we are going to celebrate 70th anniversary of Betty MacDonald's golden The Egg and I in Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter March.
We asked in which languages The Egg and I has been translated?
That's your chance. Don't miss it, please.
You can win our new Betty MacDonald documentary.
The Egg and I belongs to the most successful books ever.
First published by the J. B. Lippincott Company on October 3, 1945, The Egg and I received laudatory reviews and soon appeared on the best-seller list.
The book was a blockbuster success as a novel, being reprinted on a nearly monthly basis for the next two years.
On September 12, 1946, the specially-bound one-millionth copy of the book was presented to MacDonald by Washington Governor Monrad Wallgren at a luncheon in Seattle.
Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter March includes the names of our former Betty MacDonald fan club contest winners, the correct answers and many more info.
Anita, I'm one of your many fans.
Many greetings to Eartha Kitt II.
You are a dream team. Thank you so much for sharing the photo of you and
Eartha in your living-room. It's so cute.
I admire your Betty
MacDonald Fan Club story about Betty MacDonald, Robert Heskett, Donald
MacDonald, Darsie Bard, Sydney Bard, Gammy, Mary Bard Jensen, Clyde R.
Jensen, Sydney Cleveland Bard, Mary Alice Bard, Dorothea Darsie Bard
Goldsmith, Alison Bard Burnett, Jerry Keil, Joan MacDonald Keil, Madge
Baldwin, Don Woodfin, Perry Woodfin, Mike Gordon, Ma and Pa Kettle,
Nancy and Plum, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Ma and Pa Kettle and many others.
It's the best
Betty MacDonald fan club story ever beside Wolfgang Hampel's Betty
MacDonald and Ma and Pa Kettle biography and his magical Betty MacDonald
Björn: I have a surprise. My parents visited the
Northwest in the sixties. Both are huge Betty MacDonald Fans and they
went to Vashon of course and they met ........
Mary Bard Jensen,
Clyde Reynolds Jensen, Cleve Bard and Mary Alice Bard. We have many
photos of the family and my father filmed them with his camera. So you
can see and hear the Bard family. I'm going to present this at the next
Betty MacDonald Fan Club Meeting.
Mary Bard Jensen is very funny, indeed but you'll enjoy Clyde Jensen, Cleve and Mary Alice Bard as well. A wonderful family!
we can't wait to see the Mary Bard Jensen, Clyde R. Jensen, Cleve Bard
and Mary Alice Bard interviews filmed by your father. Did Mary Bard
Jensen share any info about the story of Sandra, which Betty MacDonald
mentioned in her book Anybody can do anything?
We would like to learn
more about Mary Bard's book published in the thirties. We know so much
more about it after reading Anita's Top Betty MacDonald Fan Club story.
Anita also tells the exciting story of Dorita Hess. Betty MacDonald
describes this rather strange lady in Anybody can do anything. Did Mary
Bard Jensen, Clyde R. Jensen, Cleve Bard and Mary Alice Bard mention her
in the interviews?
Björn, excuse my many questions, please but
it's so great to have the opportunity to see all the members of the Bard
family. I'm overwhelmed. It's such a great feeling.
I hope we'll be
able to see these interviews and the filmed Betty MacDonald interview
at the next Betty MacDonald Fan Club meeting.
Hampel's Betty MacDonald and Ma and Pa Kettle biography and Betty
MacDonald interviews have fans in 40 countries. I bet there will be many
more fans in the future.
Isn' t this amazing? Wolfgang Hampel and
Alison Bard Burnett are born humorists. Both delight their fans from all
over the world.
I'd love to have a Wolfgang Hampel CD and DVD with his
very funny poems and stories. What about a book? We adore Wolfgang
Hampel's high humor and wit in Betty MacDonald and Ma and Pa Kettle
biography and his wonderful Betty MacDonald interviews.
Jens, it doesn't amaze me at all.
As you wrote Alison Bard Burnett and Wolfgang Hampel are born humorists. I heard many more Alison Bard Burnett interviews by Wolfgang Hampel will be published in the future. Come on, please. Do it! This couple is so funny. I can listen to them a million times without getting tired. Pure Bard and Hampel magic.
Wonderful story tellers, world painters, great entertainers. Alison Bard Burnett and Wolfgang Hampel share it with Betty MacDonald Fans from all over the world.
By the way I don't like poems so much but Wolfgang Hampel's
satirical poems are as witty and charming as his Betty MacDonald and Ma
and Pa Kettle biography and Betty MacDonald Interviews. Wolfgang
Hampel's very funny stories about everyday life make us laugh aloud.
heard one of the next Betty MacDonald Fan Club Newsletter stories are
about our beloved Betty MacDonald Fan Club Honor members.
My family and I are crazy about Mr. Tigerli - our unique trouble shooter!
Our unique Betty MacDonald fan club honor members are outstanding artists and writers.
Let's go to the bookstore and enjoy a new breakfast with Brad and Nick.
What about moving to very beautiful Vashon Island?
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Betty MacDonald Fan Club proudly presents:
The amazing, very witty, charming, intelligent story written by our brilliant Betty MacDonald Fan Club Honor Member - artist and writer Letizia Mancino.
WHEN YOU DREAM, DREAM BIG
Copyright 2011/2016 by Letizia Mancino
All rights reserved
Translated by D. Tsiaprakas
Betty, I love you! Your books „Anybody can do anything“ and „Onions in the Stew“ are really outstanding! I take them into my hand, and at a stone's throw I am right away in America ! Columbus and the egg: The great discovery!
