Monday, January 25, 2016

Betty MacDonald and a monster

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

Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

regarding Betty MacDonald fan club birthday card contest there are some more info.

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.  

There will be a Betty MacDonald fan club birthday event DVD available.
Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter January is the best one ever with many Betty MacDonald fan club surprises.

Join current Betty MacDonald fan club contest, please.  

Betty MacDonald mentioned her favourite flower in one of her books.

There are several documents and letters in Betty MacDonald fan club letter collection you can use to answer the Betty MacDonald fan club contest question:

Tell us Betty MacDonald's favourite flower, please.

Deadline: January 31, 2016

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

Join us in voting for your favourite city, please. 

Wolfgang Hampel's new Vita Magica guest is a very famous TV lady, author and singer. 

I hope Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli is doing well.

We are so happy that our 'Casanova'  is back.
Any news about his very beautiful girlfriends?

Don't miss breakfast at the bookstore with Brad and Nick. 

I'd like to visit Betty MacDonald's paradise on Vashon Island.

I adore Betty MacDonald's Onions in the Stew.

This great singer could be very successful in ESC 2016.

Take care,


Don't miss this very special book, please.


Vita Magica
Betty MacDonald fan club

Betty MacDonald forum  

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

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

Betty MacDonald fan club - The Stove and I  

Betty MacDonald fan club groups 

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund


US blizzard: Millions battle snow travel chaos

Millions of commuters across the eastern US battled disrupted transport systems struggling to recover from a huge blizzard.
Slippery pavements, crippled train networks, treacherous roads and cancelled flights were among the problems workers faced on Monday.
The US government in Washington, as well as many schools and businesses throughout the region, are shut.
As the clean up begins, at least 36 people have been left dead.
Many East Coast residents spent Sunday digging out their cars and clearing pathways of snow which reached about 3ft (91cm) in five states.

Across the region:
  • Flights resume in Washington and Baltimore but 1,510 flights are delayed or cancelled throughout the region
  • Amtrak has limited service throughout the US northeast
  • The Washington Metro system is operating a severely reduced service
  • The New York subway system is almost back to normal service
  • Officials in Maryland say at least one lane is clear on many major highways in the state
  • In Delaware, authorities say that main roads have been cleared but suburban roads are still unploughed
  • Sections of the Pennsylvania turnpike, where over 500 vehicles were stranded over the weekend, has reopened
The storm, dubbed "Snowmageddon" and "Snowzilla", has weakened and headed into the Atlantic Ocean. It is expected to bring heavy rain and gale-force winds to the UK.
It affected some 85 million people, at one point cutting the power to 300,000 people. The heaviest fall was recorded in Glengary, West Virginia, which had 42in.

In New Jersey, residents are taking stock of damage left by severe flooding that was a result of the storm churning high surf.
Many homes were left partially submerged, but Governor Chris Christie said the flooding was not as bad as it could have been.
In New York City - which saw its second-highest snowfall since records began in 1869 - a travel ban that effectively shut the city down has now been lifted.
And all government-funded schools in the city are open today.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urged people to leave their cars covered with snow all week, but he tweeted that the city was now "bouncing back".

Other areas were faring less well.
In Washington DC, the US Congress has modified its schedule, with the House saying it will sit again on 1 Feb and the Senate delaying votes for a few days.
Federal government offices and public schools in the US capital are shut throughout the day. Many schools all the way up to New Jersey will also be closed.
State employees in Virginia and Maryland were told to stay home on Monday.
However, airports in the region are starting to restore service.