Friday, September 16, 2016

Betty MacDonald, Gammy and Dorita Hess

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Betty MacDonald's sister Alison Bard Burnett

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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle author Betty MacDonald on Vashon Island

Betty MacDonald fan club fans, 

there are so many Betty MacDonald fan club fans from all over the world who adore Betty's unique grandmother Gammy.

Gammy used to say: Too much scrubbing takes the life right out of things.

Gammy never had problems with this but one of the ladies in my neighbourhood is scrubbing all the time.

I will share Gammy's brilliant quote with her.

Perhaps it helps..................  it really should! 


We can't wait to see Lisa's new projects.

If you have any info regarding Betty MacDonald's favourite recipes, let us know, please.

Betty MacDonald and Mary Bard Jensen wanted to publish a cookbook.

Do you know the title?

If so send a mail please and maybe you'll be the winner of several new Betty MacDonald fan club items.

Lisa and Betty MacDonald fan club cooking research team are working on a new item 'Betty MacDonald and her favourite recipes'.

Betty MacDonald fans asked their favourite writer many questions regarding her cooking and recipes.

There had been many excellent cooks in the Bard family, for example Betty MacDonald's mother Sydney Bard. 

Betty MacDonald's husband Donald Chauncey MacDonald tried to be a good cook too.

Can you remember his favourite recipe?

If so send us mail and you can win the new Betty MacDonald fan club item 'Betty MacDonald and her favourite recipes'.

               Deadline: September 30, 2016

Good luck!

<p>Time Out of Mind (1947) - avec Betty et Don MacDonald et Phyllis Calvert</p>

Join our current Betty MacDonald fan club contest, please. 
If you know the persons in our photo send us a mail. 

Deadline: September 30, 2016

You can win very interesting Betty MacDonald fan club items.

Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter September  includes the updated Betty MacDonald fan club essays ' Betty MacDonald in Hollywood' and  ' Betty MacDonald and Dorita Hess '. 

There is also an article about Betty MacDonald fan club letter collection.

We got very important info regarding the original 'The Egg and I' and the way Betty MacDonald described her first husband Robert Eugene Heskett and their neighbours.

We are still working on Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter September with many new research results regarding this subject and many other very interesting stories. 

Many Betty MacDonald fan club fans from all over the world are so delighted that their beloved Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli is back. 

They enjoy the new very funny and exciting Mr. Tigerli adventure very much.

Thanks a million dearest Letizia Mancino, Mary Holmes and Mr. Tigerli for sharing the new golden Mr. Tigerli treasure! 
We adore you so much!

Betty MacDonald fan club fans who are devoted Mr. Tigerli fans won't have any difficulties to answer the new Betty MacDonald fan club contest question.

If you can answer this question you might be our winner of new Betty MacDonald fan club Mr. Tigerli contest.

Maybe Mr. Tigerli is going to take part at the next ESC and is singing a duet with a very beautiful lady. 

Who is the very beautiful lady?

Deadline: September 30, 2016

That's my favourite quote by Betty MacDonald. 

I am neither Christian enough nor charitable enough to like anybody just because he is alive and breathing. I want people to interest or amuse me. I want them fascinating and witty or so dul as to be different. I want them either intellectually stimulating or wonderfully corny; perfectly charming or hundred percent stinker. I like my chosen companions to be distinguishable from the undulating masses and I don't care how. - Betty MacDonald
We got so many mails.

Thank you so much for sending your favourite Betty MacDonald quote.

We look forward to read your No 1 and there are so many wonderful ones by beloved Betty MacDonald. 

We are working on a new Betty MacDonald biography and documentary with many brilliant colour photos.
If you'd like to share your colour photos of Betty MacDonald and her family we can offer you several new Betty MacDonald fan club items as a special Betty MacDonald fan club gift.
Thank you so much in advance for your support.

Thank you so much for sending us the most wonderful quotes by Betty MacDonald. 

There are many more great ones which are not mentioned in the list.

We are delighted.

Send us your favourite Betty MacDonald quote, please.

You can find some of Betty MacDonald's most popular quotes below.
In case you can't find your favourite Betty MacDonald quote in it, send us yours, please.

Deadline:  September 30, 2016
 Don't miss it, please. 

You can win several new Betty MacDonald fan club items.  
Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund posted on Facebook about a possible Betty MacDonald fan club meeting on Betty MacDonald's magical Vashon Island.
( see info at the end of this posting )

Betty MacDonald fan club letter research team got some very interesting letters and documents some days ago.

