Saturday, October 29, 2016

Betty MacDonald in Carmel Valley and a new Watergate

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Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

Betty MacDonald once mentioned that the family wanted to stay on Vashon Island forever.

Why did Betty and Don move to Carmel Valley?

Greta and Betty MacDonald fan club research team are going to publish a new article ' Betty MacDonald in Carmel Valley '.

Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter November  includes the updated Betty MacDonald fan club essays ' Betty MacDonald in Hollywood' and  ' Betty MacDonald and Dorita Hess '. 

There is also an article about Betty MacDonald fan club letter collection.

We got very important info regarding the original 'The Egg and I' and the way Betty MacDonald described her first husband Robert Eugene Heskett and their neighbours.

Many greetings from Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund.

We are very happy that Betty MacDonald fan club got so many fans in 40 countries.

At the current time I'm rather busy because my father got a very serious heart attack some time ago.

There is reason to be optimistic according to the doctors but we need lots of time and patience.

Therefore I'm really very grateful that author Heiderose Teynor is going to support us with activities on Facebook establishing a new site promoting her literary work ( which I adore )  Betty MacDonald fan club and Vita Magica.

Thanks a million dearest Heiderose!

Now let's introduce our good friend and author Heiderose Teynor! 

My name is Heiderose Teynor. I live with my family in Neckarsteinach near Heidelberg.

I’ve  studied history and politics at Heidelberg University and  I was always interested in journalism and wrote my first articles during my study. Later I worked on short stories and started my writing career. 
I adore criminal stories with meaning and understanding, when the reader has to reflect about it.

2. My favorite writer:

I like  Donna Leon's stories  in book form or on TV.

3. The kind of literature:

It is not very easy to write good stories, and a teacher said to me “You can do anything, just do not get bored!” I try to entertain my readers that they cannot stop. In holidays I visited Italy and the Tuscany. I love these old towns like San Gimignano, Siena or Pisa. Another aspect is my home region round Heidelberg. Visitors from all over the world visit this town, the castle and the river Neckar. So why is it so much interesting? I tried to research it.

My book “Im Bann der Omertà” is about my home region around Heidelberg and the Tuscany. It is a story about organized crime and the duty of silence. The special feature in “Im Bann der Omertà”  are the regional stories both around Heidelberg and in Tuscany.

4. My opinion to Betty MacDonald

Betty MacDonald’s “The Egg and I” is very funny and amusing as Betty MacDonald wrote about her childhood and youth, and later about her experiences at the chicken farm. This is a wonderful gift to describe everyday life  like she does it! Some other people would not even see it, but she was able to write a whole book in a very amusing and witty style.

I heard about Betty MacDonald and The Egg and I  in Vita Magica  from Wolfgang Hampel. Through facebook and net I met Linde Lund.  It is very interesting to attend Vita Magica  last Tuesday every month. The program is always very interesting with quiet different writers and musicians.

5. My appearence in Vita Magica

I will read together with other writers on 30th of May 2017, when Heidelberg is on program and with “Im Bann der Omertà” I will be guest reader on 28th of November 2017.


Heiderose Teynor

A very warm welcome dearest Heiderose to Betty MacDonald fan club and thanks a million for your outstanding support! 


Linde Lund

Do you want to see photos of Betty MacDonald's beloved grandmother Gammy?

You can see several ones in Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter November.

Isn't this great?

By the way I totally agree. The author of an oustanding Betty MacDonald biography needs a very good sense of humor.

We will be able to offer you very witty and exciting stories because of our outstanding Betty MacDonald research and many  interviews with Betty MacDonald's family and friends by Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel.

We are going to publish new Betty MacDonald fan club items including new Betty MacDonald interviews by Wolfgang Hampel.

Work and life of Betty MacDonald will be honored by Wolfgang Hampel in Vita Magica. 

Betty MacDonald fan club fans from 5 continents enjoy these unique very witty interviews and new ones will follow.

We 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 magical Betty MacDonald's  Vashon Island.

Fat. Pig. Dog. Slob. Disgusting animal.
These are just some of the names that Donald Trump has called women over the years. Yes, a man who's hoping to become President of the United States and presumably persuade a few women to vote for him, too.
The billionaire has been widely called out for his objectification of women - he has a tendency to criticise them for their looks - and sexist remarks.

I hope this crazy guy won't win because of Hillary's email investigation.
This should be bigger affair than Watergate.

I can't believe it. Can you?

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund  and Betty MacDonald fan club research team share their recent Betty MacDonald fan club research results.

Congratulations! They found the most interesting and important info for Wolfgang Hampel's oustanding  Betty MacDonald biography.

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

You can win a never published before Alison Bard Burnett interview by Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel. 

Good luck!  

