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Reader's Exchange: She's looking for Temple Grandin books, phone books

Lulu of St. Petersburg is a big fan of Reader's Exchange, and she hopes that some REXers can help her find a few different things, as they have in the past. First, Lulu is very interested in Dr. Temple Grandin, who has high-functioning autism and is a doctor of animal science. Grandin is a bestselling author and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. Lulu wonders if someone out there has some of Grandin's books to pass on, especially Thinking in Pictures, which is her autobiography. Secondly, Lulu would like to have two copies of the White Pages. She only uses a mobile phone, and says that using the 411 service is too expensive. She would like one copy for the house and the other for her car. Last, but certainly not least, Lulu is looking for DVD or VHS copies of the productions her daughter performed in during high school. Her daughter attended Seminole High from 1996-99, and the plays she was in were The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof and Oklahoma! She had copies of these previously, but they were ruined in storage. She would love to surprise her daughter with these for her birthday. If you can help Lulu with any or all of these items, she will arrange to have them picked up. She can be reached at (727) 687-8104.

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There are so many interesting art projects out there that people are doing. Jan of Clearwater is looking for Jell-O molds and old license plates that she will use for her art project. If you have either or both of these to donate to Jan, please call her at (727) 797-2229 and she will arrange to pick them up or have them dropped off at the project site. Since she lives in Clearwater, if she's picking them up she would need them to be in the close surrounding area.

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Jerry of Holiday would like to play some old recordings of his ancestors, but he needs a reel-to-reel audio cassette player to do so. He is hoping that someone out there will have one, and, if so, he will arrange to pick it up. Jerry can be reached at (727) 935-4776.

Followup

A few weeks ago, Robert of Dunedin offered a pottery wheel and other supplies. He was going to be out of town, so he requested that people leave him a message. Robert wrote back to say that he had no idea just how many people are interested in pottery. His answering machine filled up before 10 a.m. with more than 30 calls, and he figures that there were probably another 10 or 20 people who were unable to leave a message because the machine was full. Robert says the pottery wheel and supplies went to a school in Dunedin, so they will be well used. He would like to notify everyone who wanted the wheel that it has been taken, and that he apologizes for not being able to call everyone back. He says that many children will now be able to benefit from the wheel and supplies.

Reader's Exchange: She's looking for Temple Grandin books, phone books 10/24/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 4:30am]

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