Friday, August 4, 2017

Betty MacDonald, Don Woodfin and Wolfgang Hampel

Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

Don Woodfin was a very good friend of Betty and Donald MacDonald and Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel.

Don's son, artist and poet Perry Woodfin is Betty MacDonald fan club honor member.

Don and Perry Woodfin will be included in Wolfgang Hampel's  Vita Magica.

Have a very nice Saturday,



The Thrills of Owning a Chicken Ranch

Betty MacDonald, the author of The Egg & I, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and many other books,  garnered a worldwide following and still has millions of fans today.

Why do I care? Number one, if you can't celebrate your local heroes, what the F can you do? 

Number two, my grandfather Don Woodfin had a chicken farm in Lisabeula (an area on Vashon) in the 1940s and '50s, and was a good friend of Betty and her family.

He built them a barn, chicken coup, and caretaker house, all of which are now recognized National Historical Landmarks. 

Don was immortalized as "the unforgettable Marine" in Betty's book Onions in the Stew, her story of life on Vashon. 

After 9/11, many members of the international Betty MacDonald Fan Club e-mailed me to offer their best wishes and let us know that they were thinking of us, all because he had built her barn. 

It was really nice.

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Vita Magica Betty MacDonald event with Wolfgang Hampel, Thomas Bödigheimer and Friedrich von Hoheneichen

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Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

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

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( Polski)   

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Wolfgang Hampel - LinkFang ( German ) 

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Wolfgang Hampel - DBpedia  ( English / German )

Wolfgang Hampel - people check ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Memim ( English )

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 - Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle - Wikipedia ( English)

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 

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Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund  

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