This CD is a golden treasure because Betty MacDonald's very witty sister Alison Bard Burnett shares unique stories about Betty MacDonald, Mary Bard Jensen, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and Nancy and Plum. 

Do you have any books by Betty MacDonald and Mary Bard Jensen with funny or interesting dedications? 

If so would you be so kind to share them?

Our next Betty MacDonald fan club project is a collection of these unique dedications.

If you share your dedication from your Betty MacDonald - and Mary Bard Jensen collection you might be the winner of our new Betty MacDonald fan club items.

Thank you so much in advance for your support.









Join 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, 2016


I am neither Christian enough nor charitable enough to like anybody just because he is alive and breathing. I want people to interest or amuse me. I want them fascinating and witty or so dul as to be different. I want them either intellectually stimulating or wonderfully corny; perfectly charming or hundred percent stinker. I like my chosen companions to be distinguishable from the undulating masses and I don't care how. - Betty MacDonald

Thank you so much for sending us your favourite Betty MacDonald quote.

More info are coming soon.

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. 

Many Betty MacDonald  - and Wolfgang Hampel fans are very interested in a Wolfgang Hampel CD and DVD with his very funny poems and stories. 

Wolfgang Hampel invited a very famous author for Vita Magica October and it was very successful.

Betty MacDonald Fan Club fans from all over the World are very interested in Wolfgang Hampel's interviews, stories and poems.

You'll be able to read some of Wolfgang Hampel's new satirical stories and poems in our  Betty MacDonald Fan Club newsletter. It'll be available in November. 

Wolfgang Hampel is journalist, author, artist and poet.

He is the winner of the first Betty MacDonald Memorial Award.

As we all know Wolfgang Hampel founded Betty MacDonald Fan Club and Betty MacDonald Society in 1983.

Betty MacDonald Fan Club got  members in 40 countries.

Wolfgang Hampel visited all the places where Betty MacDonald and her family lived.

Wolfgang Hampel's new Betty MacDonald documentary of Betty MacDonald's life in Boulder, Butte, Seattle, Laurelhurst, Chimacum, Vashon Island, Carmel and Carmel Valley is really fascinating. My personal favourites are scenes of Betty's and Don's life in Carmel and Carmel Valley.

Wolfgang Hampel, author of Betty MacDonald Biography, interviewed Betty MacDonald's family and friends and many other famous artists and writers, for example Astrid Lindgren, Truman Capote, J. K. Rowling, Maurice Sendak, David Guterson, Donna Leon, Ingrid Noll, Marie Marcks, William Cumming, Walt Woodward and Betty MacDonald Fan Club Honour Members Monica Sone, Letizia Mancino, Darsie Beck and Gwen Grant. 

Wolfgang Hampel is also very well known for his satirical poems and stories.

We are going to share Wolfgang Hampel's work with many fans from all over the world who adore his Betty MacDonald Biography and unique Betty MacDonald Interviews. 

Wolfgang Hampel's newest literary project is Vita Magica. 

Tell us the names of this mysterious couple please and you can win a very new Betty MacDonald documentary. 


Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerl is beloved all over the World.

We are so happy that our 'Casanova'  is back.

I'd like to visit Betty MacDonald's magical place.


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Trump calls Clinton email investigation ‘bigger than Watergate’

Trump on newly discovered Clinton emails: at last justice will be done

Donald Trump was holding a rally in New Hampshire when news broke that the FBI would review new emails in its investigation of Hillary Clinton. He called the inquiry “bigger than Watergate.”
“They are reopening the case into her criminal and illegal conduct that threatens the security of the United States of America,” he said over nearly deafening cheers, adding Clinton’s “corruption is on a scale we have never seen before.”
“I have great respect for the fact that the FBI and the Department of Justice are now willing to have the courage to right the horrible mistake that they made,” he said. “Perhaps, finally, justice will be done.”

Loretta Lynch testifies before lawmakers over Clinton email probe

Attorney General Loretta Lynch defended her decision in front of the House Judiciary Committee to close the Hillary Clinton email investigation without criminal charges, insisting the Justice Department had no reason to reject the unanimous recommendation
The FBI announced it is evaluating new emails in its investigation of Hillary Clinton after discovering potentially relevant emails in an unrelated case, Director James Comey wrote to members of Congress.
Comey wrote that the additional emails would need to be assessed for “their importance to our investigation,” though he said he could not “predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work.”
“I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information,” he wrote.
Republicans were quick to praise the FBI’s letter, and Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway was quick to seize on Comey’s letter as good news for the Republican candidate’s campaign.

Comey and Congress go head to head over Hillary's emails

FBI director James Comey was summoned to an emergency meeting of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on July 7, and no punches were held by Democrats, Republicans and even Comey. The director appeared before the committee to answer questio
Speaker Paul Ryan also renewed his months-long call to deny classified briefiengs to Clinton “until this matter is fully resolved.”
In a statement from the RNC, chairman Reince Priebus said the timing of the announcement so soon before the election “shows how serious this discovery must be.”
“This stunning development raises serious questions about what records may not have been turned over and why, and whether they show intent to violate the law,” he wrote in a statement. “What’s indisputable is that Hillary Clinton jeopardized classified information on thousands of occasions in her reckless attempt to hide pay-to-play corruption at her State Department.”

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8 hours ago
Robert Evans
Interesting news conference just concluded by Mrs. Clinton. She said "won't someone rid me of this meddlesome FBI?"
9 hours ago
Dennis Johnon
This corrupt, untrustworthy woman was wholeheartedly endorsed  by the Bee's editorial board.  Enough said.

11 hours ago
Eric Senger
Nothing to see here folks, just keep being good little sheep and vote D all the way down the ballot on November 8th.
11 hours ago
Christine Craft
please don't tell him that the emails aren't hers..nor are they on her server.

12 hours ago
Vivian Kerr
Dems vote with emotion over fact.

Mayor K.J. prime example of what the Democrats have become...........even had his own email issues and something about sexual assault on minors.

Dems would have probably have voted him in a 3rd time if Steiny wasn't available.

12 hours ago
Chris Hickman
The same Mayor KJ that stuck us with your beloved boondoggle arena Viv?

11 hours ago
Vivian Kerr
Yep, Quite possibly the only thing he and his wacky band of Libaholes have accomplished for this city.

Makes me proud to see 50 years of Sacramento City Democratcy has found a winning formula for progress after banging their head against futility.  Even Liberals have good days....

Up until then we had trees.........which by the way are breaking as we speak from water load and disease.  Be careful out there in the burbs...
11 hours ago
Christine Craft
The local democrats have denounced Johnson..when he showed up at a Hillary event...he was roundly booed...try again...perhaps yu are fond of trump's reference to his daughter as a nice piece of bass that he would be dating , if it weren't for that incest thing

11 hours ago
Vivian Kerr
Is "denounced" the new Democrat slang term for elected by majority vote?

I DON'T STUMP for Trump.

The difference between you and I Christine is I admit my favorite party is flawed and refuse to promote the wrong person for the job.  I happen to think Hillary has the history to limit the ability to remove her from the presidency and drag out presidential inadequacy that will be detrimental to the people of our nation.  Trump would just be a push of a button if needed to impeach.

It is a sad commentary on the current burden of reality.
12 hours ago
Chuck Rose
Of course, this just makes California Democrats live her more!  
12 hours ago
Chuck Rose
Comey found more to bury before Trump gets in.

Corruption on Clintonian levels is more that the republic can bear. 

12 hours ago
Chris Hickman
He has no mathematical chance of getting to 270 electoral votes in 11 days.

Not even Karl Rove can spin the numbers that far.
12 hours ago
Doug Regelin
Who's talking about 270?  What happens if she's indicted?  This country will not elect and indicted politician.  Who takes her place?  Her VP choice?  He's as bad as Trump.

12 hours ago
Chris Hickman
She won't be.

Actually, this is a pretty shrewd move on her part.
Have Comey say he is reopening the investigation, thus mollifying the right.

Then, a few months after she is elected, he will announce that there was nothing improper found.
11 hours ago
Christine Craft
psst they aren't from her have to actually follow the story...too much work?

11 hours ago
Vivian Kerr
Psst.......You could email yourself and be on 10 servers.

Hackers aren't breaking into homes and stealing Post It notes......

12 hours ago
Ed Favinger
Oh yea now the FBI realizes they need to do their job... they have been corrupted by their earlier decision to not call for a grand jury...

and what's worse, in spite of all the evidence this news organization, The Sacramento Bee, has still pounded on Trump that he's unfit to be president...

Trump - sometimes crude and rude VS Hillary - ALWAYS CORRUPT...

I know where I am putting my vote...

13 hours ago
Doug Regelin
Liberals like to call everything historic.  It will definitely be historic if we get to impeach both Clintons.

13 hours ago
Chris Hickman
Won't change a thing. Not in 11 days.

I figure the results of the investigation will be available in oh, 8 years or so.
13 hours ago
Greg Alkema
The Clinton "slush fund and money laundering" Foundation is what NEEDS to be investigated.

This corruption goes back to George H.W. Bush, a CIA agent serving as Vice President under Reagan.Bush Sr. gave us Iran/Contra and they were flying drugs into Bill Clinton's Mena, Arkansas. Thank God we had a "special prosecutor" named Lawrence E Walsh who gave us the Walsh Report and it should be required reading for everyone who loves the USA. Why? Because if Casper Weinberger (Colin Powell was his # 1 aid) and the other Iran/Contra criminals had gone on trial and blown the lid off of the scandal, Bush Sr would have been impeached. In short, Bush Sr. had to lose and he put his Lieutenant, Bill Clinton, into the Presidency until his son, George Jr, could get the family's Heroin replanted in Afghanistan. Read the Walsh Report on Iran/Contra and connect the dots and then it will become clear why Bush Sr and Bill Clinton are SO CLOSE, especially when they raised (and stole) billions for Haiti. So use some INSIGHT and connect the dots and understand why I call them the Bush/Clinton Crime Families. In truth, the Clinton Foundation is a slush fund and money laundering operation and the Bush/Clinton Crime Families have turned our country into a CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE.  And, the sad part is, if they are NOT STOPPED, they will SELL US OUT to the New World Order. Now is the time to speak up, to put our lives on the line, to be prepared to die to save our country.
12 hours ago
Buck Downer
To not acknowledge these facts - although as troubling and prescient as they are - is to perpetuate the fantasy that politicians are human; well, they are not....they're lower than serpents.

13 hours ago
Joe Clinton
This is odd.. the Angry Cheeto told us all that the devil, also referred to by the holier that thous as.. the Hillary, had eased and bleached them all to oblivion
12 hours ago
Brian Walker
She did have everything on her server deleted, erased, and bleached. However, there are always two copies of every e-mail. One from the sender, and one from the receiver. Hence the wording "discovering potentially relevant emails in an unrelated case".

13 hours ago
Doug Caceres
Hillary should have been prosecuted the first time! Liar liar! She really thinks she's above the law! Wake up California Demos.
13 hours ago
Tulita Monsees
These people need to stop wasting our tax dollars! This is a scam and a travesty of justice. Every single tax payer should be fuming how they waste our money... on this, and other "repeals (Obamacare, etc) and on the military complex. There is no money going for the people (education, infrastructure, etc) any longer, so what are we paying for? This is a complete insult....
13 hours ago
Greg Alkema
In my opinion, anyone who supports crooked Hillary is an accessory after the fact and a criminal too.
12 hours ago
Kimberlee Stebbins
well then lock me up but first make sure Trump doesn't get us nuked after day 5 in office. Putin will get us for he is not Trumps ally as he wants everyone to believe and if it doesn't happen won't matter as he is promoting war on our soil among each other so civil war will ensue-better get locked and loaded and you can take that to the grave we will go to war or be nuked if Trump steps in the oval office mark my words
13 hours ago
Buck Downer
Comey smells defeat for the Billary...Why else would one of  her own cronies do this unless the other rodents smell the cat down the hall?
13 hours ago
Greg Alkema
Exactly .. the crooked cop is busted and trying to save his bacon.

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Beijing Airpot

Mr. Tigerli in China

Copyright 2016 by Letizia Mancino
translation by Mary Holmes
All rights reserved  

Yes Betty, either or it seems he wanted to fly only with Singapore Airways.

Boeing or Airbus, it’s just the same isn’t it? Aren’t they both just fat birds with 500 passengers?

Yes, but Singapore Airlines has the most beautiful airhostesses: delicate, fine, graceful…  Mr. Tigerli had looked forward to the flight so much!

So the little man was disappointed?

You just can’t imagine how disappointed he was.
 But thank God one of the hostesses was a pretty Chinese girl. Mr. Tigerli purred loudly but she didn’t hear him because the purring of the Airbus 380 was even louder.

The poor cat!

You’ve said it Betty. Mr. Tigerli was in a very bad mood and asked me for a loud speaker.

I’m sure you can get one in 1st Class.

“”Russian Girl” had even heard you over the roar of the Niagara Falls” I said to Mr. Tigerli. “You are a very unfaithful cat. You wanted to get to know Asiatic girls. That’s how it is when one leaves one’s first love”.

And what did he say to that?

“Men are hunters” was his answer.

Yes, my dear cat, a mouse hunter. And what else did he say?

Not another word. He behaved as if he hadn’t heard me.

The Airbus is very loud.

I told him shortly “Don’t trouble yourself about “Chinese Girl”. There will be enough even prettier girls in China. Wait till we land in Guilin”.

Did he understand you?

Naturally Mr. Tigerli understood me immediately. Yes, sweetheart, don’t worry. They will find you something sweet to eat.

And he?

He was so happy.

No problem going through the immigration control?

Naturally!  Lots of problems. How could I explain to customs that the cat had come as a tourist to China to buy shoes?

Fur in exchange for shoes…

Don’t be so cynical Betty!

Cat meat in exchange for shoes?

I said to the officials. He isn’t a cat, he is Casanova.

He came through the pass control with no trouble!

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