We have some sad news for regular readers who, through this column, got to know Mayme "Ma" Wood, the Bowling Green, Ky., resident also known to us as "the shaker lady." She passed away recently, and her family wants to thank REXers for their cards and notes to Ma and, of course, the salt and pepper shakers that swelled her collection to well above 4,000 sets.
Receiving these items in the mail helped brighten Ma's days. The staff thinks her hometown should create a little museum for Ma's collection. After all, if a giant ball of twine can attract tourists, well . . . We shall miss Ma, and know that our readers join in extending sympathy to her family, especially her loving granddaughter, Donna Collins, who was our go-between with Ma.
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Annette Beyer hopes a REXer may be willing to part with the 2005 Hallmark Halloween Spell Potions Book, which isn't really a book, but an unusual candy dish. Annette kept hers at work, filled with treats, but a critter got into the office and attacked it. Call (727) 934-4904.
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Frances Davies of Holiday has two 2-foot high stacks of Guitar magazines (2003-2005) and some Rolling Stones for someone who wants them and will pick them up. Some have the CDs that came with them. Please call (727) 942-9356. • • •
Karen White's stepson, Kevin, needs a manual for his 1993 Ford Bronco. He will be glad to pick it up or send postage for shipping. Please call (727) 525-0683, (727) 639-2427, or e-mail email@example.com.
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Angeline Lentricchia of Clearwater has called uncounted Hallmark stores, looking for a particular doll to give a friend who has been in the hospital since before Christmas. She hasn't found the doll, which is from Beanie Kids by T.Y., is named "Blondie," and has a date of birth of Jan. 1, 1995. Please call (727) 738-1580 if you can help Angeline.
Sherri, the mother of the three energetic boys who wanted a kayak, thanks Mr. Davis of St. Petersburg for making their dreams come true. Not only did he provide the kayak; paddles, life jackets and tie-downs were included. When last heard from, the family was wasting no time, heading for a Fourth of July camping and fishing trip to Lake Rousseau, near Crystal River.
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