Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Betty MacDonald and Indians


Dear Betty MacDonald fans, I'd like to discuss a very important subject.

There are readers who have problems with Betty MacDonald's description of  indians in The Egg and I.

I'm from the Netherlands and would like to hear your opinion.

What do you think was the reason Betty MacDonald described the indians in such a way in The egg and I?

Thanks a lot in advance.

I hope the new updated Betty MacDonald biography includes several new facts regarding this very important subject.

I adore Wolfgang Hampel's Betty MacDonald biography and  interviews.
I hope Wolfgang Hampel is going to continue his outstanding work.

Many greetings to Mr. Tigerli and the russian girl.

It's such a pleasure reading these delightful stories.



Betty MacDonald's salt and pepper


Betty MacDonald fan club has excellent researchers.

We are working on an updated Betty MacDonald biography.

The trouble is we recently got many information and we are very busy now.

Darsie Bard's and Gammy's letters are among the most important documents we've ever got.

Thank you so much for your contributions.

Be a bit patient, please dear Betty MacDonald fan club members from all over the world.
You'll be very happy with the results.

You can read some very funny new  poems by Wolfgang Hampel in Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter November.
Wolfgang Hampel's poems are as entertaining and witty as his Betty MacDonald biography and the interviews.
New Betty MacDonald interviews by Betty MacDonald Memorial Award winner Wolfgang Hampel will be published in 2013.

Paula, I guess your sister is in trouble very often if Mike behaves the same way Betty MacDonald's Tudor did. I had to laugh very hard because you describe these situations as too much pepper and salt in life.
I agree. To less is nothing but too much can be very dangerous because of too much stress.

How is very popular Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli doing?

New Mr. Tigerli stories, please. They are salt and pepper in our lives and in this case and we need much  more of it.

Thank you so much.



Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Betty MacDonald biography


Betty MacDonald fan club research teams had many excellent results during 2012.

We are very grateful and happy having these experts and teams  especially Anita & Eartha Kitt II, Sören, Astrid, Beat, Martine, Bob and many other very active Betty MacDonald fan club research teams.

There are so many very important and interesting information incl. letters, photos and documents for a new updated Betty MacDonald biography.

                                   C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s !

                Thanks a million for your outstanding research.

I know it's a running Betty MacDonald fan club gag but I have to say it again:

There is always something new under the sun after all those years.

Yes, it's true.
It's a feeling like Christmas finding these very special Betty MacDonald gifts.

Next Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter includes many fascinating Betty MacDonald fan club research results.

Photos of Betty MacDonald's brave dog Tudor are great  because we have a very special family member.

You have to know the reason why.
My sister's dog Mike acts like Tudor.
Both of them are a bit crazy but that means salt and pepper in life. (sometimes a bit too much of it )
Do you remember the story with the broken windows in Betty MacDonald's Onions in the Stew?
It's never boring having dogs like this.
Poor Betty MacDonald and my sister Vera!

Speaking of exciting pets we are so curious to read more of Mr. Tigerli's new adventures
I wonder how the russian girl is doing.

By the way don't you think Betty MacDonald's Tudor and Letizia Mancino's Mr. Tigerli would be an ideal couple?


Monday, October 29, 2012

Betty MacDonald's dogs and cats


Betty MacDonald fan club photo collection is so fascinating.

I can't stop laughing reading Betty MacDonald's experiences with her darling dog in Onions in the Stew.

Having Tudor and Mr. Tigerli  in your household you can write many very funny stories.

I love them both!

I know what I'm talking about because we have two dogs and cats.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Betty MacDonald's grandfather


Aada,  I like Betty MacDonald's dog Tudor so much.

It's great you have a photo.

I have wonderful Betty MacDonald news.

I know a Betty MacDonald fan who owns a photo of Betty MacDonald's  grandfather and wants to share it.

We hope we'll be able to read a new funny story about our beloved Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli.

Betty MacDonald's Tudor and Letizia Mancino's Mr. Tigerli are my favourites.



Thursday, October 25, 2012

Betty MacDonald's dog Tudor


Sören & Mads,  I'm very interested in your Betty MacDonald research project.

