonald, Darsie Bard, Sydney Bard, Gammy, Alison Bard Burnett,  Darsie Beck, Mary Bard Jensen, Clyde Reynolds Jensen, Sydney Cleveland Bard, Mary Alice Bard, Dorothea DeDe Goldsmith, Madge Baldwin, Don Woodfin, Mike Gordon, Ma and Pa Kettle, Nancy and Plum, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle are golden Betty MacDonald fan club treasures.

We adore Wolfgang Hampel's great stories, interviews and his satirical poems. 

Betty MacDonald fan club honor members Letizia Mancino and  Mr. Tigerli  will be honor guests at Vita Magica in November 2015. 

Mr. Tigerli on his new motorbike is really great.

Europe and the World needs unique Mr. Tigerli very much because of so many very difficult problems.


He should go to Hungary now to change the situation there.

Let's have a new breakfast with Brad and Nick today.

You'll enjoy it very much.

What about a field trip to Betty MacDonald's  Vashon Island on Thursday?


We'd need golden sunshine.

Have a joyful Thursday,

Michael 


Vita Magica

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Betty MacDonald forum  

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD
 
 

Betty MacDonald fan club items 

Betty MacDonald fan club items  - comments

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Betty MacDonald, Monica Sone, Wolfgang Hampel


Nisei Daughter

















Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Monica Sone ( Kimi in Betty MacDonald's The Plague and I )  is the author of Nisei Daughter. 

Monica Sone and her family had run a hotel in Seattle before Executive Order 9066 sent all West Coast Japanese Americans into exile.

With charm, humor, and deep understanding, a Japanese American woman tells how it was to grow up on Seattle's waterfront in the 1930s and to be subjected to "relocation" dring World War II. Along with some 120,000 other persons of Japanese ancestry-77,000 of whom were U.S. citizens-she and her family were uprooted from their home and imprisoned in a camp. 


In this book, first published in 1953, she provides a unique personal account of these experiences.

"Monica Sone's account of life in the relocation camps is both fair and unsparing. It is also deeply touching, and occasionally hilarious."-New York Herald Tribune

"The deepest impression that this unaffected, honest little story made on me was of smiling courage."-San Francisco Chronicle

Wolfgang Hampel, Monica Sone's friend -  author of Betty MacDonald biography and winner of first Betty MacDonald Memorial Award - wrote:

Copyright 2011 by Wolfgang Hampel

Dearest Monica,

I was rereading your book Nisei Daughter and I have to tell you that I agree with your many international fans. I wished I could read many more books written by great author and unique personality Monica Sone.

I also agree with the New York Herald Tribune review of Nisei Daughter: Monica Sone's account of life in the relocation camps is both fair and unsparing. It is also deeply touching, and occasionally hilarious.

Yes, that's it! Deeply touching, also occassionally hilarious! When I'm reading your great book ( Nisei Daughter belong to the VERY few books I'm reading over and over again ) I'm really deeply touched. I'm with you and your great family. I adore your outstanding book and even much more I adore your unique personality. You are a genius but very human and warm with a deep understanding and a golden heart.

The first time I heard your very warm voice I was lost. To me it's the most beautiful voice in the whole world. Voice and personality fit together in just a perfect way.

Thanks a million for your friendship.

Although we are far away you and your family are always in our thoughts. 


All our love,

Wolfgang


Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Monica Sone will be included in Wolfgang Hampel's new project 'Vita Magica'. 


Yours,

Martine

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Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD
 
 

Betty MacDonald fan club items 

Betty MacDonald fan club items  - comments

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund 


                Roses for Monica Sone

•*Secret Garden *•'s photo.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Betty MacDonald and real Kimi - Monica Sone

 


Betty MacDonald fan club fans, 

first Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Monica Sone, author of Nisei Daughter and described as Kimi in Betty MacDonald's book The Plague and I would celebrate her 96th birthday today.  

