Friday, September 16, 2016

Betty MacDonald, caricatures and Vita Magica

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The Egg and I Film Illustration

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Betty MacDonald's sister Alison Bard Burnett

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Betty MacDonald's mother Sydney with grandchild Alison Beck
Betty MacDonald in the living room at Vashon on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle author Betty MacDonald on Vashon Island

Betty MacDonald fan club fans, 

don't miss Vita Magica September with Wolfgang Hampel, Sabine Arndt and tenor Heinz Meisel please.

It will be as great as ever. 

Wolfgang Hampel already included Betty MacDonald and Betty MacDonald fan club honor members Letizia Mancino and Mr. Tigerli in Vita Magcia. 

More Betty MacDonald fan club honor members will follow. 

Do you have any caricatures of beloved Betty MacDonald?



We are working on this subject ' Betty MacDonald in caricatures ' and are very grateful for your support.

Our Betty MacDonald Fan Club Honor members are unique personalities.

Wolfgang Hampel, Monica Sone's very good friend and author of Betty MacDonald and Ma and Pa Kettle biography told us that Monica Sone was always delighted to hear from her fans.

It's the same with our other Betty MacDonald Fan Club Honour members.

If you have any questions or greetings don't hesitate to send them, please. 

The Betty MacDonald Fan Club Honour members are very happy to hear from you.

I admire Monica Sone's book Nisei Daughter. 

Betty MacDonald was right when she described Monica as Kimi the way she did in her book The Plague and I.

Monica was very witty and intelligent although the subject of Nisei Daughter isn't a funny one. Just the opposite!

Anita, you and Eartha Kitt II are really Betty MacDonald Fan Club dream team Nr. 1!

We admire your outstanding Betty MacDonald research and your support for Betty MacDonald Memorial letter project. 

Wolfgang Hampel's stories and satirical poems will be published in Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter September and future newsletters.

We adore Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli.

The new adventure is so funny!

How is Mr. Tigerli doing in China?

We can imagine how very busy our darling is because of many very important politicial problems all over the world.
Don't miss new breakfast with Brad and Nick, please.

Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Thomas Bödigheimer did a great job.

His voice and music are outstanding! 

Thank you so much dearest Thomas! 

Don't miss fascinating Vita Magica program September - December 2016, please. 

Vita Magica was celebrating its 1st anniversary.   

Jamie-Lee with Ghost got over 8 million views and more than 69.000 people like the song.

This is our Betty MacDonald fan club ESC 2016 TOP 5 according to Betty MacDonald fan club ESC fans in 40 countries.

This video of Mount Rainier National Park is really magical. 



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Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

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Rita Knobel Ulrich - Islam in Germany - a very interesting ZDF  ( 2nd German Television ) documentary with English subtitles 

Dawid Brueckner It´s a beautiful reconstruction. Thank you Linde .

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Bernd Kunze

Bernd Kunze we will be there, one year vita magica, congratulations Wolfgang Hampel and Rita Kocher.

Linde Lund Dearst Rita Kocher und Wolfgang Hampel Congratulations!!!! Happy Birthday Vita Magica and all the best for the future! All our love and best wishes from Linde, Astrid and Lund family
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Rita Knobel Ulrich - Islam in Germany - a very interesting ZDF  ( 2nd German Television ) documentary with English subtitles.  

Angela Merkel to challenge bosses over failure to employ refugees

Angela Merkel is to challenge the bosses of some of Germany’s largest companies to explain why they have not employed more refugees.
At a meeting in Berlin on Wednesday evening the German chancellor will confront the CEOs over hiring and ask them what she can do to encourage them to take on more asylum seekers. The biggest recruiter is Deutsche Post DHL, which employs just over 100.
Merkel is under pressure over her open-door policy, which has seen more than a million refugees arrive in Germany over the past 12 months, and is keen to show there is substance to her promise that newcomers will benefit Germany in the long term.

Europe’s biggest economy faces a growing skills shortage with a working-age population due to decrease by six million people over the next 15 years. Merkel has told bosses that “everyone will benefit” the more refugees are integrated through the workplace. She will also appeal to their sense of social responsibility at a time when the economy is flourishing.
They are expected to tell her, however, that they are hampered by obstacles such as refugees’ struggle to learn German, and a lack of certainty over the status of those waiting to hear when and whether their asylum applications will be accepted or not. Other hurdles include complicated bureaucratic procedures, the inability of some refugees to be able to prove their qualifications and sometimes even their identities.
The bosses of some of the top DAX-listed companies, including Siemens, Daimler and Bosch, will exchange ideas with Merkel as to how they can recruit more newcomers.
Deutsche Post DHL, the German postal service, employs just over 100 refugees, mostly in its sorting and delivery departments, and is expected to take on a further 75 as apprentices this year.
“Right now we have 102 refugees including people from Rwanda, Eritrea, Togo and Syria,” Deutsch Post’s CEO, Frank Appel, said before the meeting. More than half of those had completed a period of work experience before being taken on by the company, he said. Deutsche Post started its refugee initiative a year ago. “As a company which is at home in Germany and the rest of the world, we wanted to do our bit towards helping the refugees to integrate,” Appel said.
The company said it had tried to adapt itself to the needs of the asylum seekers, offering them jobs that did not involve too much knowledge of German and were not too technical.
Airline and financial industries have voiced their concerns that with many asylum seekers unable to prove their identities, it makes it difficult to take them on because they could not carry out enough security checks on them.
Around 80% of asylum seekers are not qualified beyond primary or secondary school level. Many cannot read or write, let alone speak German.
Most German companies want to take a longer-term approach to future employees, ensuring that if they take someone onto their highly-structured apprenticeship programmes, which can last for up to four years, they have a long-term perspective of staying in Germany.
Some companies, such as Mercedes, Siemens and Daimler, have offered refugees pre-training programmes that would prepare them for entry at the apprenticeship level.
The anti-refugee Alternative für Deutschland party has been making considerable gains in elections over voters’ fears that Merkel’s refugee policy is a threat to German stability. Her government is keen to show that not only does the German economy have room for refugees, but that refugees are also willing to work.
The Employment Office, which began gathering statistics on asylum seekers who are looking for work in June, has so far shown a month-on-month increase in the numbers. In June 297,000 were looking for work, and in August the figure had jumped to 346,000 with signs of an increasing trend.
Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said she had called the meeting so that concerns and ideas could be shared. “She wants to find out where the everyday problems are occurring and where there are bureaucratic hindrances, how they can be alleviated,” he said.

Ein lyrisches Portrait von Hilde Domin
Anne MacDonald Canham



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! photos and graphics betty family betty and friend
Is this Mr. Tigerli?

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Betty MacDonald

Take an illustrated day trip through Washington state’s largest city with artist Candace Rose Rardon.

Linda White yes,if my health allows.I have a few problems but is something I have always wanted to do,especially as I reread her books.

Linde Lund

Linde Lund Dear Linda I'll keep you posted.

Bella Dillon

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I still read Mrs Piggle Wiggle books to this day. I love her farm on vashon.

Lila Taylor

Lila Taylor Good morning...Linde Lund

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