Monday, February 8, 2016

Betty MacDonald and very funny poems and stories



Betty MacDonald in the living room at Vashon on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.


Betty MacDonald fan club fans, 

Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter February including new very funny stories and poems by Wolfgang Hampel will be available soon.


Happy birthday to unique Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel.

Wolfgang Hampel's Betty MacDonald and Ma and Pa Kettle biography and Betty MacDonald interviews have fans in 40 countries. I bet there will be many more fans in the future.


Isn' t this amazing? 

Wolfgang Hampel and Alison Bard Burnett are born humorists. Both delight their fans from all over the world. 

I'd like to have a Wolfgang Hampel CD and DVD with his very funny poems and stories. What about a book? 



We adore Wolfgang Hampel's high humor and wit in Betty MacDonald and Ma and Pa Kettle biography and his wonderful Betty MacDonald interviews.

I heard many more Alison Bard Burnett interviews by Wolfgang Hampel will be published in the future. 


Come on, please. Do it! This couple is so funny. I can listen to them a million times without getting tired. 


Pure Bard and Hampel magic.


Wonderful story tellers, world painters, great entertainers. 

Alison Bard Burnett and Wolfgang Hampel share it with Betty MacDonald fan club fans from all over the world. 


By the way I don't like poems so much but Wolfgang Hampel's satirical poems are as witty and charming as his Betty MacDonald and Ma and Pa Kettle biography and Betty MacDonald Interviews. Wolfgang Hampel's very funny stories about everyday life make us laugh aloud.

I heard one of the next Betty MacDonald Fan Club Newsletter stories are about our beloved Betty MacDonald Fan Club Honor members.


My family and I are crazy about Mr. Tigerli - our unique trouble shooter!


Yours,

Ari


Don't miss this very special book, please.



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Cologne carnival organisers hand out leaflets telling migrants not to rape women or urinate in public in the wake of New Year sex attacks

  • Refugees are being warned about assaults, alcohol and urinating in public 
  • Cities on edge after hundreds of women were assaulted on New Year's Eve
  • Carnival is massive week-long celebration in cities like Cologne and Bonn
  • Heavy police presence will try to ensure there is no repeat of mass attacks 
  • For more on the Cologne sex attacks visit www.dailymail.co.uk/germany
Cologne and Bonn carnival organisers have begun handing out rules for refugees for next week's jollity - with warnings about women, alcohol and urinating in public.
The cities are on edge after mass sexual assaults by immigrants against hundreds of women on New Year's Eve in Cologne. The number of complaints resulting from the frenzy in and around the main station now stands at over 820.
Carnival is, if anything, even bigger than New Year in the Rhineland where cities like Bonn, Cologne and Dusseldorf go crazy in a week long celebration of parades, parties, dances and fetes. 
Warning: Bonn carnival chief Christoph Arnold hands out a leaflet to refugees in Bonn, Germany, warning them about the rules for next week's Carnival - including not sexually assaulting women or urinating in public

Warning: Bonn carnival chief Christoph Arnold hands out a leaflet to refugees in Bonn, Germany, warning them about the rules for next week's Carnival - including not sexually assaulting women or urinating in public
A million people are expected on the streets of Dusseldorf alone next Monday when the party gets underway.
A massive police presence, both uniformed and undercover, will be deployed to try to ensure there is no repeat of the scenes which marred the last day of the year in Cologne and in several other German cities. 
In Bonn, carnival organisers have now printed leaflets welcoming migrants - provided they behave themselves.
Printed in several languages including Arabic, the flyers read: 'People dress up to celebrate, sing and dance together. In the carnival time everyone must deal respectfully with one another and observe the laws.
'Bützen - that means kisses on the cheeks. Sexual approaches are not allowed! Women and men must always be in agreement. No means no!



Rules: The leaflets being handed out to refugees in Bonn and Cologne, in preparation for next week's Carnival celebrations. The flyers are printed in several languages, including Arabic

Rules: The leaflets being handed out to refugees in Bonn and Cologne, in preparation for next week's Carnival celebrations. The flyers are printed in several languages, including Arabic
Attacks: Police in Cologne have received more than 820 reports of robbery and sexual assault, which are alleged to have taken place on New Years Eve. The attacks have left the cities on edge about next week's Carnival celebrations

Attacks: Police in Cologne have received more than 820 reports of robbery and sexual assault, which are alleged to have taken place on New Years Eve. The attacks have left the cities on edge about next week's Carnival celebrations

'Dancing to the music is also a way to celebrate carnival. Many people also celebrate with drinks and alcohol. Please - only in moderation!  
'Urinating in public is forbidden!'
Bonn carnival chief Christoph Arnold went with representatives of the police and the local integration commissioner Colette Manemann to a refugee centre to hand out the leaflets in person.
In Cologne one of the points raised on the leaflet - which is printed in Arabic too - is also about alcohol, which Muslims are not supposed to consume.
It reads: 'Many in Cologne will be drinking beer or other alcoholic beverages at carnival time, but of course there is no obligation to do so. 
'Having fun, singing and dancing can all be done as well without alcohol.'
One Syrian called Noble, 19, who has been in Germany for four months, confessed to being bemused about the celebrations, saying: 'It's something people don't do where I'm from. People drink alcohol, dress up - this is all very strange.'

