Saturday, December 29, 2012

Betty MacDonald fan club greetings


Betty MacDonald fan club and Bertil, thank you so much for your great work.

We appreciate it so much.

I'm a devoted Betty MacDonald fan and adore Wolfgang Hampel's very witty Betty MacDonald interviews.

Wolfgang Hampel's satirical poems are the best.

Is it true that several more Wolfgang Hampel  interviews with Betty MacDonald's sister Alison Bard Burnett will be published in 2013?

We are also huge fans of Betty MacDonald fan club honor member, author and artist Letizia Mancino and our one and only Mr. Tigerli.
By the way you shouldn't  be too criticial with the russian girl. Believe me she does her very best.

Betty MacDonald fan club letter collection is fascinating and Betty MacDonald's life motto is the best one I've ever heard of.

Bertil I agree, many countries could need creative and magical Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle who could solve huge problems with violence.

All the best for 2013,


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Betty MacDonald Christmas Surprise


Dear Linde Lund and Wolfgang Hampel, we wish you the best Christmas ever.

As Linde Lind told us Betty MacDonald fan club founderWolfgang Hampel will share a special Betty MacDonald Christmas surprise with us:

You can read the  story of Betty MacDonald's real Mrs. Monday in Betty MacDonald fan club Christmas Newsletter.

Merry Christmas to wonderful Betty MacDonald fan club members and  Betty MacDonald fan club honor members Gwen Grant, Darsie Beck, Letizia Mancino, Mary Holmes and Mr. Tigerli.


We'll never forget our first Betty MacDonald fan club honor member, late Monica Sone, author of Nisei Daughter and Kimi in Betty MacDonald's The plague and I.

Frida, that's  a very good idea looking at Carl Larsson's pictures, reading Betty MacDonald's stories or listening to Wolfgang Hampel's Betty MacDonald interviews.

I wished Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle had a new successful cure against violence in the world.

Merry Christmas to you, your families and friends,


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Betty MacDonald's Christmas


Mathilda, we enjoyed St. Lucia's day very much.

This will be a very special Betty MacDonald Christmas surprise.

Reading Mary Bard Jensen's  letters with several family pics and new ones of  beloved Gammy will be a wonderful Christmas gift.

Betty MacDonald, Mary Bard Jensen and whole Bard family celebrated Christmas in an unique way.

I don't know whether Betty MacDonald and Mary Bard Jensen ever  heard of swedish artist and author Carl Larsson.

It's such  a great combination looking at Carl Larsson's artwork and reading Betty MacDonald's Christmas stories a the same time or listening to Wolfgang Hampel's unique Betty MacDonald interviews.

One of my favourites are Betty MacDonald's Nancy and Plum and Carl Larsson's artwork 'Britta with candles and apples' and Wolfgang Hampel's  very funny interview with Betty MacDonald's sister Alison Bard Burnett.

I wonder how does Mr.Tigerli celebrate Christmas?

Hoping he'll be able to find a better personal assistant than the former one.

Good luck, Mr. Tigerli!

Wishing you a white and peaceful Christmas although we are really very depressed because of these tragic news from U.S.A.



Thursday, December 13, 2012

Betty MacDonald's grandmother Gammy


We have Saint Lucia's day today.

Do you celebrate it in your countries?

Angela, we really love your outstanding Betty MacDonald letter contributions.

I have kind of a Betty MacDonald surprise for you.

I'm going to share some letters by Mary Bard Jensen in Betty MacDonald fan club Christmas Newsletter.

My grandmother wrote several letters to Betty MacDonald's sister Mary Bard Jensen and asked her many questions especially about Gammy.

Mary Bard Jensen answered every question in detail and you can see some very interesting family pics.

Have a nice Saint Lucia's day,


Monday, December 10, 2012

Betty MacDonald's publisher


Angela, Betty MacDonald fan club life motto item is such a very good idea.

Thank you so much for contributing the life motto of Betty MacDonald's publisher Lippincott.

Anita, you know how much I like Eartha. You shouldn't behave like this. No wonder Eartha is angry.

Thank you so much dear Betty MacDonald fan club dream team Letizia Mancino, Mary Holmes and Mr. Tigerli.

Federico, I won't ever forget this great Betty MacDonald meeting.

It was such a joy to meet Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel for the very  first time.

I was very amazed because I didn't know that Wolfgang Hampel is such a young guy.
I awaited kind of an elderly grandpa.

When I told Wolfgang Hampel my thoughts he said laughing:   Betty MacDonald fans  remain young in their hearts.

Mr. Tigerli can be very proud of this very funny and charming speaker.

I love to be a Betty MacDonald fan club member,


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Betty MacDonald Meeting and Mr. Tigerli's speaker


Angela, Betty MacDonald's letters are the best.

It's very interesting to know the life mottos of  Darsie Bard, Betty MacDonald and the other family members.

Anita, you should be more careful with Eartha.

We need  you both.

Thank you so much for the very charming and witty Mr. Tigerli story written by our ' italian' Betty MacDonald, Letizia Mancino.

