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Reader's Exchange: Pattern sought for Raggedy Ann and Andy

Ethel Ann Chase of Holiday has lost her copy of the McCall's pattern for 36-inch Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. She used the pattern in the late 1970s to make the dolls for her grandchildren. If anyone out there has a copy to give away or share, please call Ethel Ann at (727) 935-4466.

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Calling all cat lovers. Judi Nelson of St. Petersburg is looking for the purr-fect plaything for her feline friend, Lucy. She wonders if someone has a cat tower they would like to give away. She thinks her kitty would very much enjoy having a perch on the front porch, for snoozing and for scoping out neighborhood activity. Judi can be reached at (727) 867-3176.

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Rita Weckesser of Beverly Hills is wild about Planet of the Apes. She hopes someone out there has a VHS or DVD of the original movie, from 1968, and the rest of the series that they would be willing to mail to her. She says she will reimburse the sender for postage. Her address is 10 N Melbourne St., Beverly Hills, FL 34465-3842. She can be reached by phone at (352) 746-1705.

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Carolyn Gregory of Largo is seeking colorful cotton fabric suitable for children, as well as clean printed bedsheets or lightweight blankets. Carolyn turns the materials into quilt blankets for the Ronald McDonald House and All Children's Hospital. If you have any materials to contribute, please call Carolyn at (727) 393-9114.

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REX regular Lucie Somers is in the market for two hibachi grills. They can be dropped off at 1415 Main St., Lot 219, in Dunedin.

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Frances Dampf of St. Petersburg wonders if someone might be interested in a cutout for a housecoat, in size 14, in a pale blue patterned fleece. She also has a piece of dark blue patterned fleece, which was going to be used for another housecoat. Frances was going to make two housecoats for her sister-in-law, but her sister-in-law passed away suddenly, before the sewing had begun. If you would like to finish these projects, and can pick up the fabric, please call Frances at (727) 896-9207.

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Elnora Keith of Clearwater hopes someone in REX land has a laptop computer they no longer use and would be willing to part with. Elnora is a double amputee and in a wheelchair much of the time. She says she would be most grateful for such a donation. She can be reached at (727) 442-5634.

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: Pattern sought for Raggedy Ann and Andy 08/26/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 5:34pm]
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