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Reader's Exchange: Her plans call for pizzelles, but she needs some equipment

Christmas is right around the corner, which means it's time for all kinds of delicious holiday treats to start coming around. Fran Tucker of New Port Richey wants to get in the spirit by making pizzelles, which are delicious Italian cookies. She plans to bring some to a Christmas cookie exchange she's attending. The trouble is, she has had to borrow her neighbor's pizzelle maker and would really like to have one of her own. If you have one that you would be willing to give to Fran, please call her at (727) 847-2683. She says she will pick it up and make a batch of cookies in exchange.

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Speaking of sweets, Marjorie Dahl of St. Petersburg has a hankering for the grilled Danish pastries that she remembers from Rennebohm Drug Stores in Madison, Wis. She hopes that someone out there remembers them also, and might know of a place in the St. Petersburg area where she can get them, whether it's a restaurant, a food store or a bakery. If you can help Marjorie, please call her at (727) 894-2360.

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Technology alert! Earl Crockett has an 8- or 10-year-old Dell computer, modem and keyboard, but no monitor, that he would like to give to a good home. Earl says the computer has plenty of memory on it. It was primarily used for email and online shopping. If you are interested, please contact Earl via email at ecrockett1@ tampabay.rr.com. He says he may be able to deliver it.

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Mrs. Mullins of Hudson table has a sewing table she would like to give away. She says it is gray Formica and sits in a corner. Although it is meant to be a sewing table, Mrs. Mullins says it can be used for many other projects, and even as a computer table. The table is in pieces right now, as it had to be moved, so it will have to be put back together. If you are interested, Mrs. Mullins can be reached via e-mail at daphne.mullins@verizon.net, or by phone at (727) 861-3610.

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The ladies from St. Petersburg's Suncoast Cathedral, "A Labor of Love Ministry," are now making pillowcase dresses for little girls in Kenya. They are in need of new or slightly used pillowcases, printed fabric, plain fabric for trim, thread, rickrack and bias tape. The ladies are continuing to make baby blankets, hats, booties and more for the Pregnancy Center, so they also are in need of baby yarn. If you can help these ladies help others, please call Lucille Wilson at (727) 570-8263.

Thank you

Pat Fredrickson would like to thank all of the wonderful people who gave her the buttons she requested to make her grandchildren's clothing. She said she got so many that she's sharing them with other grandmas who do the same.

Reader's Exchange: Her plans call for pizzelles, but she needs some equipment 12/07/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 3:30am]

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