Friday, March 4, 2016

Betty MacDonald, Wolfgang Hampel and The Egg and us

Betty MacDonald in the living room at Vashon on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.

Betty MacDonald fan club fans, 

great Betty MacDonald fan club news!

We got another mail from our Betty MacDonald fan club fan who is going to share some very interesting photos of Betty MacDonald's wonderful grandmother Gammy.

More news are coming soon.

March will be a very exciting month for Betty MacDonald fan club fans because of several contests and birthday activities.

In 1996 Betty MacDonald's family had been interviewed by journalist and author Wolfgang Hampel

The family members shared very interesting details regarding fascinating life and work of Betty MacDonald. 

Especially Betty's youngest sister Alison Bard Burnett had a perfect memory and shared golden Bard memories. 

She got the same talent as her famous sister Betty MacDonald. 

Betty MacDonald Interviews published 2009 on CD/DVD by Betty MacDonald Fan Club incl. the biography of Betty MacDonald written by Wolfgang Hampel - The Kettles' Million Dollar Egg, The Egg and Betty, The Tragic End Of Robert Heskett, Betty MacDonald in Hollywood, BettyMacDonald's Illness and other biographical stories.

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel's outstanding Betty MacDonald fan club items and interviews are included in 








A Thesis submitted to the

Department of History

in partial fulfillment of the

requirements for the degree of

Master of Arts 

Degree Awarded: 

Spring 2014

Wolfgang Hampel's new project Vita Magica is  fascinating because he is going to include Betty MacDonald, other members of the Bard family and Betty MacDonald fan club honor members.

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.

Their many devoted fans are waiting for a new Mr. Tigerli adventure.

Letizia Mancino's  magical Betty MacDonald Gallery  is a special gift for our Betty MacDonald fan club fans.  

Don't miss Brad Craft's 'More friends', please. 

I'm rereading Onions in the Stew and I'd like to live on Betty MacDonald's very beautiful Vashon Island.

Wishing you a great Saturday,


Don't miss this very special book, please.

Vita Magica
Betty MacDonald fan club

Betty MacDonald forum  

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) - The Egg and I 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

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

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

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 - The Stove and I  

Betty MacDonald fan club groups 

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund 

Jamie-Lee Kriewitz to represent Germany

"Unser Lied für Stockholm" took place in Cologne tonight, and televoting decided the winner out of 10 acts

Jamie-Lee Kriewitz Stijn Smulders (EBU)
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Cologne, Germany, the German TV public has chosen which song will represent the country in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest: It's Ghost by Jamie-Lee Kriewitz, a young singer with her very own colourful style - and a strong voice! Unser Lied für Stockholm featured 10 acts, both famous and new, presenting a huge variety of styles from Gregorian chant all the way to a modern version of German Schlager.

17-year old Jamie-Lee Kriewitz will represent Germany in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. The young singer, who had previously won The Voice of Germany 2015, will enter the stage in Stockholm with her first big hit Ghost. The song already reached the first place in the German iTunes Download charts and the 11th rank in the German music charts. Jamie-Lee is famous for her manga style, which was well visible in her outfit tonight. In the super-final, Jamie-Lee Kriewitz had won against third-placed Avantasia and second-placed Alex Diehl. These three acts had first topped the ranking in the first round of voting among the 10 candidate acts. 1.89 million votes were cast by televoting, SMS voting and the official Eurovision app. You can watch Jamie-Lee's winning performance of Ghost below!


The French and German leaders presented a united front over Europe’s migration crisis on Friday, ahead of an emergency EU summit with Turkey on Monday aimed at stemming the flow.
Hosting Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris, France’s President Francois Hollande also briefed journalists on a telephone link-up with the Kremlin over Syria’s fragile truce, amid claims that President Assad and his allies have continued to bombard moderate opposition groups.
“We restated that this truce is an opportunity to accelerate discussions and open a process of political transition,” Hollande said of the phone call which also included Britain’s David Cameron and Italy’s premier Matteo Renzi.
“The Russians, through the voice of Vladimir Putin, accepted this principle of negotiations on the basis of UN resolutions.”
On migration, the leaders backed moves to restore Europe’s severely tested Schengen open border area
But Chancellor Merkel stressed the need to protect Europe’s external borders – something she said Germany and France agreed on. She said this was necessary to guarantee freedom of travel within Europe and to move away, step by step, from border controls.
Last year over 1.2 million people, mainly Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis, made initial applications for asylum in the EU – a record figure more than double that of the previous year.
The figures were released on Friday by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Recent border restrictions imposed by several countries have left thousands of migrants and refugees trapped in Greece, prompting warnings of an imminent humanitarian crisis.