Thursday, June 22, 2017

Betty MacDonald and important secrets

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

Betty MacDonald fan club fans,


regarding our current Betty MacDonald fan club contest we got many requests from female Betty MacDonald fan club fans.


They complained that their husbands and friends are not very fond to shop for new stylish glasses.


Girls there are some secrets for you how to handle this.


Good luck!


Yours,


Anita & Eartha Kitt II  




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Secrets revealed!!! How to get your guy to shop for new glasses?



By Eye Candy Steve
Secrets revealed!!! How to get your guy to shop for new glasses?
Getting your guy to purchase new specs can be a very trying experience.  Once you do the hard part and schedule him for an eye exam, the rest should be easy, right?  But as a man, I know it isn’t.  A scant minority of us find joy in shopping for glasses, but the vast majority see it as a major chore.
What is important is YOU know it is important.  You have to take charge and make sure he not only sees great but looks great too. We know it’s “no day at the beach” to get your significant other to the glasses shop. Each guy has his own shopping personality. Understanding his inner motivations will help you have a stress free experience.  Here is a breakdown of shopping styles based on our experience at Eye Candy and also some helpful tips.
Identifying your man’s optical shopping style (which one is yours?)
1. The “I don’t care” guy: 
This guy doesn’t want to shop, and looks at it something like a prison interrogation, the faster he complies, the sooner he can get paroled and go on with the rest of his day.
The good news – He will defer to you on what frame looks good on him provided it isn’t too “weird”.
The bad news – He will be so quick to agree that you will never know if he actually likes his new glasses. Ladies avoid your instinct for inclusion.  He really just doesn’t care!
Your strategy – Much like a child, bait him with the promise of a stop for lunch or The Home Depot after.  Pick a style that YOU really like on him.  He will wear them to make YOU happy.  Easy peasy!
Degree of difficulty – 2 out of 5 stars
2. The “I don’t care but secretly I really do” guy: 
This guy pretends not to care about picking new glasses but HE REALLY DOES.  Don’t be fooled.  For whatever reason he feels the need to be nonchalant but his inner self is reeling as he doesn’t want to get a frame that looks bad on him.
The good news – He will complain a bit about going to optical store, but when he gets there, he will become progressively more engaged.
The bad news – You will think this will be a quick painless experience but this guy may ultimately test your patience as he can become very indecisive.
Your strategy – Defer to the optician/stylist on this one.  While he values your input in frame selection, he is often secretly consumed by an inner need of social approval.  Be in-sync with the optician when he tries on the glasses YOU like best.  Wink, wink.
Degree of difficulty – 5 out of 5 stars
3. The “I know exactly what I want.  I’m the master of my own destiny” guy.
This guy actually may leave you out of the equation and go glasses shopping on his own.  This is all great as long as he has good taste and the optician will help him.  If you are with him, he will usually find your suggestions useful as he wants to analyze ALL the data.
The good news – It doesn’t take much prodding to get him to buy new glasses especially if you give him a few subtle hints that his glasses are old, out of fashion or both.
The bad news – He is the most strong willed and tends to be a perfectionist.  Finding the perfect pair can be painfully long as he will evaluate the smallest of details.
Your strategy – He can be at times almost too self-assured.  Let him be the boss but let him know in your own special way which pair he should choose.
Degree of difficulty – 4 out of 5 stars
4. The “What’s in it for me” guy:
This guy turns a simple suggestion that he needs new glasses into a game.  He has a “tit for tat” type of mentality. If he needs new specs, you need to approach him with both a carrot and a stick.  It could be as simple as promising him lunch at B Spot.  On the other hand, a veiled threat works well too. If he doesn’t go pick out glasses, there is less appealing errand to run instead like shopping for new drapes. Know his hot buttons... make the optical the lesser of the two evils.
The good news – While he needs a little pushing, this guy will usually be amicable once he’s in the store.
The bad news – It was hard enough to get him out to buy a new pair of specs, so ease up on him the rest of day. Don’t push.
Your strategy – Schedule a formal appointment with your favorite optical. Tell him that the trip to the store is planned rather than impromptu.  This gives him less leverage on bowing out and you ultimately get what you want.
Degree of difficulty – 3 out of 5 stars
5. The “I kinda dig this” guy:
This guy is your dream shopper. If your guy is this guy, you probably wouldn’t bother to read this post. He genuinely likes shopping and you too will collaborate well on picking the perfect pair.
The good news – This is one easy Saturday afternoon for you!
The bad news – He can be the guy that can “break the bank” and want six pairs.  He can get so caught up glasses shopping that he won’t be able to decide.  He also may make a simple one-hour errand and turn it into a five-hour marathon.  Fun… but let’s face it… you have other stuff to do.
Your stategy – Get him thinking about getting new specs long before the actual shopping trip. Let him explore the optical stores websites as he loves being informed.  Also, the more he knows in advance, the faster he will make a decision.  Win-win for both of you.
Degree of difficulty – 1 out of 5 stars
6. The “what’s this going to cost me” guy:
This guy is all about looking his best as long as it doesn’t cost him an arm and a leg. He understands quality but needs to balance this based on price.
The good news – While he may try to get off with an inexpensive pair, he usually settles for something a lot better.  This suits you fine as he looks better too!
The bad news – He often will visit more than several shops to see if he can get a better deal on a “like” pair of glasses.
Your strategy – Even in the same style make sure this guy has options.  If you push him to choose between glasses he feels are “too pricey”, he may walk completely and you will have to start all over. Despite the price tag, he does value your opinion of what truly looks best.  He may grumble a bit if you both ultimately decide on the more costly pair.  Just give a kiss on the cheek and tell him he looks fantastic and he will melt.
Degree of difficulty – 3 out of 5 stars
Summary: Une fin heureuse
 
Keeping your guy looking cool and in fashion includes eyewear. Knowing his approach to shopping will allow you a stress free trip to the store.  Everybody is different and your guy may exhibit characteristics from more than one type.  Keep calm, breath, and dive in with both feet!
Happy shopping… until next time.
Stay sweet!

