The house that Betty and her family lived in during the time of "Anybody Can Do Anything" is still standing and in pretty good shape, but a builder is threatening to level this house and much of the surrounding neighborhood for an unpopular development. We need to pitch in to help save Betty's old home. It would be a great museum or visitor's center!
I just posted a new topic and can't find it anywhere now, but this is related, so I'll type it again and stick it in here. I just found an article on line by Knute Berger, suggesting that one of the two new Washington state ferries be named for Betty. I would love to see this happen. At the end of the article are some comments, both pro and con, about naming one of the ferries Betty MacDonald. Among the comments is one by someone who says Betty's U-District house has been torn down. The comment was posted in August. If it's truly gone, I'm so glad I got to see the house in March of 2012. Here's a link if you want to vote for the ferry naming; there's an email link in the text of the article for sending in your name request: The deadline is September 26th.