Monica Sone passed away in 2011 shortly after her 92th birthday.

To me it's quiete a shock to learn the depressing facts of internment of Japanse, Japanese Americans, European and European Americans in a democratic society.

Over 31.000 people were kept interned until July 1948 - more than three years after the war in Europe had ended.

I hope we can learn from the past and we are willing to.

Betty MacDonald Fan Club honor member Monica Sone was furious at the blatant disregard of her civil rights.

Monica Sone said to Betty MacDonald Memorial Award winner Wolfgang Hampel: 


I didn't move from Seattle - they moved me away and I never came back.
( only for family visits )

Of course everybody can understand Monica Sone's feelings.
A democratic society has to protect the civil rights of their people. Otherwise it's no longer a democratic society. 


A simple fact.

In the camps, internees were seen more as prisoners of war than as civilians. 


To name such camps for example Camp Harmony is simply awful.

Just imagine the loss of property, the personal insults, the barbed wire, armed guards, the dust storms, horrible food, unfinished barracks, barren land, shared huts, inadequate washing and toilet facilities, green uniforms, military work details, snapping to attention at an officer's approach.

Therefore Monica Sone's Nisei Daughter is a very important book.

Betty MacDonald Fan Club founder, author, poet and Monica Sone's good friend Wolfgang Hampel told us that Nisei Daughter belonged to the very few books he was rereading. I know many of us do the very same.

Betty MacDonald encouraged her friend Monica Sone in publishing her book 'Nisei Daughter'.


Betty MacDonald said: 


'Nisei Daughter ' is a very remarkable book, humorous and delightfully readable, that takes you into the heart of a Japanese-American family and into the mind of the sensitive, perceptive eldest daughter.

The internment of the American born Japanese during World War II is handled with honesty and rare dispassion. 


It is certainly to Monica Sone's credit that she she still sings God bless America. 
 
Betty MacDonald was right. Having Monica Sone's experiences I'm not sure I would.

I agree with John Heitman "In a world where there are lots of smoke screens and J. Edgar Hoovers, an individual can really be hurt."


Take care,

Lasse



Vita Magica

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Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD
 
 

Betty MacDonald fan club items 

Betty MacDonald fan club items  - comments

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund 


                Roses for Monica Sone

•*Secret Garden *•'s photo.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Betty MacDonald and The Egg and I Road


Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

Author Nick Russell wrote a fascinating story describing his ride to Sequim, Chimacum and other places.


We took a ride to Sequim, about 25 miles west on U.S. Highway 101. Sequim is a nice town and a little bigger than Port Townsend.

On our way home after dinner, we took a side trip to drive a few miles south of Chimacum to Egg And I Road. This rather strange name for a road was based upon the stories Betty MacDonald told of her life as a newlywed running a small chicken ranch here on the Olympic Peninsula. On trips to visit her family in Seattle, Betty MacDonald’s tales made everyone laugh, and her sisters urged her to write them down. The result was the popular 1945 book The egg and I, which was made into a movie in 1947, starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray as Betty MacDonald and her husband. Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride were cast in the roles of Ma and Pa Kettle

Egg and I road sign 2












While the movie was a hit, there were some that complained that Betty MacDonald portrayed the local people as country bumpkins, and one family from Chimacum sued Betty MacDonald and the book’s publisher, claiming the characters of Ma and Pa Kettle were based upon them and hurt their reputations locally. The jury denied their claim when it was shown that the same family had used the Ma and Pa Kettle image to promote their business.


Egg and I Road leads west from State Route 19 past the former site of MacDonald’s farm, and while we saw a sign for a place called Egg & I Fuschias, there was no indication that it might have been where the original farm stood.
 Egg and I Fuschias


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  1. Betty MacDonald is beloved all over the world.

    Betty MacDonald fan club has fans in 40 countries.


Don't miss Betty MacDonald fan club contest, please.

