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Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter January is available today.
Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter January is really very interesting.
We've published the new Betty MacDonald essay by Betty MacDonald fan club research Anita and Eartha Kitt II.
The subject is ' Betty MacDonald's life on Vashon Island ' with several never published before interviews of Betty MacDonald's family, friends and neighbours.
Can you imagine for example Winter days without power on Vashon Island?
We got these messages from Betty MacDonald fans some years ago.
Very cold days in the State of Washington! Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!
We recently had a wind storm followed by some very low temperatures and a lot of snow.
Vashon Island had a power outage for a few days. My sister was without power from Monday evening to Thursday before noon.
The next week is supposed to be above freezing, rain and occasional sun-breaks.
Old timers on the Island had kerosene lamps and wood stoves and plenty of wood just for this type of situation.
We had a bit of snow and cold around here and mother had to put up with no electric power or heat for two days but seems cheerful about it all.
We have just gone through an Arctic Express. Extremely cold and snowy on Vashon Island. Broke records for low temps. I was without power for 24 hours, many much longer. Today is much warmer and the snow is almost gone.
We have had bad storms that brought down some of the big trees on houses and power lines. We have had long hours and days without power, and the temperature got down to 15 degrees F. No sun, but today it is raining and the snow and ice are melting.
For one week here it's been verrrrry cold from zero with wind chil to now finally 40 degrees. Seattle was almost shut down due to bad ice. We cancelled plans to go to Sequim, which is not far from where Betty lived the story of the EGG AND I. Too cold, too much snow, windy, and icy. So we stayed home and roasted a duck!! We're not seeing the sun yet! At least it isn't raining.It's impossible to walk every day in this weather. I usually go out for 45 minutes a day.
I'm really freezing after reading these experiences.
We are very happy indeed that our beloved Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli is back.New Betty MacDonald documentary will be very interesting with many new interviews.
Alison Bard Burnett and other Betty MacDonald fan club honor members will be included in Wolfgang Hampel's new project Vita Magica.
exciting news about Betty MacDonald's filmed interview will come soon.
Enjoy a new breakfast with Brad and Nick, please.
Regarding 2016 NYE fireworks we have a Betty MacDonald fan club contest question:
Which is your favourite one?
Deadline: January 31, 2016
I can't make a decision right now but my dear husband says that London is much better.
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Czech President Miloš Zeman claims integration of Muslims in Europe 'practically impossible'
"The experience of Western European countries which have ghettos and excluded localities shows that the integration of the Muslim community is practically impossible," Zeman said in a televised interview, as quoted by AFP.
"Let them have their culture in their countries and not take it to Europe, otherwise it will end up like Cologne," he added, referring to mass sexual assaults allegedly perpetrated by immigrant men in the city on New Year's Eve.
"Integration is possible with cultures that are similar, and the similarities may vary," he said, pointing to Thai and Ukrainian communities in the Czech Republic as examples of successful integration.
Veteran left-winger Zeman is the first elected head of state in Czech history and has been an outspoken critic against immigration.
Last year, he attracted criticism after appearing at a rally of the far-right Pegida group in Prague, and earlier this month claimed that the influx of refugees and migrants into Europe was masterminded by the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood in a bid to control Europe.
More than one million migrants entered Europe in 2015, fleeing conflict and poverty in North Africa and the Middle East. Few stopped in central and eastern Europe and instead headed for northern European countries including Germany which have offered asylum to refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war.
There are approximately 19 million Muslims living in the European Union, making up 3.8% of the total population, according to a 2010 survey by the Pew Forum.