Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Betty MacDonald and Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University

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

Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

in 1996 Betty MacDonald's family had been interviewed by journalist and author Wolfgang Hampel

The family members shared very interesting details regarding fascinating life and work of Betty MacDonald. 

Especially Betty's youngest sister Alison Bard Burnett had a perfect memory and shared golden Bard memories. 

She got the same talent as her famous sister Betty MacDonald. 

Betty MacDonald Interviews published 2009 on CD/DVD by Betty MacDonald Fan Club incl. the biography of Betty MacDonald written by Wolfgang Hampel - The Kettles' Million Dollar Egg, The Egg and Betty, The Tragic End Of Robert Heskett, Betty MacDonald in Hollywood, BettyMacDonald's Illness and other biographical stories.

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel's outstanding Betty MacDonald fan club items and interviews are included in 








A Thesis submitted to the

Department of History

in partial fulfillment of the

requirements for the degree of

Master of Arts 

Degree Awarded: 

Spring 2014

Wolfgang Hampel's new project Vita Magica is  fascinating because he is going to include Betty MacDonald, other members of the Bard family and Betty MacDonald fan club honor members.

Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli  and our 'Italian Betty MacDonald' - Betty MacDonald fan club honor member author and artist Letizia Mancino belong to the most popular Betty MacDonald fan club teams in our history.

Their many devoted fans are waiting for a new Mr. Tigerli adventure.

Letizia Mancino's  magical Betty MacDonald Gallery  is a special gift for our Betty MacDonald fan club fans.  

Don't miss Brad Craft's 'More friends', please. 

I'm rereading Onions in the Stew and I'd like to live on Betty MacDonald's very beautiful Vashon Island.

Wishing you a great Tuesday,


Don't miss this very special book, please.

Vita Magica
Betty MacDonald fan club

Betty MacDonald forum  

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) - The Egg and I 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Vashon Island - 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  

Rita Knobel Ulrich - Islam in Germany - a very interesting ZDF  ( 2nd German Television ) documentary with English subtitles 

The leaked documents drew immediate attention Monday from officials in Washington, who could be interested in using them as a road map of diplomatic, financial and even criminal dealings around the globe that are connected to the United States and its financial system.
“We are aware of the reports and are reviewing them,” said Peter Carr, a spokesman for the Justice Department in Washington. Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, declined to comment specifically on the documents, but said the United States remained a “leading advocate for increased transparency in the international financial system, and in working against illicit financial transactions and in fighting corruption.”
The leaks come at a time of populist anger against business and political elites and sharpening income inequality in Europe and the United States. The information could intensify that anger by suggesting that government officials are lining their pockets in secret and avoiding transparency and taxes on their assets.
The anger is particularly acute in Iceland, a tiny country of 330,000 people that was hammered by the financial crisis. When the bubble burst, its three private banks, which had become bloated, could not cover their short-term debts and repay depositors. Iceland suffered a deep economic depression, a stock market collapse and huge losses, requiring emergency loans from the International Monetary Fund and capital controls.
Iceland is recovering well but the anger persists, and Mr. Gunnlaugsson, of the center-right Progressive Party, may not survive the political turmoil.

Protests erupted on Monday evening in front of the Parliament building. A former prime minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, said Mr. Gunnlaugsson would have to resign if he could not quickly regain the public’s trust. A former finance minister, Steingrimur Sigfusson, told The Guardian newspaper: “We can’t permit this. Iceland would simply look like a banana republic. No one is saying he used his position as prime minister to help this offshore company, but the fact is you shouldn’t leave yourself open to a conflict of interest, and nor should you keep it secret.”

Having at first denied ownership in Wintris, Mr. Gunnlaugsson said his joint ownership with his wife was an oversight and was corrected when it was pointed out to him in 2009. He also said Wintris was a holding company to invest his wife’s assets from a company sale, a distinction that made it legally unnecessary for him to declare it in any case.
Ramon Fonseca, the director of Mossack Fonseca, defended the firm and the legality of offshore companies, telling Reuters in a telephone interview that the firm had suffered a successful but “limited” hacking intrusion. Mr. Fonseca, the firm’s co-founder and until March a senior government official in Panama, said his firm had formed more than 240,000 companies, adding that the “vast majority” had been used for “legitimate purposes.”
In Moscow, which had warned previously of an investigation aimed at Mr. Putin, his spokesman, Dmitri S. Peskov, said the reports were intended to smear Russia before elections there and were an outgrowth of “Putinophobia.” He suggested that the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based in Washington, had links to the United States government and other “special services” and said the documents showed “nothing concrete and nothing new about Putin.”
The documents do not mention Mr. Putin but indicate that numerous close associates, including a cellist, Sergei Roldugin, a childhood friend of Mr. Putin, had assets of up to $2 billion stashed abroad.
British newspapers highlighted leaked information that showed Prime Minister David Cameron’s late father, Ian, had an offshore investment fund for his wealthy clients that avoided paying tax in Britain, in part by getting numerous residents of the Bahamas, including a part-time bishop, to sign its paperwork.
Asked if there was still any family money invested in the fund, a spokesman for Prime Minister Cameron, Helen Bower, said, “That is a private matter.” Mr. Cameron has been outspoken about what he has called the need to shut down offshore tax havens and is scheduled to host a summit meeting on the issue in May.

The repercussions extended to Argentina’s president, Mauricio Macri. Leaked documents showed he was a director of an offshore company, Fleg Trading Ltd., incorporated in the Bahamas in 1998 and dissolved in 2009. Mr. Macri, who was mayor of Buenos Aires before his election as president last November, did not disclose his connection to the company in asset declarations in 2007 or 2008. Mr. Macri’s office said in a statement that the disclosure had not been required because the president had no stake in the company.