Deadline: August 31, 2015



You'll be able to answer Betty MacDonald fan club contest questions.

Don't miss your chance please to win some very interesting new Betty MacDonald fan club items. 


Wolfgang Hampel's 2nd 'Vita Magica' was very successful. 

Wolfgang Hampel's exciting experiences at Pike Place Market and other new stories and poems will be published in next Betty MacDonald fan club letters. 


Wolfgang  Hampel's  new very well researched  stories about Betty MacDonald, Monica Sone,  Robert Eugene Heskett, Donald Chauncey MacDonald, Darsie Bard, Sydney Bard, Gammy, Alison Bard Burnett,  Darsie Beck, Mary Bard Jensen, Clyde Reynolds Jensen, Sydney Cleveland Bard, Mary Alice Bard, Dorothea DeDe Goldsmith, Madge Baldwin, Don Woodfin, Mike Gordon, Ma and Pa Kettle, Nancy and Plum, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle are golden Betty MacDonald fan club treasures.


We adore Wolfgang Hampel's great stories, interviews and his satirical poems. 

Great Letizia Mancino - and Mr. Tigerli news! 


Betty MacDonald fan club honor members Letizia Mancino and  Mr. Tigerli  will be honor guests at Vita Magica in November 2015. 



Mr. Tigerli is an expert not only for curves but also for many other problems. So he will be very busy in future.

Let's have a new breakfast with Brad and Nick on Monday.

It's as delicious as ever.

We should enjoy a funny day on Vashon Island.



Have a great Monday,


Sandra



Vita Magica

Betty MacDonald fan club

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Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD
 
 

Betty MacDonald fan club items 

Betty MacDonald fan club items  - comments

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund 

  If this guy is Mr. Tigerli I'll marry him.  


 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Betty MacDonald and many new Betty MacDonald fan club fans





Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

Betty MacDonald fan club fans from 40 countries around the World are the best.

We got so many mails regarding Betty MacDonald fan club research teams.

Betty MacDonald fan club research teams got many new members.

Thanks a million for your outstanding support. 

More news in Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter September. 


Don't miss Betty MacDonald fan club contest, please.

There are only two days left.

Deadline: August 31, 2015


New Betty MacDonald fan club contest questions aren't difficult at all.

You have the chance to win several very interesting new Betty MacDonald fan club items. 


Wolfgang Hampel's 2nd 'Vita Magica' was very successful. 

You'll be able to read Wolfgang Hampel's very witty experiences at Pike Place Market and other new stories and poems in next Betty MacDonald fan club letters. 


Wolfgang  Hampel's  new very well researched  stories about Betty MacDonald, Monica Sone,  Robert Eugene Heskett, Donald Chauncey MacDonald, Darsie Bard, Sydney Bard, Gammy, Alison Bard Burnett,  Darsie Beck, Mary Bard Jensen, Clyde Reynolds Jensen, Sydney Cleveland Bard, Mary Alice Bard, Dorothea DeDe Goldsmith, Madge Baldwin, Don Woodfin, Mike Gordon, Ma and Pa Kettle, Nancy and Plum, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle are golden Betty MacDonald fan club treasures.


We adore Wolfgang Hampel's great stories, interviews and his satirical poems. 


Betty MacDonald fan club honor members Letizia Mancino and  Mr. Tigerli  will be honor guests at Vita Magica in November 2015. 


Mr. Tigerli and his new motorbike is really great.

Europe and the World needs unique Mr. Tigerli very much because of so many very difficult problems.

Let's have a new breakfast with Brad and Nick today.

You'll enjoy it very much.


What about a field trip to Betty MacDonald's  Vashon Island on Sunday?

We'd need better weather. No rainy day, please.

Have a sunny and joyful Sunday,

Michael



Vita Magica

Betty MacDonald fan club

Betty MacDonald forum  

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD
 
 

Betty MacDonald fan club items 

Betty MacDonald fan club items  - comments

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund