Thursday, September 10, 2015

Betty MacDonald and Betty MacDonald biography

Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter September will be available on Monday.

It incl. new info on Betty MacDonald biography and documentary by Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel. 

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

Deadline: September 30, 2015

You can win very interesting Betty MacDonald fan club items.

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.

Don't miss Brad's ' B & N ' please. 

Great as usual! 

You'll enjoy it very much.

I adore Betty MacDonald's beautiful Vashon Island. 
We should have a Betty MacDonald fan club event there. 

I enjoy this excellent Betty MacDonald poem by Betty MacDonald fan club honor member, artist, author and poet
Perry Woodfin very much. 

The Egg and Me
Copyright by Perry Woodfin

All rights reserved

When her name comes up, as it has on occasion,
I reminisce about our only meeting.
We had climbed the long flight to the ferry boat cabin.
We stop suddenly at the top.
A woman is coming down.
Dad and Mom talk with her.
Dad, proud, introduces me, his boy.
Then he tells me, “This is Betty MacDonald.
”To me she’s just a another grown up.
I seem to remember all of that.
I think she had on silk stockings, high heels.
There may also have been white gloves, perfume.
I wonder if I’ve invented all this ?
It’s just a memory, a brief moment in time.
As I said, on occasion it has come up.
Then I turn it over, move it around,
gaining nothing except what is here.
Well, maybe a slight scent of sophistication;
maybe a touch of class.
But have I hatched this too ?
Questions remain as questions always seem to do,
just laying there.
Whenever I catch a ferry and see that high flight,
small memories like this, soar.


Hope you enjoy this.

I like poetry for its more immediate creative outlet (usually).

More immediate than painting, anyway.

The poem describes an incident that occurred in I would guess, about 1950.

Perry Woodfin

Perry Woodfin has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Washington State University, and has made a living with his art since 1965. Puget Sound raised, he lives on Whidbey Island 50 miles north of Seattle.

Perry Woodfin:
Even remember being introduced to Betty McDonald of "The Egg and I" fame on one when I was maybe 8-9 years old. Somehow knew it was special. But what isn't on the ferries.

more info about Don Woodfin, Perry Woodfin's father

Have a nice Thursday,


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