Sunday, October 4, 2015

Wolfgang Hampel, Betty MacDonald and the 70th anniversary of The Egg and I

Wolfgang Hampel - and Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

we had a special Betty MacDonald fan club surprise for you.

You only had to answer this question: 

There was a special Betty MacDonald anniversary on Saturday.

Do you have any idea?

We are talking about..............    The Egg and I. 

Even with the continual rain, July, August, September and even October were bad fire months in the mountains. If you were unfortunate enough to live on a ranch near the Kettles, any month was dangerous. It was said that the Kettles set the original peat fires in the valleys and that one summer, Paw, to save himself the effort of mowing the lawn, set fire to the grass and burned off the front porch. The Kettles burned brush any old time of year and if the brush fire got away from them and burned five or ten acres of someone's timber, that was too bad.  Betty MacDonald in The Egg and I

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.

Congratulations to our Betty MacDonald fan club contest winners.

Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter October includes the names of our Betty MacDonald fan club contest winners.

It'll be available during next week.

Don't miss our new Betty MacDonald fan club contest, please.

What happened to Betty MacDonald on October 30, 1938?

Send your answer, please and perhaps you'll be the lucky winner of several fascinating Betty MacDonald fan club items.

Deadline: October 31, 2015

We can't wait to read new Betty MacDonald Fan Club stories 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 and many others. 

Wolfgang Hampel's Betty MacDonald and Ma and Pa Kettle biography and Betty MacDonald interviews have fans in 40 countries. I'm one of their many devoted fans. 

Isn' t this amazing? Wolfgang Hampel and Alison Bard Burnett are born humorists. Both delight their fans from all over the world. 

Many Betty MacDonald  - and Wolfgang Hampel fans are very interested in 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.

Alison Bard Burnett and Wolfgang Hampel are born humorists. I hope many more Alison Bard Burnett interviews by Wolfgang Hampel will be published in the future. 

Wonderful story tellers, world painters, great entertainers. Alison Bard Burnett and Wolfgang Hampel share it with Betty MacDonald fans from all over the world. 

Next Betty MacDonald Fan Club Newsletters include stories  about our beloved Betty MacDonald Fan Club Honor members. 

Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli got so many fans from all over the World. 

Is Mr. Tigerli in Syria or in Greece at the current time? 

I totally agree  that our unique Betty MacDonald Fan Club Honor members are outstanding artists and writers. 

Enjoy a new breakfast at the bookstore with Brad and Nick, please.

Don't miss this outstanding video, please. 

Vashon Island is a paradise.

Enjoy a sunny Sunday,


Vita Magica

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