Betty MacDonald


Born
in Boulder, Colorado, The United States
March 26, 1908

Died
February 27, 1958

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The first book written by Betty MacDonald, The Egg and I , rocketed to the top of the national bestseller list in 1945. Translations followed in more than 30 languages, along with a series of popular movies. In the wake of World War II, the hilarious accounts of MacDonald's adventures as a backwoods farmer's wife in Chimacum Valley were a breath of fresh air for readers around the world. On the negative side, her book spawned a perception of Washington as a land of eccentric country bumpkins like Ma and Pa Kettle.

Anne Elizabeth Campbell Bard, called Betsy in childhood and later known world-wide as Betty MacDonald, was born in Boulder, Colorado, to Darsie and Elsie/Sydney Bard on March 26, 1908. Her father, a mining engineer, moved the fami
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“There’s nothing as cozy as a piece of candy and a book.”
Betty MacDonald, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic

“Another female household-hinter gave me a recipe for a big hearty main dish of elbow macaroni, mint jelly, lima beans, mayonnaise and cheese baked until 'hot and yummy.' Unless my taste buds are paralyzed, this dish could be baked until hell freezes over and it might get hot but never 'yummy.”
Betty MacDonald, Onions in the Stew

“I'll do it because I want to but not because you tell me to!”
Betty MacDonald, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

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