Tuesday, October 21, 2008


The benefit was a resounding success!

Many more came to the dinner than expected, which was wonderful, and many more donated to the auction than expected, which was amazing to behold. There was plenty to bid on, and bid we all did... and went home with loot in our arms and warmth in our hearts.

The raffle winner of Belinda's beautiful sport truck was Marilyn, who immediately bestowed it upon her son, John. As you can see, they both were very happy with the results!

Belinda kisses
her baby goodbye...

... and the winner
collects her prize!

'Tis better to give
than to receive!

Or maybe not...

Happy Trails!

Our thanks to all of you for your generosity, kindness, support, and friendship - the family was literally overwhelmed, and couldn't be more grateful.

We will update this website on occasion to let you know how Mitch is doing - so come on back and visit us when you can!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bracelet & Earring Sets

These beautiful bracelet & earring sets were designed and generously donated by bead artist Cathleen Kemper of The Beaded Bird. They are made up of crystal, semi-precious stone and glass beads, and the earring wires are sterling silver.

Reversible Scarf

Beautiful handknit reversible scarf features bold geometric patterns that twist over a dark green heathered wool. This original design is unique to this auction, and will look great on either man or woman.

Designed, knit and donated by fiber artist Eileen Maloney of Knot All That.

Reluctantly modeled by running-late-for-class Brennan Blomgren.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Vikings Ticket Packages

2 Pairs of tickets for the Minnesota Vikings Game 6 against the Houston Texans on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 12:00pm.

2 are for Sect 230 Row 19 - That’s 2nd tier 50 yard line!!

2 are for Sect 226 Row 10 – 2nd tier - 4 sections to the right of 50 yard line

For seating infor, go to:

These two 2-ticket packages were generously donated by Local 638

Hand Crafted Musical Instrument

Gorgeous handcrafted of solid oak, with no nails, screws or pins, this Tone Box is an instrument that will provide years of spontaneous musical enjoyment - no serious study required!
No two identical, no two tones identical; this fun, unique instrument was handcrafted and donated by Tim Nelson

Baby Hat & Blanket Set

They may be ice blue, but these baby-soft items will keep the icy winds of winter far away from your little one! Lovingly handmade and donated by Brenda Cox.

Baby Hat & Scarf Set

Beautiful rainbow pastel hat and scarf that will wrap your baby in love and warmth all winter long, handmade and generously donated by Brenda Cox.

Saints 4 Pack

4-Pack Saints general admission tickets, generously donated by the Saint Paul Saints

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wee Mad Road

A copy of "The Wee Mad Road", autographed and donated by the authors, Barbara and Jack Maloney.

This whimsical autobiography recounts the adventures of a local Twin Cities couple who 'run away' from their comfortable suburban home to live in a small village in the Scottish Highlands. In turns funny and touching, this richly illustrated book covers everything from lovelorn sheep to suspected spies, from Christmas Tea to Flaming Whisky, from shepherds to lairds, from electric faucets to electric sporrans.
Spend an evening or two traveling with the Maloneys on The Wee Mad Road - you'll be glad you did!

Generously donated by Barbara & Jack Maloney. To find out more about their adventures, visit Barbara's blog,
"Life on the Wee Mad Road"

The Maloneys will be giving a free reading of their book at the Central Public Library in Downtown St. Paul this Sunday, Oct. 19th, at
2pm... stop by and visit, they'd love to see you!

Sunny Silk Flower Arrangement

These beautifully arranged flowers will brighten your home and your mood all year long!

Arranged and generously donated by Barbara Maloney