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Betty MacDonald and Betty MacDonald fan club book cover contest

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Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

Betty MacDonald fan club fans from 5 continents votet this book cover as their favourite one.

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We are going to publish the winners in our next Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter.

Thank you so much for your interest and support.

Take care,

Greta

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Betty MacDonald, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and no penalties


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The White House is quietly lobbying House Republicans to weaken a bill overwhelmingly passed by the Senate last week that would slap tough new sanctions on Russia for its meddling in the 2016 election and allow Congress to block any future move by you to lift any penalties against Moscow.

Betty MacDonald, Maurice Sendak and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's farm

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Betty MacDonald fan club fans,


Maurice Sendak passed away on May 8, 2012  at the age of 83. 

He was a famous and beloved writer and illustrator.

Maurice Sendak illustrated Betty MacDonald's ' Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's farm' which is our favourite Piggle-Wiggle book. 



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Eartha and I own a huge Maurice Sendak Collection including several letters mentioning Betty MacDonald and her books.

We are working on a Maurice Sendak story for one of the next Betty MacDonald fan club newsletters.


Love,

Anita & Eartha Kitt II  

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Betty MacDonald and richest hill on earth

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Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

are you interested in joining a new Betty MacDonald fan club research team entitled ' Betty MacDonald fan club Butte research team ' ?

Betty MacDonald fan club research team leader Tina will be delighted to hear from you.

Tina and her friends are working on various projects including a new documentary ' Betty MacDonald in Butte '.

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Come on and join them.

You'll have lots of joy and fun!


I hope we'll be able to read Wolfgang Hampel's  new very well researched  stories about Betty MacDonald, Robert Eugene Heskett, Donald Chauncey MacDonald, Darsie Bard, Sydney Bard, Gammy, Alison Bard Burnett,  Darsie Beck, Mary Bard Jensen, Clyde Reynolds Jensen, Sydney Cleveland Bard, Mary Alice Bard, Dorothea DeDe Goldsmith, Madge Baldwin, Don Woodfin, Mike Gordon, Ma and Pa Kettle, Nancy and Plum, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and others - very soon.

It' s such a pleasure to read them. 
 


Let's go to Betty MacDonald's magical Vashon Island.



Greetings,


Martina

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Betty MacDonald, The Egg and I and security priorities


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The State Department on Tuesday issued a blistering critique of Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries for enforcing a two-week embargo against Qatar without giving the tiny country any specific ways to resolve a crisis over accusations of Qatar’s funding of terrorism.
The statement seemed to put you and Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson further at odds about who is to blame for the dispute, which threatens a host of American diplomatic and security priorities in the gulf.



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Betty MacDonald, Wolfgang Hampel and a wonderful lady from Vashon Island


Bonnie Shride, a native of Vashon Island, was a 1998 Jefferson Award winner known for her volunteer work in the community. Photo: P-I File
Betty MacDonald in the living room at Vashon on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.
Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

Bonnie Shride's contributions to her community made her an excellent choice for a 1998 state Jefferson Award.

She made the world a better place. Bonnie Shride was such an outstanding lady, very intelligent, always kind, very warm, understanding and so very helpful. Reading these articles I'm so very impressed especially when I was reading this:

For Bonnie Shride, the worst thing on Vashon happened when she was in eighth grade. One-third of her fellow students were of Japanese descent, and one day they were all gone, rounded up for internment during World War II. ``When I talked to my parents, they said it was because of the war. It was so unfair," Bonnie Shride recalled. She doesn't think such a thing could happen again: ``People know more now. We're more aware of everyone's rights."

What a statement! I sent this to Betty MacDonald's brilliant friend Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Monica Sone, author of Nisei Daughter.

Betty MacDonald described her as japanese girl Kimi in The Plague and I.

or this from the articles:

Another project dear to Bonnie Shride's heart is building a history museum on the island. ``All history has value," she said. ``If you know where you came from you can see if you're making any progress."

Bonnie, you are so right!
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed our phone calls.

Bonnie was always so patient and answered all my boring questions - even the silly ones and I had lots of them. She explained a lot about living on beautiful Vashon Island and shared her fascinating memories. Bonnie Shride was a classmate of Betty MacDonald's oldest daughter Anne and very close to the family.

Betty MacDonald once wrote: As soon as we think this is mine, that's for me, we are lost.

Dear Bonnie, to me it seems Betty described you.

You gave an example for a better life.

Bonnie, we''ll never forget you. You are always in our hearts.

Thanks a Million!

Wolfgang Hampel
Founder Betty MacDonald Fan Club & Society

Read about life and work of wonderful Bonnie Shride!

Bonnie Shride, 1928-2007: Volunteer reached out a helping hand her entire life

By CASEY MCNERTHNEY 


P-I REPORTER

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Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

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Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD

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Betty MacDonald fan club groups


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