I'd like to contribute some photos and other items of my Betty MacDonald collection.

Did you ever see Betty MacDonald's crazy dog Tudor described in Betty MacDonald's Onions in the Stew?

Mr. Tigerli you don't have to be jealous at all.

Although we like Tudor  you are our favourite darling.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Betty MacDonald and family


Sören, I'd like to join your Betty MacDonald research team.

I have a huge photo collection with photos of Betty MacDonald, Mary Bard Jensen, Sydney Bard, Darsie Bard, Robert Eugene Heskett,  Donald Chauncey MacDonald,  Clyde Jensen, Anne MacDonald Canham, Joan MacDonald Keil, Jerry Keil, Alison Bard Burnett, Cleve Bard, Dorothea Goldsmith, Madge Baldwin, Mike Gordon and many other family members and friends but best of all two photos of beloved Gammy.

I hope Wencke is member of your Betty MacDonald research team because cinnamon rolls belong to my favourites.

Many greetings to Betty MacDonald fan club fans and unique Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr.Tigerli,


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Betty MacDonald's life in pictures


I'm working with Lars and Björn on a new Betty MacDonald fan club item entitled Betty MacDonald's life in pictures.

You will be able to see many new photos you've never seen before.

( see also Betty MacDonald Fan Club newsletter November 2012 )

Wencke, what about some of your wonderful cinnamon rolls for supporting our current work?

I guess Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli  and the russian girl would prefer something different.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Betty MacDonald's cinnamon rolls


Jörgen & Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

After these very sad experiences what about visiting Betty MacDonald's and  Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's kitchen to eat some cinnamon rolls?

It's Friday and the perfect thing to do.

Betty MacDonald's and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's cinnamon rolls  smell and taste wonderful.

When they saw these delightful pictures my family said: Wencke, we'd like to eat some cinnamon rolls.

What am I doing now?

Of course I'm working on it with many helpers.

Happy weekend with Betty MacDonald's and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's cinnamon rolls,

Lots of love to you and Mr. Tigerli and the russian girl,


In Memory of Peter D. Sieruta


These are really very sad news.

Betty MacDonald fan club member, author Peter D. Sieruta passed away much too early at the age of only 53.

I know Peter D. Sieruta would be delighted if he knew what several Betty MacDonald fan club researchers recently found.

You'll find more Betty MacDonald fan club research info in Betty MacDonald fan club Newsletter November.

I'm so sad that I'd need some funny new experiences of Betty MacDonald fan club honor member, dear Mr. Tigerli.


Friday, October 12, 2012

Betty MacDonald's grandmother Gammy


Long live our dear Linde Lund.

Linde Lund is such a gifted personality.

We can't imagine Betty MacDonald fan club without Linde Lund.

                 THANKS   A   MILLION   DEAR   LINDE   LUND!

I hope we'll see each other at the next Betty MacDonald fan club conference - the international Betty MacDonald fan club ribbon around the world.

We are very sad that Betty MacDonald fan club member  author Peter Sieruta passed away at the age of only 53.

It's Peter Sieruta's 54 th birthday today. Peter was always sending the most beautiful birthday cards. He was so sweet and had an outstanding memory.

I have tears in my eyes while writing these lines.

We miss brilliant and very warm  Peter Sieruta very much.

I was rereading Monica Sone's excellent book NISEI DAUGHTER.

We miss our first Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Monica Sone so much.

After these very sad news I have some very good news for Betty MacDonald fan club fans.

Do you want to see photos of Betty MacDonald's beloved grandmother Gammy?

You can see several pictures of Gammy in Betty MacDonald fan club Newsletter October 2012.

Isn't this great? 

Love and kisses to all of you especially to  Linde Lund's and my most favourite Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli.

Mr. Tigerli we love you!!!!!

Any new stories about the russian girl?

Oh please........


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Linde Lund's message to Betty MacDonald fan club

Linde Lund:

dear Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

Betty MacDonald fan club member, author Peter D. Sieruta passed away May 26  at the age of only 53.

We miss Peter D. Sieruta and his very intelligent comments and thoughts very much.