If you'd like to share some of your letters by Betty MacDonald, Mary Bard Jensen and other family members join our Betty MacDonald fan club letter research team, please. 

Betty MacDonald fan club letter research team got some very important letters by Betty MacDonald, Mary Bard Jensen and other family members.

Betty MacDonald, her sister Mary Bard Jensen and the other family members wrote very witty and interesting letters.
We are going to present some of best ones in Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter September entitled ' The pen and I '. 

We got several new outstanding letters from Betty MacDonald fan club fans whose relatives had been in contact with Betty MacDonald and other family members.  

Thank you so much for your outstanding support.

Betty MacDonald fan club event team is very happy to hear from you and they got some really great ideas for the next International event. 

Thanks a lot!

Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli  and our 'Italian Betty MacDonald' - Betty MacDonald fan club honor member author and artist Letizia Mancino belong to the most popular Betty MacDonald fan club teams in our history.
Letizia Mancino's  magical Betty MacDonald Gallery  is a special gift for our Betty MacDonald fan club fans.  

Greta is going to share new info on her latest Betty MacDonald fan club project ' Betty MacDonald on Vashon Island '. 

We are looking for signed or dedicated first editions in great condition with dust jackets by Betty MacDonald and Mary Bard Jensen for our fans.

Betty MacDonald Memorial Award Winner Wolfgang Hampel  and Betty MacDonald fan club research team are working on an updated Betty MacDonald biography and new Betty MacDonald documentary.

Join one of our Betty MacDonald fan club research teams, please. 

Thanks a million in advance for your outstanding support.

Enjoy a new breakfast at the bookstore with Brad and Nick, please

Don't miss Vita Magica September with Wolfgang Hampel, Sabine Arndt and tenor Heinz Meisel please.
It will be as great as ever. 
Wolfgang Hampel already included Betty MacDonald and Betty MacDonald fan club honor members Letizia Mancino and Mr. Tigerli in Vita Magcia. 

More Betty MacDonald fan club honor members will follow.

Jamie-Lee with Ghost got over 8 million views and more than 69.000 people like the song.

This is our Betty MacDonald fan club ESC 2016 TOP 5 according to Betty MacDonald fan club ESC fans in 40 countries. 

Betty MacDonald's very beautiful Vashon Island would be an ideal place for an International Betty MacDonald fan club event.

Take care,


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Rita Knobel Ulrich - Islam in Germany - a very interesting ZDF  ( 2nd German Television ) documentary with English subtitles 

Dawid Brueckner It´s a beautiful reconstruction. Thank you Linde .

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Bernd Kunze

Bernd Kunze we will be there, one year vita magica, congratulations Wolfgang Hampel and Rita Kocher.

Linde Lund Dearst Rita Kocher und Wolfgang Hampel Congratulations!!!! Happy Birthday Vita Magica and all the best for the future! All our love and best wishes from Linde, Astrid and Lund family
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Rita Knobel Ulrich - Islam in Germany - a very interesting ZDF  ( 2nd German Television ) documentary with English subtitles.  

Angela Merkel to challenge bosses over failure to employ refugees

Angela Merkel is to challenge the bosses of some of Germany’s largest companies to explain why they have not employed more refugees.
At a meeting in Berlin on Wednesday evening the German chancellor will confront the CEOs over hiring and ask them what she can do to encourage them to take on more asylum seekers. The biggest recruiter is Deutsche Post DHL, which employs just over 100.
Merkel is under pressure over her open-door policy, which has seen more than a million refugees arrive in Germany over the past 12 months, and is keen to show there is substance to her promise that newcomers will benefit Germany in the long term.

