The Betty MacDonald Network™
A literary society and fan magazine

Welcome to our open, community supported fan site for American author and humorist Betty Bard MacDonald.

Member Updates

Frank Alexander ( 11-May-2016 )
Win friends and influence people with your stunning good looks! Post a photo of yourself in your profile. Use a JPEG or PNG smaller than 200...

Anne Wellman ( 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. LINK

Sue Lowe ( 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 'T...

Edie Mulesky ( 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 ...

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Rick-the-Librarian - Aug 22, 2017 at 10:38 AM wrote: 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] ...Read more
frankalexander - May 02, 2017 at 2:02 PM wrote: Hi, John! Sorry to hear you're having a tough slog. Best wishes, "FA" ...Read more
johnftwa48in - May 02, 2017 at 1:16 PM wrote: 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... ...Read more
PatH - Dec 25, 2016 at 2:38 PM wrote: I have just finished reading "Looking for Betty MacDonald" and really enjoyed it. It was very well researched and referenced.It provides... ...Read more
Dagweed - Dec 23, 2016 at 2:21 PM wrote: I've read Anne Wellmans but not this one yet, but looking forward to reading it! ...Read more
PatH - Dec 22, 2016 at 7:08 PM wrote: 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... ...Read more
Dagweed - Dec 19, 2016 at 3:08 PM wrote: 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... ...Read more


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...
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...
Another View of the Bishop Trial
Larry Trotter posted in Vashon's Betty MacDonald at Facebook.: 1951 - A nasty lawyer made Betty cry. Hard to imagine that someone could break that smile.

"The Seattle Times... 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...
Pick Your Font Size
Having trouble reading our site? Click one of the alternate font sizes in the main menu at left. (Some special features may not respond to resizing; you may be able to combine our... Continues...
Betty Pushes Xmas Seals 1948
I'm not sure this item from 1948 ever got the play it deserved. So here's another view of what Burlington, NC, readers were learning at the time. Here's the caption from the... 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!

For Sale

NOW FOR SALE! Debbie has four copies of this 1993 edition (paperback) of Monica Sone's wonderful book, Nisei Daughter, the autobiographical story of an American girl who befriended Betty MacDonald. Please email Debbie to order a copy! Only $12 a copy. All proceeds benefit this site!


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