I was wrong. We have not forgotten.
Thank you so much to everyone who took a moment to think about the people who sacrificed everything aboard Flight 93.
You. are. all. amazing.
Blogging does not pay the millions I wish it did, but together we raised $104.30 just by reading a silly little mommy blog. It's just a drop in the bucket, but the incredible show of support proves that there are people who care.
One person, who asked to remain anonymous, asked on Tuesday if she could show she cared by doing a little something extra. She offered to donate $1 per comment received on the contest post.
Thank you. (BTW, you suck for not letting me post your name, but you rock in every other way humanly possible.)
If you would like to donate additional money, please go here.
Every penny helps.
By the way, we're going to do this again. I don't know when. I don't know what exactly. But, it will be happening again.
As for the contest, the entire thing was thrown together in a matter of minutes. Those who donated prizes are amazing people, some of whom I know in real life, and others whom I very barely know after having only visited his or her blog a handful of times. Please take a moment to check out their sites because they are some of the most generous, incredible people around.
Thank you all so much.
And I suppose there is one other thing I was supposed to accomplish with this post. I guess maybe, perhaps, in a way, you just might like to know who all the winners are. I suppose I could tell you, but I'm kind of enjoying stringing this out longer.
La, la, la, were you waiting for something?
OK, fine, here you go:
A $25 iTunes gift card, courtesy of an anonymous donor, is going to Dana!
A Just the Essentials case from Rocking Pony's Etsy shop will be going to Stephanie Macsurak!
There was a Stanley Theater prize package including the Grateful Dead's 1979 show and Marley's last show in 1981 from my favorite Donato's delivering Uncle, Unclecrappy. This one had the BEST comments, and Gina swooped in for the win!
Brand spankin' new dad TheJim from Sportsocracy offered up an ultra-spiffy Sportsocracy t-shirt. Justmylife will soon be donning the shirt. (TehBaby was just born today, so it's going to take a few extra days to get that out to you, Justmylife. I'm thinking you'll understand.)
Nobody entered to win the $15 gift card to Ruggers Pub, but the person who donated it has generously offered it up for use by Yinz Team. I'm holding it hostage just in case yinz think you're getting a new second basemen. We have a date on the South Side.
I need EVERY winner to email me his or her address at burghbaby (at) gmail (dot) com no later than Monday, October 6th at 12:00pm. Not getting me your information by that time will result in an alternate winner being drawn. I'll be forwarding your information to the person who donated your prize.
Thank you again to absolutely everyone who helped make September a month full of remembrance.