Monday, August 31, 2015

Betty MacDonald, Sequim, Chimacum and The Egg and I Road


Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

Author Nick Russell wrote a fascinating story describing his ride to Sequim, Chimacum and other places. 


We took a ride to Sequim, about 25 miles west on U.S. Highway 101. Sequim is a nice town and a little bigger than Port Townsend.

On our way home after dinner, we took a side trip to drive a few miles south of Chimacum to Egg And I Road. This rather strange name for a road was based upon the stories Betty MacDonald told of her life as a newlywed running a small chicken ranch here on the Olympic Peninsula. On trips to visit her family in Seattle, Betty MacDonald’s tales made everyone laugh, and her sisters urged her to write them down. The result was the popular 1945 book The egg and I, which was made into a movie in 1947, starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray as Betty MacDonald and her husband. Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride were cast in the roles of Ma and Pa Kettle

Egg and I road sign 2












While the movie was a hit, there were some that complained that Betty MacDonald portrayed the local people as country bumpkins, and one family from Chimacum sued Betty MacDonald and the book’s publisher, claiming the characters of Ma and Pa Kettle were based upon them and hurt their reputations locally. The jury denied their claim when it was shown that the same family had used the Ma and Pa Kettle image to promote their business.


Egg and I Road leads west from State Route 19 past the former site of MacDonald’s farm, and while we saw a sign for a place called Egg & I Fuschias, there was no indication that it might have been where the original farm stood.
 Egg and I Fuschias


Check Out Nick’s E-Books In Our E-Book Store
Click Here For Back Issues Of The Gypsy Journal
Click Here To Subscribe To The Gypsy Journal

Nick Russell









  1. Betty MacDonald is beloved all over the world.

    Betty MacDonald fan club has fans in 40 countries.


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

Deadline: August 31, 2015



You'll be able to answer Betty MacDonald fan club contest questions.

Don't miss your chance please to win some very interesting new Betty MacDonald fan club items. 


Wolfgang Hampel's 2nd 'Vita Magica' was very successful. 

Wolfgang Hampel's exciting experiences at Pike Place Market and other new stories and poems will be published in next Betty MacDonald fan club letters. 


Wolfgang  Hampel's  new very well researched  stories about Betty MacDonald, Monica Sone,  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 are golden Betty MacDonald fan club treasures.


We adore Wolfgang Hampel's great stories, interviews and his satirical poems. 

Great Letizia Mancino - and Mr. Tigerli news! 


Betty MacDonald fan club honor members Letizia Mancino and  Mr. Tigerli  will be honor guests at Vita Magica in November 2015. 



Mr. Tigerli is an expert not only for curves but also for many other problems. So he will be very busy in future.

Let's have a new breakfast with Brad and Nick on Monday.

It's as delicious as ever.

We should enjoy a funny day on Vashon Island.



Have a great Monday,


Sandra



Vita Magica

Betty MacDonald fan club

Betty MacDonald forum  

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD
 
 

Betty MacDonald fan club items 

Betty MacDonald fan club items  - comments

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund 

  If this guy is Mr. Tigerli I'll marry him.  


 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Betty MacDonald and new Betty MacDonald fan club research team members




Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

Betty MacDonald fan club fans from 40 countries around the World are the best.

We got so many mails regarding Betty MacDonald fan club research teams.

Betty MacDonald fan club research teams got many new members.

Thanks a million for your outstanding support. 

More news in Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter September. 


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

There are only two days left.

Deadline: August 31, 2015


New Betty MacDonald fan club contest questions aren't difficult at all.

You have the chance to win several very interesting new Betty MacDonald fan club items. 


Wolfgang Hampel's 2nd 'Vita Magica' was very successful. 

You'll be able to read Wolfgang Hampel's very witty experiences at Pike Place Market and other new stories and poems in next Betty MacDonald fan club letters. 


Wolfgang  Hampel's  new very well researched  stories about Betty MacDonald, Monica Sone,  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 are golden Betty MacDonald fan club treasures.


We adore Wolfgang Hampel's great stories, interviews and his satirical poems. 


Betty MacDonald fan club honor members Letizia Mancino and  Mr. Tigerli  will be honor guests at Vita Magica in November 2015. 


