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Grandma needs a doll to dress up

Mary Mahoney likes to make clothes for her granddaughter's American Girl doll. She lives in another county, which makes it difficult to create clothes when she doesn't have the doll for a model. Mary is wondering if anyone has an 18-inch American Girl doll that needs a new home. She says it doesn't need to be one of the named ones, and she would be willing to pick it up in Hillsborough, south Pasco or north Pinellas counties. She promises the doll will have a good home, and will be well-dressed to boot. To contact Mary, please call (813) 931-0472.

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Have you ever had part of a song stuck in your head, and it drives you crazy because you don't know the rest of the lyrics? Laura Snay of Largo is having that problem, and is hoping someone in REX land can help her find the words to a song from her school days. She thinks the title is The Walloping Window Blind. The words that keep running through her head are "No wind that blew dismayed her crew, the walloping window blind." If you know the song and the lyrics, please call Laura at (727) 584-2130.

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Laura Hamilton got rid of her home office and now has a tabletop Canon Image Class black and white copier she would like to donate to a nonprofit group that needs a nice copier. It is only 1 year old, is high-speed and will scan, collate, copy two sides and reduce and enlarge copies. If you are interested, please call Laura at (727) 372-3461.

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REX reader James Zavesky of Hudson recently responded to the request of a reader who was looking for canning jars for her daughter's wedding. As it turned out, the woman was looking for pint-sized jars, and Mr. Zavesky only had 26-ounce canning jars. He has more than 30 jars for anyone who would like them. If you're interested, please call him at (727) 869-9010.

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Bonnie J. Smith of Largo needs your help. Her daughter is having a bone marrow transplant in June. Bonnie will be her daughter's caregiver as she recovers in the hospital and has aftercare for 90 to 100 days. To help the time pass for her and her daughter, Bonnie is looking for a laptop computer with a wireless connection. She says that if nobody has a laptop they'd like to part with, perhaps somebody has one she could borrow. Bonnie can be reached by phone at (727) 586-1304, or via e-mail at

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Reader's Exchange is always great for crafters. This week, two women who practice needle arts have things to give away. Rosemarie Forde of Riverview has a LeClerc weaving loom, with accessories. If you are interested, please call her at (813) 300-8931. Dolores in Seminole has a quilting frame and a large hoop for anyone who wants them. She can be reached at (727) 392-5823.

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Susan Holland of Clearwater is looking for a mahjong tile game set. She is just learning how to play, and would like a game or information on how to play. If you can help her, please call (727) 581-3315.

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Grandma needs a doll to dress up 05/22/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 22, 2009 5:37pm]
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