Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A wonderful message from Betty MacDonald Fan Faith

We got this wonderful mail from Betty MacDonald Fan Faith.

We'd like to share it with all Betty MacDonald fans from all over the world.

Thanks A Million dear Faith.

It's such a joy and pleasure to hear from you.

You made my day!



Thank you for helping to keep this wonderful writer alive!

She was not only one of the greatest humorists ever, she was perhaps the nicest lady who ever wrote.
Whenever I start to feel sour about members of my own sex, I think of Betty.
And you are a truly great person for loving her!

Your friend, and Betty's,


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Alison Bard Interviews on CD and DVD

Alison Bard is the brilliant sister of worldfamous writers Betty MacDonald and Mary Bard.

Wolfgang Hampel, journalist and author of several books and stories about Life and work of Betty MacDonald, interviewed Alison Bard several times. Alison Bard shared the most interesting facts and stories about family life and her beloved sisters Betty MacDonald and Mary Bard.

These interviews will be available on CD and DVD. Alison Bard got the same talent as her beloved sisters.She is an unique storyteller.

Wolfgang Hampel told us that it was such a wonderful experience to meet Alison Bard:

Betty MacDonald is a beloved writer all over the world. When I visited the very beautiful State of Washington in 1996 I really met the most wonderful people in the world. I’ll never forget visiting with Betty MacDonald’s really brillant and so very funny sister Alison Bard all the places and houses where the Bard family lived.
I only wished more Betty MacDonald fans had the opportunity to do this.

Alison Bard had never been interviewed before or afterwards.

For more info send a mail to lindelund2000@yahoo.com, please.

Betty MacDonald is a wonderful writer. She has so many fans.The Betty MacDonald Fan Club offers interviews on CD and DVD with Betty MacDonald and her sister Alison Bard. Betty and Alison are really very funny and you laugh tears about them. There are also biographical books and stories available written by author and journalist Wolfgang Hampel. They are really very interesting and exciting especially The Kettles' Million Dollar Egg about the lawsuit with Betty and the Kettles, The Egg and Betty, The Tragic End of Robert Heskett - Betty MacDonald's first husband, Betty and Mike - Mike was really a wonderful friend - and Betty MacDonald's illness.

Linde Lund created the Betty MacDonald, Monica Sone, Wolfgang Hampel and Alison Bard Blogs

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brilliant sister of Betty MacDonald and Mary Bard
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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Author Monica Sone writes to Wolfgang Hampel

Dear Wolfgang,

Thank you so much for the many articles you passed on to me.

I became giddy from all the compliments. And, also, I cannot get over the feeling that the Monica Sone people talk about is not really me.

People are extravagantly kind. One has to be careful or my head will explode.

But, Wolfgang, you were very sweet writing your article. I like it very much. Isn't it wonderful that we are such good friends, although we never met. If we had met in person, we would have riotous, good time & never stopped talking.

I will send a message to Linde Lund to thank her.

A kiss to master Peter on his cheek !

And lots of love to all of you.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy Birthday dear Monica Sone

Copyright 2009 by Wolfgang Hampel

Monica Sone, author of Nisei Daughter and Betty MacDonald's wonderful friend, described as Kimi in Betty MacDonald's The Plague and I, celebrates a very special birthday.
Today Moncia Sone is 90 years old. Congratulations!
Happy Birthday dear Monica Sone and many more of them!

Monica Sone has fans all over the world. She wrote Nisei Daughter and many authors adore her book for example David Guterson, author of Snow falling on Cedars.
We got so many comments from our international fans. They learned so much after reading Nisei Daughter.
To us it's one of the most important books we've ever read.
Thanks A Million dear Monica Sone in the name of your many fans for writing this fascinating autobiography. It's so important to know history and to learn from the past. We can understand everything much better because of your book Nisei Daughter.

Monica, you are so very bright, brave, wise, witty and you have the most beautiful voice ever just the way our beloved Betty MacDonald described you as Kimi in The Plague and I.
Nobody wants to be ill and stay in a hospital but with you I bet it would be like in paradise.

Monica, I just love and enjoy our phone calls so much. To me it's such a gift.

Lots of love and kisses and hugs and many greetings to you and your family on your very special day today especially to Susan, because she does a great job and every time I talk to you you sound younger and younger.

You are a miracle, a genius but very human and warm!

Remain strong and healthy, please, dear Monica! The world needs wonderful personalities like you so much.

Many hugs and greetings from Master Peter to great Lady Monica!

Thanks A Million for your outstanding friendship!

We are with you and your family and friends in our thoughts.

Wishing you a very wonderful birthday!

All our love

Wolfgang, Angelika and Peter -
your old Wolf and your many fans worldwide

Wolfgang Hampel Founder of Betty MacDonald Fan Club and Betty MacDonald Society

Dear Monica Sone,

what can I say after such a statement?

Wolfgang Hampel did it well, didn't he?

Dear Monica Sone, we all adore your writing skills and your brilliant personality.
I'd like to say thank you so much for writing this very important work of literature because I among others had no idea about this dark part of history.
Therefore Nisei Daughter is so important and after reading it nobody will ever forget it.

Best wishes,

Linde Lund

Linde Lund created the Betty MacDonald, Monica Sone and Wolfgang Hampel Blogs

We'd love to hear from Monica Sone fans.
Send your birthday wishes to lindelund2000@yahoo.com, please.
Thank you so much!


Linde Lund

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