a Betty MacDonald fan club member recently shared some very interesting Betty MacDonald photos including pictures of Betty as a child in a real Winter season with lots of snow.
We have a great Betty MacDonald fan club Winter surprise for you.
We are working on a new Betty MacDonald fan club essay entitled ' Betty MacDonald and snow '.
We've already built several snowmen during this Winter season but the Wisconsin dad was the best.
Imagine - a 22 foot high snowman!
I'm really very impressed.
Thanks a million for your outstanding support.
As already mentioned we celebrated World Day of the Snowman.
There will be a new DVD entitled ' Betty MacDonald and the World Day of the Snowman ' presenting several International Betty MacDonald fan club activities.
Fred got the excellent idea to organize a Betty MacDonald fan club Snowman contest.
Send us a photo of your favourite snowman and you can some very new interesting Betty MacDonald fan club items.
Deadline: January 31, 2016
Betty MacDonald described Winter season in one of her unique books.
“ Big snowflakes fluttered slowly through the
air like white feathers and made all of the Heavenly Valley smooth and
white and quiet and beautiful.
Tall fir trees stood up to their
knees in snow and their outstretched hands were heaped with it. Those
that were bare of leaves wore soft white fur on their scrawny, reaching
arms and all the stumps and low bushes had been turned into fat white
Betty MacDonald described Winter season in a magical way but as we know Life can be rather hard on Vashon Island during Winter.
We got these messages from Betty MacDonald fans some years ago.
Guys it's much too cold for me!
I'm afraid I'm the Southern type although I know how much children and especially our children adore snow and really enjoy all these beloved Winter activities.
Very cold days in the State of Washington! Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!
We recently had a wind storm followed by some very low temperatures and a lot of snow.
Vashon Island had a power outage for a few days. My sister was without power from Monday evening to Thursday before noon.
The next week is supposed to be above freezing, rain and occasional sun-breaks.
Old timers on the Island had kerosene lamps and wood stoves and plenty of wood just for this type of situation.
had a bit of snow and cold around here and mother had to put up with no
electric power or heat for two days but seems cheerful about it all.
have just gone through an Arctic Express. Extremely cold and snowy on
Vashon Island. Broke records for low temps. I was without power for 24
hours, many much longer. Today is much warmer and the snow is almost
We have had bad storms that brought down some of the big
trees on houses and power lines. We have had long hours and days
without power, and the temperature got down to 15 degrees F. No sun,
but today it is raining and the snow and ice are melting.
week here it's been verrrrry cold from zero with wind chil to now
finally 40 degrees. Seattle was almost shut down due to bad ice. We
cancelled plans to go to Sequim, which is not far from where Betty lived
the story of the EGG AND I. Too cold, too much snow, windy, and icy. So
we stayed home and roasted a duck!!
We're not seeing the sun yet! At least it isn't raining. It's impossible to walk every day in this weather. I usually go out for 45 minutes a day.
Our new Betty MacDonald and Alison Bard Burnett CD and DVD are perfect gifts.
Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli is our hero and a very much beloved guy.
Something very special!
Elizabeth has been living in her yurt since early last fall through the rainy NW winter on Vashon Island.
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Sunday, January 17, 2016
According to inside sources in the Bundestag, 'senior members' of the Christian Social Union will team up with rebelling CDU MPs and send Merkel a confidential letter early this week. The letter will demand national border control. Signatories are threatening to petition for a parliamentary vote on closing the country's borders if their demands are not met.
This is a huge deal because most polls consistently show nearly 60% of Germans disapproving of Merkel's disastrous handling of the "migrant crisis."
I believe that the CDU, along with the conservative wing of the CSU, are scared shitless of the rise of right-wing Alternative for Germany. If this report is confirmed, then the CDU and CSU are clearly working to prevent being 'outflanked' by AfD, and are doing so by adopting AfD's stance.
This giant "Olaf" snowman stands about 22 feet tall and 12 feet wide at the base.
Dahms his daughter gave him the inspiration to build the famous snowman from the movie Frozen.
"Lainey wanted a snowman, so I said I'd build her one and she kind of was with the whole Olaf kick this year; I tried to shape it or get it as close to Olaf as I could."
He says he began building it in December, adding a little more each snowfall.
"The first two sections, snowblowed everything into the driveway into one spot and then just kind of shaping it up from there,” he explained.
He used a variety of tools to create Olaf's distinctive grin.
"If you look at Olaf's head it's not the straightest thing in the world and trying to get the angle and stuff like that was a little harder than I thought, but I did it the best I could,” he said.
After 50 total hours of work Dahms finally finished his “Frozen” masterpiece on Friday, much to the delight of the neighborhood.
"I think he's terrific,” said Pat Boldig, neighbor.” I think Olaf is just cute.”
Dahms said it's those reactions that make his hard work so rewarding.
"Just for my daughter to enjoy and anyone else who wants to come by and look at it to come by and take pictures with it,” Dahms said.
Showing it might take something frozen to make this season a little warmer.
"It makes winter go by just that much faster,” Boldig.