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Betty MacDonald and her very witty niece

Betty MacDonald's very witty niece Alison Beck 
interviewed by Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel
Betty MacDonald in the living room at Vashon on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.



Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

it's so very sad that Alison Bard Burnett's daughter and Betty MacDonald's niece Alison Beck passed away a year ago at the age of only 65.

Alison Beck is the sister of Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Darsie Beck. 

Many Betty MacDonald fan club fans from all over the world know very witty and intelligent Alison Beck because she shared her fascinating memories and thoughts on Alison Bard Burnett CD/DVD. 

We can't wait to see the new Alison Bard Burnett CD/DVD.

New  Betty MacDonald documentary will be very interesting with many new interviews.

Alison Beck,  Darsie Beck, Alison Bard Burnett and other Betty MacDonald fan club honor members will be included in Wolfgang Hampel's new project Vita Magica.
 
Enjoy breakfast with Brad and Nick, please.

Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli is  very busy solving all the problems and we have lots of them.


Wishing you a very nice Sunday,

Yours,

Marco


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Alison Beck Obituary

Alison Beck, 65, passed away on July 19, 2014 of natural causes at her home in Tucson, Arizona. She is survived by her son Oliver Saul of Tucson, Arizona, brothers Darsie Beck and Bard Beck of Vashon Island, and her nieces, nephews and second cousins. 

Alison was born in Seattle July 26, 1948 to Alison Bard  and Bernard Beck. She grew up on Vashon Island and Mercer Island. Graduating from Helen Bush School in 1966, she attended Mackinac College, and obtained a BA in English from the University of Washington in 1992 where she worked as Editor of the Newsletter for Institute on Aging. After several years in Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico, Alison bought a home in Tucson in 2004. She worked at St. Ambrose School and Temple Emanuel, and volunteered at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.
Her passions and delights were: her writing as published in Sun Magazine, brightly colored quilt making, remodeling her home and garden, her son, family and friends, and her devoted dogs.
Those who knew Alison remember her ability to see the humor in things and her memorable laughter. Inquisitive, she enjoyed having long conversations. Her artistic talents were expressed in her writing, quilt making, creating a home filled with color, and cooking and hosting for others.

Betty MacDonald and a bad cold


Beautiful World's photo.

 Betty MacDonald in the living room at Vashon on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.
Betty MacDonald fan club fans,
Happy birthday dearest Wolfgang Hampel!
Speaking of birthdays Betty MacDonald fan club birthday card contest is really a great idea.

Your birthday card for Betty MacDonald should include your brilliant thoughts and on Betty MacDonald and her books.


The winner who sent the best and most original birthday card will be Honor guest of the next International Betty MacDonald fan club event.  


Deadline: March 15, 2016


A Betty MacDonald fan club birthday exhibit with many very special birthday cards by Betty MacDonald's family and friends.


You'll be able to see wonderful cards for Betty MacDonald with very touching messages for example by her daughter Joan MacDonald Keil or her good friend Monica Sone.  ( see info below ' Betty MacDonald and The plague and I )


There will be a Betty MacDonald fan club birthday event DVD available.


We'll have several International Betty MacDonald fan club events  in 2016.


Join us in voting for your favourite city, please. 


King Ludwig's  dream castle would be an ideal place for an International Betty MacDonald fan club event.  


I love this idea.  



Wolfgang Hampel's  Vita Magica guest was a very famous TV lady, author and singer and she is our new Betty MacDonald fan club honor member.



Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli is our beloved Betty MacDonald fan club honor member.


I guess our Casanova adores our new Betty MacDonald fan club honor member very much because author and TV moderator Tatjana Geßler is a very beautiful, charming and intelligent lady. 


Tatjana Geßler's books are outstanding. I've read several of them. 


Mr. Tigerli is back and we enjoy his new adventures very much.


Are you hungry? 


Let's have breakfast at the bookstore with Brad and Nick. 


Enjoy Betty MacDonald's very beautiful Vashon Island, please.



I adore this possible ESC song 2016. 


By the way I have a bad cold right now.


I'll try some of these 5 unusual ways to beat a cold ( see info below ) but I won't ever gargling with kerosene. 


Will you? 

Tell us your favourite method to beat a bad cold, please.

Deadline: February 29, 2015

You can win a new Betty MacDonald fan club event DVD.

Good luck!

 


Enjoy a very nice Sunday,


Lisa



Don't miss this very special book, please.


 


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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

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5 unusual Russian ways to beat a cold


January 5, 2016 Yekaterina Chulkovskaya, RBTH


RBTH has gathered the ways to treat a cold in Russia.





