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Frank Alexander 16-Jun-2020
Reminder: You can now add a link and/or upload an image to accompany your Update.

AnneW 10-May-2016
My biography of Betty is now available on Amazon, entitled 'Betty: The Story of Betty MacDonald, Author of The Egg and I'. Hope you like it.
Rees Clark 29-Feb-2016
Passing through Chimacum en route to "Town" last week I happened on the Chimacum Café, where eggs are on the menu about 16 times.

Sue 22-Dec-2015
I'm from the UK, and first read Betty MacDonald's books as they were favourites of my mother's. This was in the 1960s and 1970s. I like 'The Egg & I', 'The Plague & I', and my...
Edie 16-Dec-2015
hi. is anyone still on this site? i am a huge fan and have stayed in the B and B that the Vashon house became. can anyone tell me why Betty died so young? i have most of her books,...

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Rick-the-Librarian - Aug 22, 2017, 10:38 AM
I just finished a new (I think) biography of Betty by Paula Becker - "Looking for Betty MacDonald". I have to admit it doesn't pull many... [LINK]
frankalexander - May 02, 2017, 2:02 PM
Hi, John! Sorry to hear you're having a tough slog. Best wishes, "FA"
johnftwa48in - May 02, 2017, 1:16 PM
Hi Everyone. I write these words with a heavy heart; As of February of this year, I have been associated with Betty Macdonald for 12...
PatH - Dec 25, 2016, 2:38 PM
I have just finished reading "Looking for Betty MacDonald" and really enjoyed it. It was very well researched and referenced.It provides...
Dagweed - Dec 23, 2016, 2:21 PM
I've read Anne Wellmans but not this one yet, but looking forward to reading it!
PatH - Dec 22, 2016, 7:08 PM
The site seems to be very quiet. Anyway I have obtained a copy of Paula Becker's book and have read about half of it. Interesting read so...
Dagweed - Dec 19, 2016, 3:08 PM
What has happened to this site? I thought a new site was being built months ago? Also the Betty MacDonald Facebook has seemed to have...


Betty's Letter to 'Hazel'
The following is a photocopy of an original letter written by Betty on September 5, 1947 (click to enlarge).

When you read the letter, remember that Betty MacDonald had just... Continues...

Anne & Joan Interview - 1998
(Interviewed separated via telephone)

Question #1: Your mother was first... Continues...
Symbols Remain in Bettyland
A recent business trip to Port Townsend ("Town" by consensus) took me inevitably through Chimacum, so after 30 years living nearby I took the detours needed to endure enjoy some... Continues...
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle on Hulu!
I don't think I mentioned this before, but you can watch episodes of the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle TV show - free - on Here is the link - Enjoy!
Altered Chicken States
Debbie Scott contributed the following today.

Butch the Rooster

John was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers,... Continues...
Flood of tears in wake of Betty MacDonald ferry mailing
Imagine the sadness with which we received bounced email for forty members of the site after we notified all of the ferry-naming opportunity. Please help us recover by contacting... Continues...
Will Fame Follow the Fleet? Vote by August 15!
The King County (WA) Ferry District is inviting the public to suggest and vote on names for the system’s two new water taxis that will run between West Seattle, Vashon Island,... Continues...
Experimental Member News Feature
To the membership: For those relatively new, I am the technical manager of this site. It has been a while since I posted. We are experimenting with a new personal "update" feature.... Continues...

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