Anita, I joined the Betty MacDonald meeting when Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel acted as Mr. Tigerli's speaker.
Wolfgang Hampel is a born humorist and many international Betty MacDonald fans had tons of fun.

It's snowing all the time.

Do you remember Betty MacDonald living on Vashon Island during Winter without energy?

I'm so happy we have no problems with energy and we enjoy our cozy home.

Have a nice second of advent,


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Betty MacDonald fan club darlings

Anita & Eartha Kitt II:

Angela, it's such a joy reading this letter written by unique Betty MacDonald.

Betty MacDonald's life motto perfectly fits to her life.

Sascha, it's true this should be the motto of  realistic and optimistic  people in the world.

Thanks a lot dear Betty MacDonald.

Eartha and I are working on a new Betty MacDonald fan club item.
You'll hear from us soon.

We'd like to praise our other Betty MacDonald fan club  darlings now: Letizia Mancino, Mary Holmes and Mr. Tigerli.

Eartha and I are real Mr. Tigerli fans and we hope many new stories will follow.

We are delighted. Thank you my beloved very funny Betty MacDonald fan club darlings.

I can only say: Mr. Tigerli, forget the russian girl.
Eartha would like to have her job.  Every time Eartha is watching your photos I can see very well how much she is in love with you.

By the way I heard  Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel recently met many international Betty MacDonald fans among them members from countries where many people usually dislike cats.

These Betty MacDonald fans however are fond of Mr. Tigerli.
They asked Wolfgang Hampel millions of questions about Mr.Tigerli.

A Betty MacDonald fan described the situation: Wolfgang Hampel knows Mr. Tigerli very well and answered every question in detail.

So what? It doesn't surprise me at all.

Famous Mr. Tigerli needs a very good staff and he already got an excellent speaker.
Betty MacDonald Memorial Award Winner Wolfgang Hampel did a perfect job.

That's great and as I already mentioned I know the ideal candidate for working as Mr. Tigerli's personal licking assistant.

Eartha darling, don't give me such a cold look, please.  Oh yes, it was only a joke.  I won't do it again.
Forgive me, please.

Eartha seems to say: Anita it was a very bad joke indeed. Don't repeate it or something terrible might happen.....

I won't because I know very well: Eartha can be rather dangerous  if she is furious  and she really is........................

Oh dear what have I done?

Anita & Eartha Kitt II

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Long live Betty MacDonald fan club and Mr. Tigerli


Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter December is really very interesting.

Angela's Betty MacDonald letter contribution is fascinating.

Betty MacDonald's life motto is the best I've ever heard of.

It'll be my life motto now. Thanks a lot dear Betty MacDonald!

Dear Letizia Mancino, Mary Holmes and Mr. Tigerli,  thank you so much for sharing your great story.

We enjoy it very much.

I have to say that I'm a bit disappointed of the russian girl.

After all Mr. Tigerli is a Superstar with so many international Betty MacDonald fan club fans.

Mr. Tigerli deserves a better behaviour.

We should do everything to make Mr. Tigerli feel happy

Long live Betty MacDonald fan club and Mr. Tigerli !


Monday, December 3, 2012

Betty MacDonald and Mr. Tigerli


So many Betty MacDonald fan club fans are waiting for Mr. Tigerli's new experiences.

Read and enjoy the new story of our famous Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli written by brilliant Betty MacDonald fan club honor member, writer and artist Letizia Mancino and translated  by Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mary Holmes.

Thanks a million dear Betty MacDonald fan club honor members for sharing this delightful story.

I'm one of your many devoted fans. 



Mister Tigerli Foundation

Copyright 2012 by Letizia Mancino
translated  by Mary Holmes
All rights reserved 

You in Alaska with the salmon?”

“Yes, Betty!”

“And Mister Tigerli?”

“He stayed at home.”

“With his Russian friend?”

“I tell you, I would have liked to have employed three men to look after him.”

“Three men?”

 “Yes, a cook, a hairdresser and a doctor to check that he’s in good health.”

“Oh come you’re exaggerating, cats are very robust!”

“Sure Betty, but Mister Tigerli has become so famous because of you and your fans, that I now carry a great responsibility!”

“ You do look very bent!”

“Oh don’t always be so ironical Betty!”

“And the Russian girl?”

“She didn’t want the job because her boy friend is so jealous of the cat.”

“That I can well understand.”

“She told me that her partner would only turn a blind eye if she earned a lot of money for “cat-sitting”.”

“Two eyes would be better!”

”She named an enormous sum – 1000 dollars.”

“You must be joking, Letizia!”

“It’s no joke!”

“That’s the price of a gorgeous playgirl from the “Red Onion”!”

“I know it is. The price is talked about in Russia. Alaska used to belong to Russia. Do you also know the “Red Onion” in Skagway?”

“I only know the prices of the Gold Rush Brothel!”

“It has become a museum!”

“If Mister Tigerli had wanted the Russian girl to slick down his fur with her tongue,
$1000 would have been the right price, Letizia!”

“I believe, Betty, that that is precisely what Tigerli had wanted her to do!”