It's such a huge loss.

Our very much beloved Betty MacDonald fan club honor member, artist and author Letizia Mancino and her husband Professor Christoph Cremer recently visited Washington State.

After Letizia and her husband returned home from Betty MacDonald country I got a very special Betty MacDonald and Letizia Mancino gift.

A very important Betty MacDonald document, a very special dedicated copy of Letizia Mancino's witty book ' The cat in Goethe's bed' with  such a funny drawn cat ( Letizia Mancino is so gifted ) and many more Betty MacDonald surprises.

It's the most wonderful gift I've ever got in my whole life  and I'm so happy and grateful.

Thanks a million dear friends, Letizia,  Christoph, Angelika and Wolfgang for finding all the wonderful Betty MacDonald items and and sending them to me.

I adore Letizia Mancino's art nearly every day.

It's like sunshine in my heart.

Try it even if you are a bit sad and depressed and everybody knows these  'blue' feelings from time to time. It's natural.

Letizia Mancino's  artwork will help you to change your mind:

I'm very sorry.
Although Letizia Mancino is such an excellent writer and artist she is not my favourite Betty MacDonald fan club honor member.

Do you have any idea who is?

It's Mr. Tigerli of course. 

We all are in love with very 'strong' and 'active'  Mr. Tigerli.
I guess he doesn't need a better lover because he is in love with a very special person.
You know what I mean?  Reread the stoy please and you'll know what I'm talking about.

It means a lot to all of us  that Betty MacDonald fan club tree is growing every day.
Betty MacDonald fan club has members in 40 countries.

To me it's kind of a miracle.
The best of it many Betty MacDonald fan club members know each  other in person because of  several international Betty MacDonald fan club meetings.
It's like a Betty MacDonald fan club ribbon around the world. I know Betty MacDonald would love it.

It's the most important and interesing work in my life and enriches me every day to receive information and to be in contact with Betty MacDonald fans from all over the world.

Thank you so much for supporting Betty MacDonald fan club.
Betty MacDonald fan club fans are so great and we are overwhelmed.
There are so many Betty MacDonald fan club fans who donate very important documents, letters and many other items.

                                    THANK YOU SO MUCH !

We have the most important Betty MacDonald projects in the future for example establishing a Betty MacDonald museum.

We need your support to make this Betty MacDonald fan club dream come true.

Let's do it.

At the end of this very long message ( I hope you are not too tired after reading it ) I want to say thanks a million to one and only Wolfgang Hampel.

Wolfgang Hampel was the one who founded Betty MacDonald fan club with 4 members in 1983.

Wolfgang Hampel wrote Betty MacDonald biography and interviewed Betty MacDonald's family and friends:

He is working on a new Betty MacDonald documentary and biography.

To me Wolfgang Hampel is the most creative person in the whole world. A genius!
I know very well Wolfgang Hampel hates what I mention  -   however......


Wolfgang Hampel delightes so many Betty MacDonald fans not only with his Betty MacDonald biography, stories and interviews but also with his very witty and funny poems.

I know there is something new after all those years.

We only have to find it and I know you will.

I'm afraid this message sounds a bit like old Linde Lund's legacy.

Don't worry, please.

What ever will happen in the future I'll  remain in Betty MacDonald fan club circle forever.

                              YES I WILL !

All my love from very happy and grateful

Linde Lund

Monday, October 1, 2012

Betty MacDonald biography


Very good Betty MacDonald fan club news in October!

Betty MacDonald Memorial Award Winner Wolfgang Hampel  is working on a new Betty MacDonald biography and documentary with lots of new very interesting interviews, documents  and photos.

( Betty MacDonald Fan Club Newsletter October Page 1 )

I can understand Betty MacDonald's depressing kitchen experiences with male cooks very well.

Ella and other fans,  I'm a lucky woman  because my husband doesn't want to cook.
( I can only  hope he won't ever change his mind )

I just visited Letizia Mancino's  magical Betty MacDonald Gallery. What a joy!

Don't forget our  beloved Mr. Tigerli, please.

Wishing you a golden October,