Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Reader's Exchange: Can you help her ceramic Christmas tree collection grow?

It's beginning to look a lot like . . . oh, you know, and Arlene Wich of Clearwater has something special on her wish list: ceramic Christmas trees. She says she enjoys the nostalgic look the trees have, and that her husband is handy, replacing the bulbs, lamps, etc., and returning the trees to their original charm. If you can help Arlene add to her collection, please call her at (727) 441-2719.

• • •

William Moore of Clearwater is looking for a post binder that will hold 8 1/2- by 14-inch ledger sheets (the type used for accounting — before the days of computers). If you can help him out, please call (727) 584-8901.

• • •

Christine Williams of Palm Harbor has a few goodies to give away. First, she has a VHS camcorder with all attachments, a battery charger and a nice carrying case. She says it's a GE, Model 9-9806. She also has the manual. In addition, she has a pair of SONUS hearing aids with batteries, brushes and a carrying case. If you could use either, or both, please give her a call at (727) 784-0249.

• • •

Dot McDade of Largo is desperately seeking discontinued Wintuk yarn, in a teal color. She says she'll gladly trade for some. Dot can be reached at (727) 584-0983.

• • •

Mrs. K. Bly of Dunedin hopes someone out there has directions for a ladies' knitted wool jacket. Years ago she saw one she liked on display at a Ben Franklin store. She can be reached at (727) 734-9564.

• • •

Laura White of Hudson would like to give back. A few weeks ago she responded to an item placed in the Reader's Exchange column by Marge Swickheimer. Marge was giving away #5033 bags for a Sears Kenmore Canister Vacuum. Marge kindly sent them to Laura, but now Laura has more vacuum cleaner bags than she can use (she has about a dozen extras). If these bags match your vacuum model, and you'd like them, give Laura a call at (727) 862-4715.

Send requests to Reader Exchange, Floridian, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731, or e-mail Please put "REX" in the subject line. 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. Due to the volume of REX requests, it might take several weeks before your item appears in the paper.

Reader's Exchange: Can you help her ceramic Christmas tree collection grow? 12/04/09 [Last modified: Friday, December 11, 2009 11:49am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. For starters: Souza returns to lineup



  2. Actor John Heard dies at age 72


    John Heard, who played so many roles in the '80s but was probably best known as the dad in the Home Alone movies, has died, according to media reports. He was 72.

  3. Linkin Park cancel tour, including Tampa concert, after death of singer Chester Bennington


    This news is not a surprise, but it is now official: Linkin Park has canceled their upcoming North American tour following this week's death of singer Chester Bennington.

    Linkin Park's Chester Bennington
  4. Nurse backs Kriseman in St. Pete mayor's race


    Council member Karl Nurse has endorsed Mayor Rick Kriseman.

    St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman, left, is seen with Karl Nurse in the combination of two images.
  5. Spring Hill woman, 24, dies when car hits tree in Pasco County


    LAND O' LAKES — A 24-year-old woman died early Saturday morning after her Hyundai Elantra hit a tree, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.