“And what had she done?”

“Absolutely nothing! When I came back from Alaska and Seattle, Tigerli’s fur on both his hind legs and on his thighs and around his tail was totally matted!”

“So she had refused to lick our Mister Tigerli’s fur!”


“Then you have to pay more for his pleasures.”

“In that case we will have to establish a “Mister Tigerli Foundation!”

“Not a bad idea! Mister Tigerli has to remain beautiful for his fans, Letizia”

Three men to serve him should be enough. What do you think, Betty?”

“We could also ask the Russian girl!”

“If our very busy cat is in agreement! He doesn’t get on with her boy friend!”

“We can give her $1000: “The Mister Tigerli Foundation” can be responsible for all the costs. Grooming with the tongue is very important!”

“It is a sign of very great affection, my mother tells me. She slept for 19 years with her Siamese cat on her stomach. She loved him so much that she never turned over in bed in case she disturbed him!”

“19 years? And what did your father say?”

“Oh he knew his place. He was the cat’s night porter!”

“Roman Nose must have Egyptian ancestors in the family!”

“Certainly! My mother gave Chicco the name “Star of South America.”

“Why Star of South America and not of North America?”

“I have no idea. I never asked her! The chief wife of the Pharaoh Chicco I is a powerful woman!”

“But why was your father the cat’s night porter?”

“He had to get up in the night so that he could hold the glass door onto the balcony open. It was always a bit open but Chicco demanded that my father waited there for him until he returned from using the cat litter box. My father would say ”Avanti Chicchinello nostro” and get back into bed. Then Chicco would jump onto my mother’s stomach and go back to sleep.”

“ Bob would have certainly done the same for his 500 chickens if they had ever used a chicken litter box.”

“We could also use The Mister Tigerli Foundation to finance a night porter for Mister Tigerli.”

“That’s a good idea!”

“One has to spoil cats! When once my mother forgot that she had left a good fur coat on the bed, Chicco licked it completely clean with his tongue.”

“I’m sure she was delighted!”

“She certainly was. She said that to lick a whole fur coat was a great achievement for a cat. I can remember how she called him “Sun of the House!”


“We will buy a fur coat for Mister Tigerli.”

“We’ll have to discuss that with the other “Honour Members.”

“But we can afford to pay for Mister Tigerli to have his fur licked.”

“Yes, sure!”

“Actually it’s a great honour for the Russain girl to be allowed to lick our famous Mister Tigerli!”

“She should give us money for the honour!”

“But her friend is jealous!”

“The Mister Tigerli Foundation could finance a rehabilitation cure so that he could recover from his jealousy of cats!”

“That would certainly be expensive.”

“Oh we’d find the means for it!”

“And another question. What is Tigerli’s favourite food?”

“Alaskan salmon.”

“Doesn’t he like caparccio of mouse?”

“He leaves these specialities on the floor for me!”

“Tell me, Letizia, how did Tigerli react to you being named an Honour Member?”

“Fantastic! As a thank you present to Linde Lund he got hold of four hale and hearty Camemberts, packed them up in a box and sent them to her.”

“What did Linde say to that?”

“She is still trying to catch them all!”

The End

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Betty MacDonald not fond of sports


our very  ill Betty MacDonald fan club members are always in our thoughts and we wish them all the best.

We need them so much.

Today is the first Sunday of Advent and it's snowing for hours.
Our garden with the huge trees looks magical.

Irina, Betty MacDonald tells her very comical experiences about winter holiday in the mountains in her book Anybody can do anything.
I was rereading  it a minute ago and I had to laugh aloud.

I guess  I'm a bit like Betty MacDonald.
I like snow and enjoy walking through fresh air but I'm not fond of sports. Not at all.
Therefore I can understand Betty MacDonald very well.

When is Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter December available?

I ask because I'd like to read the letter with Betty MacDonald's life motto.

I wonder whether Mr. Tigerli is fond of snow.

I have to stop now because there is enough  snow that I can build a snowman with my husband and our children.

Wishing you and your families a very nice first of Advent,


Betty MacDonald and snow


We wish a million times good health to our Betty MacDonald fan club members.

There is always hope if we remain strong.

How would Betty MacDonald feel if she lived with us?

It's very cold and we have lots of snow here.

Do you remember what Betty MacDonald wrote in Anybody can do anything?

Lena, it'll be very interesting to read Betty MacDonald's letter explaing her life motto.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Betty MacDonald's life motto


Although Betty MacDonald fan club members are very sad and depressed we want to mention some good Betty MacDonald news.

We are going to share an original Betty MacDonald letter.

Betty MacDonald explains her  life motto.

( Betty MacDonald's life motto  Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter page 2 )

We shouldn't forget Betty MacDonald's fascinating life motto especially in dark times.



Betty MacDonald members seriously ill


Greta, we are so sorry but it's a sad fact that two popular Betty MacDonald fan club members are very seriously ill.

( Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter December, Page 1 )

Both are very strong personalities and they won't ever  give up.

Therefore let's hope for the best.