Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle - and Betty MacDonald fan club fans,
many Betty MacDonald and Hilde Domin fans enjoyed Letizia Mancino's THE SECOND PARADISE even she didn't mention racoons in her delightful story.
Can you remember my experiences in Prater?
It was a wonderful day.
We visited Prater in Vienna with our friends and it reminded us on Betty MacDonald's book Onions in the Stew.
You might think: Is Anja foolish? You can't compare Prater in Vienna with Vashon Island in Washington State.
Believe me, you can! Even here you can see racoons. They are really very shameless when they are looking for food.
Can you remember?
Betty MacDonald, her husband Donald Chauncey MacDonald and daughters Anne and Joan had their funny moments (sometimes) with racoons at Dolphin Point on Vashon Island.
Many readers asked us a question: Who translated Letizia Mancino's THE SECOND PARADISE in english language? It's excellent.
Betty MacDonald Fan Club Honor Member Letiza Mancino told us it had been translated by Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mary Holmes.
Betty MacDonald - and Hilde Domin Fan Club are very grateful.
Dear Mary Holmes, thank you so much for doing this.
Both, Letizia Mancino and Mary Holmes have crystal-clear thoughts like a mountain spring.
Letiza and Mary, we love you.
Thanks a Million.
Dear Anita, Eartha Kitt II and Wolfgang Hampel good luck with your new Betty MacDonald Fan Club Newsletter story.
It's so fascinating and and funny to read your 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.
I agree with your serious warnings. It's very dangerous indeed when you listen to beloved Betty MacDonald and sister Alison Bard Burnett in Wolfgang Hampel's interviews.
I listen to Betty MacDonald, Alison Bard Burnett and Wolfgang Hampel very often because they always make me laugh. A good friend of mine roared with laughter and nearly fell off the chair. Laughter is healthy but sometimes it can be also dangerous.
By the way, don't read Wolfgang Hampel's very witty poems and stories in public places, please.
You can't stop laughing and people might think you are crazy.
We got so many requests from fans from all over the world and have great info for you.
Wolfgang Hampel's stories and satirical poems will be published in several languages for his many fans from all over the world.
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.
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This message includes a very nice Betty MacDonald fan club surprise and many info on our current Betty MacDonald fan club projects.
Join one of our Betty MacDonald fan club research teams, please.
Thanks a million in advance for your outstanding support.
Let's talk about Betty MacDonald fan club book cover contest.
You can vote for your favourite Betty MacDonald book cover.
Deadline: June 30, 2016
Betty MacDonald fan club book cover contest winner will be owner of a signed first edition of one of Betty MacDonald's books.
Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli and our 'Italian Betty MacDonald' - Betty MacDonald fan club honor member author and artist Letizia Mancino belong to the most popular Betty MacDonald fan club teams in our history.
Letizia Mancino's magical Betty MacDonald Gallery is a special gift for our Betty MacDonald fan club fans.
Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli shares his autobiography.
He is a real Casanova but this magical guy got fans from all over the world.
I belong to Mr. Tigerli's devoted fans.
Thank you so much for sharing this witty memories with us.
Don't miss it, please.
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The Dalai Lama says ‘too many’ refugees are going to Germany
"Europe, for example Germany, cannot become an Arab country," he said with a laugh, according to AFP, which quoted from an interview the spiritual leader gave to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, a German newspaper. "Germany is Germany. There are so many that in practice it becomes difficult."
It was an unexpected extension of sympathy for a sentiment that has found fertile ground mostly among nationalist groups. The Dalai Lama, who often speaks of humanity's need to acknowledge its "oneness," is a refugee himself. After Tibetans rose up against Chinese limitations on their autonomy in 1959, the current (and 14th) Dalai Lama led tens of thousands of his followers to India, where they and their descendants have lived since. An estimated 120,000 Tibetans live in India, and those born in the country can vote.
"From a moral point of view, too, I think that the refugees should only be admitted temporarily," the Dalai Lama said.
Beyond the skepticism, the Dalai Lama did convey his characteristic compassion.
"When we look into the face of every single refugee, especially the children and women, we can feel their suffering," he said. "The goal should be that they return and help rebuild their countries."
The shifting sea routes of Europe’s refugee crisis, in charts and maps
Eerie photos show the aftermath of a rapidly evacuated refugee camp
Almost 1,000 people have been killed in attacks on health-care facilities since 2014, WHO says
One aspect of a gentleman is his attention to detail and a very important detail should be his health. While it might be easy to grab something quick and sugary for breakfast, an ideal breakfast should be high in protein and have enough healthy fats to keep you satiated for the first few hours of the day.
The Eggwhite - Cottage Cheese Omelet
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle was created as series of bedtime stories that Betty MacDonald told her children and grandchildren. MacDonald’s adult books (THE EGG AND I, THE PLAGUE AND I, ANYBODY CAN DO ANYTHING, and ONIONS IN THE STEW) are brilliantly humorous and her children’s books are also amusing. Kids enjoy the over-the-top portraits of naughty children with bad habits, while adults will smile at the nudge-nudge-wink-wink humor that’s directed at sophisticated grown-ups. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle cures kids (of interrupting, of staying up late, of not bathing, etc.) by a variety of methods that seem may alarming to modern sensibilities (usually slipping the kids a mickey or hiding some tonic or concoction in their food or beverage. Imagine!) Many readers think MRS. PIGGLE-WIGGLE’S FARM is the weakest volume in the series, because it’s the “boring” one in which the kids solve their own issues (i.e. a girl who’s afraid of the dark must get help for the injured Mrs. P-W by venturing outside at night) but it’s actually my favorite because it involves no magic and features kids who empower themselves rather than kids doped into dazed submission by kindly old Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. The four books in the series are:
MRS. PIGGLE-WIGGLE, Lippincott, 1947
MRS. PIGGLE-WIGGLE’S MAGIC, Lippincott, 1949
MRS. PIGGLE-WIGGLE’S FARM, Lippincott, 1954
HELLO, MRS. PIGGLE-WIGGLE, Lippincott, 1957
They can be found in first edition from $50 to $150, with MRS. PIGGLE-WIGGLE’S FARM usually the most expensive, since it features illustrations by the young Maurice Sendak.