Friday, April 30, 2010

He's On His Way Home!


My 2nd Annual Alzheimer's Association Benefit Teddy Bear is on his way to his new home! Yay! Thanks to Felicia and everyone who was rooting for us. The Alzheimer's Association and I really appreciate all the support!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Kelly Mine

We visited the Kelly Mine near Magdalena on a recent overcast Sunday. On the way there we saw these antelope, who kindly let me photograph them.
Silver was discovered in Kelly, NM around 1866 and the town existed from about 1876 to the 1930's when Zinc mining began to play out. But the town was home to as many as 3000 citizens during it's prosperous boom days. Today it is a ghost town.
As well as silver and zinc, the mining operations sent huge shipments of lead to smelters, making Kelly the foremost mine in central New Mexico. The mine was named after Patrick H. Kelly who held some of the claims.
By 1884 Kelly Township was established with several banks, saloons, churches, stores and a clinic. The AT & SF Railway terminus was established 3 miles away in Magdalena.
The Kelly Mine headframe was erected in 1906 and was designed by Alexander G. Eiffel to be state-of-the-art for that era. It towers 121 feet over the Tri-Bullion Shaft which drops nearly 1000 feet down into a maze of over 30 miles of tunnels.
The last residents of Kelly departed in 1947, and most of their homes were carefully hauled down to Magdalena.
The only building in use today is the church, which still holds mass once a year.
Sightings and experiences of the para-normal have been reported. "There have been thousands of residents that have lived here since the 1860's, some have never left."

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Alzheimer's Benefit Teddy Bear Update

He's been re listed on eBay. WITH NO RESERVE! Please click here to go directly to the new auction. It is running until Wednesday evening. Don't forget that 100% of his sale price will go to the Alzheimer's Association. If you would like more photos and information on him, please take a look at his page on my website.
Please visit him. Thanks again!


He's just thinking about going to his forever home...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Alzheimer's Hats Update

Just in case you didn't see the changes to the earlier post, I wanted to let you know the hats have been re listed on eBay at their lowest prices, lowest shipping, and with a higher percentage going to the Alzheimer's Association. I will not list them for lower than these prices so make sure to take advantage now! Their auctions end at various times this weekend (Fri - Sun).
To go directly to the auction for the lovely red cloche shown above, click here.
For the pink and rose rhasta hat, click here.
For the chic beret with brim, click here.
If you would like to see more photos, please visit the hats page on my website.
Thanks for your support!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Bear Give-a-Way at Desertmountainbear


Joanne at Desertmountainbear is giving away the lovely teddy shown above. How do you enter for your chance to win her? Just click here and she will give you all the details.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hats for the Alzheimer's Association

As well as my Benefit Bear, I've decided to post some of my hats on eBay with a portion of the profits going the the Alzheimer's Association. This is your chance to own one of my handmade hats at a fraction of the normal cost and donate to charity at the same time. Please visit the hats page on my website and look for the direct link to the auctions.
Update: A new hat has been added to the auction. Please click here for the link.
Thanks again for your support!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

And We're Live!


My 2nd Annual Alzheimer's Association Benefit Teddy Bear is now live on eBay! Please click here to go directly to the auction. If you want to learn more about this teddy bear, please visit his page on my website or view my previous blog posts about him. 100% of whatever he makes in the auction will go to the NM Alzheimer's Association via my Memory Walk Team.
The winner of the auction will also be responsible for $11.00 shipping which is separate from the auction price. Shipping is via USPS and includes delivery confirmation and insurance. Shipping for international customers will be set by eBay.

Want to learn more about the Alzheimer's Association? Please visit the links on my sidebar or this previous post.
For more information about Memory Walk, please go here.
Thanks again for your support!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter!

How about some photos of the Easter Bunny?These were taken while hiking in California.I'm pretty sure this is not the real Easter Bunny though since these photos were taken in June. :)