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Friday, May 22, 2009

Mortgage Pig Wear for Charity is Back!

by Calculated Risk on 5/22/2009 01:16:00 PM

A great Memorial Day gift for the UberNerd in your family! And the proceeds go to fight cancer ...

But first ... Cathy shared this email from Tanta:

‘She took her MTM in hand,
Long time the CFO she sought,
And rested she from her own QC
And stood a while in thought.

And as in uffish thought she froze
The S&P with eyes aflame
Came woofling through her CMOs
And burbled as it came.

One two! One two! And through and through!
The rater’s blade went snicker-snack
She started B but with a C
She came galumphing back.

“And hast thou slain the MBS?
My whole loans too? My hedges all?
O frabjous day! Alas! Allay!
My margin got a call!”

‘Twas brillig, and the slivey toves . . .

Doris Tanta Dungey, July 18, 2007
(based on "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll)

Tanta's Mortgage Pig

Notes from Cathy (Tanta' sister):
These items are produced as they are ordered and we do apologize about the size and color confusion. The best method is to enter this information in the PayPal message box when completing the order.

We will accept check orders outside of Ebay but that will slow things down. Please EMAIL: rwstick AT yahoo DOT com (Dick) with the item, size and color and we will return the cost with shipping. Once the check is received with shipping instructions we will process the order.
So far the Mortgage Pig Wear raised over $3,500 for charity! From more on other donations, see: Tanta's Bench and Charity Update
Back in October, after Tanta came home from the hospital and agreed to come to Ohio with me, we had an idea to create Mortgage Pig Wear and donate the proceeds from the sales to the UMMS Greenebaum Cancer Center.

We have friends in Springboro, OH who own a small, local embroidery company called Image Mark-it that is owned and staffed by the type of caring folks who would want to be involved in a project like this. Jumped at the chance, is more like it.

We enlisted her 16 year-old nephew (my son) to handle the shipping and for that he would receive $1.00 per item in his college fund. Tanta would provide the "quality control" or lovingly ride herd on him. She couldn't wait.

Over the past 4 weeks we have "digitized" the pig for the embroidery on sweatshirts and polos and created high quality photo transfers for T-shirts and sweatshirts. Tanta lived long enough to see the samples but not to see the items go into production and be offered for sale. I still can't believe it.

I worried about what to do with this on Saturday so I simply asked Tanta. She wanted us to proceed. My son and my husband both asked her as well - and both got the same answer "Please go ahead with The Mortgage Pig Wear".

In the last day or so as I read the various tributes to her, I saw references to cure vs care. So we've made a small change - we're offering the embroidered pig items with proceeds donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund ( and the photo-transfer items split between UMMS Greenebaum and OSUMC James Cancer Centers.

I hope you enjoy wearing these as much as the folks at Image Mark-it and I have enjoyed creating them. We are planning to work very hard to keep up with demand - and for all of us it's a labor of love.
Tanta's Mortgage Pig

Mortgage Pig
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Mortgage Pig

Mortgage Pig