Cold
It is not a big deal to catch a cold in winter. 
 Source: Shutterstock/Legion Media 
It is not a big deal to catch a cold in winter - especially in Russia, where winters are usually long and harsh. The prolonged cold weather and the constant probability of catching an infection prompted Russians to find various ways of treating a cold. RBTH has gathered the five most unusual ones.

Raspberry preserve treatment

  A raspberry jam. Source: Lori / Legion Media 
In Russia raspberry preserve is considered a panacea for a cold. From childhood everyone knows about the healthy properties of such a jam. Russian grandmothers are enthusiastic about making ill grandchildren drink tea with raspberry preserve. Lots of people even believe that, just by using this method, they can beat a cold without any medicines or antibiotics. However, doctors warn that using raspberry preserve alone is not enough to overcome 'flu or other infections, so people should not neglect more modern medication.

Garlic beads and garlic nose drops

  Garlic has unique antiviral properties. Source: Lori / Legion Media
An unusual way to treat a cold is by using garlic. It is known that garlic has unique antiviral properties. People often make beads from cloves of garlic and hang them on a sick person. These beads are believed to kill viruses that cause the disease. Another unusual way to use garlic in treating a cold is in nose drops. Garlic juice is mixed with water, after which the liquid is injected into the nose. This garlic solution is known as an effective cure for a head cold. Although doctors warn that garlic nose drops must not be used more than one or two times a day, otherwise nasal mucous membranes can become inflamed.

Elbows and knees steaming

  Beat a cold by steaming your elbows and knees. Source: Lori / Legion Media 
The next unusual method to treat a cold is by steaming the elbows and knees. You will need two basins of hot water so you can immerse your elbows in one basin and knees in the other. At the same time you are supposed to add hot water to both basins (apparently with the help of a friend). It may not help you get over your cold, but a unique style of yoga is guaranteed.

Hydrotherapeutic procedures

  Russian banya is the best place for cold treatment. Source: Lori / Legion Media
At the first sign of sickness many Russians go to a banya - a steam sauna - convinced there is no better cold treatment. It is believed that the hotter the steam is, the easier it is to overcome the disease. However, banya lovers also report discouraging experiences, when the experience not only did not bring the cold to an end, but even caused complications. That is why you should think twice before going treating a cold with a visit to the banya.

Gargling with kerosene

  It's really weird! Source: Lori / Legion Media A really weird folk remedy to treat a cold is by gargling with kerosene. Proponents say that only purified kerosene diluted with water should be used for this odd approach to tackling a cold. It should be noted though, that doctors categorically forbid the habit, which is more likely to seriously damage your health than help you overcome a cold. RBTH sides with medical professionals on this issue!
 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel very happy and grateful

Parts of very succcessful last Vita Magica event with new Betty MacDonald fan club honor members Tatjana Geßler and Thomas Bödigheimer introduced by Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel are on Youtube. 

Wolfgang Hampel was very fond of great Betty MacDonald fan club event and outstanding NY fireworks in London.

Dear Wolfgang Hampel  please enjoy it again as a Betty MacDonald fan club birthday firework especially for you!
 
Wishing Wolfgang Hampel and Betty MacDonald fan club fans a very nice weekend!

Claus
Dear Tatjana, Thomas Traci Tyne Hilton, Traci Hilton Petr Lorinda Laurie Immo Alexander Hilbinger Aashish Claire Arno John Jeanine Darsie Swiss Sandra Mathias Dieter Dietmar Pieter Eva Dadka Tami Teresa Duncan Lou Devin Pascale and all our other friends, good morning! 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel celebrates his birthday today. 

Happy birthday dearest Wolfgang Hampel. 

You know how much we adore you! 

Lots of love from your friends Linde, Lund family and Betty MacDonald fan club fans from all over the World.




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Comments
Arno von Rosen Thank you and a wonderful weekend for the whole Lund family  
Tatjana Geßler
Tatjana Geßler Happy Birthday dear Wolfgang Hampel 
Thomas Bödigheimer
Thomas Bödigheimer Happy Birthsday Wolfgang und liebe Grüsse - lass dich schön feiern - da er es nicht lesen kann hab ich ihm bereits heute Nacht per Mail gratuliert 

Thomas Bödigheimer
Thomas Bödigheimer good morning Linde
Peter Müller
Peter Müller Happy Birthday Wolfgang Hampel lass es Krachen
Eva Lexa Lexova
Linde Lund
Linde Lund Happy birthday dearest Tami! We wish you the most wonderful birthday ever! Best wishes and many greetings from Linde, Astrid and Lund family. We hope you'll enjoy the First Friday Fairyoke: All Hail The Goblin King event very much. You and Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel celebrate birthday the same day.
Tami Brockway Joyce
Tami Brockway Joyce Thank you so very much!


Immo Alexander Hilbinger
Immo Alexander Hilbinger Zum Gebutstag wünsche ich Dir alles erdenklich "GUTE VOM LEBEN"
Herzliche Geburtstagsgrüße Immo und Gabriele