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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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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...
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...
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...


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