Mr. Tigerli and his new motorbike is really great.

Europe and the World needs unique Mr. Tigerli very much because of so many very difficult problems.

Let's have a new breakfast with Brad and Nick today.

You'll enjoy it very much.


What about a field trip to Betty MacDonald's  Vashon Island on Sunday?

We'd need better weather. No rainy day, please.

Have a sunny and joyful Sunday,

Michael



Vita Magica

Betty MacDonald fan club

Betty MacDonald forum  

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD
 
 

Betty MacDonald fan club items 

Betty MacDonald fan club items  - comments

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Betty MacDonald and fascinating personalities on Vashon Island



Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

wonderful Betty MacDonald fan club news!

We got so many mails regarding Betty MacDonald fan club letter research team.

There are several new Betty MacDonald fan club members who are going to share very interesting letters by Betty MacDonald, Mary Bard Jensen and many other Bard family members. 


Hurry up, please don't miss Betty MacDonald fan club contest.

Deadline: August 31, 2015


You won't have any problems to  answer the new Betty MacDonald fan club contest questions.

You have the chance to win several very interesting new Betty MacDonald fan club items. 


Wolfgang Hampel's 2nd 'Vita Magica' was very successful. 
Wolfgang Hampel's very witty experiences at Pike Place Market and other new stories and poems will be published in next Betty MacDonald fan club letters. 


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 are golden Betty MacDonald fan club treasures.


We adore Wolfgang Hampel's great stories, interviews and his satirical poems. 


Betty MacDonald fan club honor members Letizia Mancino and  Mr. Tigerli  will be honor guests at Vita Magica.  

We adore Mr. Tigerli with his new motorbike.

Our genius is going to save Greece and the World.


Let's have breakfast with Brad and Nick. 

It's great as usual.

Betty MacDonald's  Vashon Island is a fascinating place with many outstanding personalities.

Wishing you lots of sun and fun on Saturday.

Marie


Vita Magica

Betty MacDonald fan club

Betty MacDonald forum  

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD
 
 

Betty MacDonald fan club items 

Betty MacDonald fan club items  - comments

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Betty MacDonald and her colourful childhood



Bildergebnis für Butte 1915


Betty MacDonald fan club fans,



Betty MacDonald fan club childhood research team got many new members in the meantime.

Betty MacDonald fan club members Doris, Pieter, John, Charles, Martine and many other members are very happy and grateful indeed. 

Betty MacDonald fan club childhood research team will publish two new Betty MacDonald stories in Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter September.


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


You will be able to answer the new Betty MacDonald fan club contest questions.

You only have to do some research. That's all. 



Wolfgang Hampel's 2nd 'Vita Magica' was very successful. 

( more info soon )



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.


We adore Wolfgang Hampel's great stories, interviews and his satirical poems. 


Betty MacDonald fan club honor members Letizia Mancino and  Mr. Tigerli  will be honor guests at Vita Magica.  

Good luck dear Mr. Tigerli with your new motorbike.

We are very impressed.

Our hero can manage everything - including the curves.


Brad Craft's daily dose is as great as usual.


Betty MacDonald's  Vashon Island is a paradise 


Have a very nice Friday,

Greta



Vita Magica

Betty MacDonald fan club

Betty MacDonald forum  

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD
 
 

Betty MacDonald fan club items 

Betty MacDonald fan club items  - comments

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Betty MacDonald and a special motorbike

 
Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

we have the great joy and pleasure to share some more info on Betty MacDonald fan club history research team.

Donna, Harry, Richard and several other Betty MacDonald fan club members founded very important Betty MacDonald fan club history research team.

They are working on a new contribution for Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter September. 

Come on and join Betty MacDonald fan club history research team.

It's a fascinating subject and you'll have lots of fun working in this outstanding team.

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

There are only a few days left.

Deadline: August 31, 2015

You will be able to answer the new Betty MacDonald fan club contest questions.

I did and you will!


Betty MacDonald Memorial Award Winner Wolfgang Hampel  and Betty MacDonald fan club research team are working on an updated Betty MacDonald biography and new Betty MacDonald documentary.



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.


We adore Wolfgang Hampel's great stories, interviews and his satirical poems. 

