Betty MacDonald's sister Alison Bard Burnett
Betty MacDonald's mother Sydney with grandchild Alison Beck
Alison Bard Burnett - and Betty MacDonald fan club fans,
let's praise first unique Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Monica Sone, author of Nisei Daughter and described as Kimi in Betty MacDonald's book The Plague and I.
Monica Sone passed away in 2011 shortly after her 92th birthday.
To me it's quiete a shock to learn the depressing facts of internment of Japanse, Japanese Americans, European and European Americans in a democratic society.
Over 31.000 people were kept interned until July 1948 - more than three years after the war in Europe had ended.
I hope we can learn from the past and we are willing to.
Betty MacDonald Fan Club honor member Monica Sone was furious at the blatant disregard of her civil rights.
Monica Sone said to Betty MacDonald Memorial Award winner Wolfgang Hampel:
I didn't move from Seattle - they moved me away and I never came back.
( only for family visits )
Of course everybody can understand Monica Sone's feelings.
A democratic society has to protect the civil rights of their people. Otherwise it's no longer a democratic society.
A simple fact.
In the camps, internees were seen more as prisoners of war than as civilians.
To name such camps for example Camp Harmony is simply awful.
Just imagine the loss of property, the personal insults, the barbed wire, armed guards, the dust storms, horrible food, unfinished barracks, barren land, shared huts, inadequate washing and toilet facilities, green uniforms, military work details, snapping to attention at an officer's approach.
Therefore Monica Sone's Nisei Daughter is a very important book.
Betty MacDonald Fan Club founder, author, poet and Monica Sone's good friend Wolfgang Hampel told us that Nisei Daughter belonged to the very few books he was rereading. I know many of us do the very same.
Betty MacDonald encouraged her friend Monica Sone in publishing her book 'Nisei Daughter'.
Betty MacDonald said:
'Nisei Daughter ' is a very remarkable book, humorous and delightfully readable, that takes you into the heart of a Japanese-American family and into the mind of the sensitive, perceptive eldest daughter.
The internment of the American born Japanese during World War II is handled with honesty and rare dispassion.
It is certainly to Monica Sone's credit that she she still sings God bless America.
Betty MacDonald was right. Having Monica Sone's experiences I'm not sure I would.
I agree with John Heitman "In a world where there are lots of smoke screens and J. Edgar Hoovers, an individual can really be hurt."
Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Monica Sone and other Betty MacDonald fan club honor members will be included in Wolfgang Hampel's new project 'Vita Magica'.
Wolfgang Hampel's stories and satirical poems will be published in Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter August and future newsletters.
We adore Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli.
We can imagine how very busy our darling is because of many very important politicial problems all over the world.
Don't miss new breakfast with Brad and Nick, please.
His voice and music are outstanding!
Thank you so much dearest Thomas!
Jamie-Lee with Ghost got over 8 million views and more than 67.000 people like the song.
This is our Betty MacDonald fan club ESC 2016 TOP 5 according to Betty MacDonald fan club ESC fans in 40 countries.
This video of Mount Rainier National Park is really magical.
Lasse & Ulla
Betty MacDonald Quotes
I am neither Christian enough nor charitable enough to like anybody just because he is alive and breathing. I want people to interest or amuse me. I want them fascinating and witty or so dul as to be different. I want them either intellectually stimulating or wonderfully corny; perfectly charming or hundred percent stinker. I like my chosen companions to be distinguishable from the undulating masses and I don't care how.
Her magic formula for dealing with children is ignoring all faults and accenting tiny virtues. She says, "Instead of telling Tommy day in and day out that he is the naughtiest boy in the United States of America, which could very well be true, take an aspirin and comment on his neatly tied shoes. Almost anybody would rather be known for expert shoe-tying than for kicking the cat." She always tells whiners how charming they are--bullies how brave--bad sports how good--sneaks how honest!
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