Your bestseller „The Egg and I“ the greatest discovery. And you and I! I know America: It's true what you are writing: That's America: Absolutely right! No, even to the least detail! The landscape and the passion: Do you know the country where pistols blossom? Brava, Betty, you are describing the Americans vividly, genuinely, insufferably, brushed upon paper. If I like to read your works? To read doesn't even express it! I can even hear and see everything: Nature, culture, subculture.
America has almost remained unchanged! O those cool Americans! Calculating, stockmarket, Wall Street, the financial crisis (even back in 1930), the gamblers, the bankruptcy of companies! The swarming of dodgers and cheaters. People left without money. Dispair und hunger! A terrible „Worst Case“ (when I knew but little English I thought it is sausage with cheese).
Still how impressive is the ability to adaptone self of the Americans: They know how to enjoy life, acrobats of survival! In the twinkle of an eye they achieved to adapt themselves and effect the work of pioneers: In the morning you are a cleaningwoman, in the evening a brothel woman! No problem!
„The insufficient, here it's becoming an event; The indescribable, here it's done;“ Mary Bard Jensen, your sister, was the treasure trove of procuring work: My word, what a power woman with unlimited imagination! She has recommended you everywhere: Betty can do everything, also write novels! Go ahead, sister, hurry up! The editor wants to see your manuscripts! Up to that point you had not written a single line! Wow! And if still everything goes wrong? No problem: When you dream, dream big!
Just look, you have become famous.The Egg and I You know that, Betty? I'll slip into „The Egg and I“ and come and be your guest! I want to get to know your chickens. I hate chickens! I'm a chickens slave from North America! O Betty, without these damned animals, no chance of you becoming famous! „The Egg and I“ you would never have written! How many readers you have made happy!
Your book is so amusing! Your witty fine (almost nasty) remarks about your family members and roundabout neighbours made me laugh so much! You have been born into a special family: Comfort was not desired: I can't but be amazed: What did your father say to your mother? After tomorrow I am going to work elsewhere: Thousands of miles away...He sent her a telegram: LEAVING FOR TWO YEARS ON THURSDAY FOR MEXICO CITY STOP GET READY IF YOU WANT TO COME ALONG – That was on Monday. Mother wired back: SHALL BE READY, and so she was.That's America! Improvisation, change, adventure. You show no weakness: Let's go! Your descriptions, Betty, about the tremendous happenings in nature have deeply frightened me.
Continent America, I'm terrified by you! I feel so small and threatened like a tiny fly before an enormous flyswatter! Your novel is very many-sided! The reader may use it even as a cook book! „The Egg and I“ starts straight away with a recipe: „Next to the wisdom that lamb meat doesn't taste good unless it has been roasted with garlic“. Do you enjoy the American food?
O Betty, it's too fatty for me and I hate garlic! (Betty is presently cooking lunch for Bob. She's continually talking to „STOVE“: STOVE is Bob's rival; in the beginning I thought it was being himself). She turns round and says: Well, so no garlic for you. No lamb either, Betty. I don't eat any meat! I'd actually prefer only fried eggs. Betty, let me make them myself. Then you try it!
Blow! „STOVE“ out of order! I don't succeed in turning it on! Damned! It's got more of a mind of its own than „STOVE“ of my friend, Hilde Domin! Bob's coming! He must eat directly! „Men eat anything, the swines! Says your grandmother Gammy“. Is it true? Do you like my chickens? Bob asked me without introducing himself. Yes, Bob (rude) I love them! I'm vegetarian. Do you want to clean the henhouse with me tomorrow? A, you're always getting up so early at four o'clock! Bob, that's not a job for me! He looked at me disdainfully! A Roman cissy! You need a reeducation at once! Help, Bob's attacking me! I rather change the novel immediately and move to the „Island“!
Despite mounting pressure to cap the number of refugees in the wake of the Cologne sex attacks which saw 130 women sexually assaulted by men, believed to be migrants, Mrs Merkel has stood her ground.
Some 1.1million migrants entered Germany last year, many fleeing conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
We need to say we expect that once ISIS has been defeated that you go back to your home country
Mrs Merkel said 70 per cent of the refugees who fled to Germany from former Yugoslavia in the 1990s had returned.
She urged other European countries to offer more help "because the numbers need to be reduced even further and must not start to rise again, especially in spring".
Peter Altmaier, who Mrs Merkel has tasked with overseeing the government's handling of the refugee crisis, said the government was negotiating with some countries including Turkey about taking back criminal refugees who arrived via non-EU countries.
He said Germany was working closely with Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon to host most of the refugees until there was peace in Syria and Iraq.
A spokesman for his office declined to comment on the state of negotiations.
Fabrice Leggeri, the head of the European Union's (EU) border agency Frontex, said a UN estimate that up to a million migrants could try to come to Europe via the eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkans next year was realistic.
Speaking to German magazine Der Spiegel, he said: “It would be a big achievement if we could keep the number ... stable.”
Mrs Merkel relaxed rules on refugees entering Germany in August 2015 by welcoming unregistered refugees.
As she faced a “humanitarian emergency” with tens of thousands of refugees hoping to enter Germany, Mrs Merkel said the decision showed Germany’s “friendly face” to the world.
In the months that followed Mrs Merkel rejected claims Germany had worsened the refugee crisis as the resulting wave of migrants stretched resources and led to a backlash among many unnerved citizens.
Some EU countries re-established border controls within the passport-free Schengen zone, where they had been abolished.
Mrs Merkel’s administration then made a huge u-turn by turning away refugees at the German-Austrian border, with reports of up to 200 migrants a day being sent back to Austria for having no valid documents.
German interior minister Thomas de Maizier warned: "I expect that in the next weeks, the number of repatriations, voluntary returns and deportations will rise significantly."