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'Shaker lady' found joy in response from readers

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 zeldabows@aol.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.

Thank-you note

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.

Send requests to Reader Exchange, Floridian, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg 33731 or e-mail cole@sptimes.com. Requests will be accepted only by mail or e-mail. This is an exchange column, so we will not run items that are for sale. Readers must agree to publication of phone numbers, including area code.

Printer & cartridges

Stephanie Delp's Epson Stylus printer could not be repaired, so she disposed of it. Now she is left with some of its never-been-opened ink cartridges. They include:

• High Capacity Black T0431 (fits printer models C84, C86, CX6400, or CX6600

• Cyan T0442 (same models as above)

• Magenta T0443 (same models as above)

• Cyan T060420 (fits models C68, C88, CX3800, CX3810, CX4200, CX4800, CX5800F, or CX7800

If you can use them with your Epson Stylus printer, please contact Stephanie at stephdelp14@verizon.net to arrange pickup in the Temple Terrace vicinity.

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Also on the printer front, Elizabeth Kilpatrick is desperately seeking an HP DeskJet 855C printer. It was made in 1995, and is the only printer her Performa computer can use. Elizabeth also needs a VST iFloppy to transfer floppy disks from an old Performa to an old iMac. Please call (352) 694-4514.

'Shaker lady' found joy in response from readers 07/18/08 [Last modified: Friday, July 18, 2008 4:30am]
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