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Reader's Exchange: Looking for a 2008 Hess truck, Lincoln Logs

It's a shame when you miss out on limited edition items. Because of her husband's illness, Jeannine Pendleton was late with her Christmas shopping this year, and wasn't able to get the 2008 Hess truck. She checked every Hess station, and they were all out of stock. She wonders if any of the generous REX readers have an extra one they might be willing to part with. If so, she can be reached at (727) 863-1802.

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Speaking of classic toys, Sandy Gourdine of Clearwater is looking for Lincoln Logs. She babysits her 3-year-old grandson and they love to build houses and forts with Lincoln Logs, just as she did with her son 40 years ago. She would like to have enough logs to build a masterpiece or a city. She wonders if anyone who is cleaning out their toy chests or closets and has Lincoln Logs would be willing to donate them to her and her grandson. She is willing to pick them up. Please contact her by phone at (727) 443-5950, or by e-mail at

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The St. Paul United Methodist Church in Largo is very proud of the women who meet each week to knit and crochet Pray Shawls. The shawls are prayed upon for those in need of comfort and healing. The group is in need of yarn and volunteers to take part in this project. The group meets at 5:30 Thursday evenings at 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. Their phone number is (727) 584-8165.

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Helen Seese of St. Petersburg has a TV console without the TV that she would like to donate to someone. She is moving to a smaller place and has no room for it. She is hoping that someone could use it, or someone handy could turn it into a useful piece of furniture. If you're interested, please contact her at (727) 321-2825.

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VCRs have almost become a thing of the past, with everything going digital. The only VCRs you see anymore are combined with a DVD player. Mary Avedisian of Dunedin is looking for a standalone VHS VCR. The one she has is beyond repair, and she likes taping her television programs. She may be reached at (727) 784-0646.

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Nancy Guinup has several different items that she can't use and thought someone might be able to. She has a red, extra-large motorcycle helmet that is DOT approved; two boxes (about 70 square feet) of Summit Hill wood flooring in a butterscotch color; and a passel of wine corks, that she thought a crafty person could use to make a corkboard. If you are interested in any of these, please call (727) 531-4020.

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Mary Kilpatrick is hoping someone has a slide projector that they aren't using anymore. If you do, please call her at (727) 596-0308.

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REX is all about give and take. Billie Stewart is looking for a "travel" type wheelchair. If anyone has one that is no longer needed, she has an unused set of Toyota 16-inch wheel covers to offer. She can be reached at (727) 545-8072.

Send requests to Reader Exchange, Floridian, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg 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.

Reader's Exchange: Looking for a 2008 Hess truck, Lincoln Logs 01/16/09 [Last modified: Friday, January 16, 2009 3:30am]
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