Europe’s biggest economy faces a growing skills shortage with a working-age population due to decrease by six million people over the next 15 years. Merkel has told bosses that “everyone will benefit” the more refugees are integrated through the workplace. She will also appeal to their sense of social responsibility at a time when the economy is flourishing. They are expected to tell her, however, that they are hampered by obstacles such as refugees’ struggle to learn German, and a lack of certainty over the status of those waiting to hear when and whether their asylum applications will be accepted or not. Other hurdles include complicated bureaucratic procedures, the inability of some refugees to be able to prove their qualifications and sometimes even their identities.
The bosses of some of the top DAX-listed companies, including Siemens, Daimler and Bosch, will exchange ideas with Merkel as to how they can recruit more newcomers.
Deutsche Post DHL, the German postal service, employs just over 100 refugees, mostly in its sorting and delivery departments, and is expected to take on a further 75 as apprentices this year.
“Right now we have 102 refugees including people from Rwanda, Eritrea, Togo and Syria,” Deutsch Post’s CEO, Frank Appel, said before the meeting. More than half of those had completed a period of work experience before being taken on by the company, he said. Deutsche Post started its refugee initiative a year ago. “As a company which is at home in Germany and the rest of the world, we wanted to do our bit towards helping the refugees to integrate,” Appel said.
The company said it had tried to adapt itself to the needs of the asylum seekers, offering them jobs that did not involve too much knowledge of German and were not too technical.
Airline and financial industries have voiced their concerns that with many asylum seekers unable to prove their identities, it makes it difficult to take them on because they could not carry out enough security checks on them.
Around 80% of asylum seekers are not qualified beyond primary or secondary school level. Many cannot read or write, let alone speak German.
Most German companies want to take a longer-term approach to future employees, ensuring that if they take someone onto their highly-structured apprenticeship programmes, which can last for up to four years, they have a long-term perspective of staying in Germany.
Some companies, such as Mercedes, Siemens and Daimler, have offered refugees pre-training programmes that would prepare them for entry at the apprenticeship level.
The anti-refugee Alternative für Deutschland party has been making considerable gains in elections over voters’ fears that Merkel’s refugee policy is a threat to German stability. Her government is keen to show that not only does the German economy have room for refugees, but that refugees are also willing to work.
The Employment Office, which began gathering statistics on asylum seekers who are looking for work in June, has so far shown a month-on-month increase in the numbers. In June 297,000 were looking for work, and in August the figure had jumped to 346,000 with signs of an increasing trend.
Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said she had called the meeting so that concerns and ideas could be shared. “She wants to find out where the everyday problems are occurring and where there are bureaucratic hindrances, how they can be alleviated,” he said.

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Beijing Airpot
Mr. Tigerli in China Copyright 2016 by Letizia Mancino translation by Mary Holmes All rights reserved  

Yes Betty, either or it seems he wanted to fly only with Singapore Airways.

Boeing or Airbus, it’s just the same isn’t it? Aren’t they both just fat birds with 500 passengers?

Yes, but Singapore Airlines has the most beautiful airhostesses: delicate, fine, graceful…  Mr. Tigerli had looked forward to the flight so much!

So the little man was disappointed?

You just can’t imagine how disappointed he was.
 But thank God one of the hostesses was a pretty Chinese girl. Mr. Tigerli purred loudly but she didn’t hear him because the purring of the Airbus 380 was even louder.

The poor cat!

You’ve said it Betty. Mr. Tigerli was in a very bad mood and asked me for a loud speaker.

I’m sure you can get one in 1st Class.

“”Russian Girl” had even heard you over the roar of the Niagara Falls” I said to Mr. Tigerli. “You are a very unfaithful cat. You wanted to get to know Asiatic girls. That’s how it is when one leaves one’s first love”.

And what did he say to that?

“Men are hunters” was his answer.

Yes, my dear cat, a mouse hunter. And what else did he say?

Not another word. He behaved as if he hadn’t heard me.

The Airbus is very loud.

I told him shortly “Don’t trouble yourself about “Chinese Girl”. There will be enough even prettier girls in China. Wait till we land in Guilin”.

Did he understand you?

Naturally Mr. Tigerli understood me immediately. Yes, sweetheart, don’t worry. They will find you something sweet to eat.

And he?

He was so happy.

No problem going through the immigration control?

Naturally!  Lots of problems. How could I explain to customs that the cat had come as a tourist to China to buy shoes?

Fur in exchange for shoes…

Don’t be so cynical Betty!

Cat meat in exchange for shoes?

I said to the officials. He isn’t a cat, he is Casanova.

He came through the pass control with no trouble!

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Take an illustrated day trip through Washington state’s largest city with artist Candace Rose Rardon.

Linda White yes,if my health allows.I have a few problems but is something I have always wanted to do,especially as I reread her books.

Linde Lund

Linde Lund Dear Linda I'll keep you posted.

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I still read Mrs Piggle Wiggle books to this day. I love her farm on vashon.

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