Saturday, January 16, 2016

Betty MacDonald and new treasures

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

Betty MacDonald fans,

Dorita Hess is one of my favourite personalities in Betty MacDonald's books.

She is no longer this mysterious person.

Betty MacDonald already shared some fascinating details in several letters to her fans.

You can find some of them in Betty MacDonald fan club letter collection.

Anita and Eartha Kitt II are like Ms. Marple.

Their reseach results are outstanding and we know many new details.

Congratulations Ladies!

Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter January will be available next week and it contains many new Betty MacDonald fan club treasures.

You'll be able to read more info today.

Have a nice Saturday


Don't miss this very special book, please.

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Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

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Man Proposes To Girlfriend 148 Times Before She Even Notices

"I had no clue," girlfriend Claire Bramley said.

01/15/2016 11:36 am ET | Updated 6 hours ago
  • Lee Moran Trends Editor, The Huffington Post

A hopeless romantic in Grimsby, England, asked his girlfriend to marry him 148 times over the course of six months, but she didn't even notice.
Ray Smith discreetly placed a card reading "Will you marry me?" in 148 photographs he took of and with his partner, Claire Bramley, from July to December last year. But she remained blissfully unaware.
Smith ended up playing Bramley a montage of all the images, which included family and friends also popping the question on his behalf, on Christmas Day. 

YouTube/Ray Smith
Claire Bramley, left, had no idea that Ray Smith, right, was popping the question in the pictures they took together.

The clip ended with Smith directly asking Bramley for her hand in marriage more than six months after his first "proposal." She said yes. 
The couple are now planning their wedding for 2017, and Smith's video is going viral, according to the Grimsby Telegraph.
"I had no clue, I was totally oblivious to it all," Bramley, 33, who is eight months pregnant with the couple's first child, told Metro. "He told me he was taking the pictures to create memories for the baby, so I just let him get on with it."
Smith, 38, said it was "hard work not getting caught."

YouTube/Ray Smith 
Bramley didn't notice her boyfriend was asking her to marry him because he took different versions of each photo, sometimes without the message.

According to a YouTube post, Smith took numerous photographs of each situation, sometimes without the card in the shot. That way, he could show Bramley those photos if she asked to see them.
Dean Smith, no relation, pulled a similar stunt before popping the question to his girlfriend, Jennifer Kessel, in Aruba last January.