We got a delightful message from  Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Letizia Mancino.
Letizia Mancino shares some very exciting news:

Dearest Betty MacDonald fan club fans,


Mr. Tigerli  is still in Greece.


In this overwhelmingly hot weather our beloved cat is travelling through Arcadia on his motorbike. 

It is only in this way that he can impress his Greek girl friend. The goddess of love, Aphrodite, is enraptured and is travelling with him! He wants to take her to Olympus and to stay there with her! 

My God! Mr. Tigerli is a very fortunate cat! 

How did he come to get his motorbike? 

Greek’s ex finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, gave Tigerli his motorbike!


But don’t worry, dear Fans, Mr. Tigerli drives very carefully round the curves: he loves the curves, especially women’s curves!

Best wishes,

Letizia Mancino



Don't miss a new breakfast with Brad and Nick, please. 


Enjoy a great Thursday and many greetings especially to unique Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli who loves women's curves.

I know he is not the only one..............

Yours,


Max



Vita Magica

Betty MacDonald fan club

Betty MacDonald forum  

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD
 
 

Betty MacDonald fan club items 

Betty MacDonald fan club items  - comments

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Betty MacDonald and her golden egg




Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

Nadine, Mats, Jack, Ron and many other Betty MacDonald fan club fans are members of Betty MacDonald fan club The Egg and I research team.

Betty MacDonald fan club The Egg and I research team will publish several new stories in future Betty MacDonald fan club letters.

If you are interested in joining Betty MacDonald fan club The Egg and I research team Nadine and the other members will be very happy to hear from you. 


You shouldn't miss Betty MacDonald fan club contest.

Deadline: August 31, 2015

I guess every interested Betty MacDonald fan club fans will be to able answer the new Betty MacDonald fan club contest questions.

I'd like to read the great story by Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel describing his experiences at Pike Place Market.

Pike Place Market celebrated its 108 th birthday.  


Betty MacDonald Memorial Award Winner Wolfgang Hampel  and Betty MacDonald fan club research team are working on an updated Betty MacDonald biography and new Betty MacDonald documentary.



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.


We adore Wolfgang Hampel's great stories, interviews and his satirical poems. 


Betty MacDonald fan club honor members Letizia Mancino and  Mr. Tigerli  will be honor guests at Vita Magica.

When will they attend?

Betty MacDonald fan club fans from all over the world are sending all their love and support to dearest  Mr. Tigerli who will be able to work on a better future.


Brad Craft's daily dose is a very special gift.


Betty MacDonald's  Vashon Island is one of my favourite places.


Have a nice Wednesday,

Julia



Vita Magica

Betty MacDonald fan club

Betty MacDonald forum  

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD
 
 

Betty MacDonald fan club items 

Betty MacDonald fan club items  - comments

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Betty MacDonald and her childhood


1907 Boulder, Colorado fire stereoviews.
















Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

we are going to  introduce new Betty MacDonald fan club research teams.

There is a new Betty MacDonald fan club research team - Betty MacDonald fan club childhood research team - founded by Doris, Pieter, John, Charles, Martine and other Betty MacDonald fan club members.

Betty MacDonald fan club childhood research team will publish two new Betty MacDonald stories in Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter September.

Doris, Pieter,  John, Charles, Martine and the other members will be very happy to hear from you.


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


You will be able to answer the new Betty MacDonald fan club contest questions.

You only have to do some research. That's all. 


Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel is going to read a great story of Pike Place Market, written by himself. 

Wolfgang Hampel is going to present it on 'Vita Magica' today.


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.


We adore Wolfgang Hampel's great stories, interviews and his satirical poems. 


We heard that Betty MacDonald fan club honor members Letizia Mancino and  Mr. Tigerli  will be honor guests at Vita Magica.  

Betty MacDonald fan club fans from all over the world adore our hero Mr. Tigerli who has to solve many private and political problems. 

Good luck Mr. Tigerli. 


Brad Craft's daily dose is as great as usual.


I'd like to visit Betty MacDonald's  Vashon Island. 


Enjoy a nice Tuesday,

Brigitte



Vita Magica

Betty MacDonald fan club

Betty MacDonald forum  

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD
 
 

Betty MacDonald fan club items 

Betty MacDonald fan club items  - comments

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund