32 responses to “Remembering Betty MacDonald
and Considering Her Place in History”

  1. Kristy Athens

    A friend recently insisted I read The Plague and I! So happy to see this article. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle was one of my favorite characters as a kid.

  2. Brad Craft

    Like Betty, I too wish someone would order me “to go complete bedrest.” Meanwhile, thanks for this.

  3. Donna Hartmann-Miller

    I am ashamed that I have not read most of Betty M’s books, but I am definitely going to read them in the order Paula recommended. I keep trying to avoid driving past where her home was, I’m afraid I’ll cry.

  4. Kaye McT Gomes

    I grew up on Puget Sound in South Colby and Southworth across the bay from Vashon…Loved Onions in the Stew and The Egg and I — When ever my husband and I travel (we live on a farm with chickens) I compare us to Ma & Pa Kettle. Someday I want to go to Vashon with my sisters to Betty’s place and drink martinis and smoke cigarettes! Love her books. She feels like family.

  5. Jessica Gimse

    I had heard about The Egg and I in a story I read in the Stranger about Olympic Peninsula-based books. I’d forgotten about it until reading this and promptly when out and got a dog-eared copy. It was fantastic, and I loved having the extra bits of history from this story. I too have always been fascinated with the “place” in regard to history of individuals. I should also mention my interest was piqued when The Wilder Life was mentioned – that was next on my list and wow, also a great read. Who knew there were so many of us “Laura obsessed” folk out there?

  6. Linde Lund

    Betty MacDonald is very popular all over the world.

    Betty MacDonald fan club has members in 40 countries.

    Wolfgang Hampel wrote a Betty MacDonald biography and interviewed Betty MacDonald’s family and friends.

    We also have a huge Betty MacDonald letter collection donated by Betty MacDonald fans from all over the world.

    It’s really sad that Betty MacDonald’s house has been recently demolished.

    There is a special DVD with Betty MacDonald’s sister Alison Bard Burnett and Wolfgang Hampel visiting the house.

  7. Linde Lund

    Betty MacDonald memorial award winner Wolfgang Hampel is going to write a new Betty MacDonald biography.
    A new Betty MacDonald documentary will be published soon.

  8. Greta S

    It’s really fascinating to read Betty MacDonald’s letters.
    Betty MacDonald fan club letter collection is outstanding.

  9. Linde Lund

    You can read many other Betty MacDonald letters soon.
    Several Betty MacDonald fan from all over the world donated some outstanding Betty MacDonald items.

  10. Linde Lund

    Dear Betty MacDonald fans,

    the Folks who run the Water Taxis are looking to Name some of their new vessels.
    How about writing in and getting one of These fine ships named after our beloved author Betty MacDonald?

    http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/youre-invited-to-help-name-the-new-west-seattle-and-vashon-water-taxi-vessels/

  11. Linde Lund

    Betty MacDonald fan club is celebrating the international Betty MacDonald fan club friendship day with Betty MacDonald fan club fans from 5 continents.

  12. Linde Lund

    Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Monica Sone would celebrate her 95 th birthday today.

  13. Linde Lund

    If you are interested in joining our International Betty MacDonald fan club meeting 2015 let us know, please. Betty MacDonald fan club got members from 40 countries.
    Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel and the Betty MacDonald fan club research teams are working on an updated Betty MacDonald biography. Betty MacDonald fan club letter collection includes many very important documents by Betty MacDonald and many other family members. We are very glad to hear from you. Love, Linde

  14. Linde Lund

    Betty MacDonald – and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle fans club fans from 5 continents are goingt to celebrate a huge birthday party on March 26. Come on and join us, please.
    The new updated Betty MacDonald biography by Betty MacDonald Memorial Award Winner Wolfgang Hampel is available very soon.

  15. Linde Lund

    Happy Birthday dearest Betty MacDonald and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle!
    We love you soooo much.
    Betty MacDonald – and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle fan club fans from 5 continents enjoy this very special day with delightful cinnamon rolls from the Burbanks’ kitchen.

  16. Linde Lund

    Betty MacDonald fan club is celebrating 70th anniversary of Betty MacDonald’s The Egg and I.

    Join us please.

    Betty MacDonald fan club fans from 5 continents have lots of fun.

  17. Linde Lund

    Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel is working on an updated Betty MacDonald biography – and documentary with many new interviews never published before.

    Wolfgang Hampel’s new literary project is ‘ Vita Magica ‘.

    http://bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de/2015/10/betty-macdonald-wolfgang-hampel-and.html

  18. Linde Lund

    Don’t miss the current Betty MacDonald fan club Christmas fan club contests, please.

    You can win the most interesting Betty MacDonald fan club items.

    Betty MacDonald fan club Newsletter December includes a whole collection of Betty MacDonald’s homemade unique Christmas cards.

    There will be a new DVD ‘Christmas with Betty MacDonald’ by Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel with new interviews with Betty MacDonald, family members and friends never published before.

    http://bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de/2015/12/merry-christmas-with-betty-macdonald.html

  19. Linde Lund

    Happy Birthday dearest Wolfgang Hampel, author of Betty MacDonald biography, Betty MacDonald fan club founder and Betty MacDonald fan club Memorial Award Winner

    http://bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de/2016/02/happy-birthday-dearest-wolfgang-hampel.html

  20. Linde Lund

    Happy Birthday dearest Betty MacDonald and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle!

    We have lots of fun today with Betty MacDonald – and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle fan club fans from 5 continents.

    http://bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de/2016/03/lets-celebrate-betty-macdonald-and.html

  21. Linde Lund

    There will be an International Betty MacDonald fan club event with Betty MacDonald fan club fans from 5 continents in Stockholm.

    http://bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de/2016/04/betty-macdonald-dorita-hess-and-new-esc.html

  22. Linde Lund

    Many Betty MacDonald fans joined Betty MacDonald fan club because of several International Betty MacDonald fan club events.

    http://bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de/2016/07/betty-macdonald-vashon-island-and-vita.html

  23. Linde Lund

    We’ll have our next International Betty MacDonald fan club Olympic 2016 event in Rio. We’ll have lots of fun and joy there. Don’t miss our new Betty MacDonald fan club contest, please.

    http://bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de/2016/08/betty-macdonald-and-magical-vashon.html

  24. Linde

    Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel will honor life and work of Betty MacDonald in Vita Magica 2017

  25. Linde Lund

    Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel will honor life and work of Betty MacDonald in Vita Magica January 2017.

    We are going to publish an updated Betty MacDonald biography and documentary with many interviews of Betty MacDonald, her family and friends.

    http://www.wolfvitamagica.blogspot.com/

  26. Linde Lund

    Happy New Year!

    Betty MacDonald fan club fans from all over the world met each other in London to see the famous fireworks.

    It was a fascinating event because we could see that so many readers from 5 continents adore Betty MacDonald and her unique books.

    http://bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de/2017/01/betty-macdonald-betty-macdonald-dvd-and.html

  27. Linde Lund

    A new Betty MacDonald biography including all the research results since 1983 will be published.

    http://bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de/2017/01/betty-macdonald-wolfgang-hampel-start.html

  28. Linde Lund

    You can join Betty MacDonlad fan club on Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/249569962147478/

  29. Linde Lund
  30. Linde Lund

    Betty MacDonald fan club – and Vita Magica founder Wolfgang Hampel is working on a new magical book.

    The title will be ‘ Satire ist mein Lieblingstier ‘ or in English ‘ Satire is my favourite animal ‘.

    Don’t miss it, please.

    It’s very witty.

    http://bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de/2018/05/wolfgang-hampel-satire-ist-mein.html

    http://bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de/2018/05/wolfgang-hampel-satire-ist-mein.html

  31. Linde Lund

    Betty MacDonald fan club – and Vita Magica founder Wolfgang Hampel published his new very witty book ‘ Satire ist mein Lieblingstier ‘ or in English ‘ Satire is my favourite pet ‘. The reviews are excellent. Please don’t miss this treaure.

    Wolfgang Hampel is now working on a new Betty MacDonald biography with fascinating stories of Betty MacDonald and her unique family. Wolfgang Hampel interviewed Betty MacDonald’s family and friends. Betty MacDonald fan club letter collection includes the most interesting letters and documents.

  32. Linde Lund

    more info on Wolfgang Hampel’s new book and Betty MacDonald biography

    http://bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.com/2018/09/betty-macdonald-wolfgang-hampel-new.html

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