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Reader's Exchange: Piano is yours for the taking, playing

Christmas is here, and although the holiday season is drawing to a close, it would still be nice to play carols and other music on the piano. If you can't afford a piano in this economy, Margaret of Belleair Bluffs has a nice upright piano that is absolutely free. Just come get it and let the music begin! Call (727) 238-3076 if you're interested.

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Roy Tavares of Weeki Wachee would also like to give the gift of music this year. His wife is recuperating from a recent surgery, and Roy would love to find a portable hi-fi record player for her. She would really enjoy being able to listen to her LP collection, as it would be a great comfort to her. If you have a record player to donate, please call Roy at (352) 596-1672.

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Beverly Zaine of New Port Richey is looking for someone who is skilled in chair caning, as she has some chairs that need to be repaired. If you do this, or know of someone who does, please call Beverly at (727) 849-3582.

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Celeste Black of Dunedin had a slide projector that fell apart some time ago, and since then she has been gradually scanning her old slides. Consequently, she a has a movie/slide screen in perfect condition that needs a new home. The Da-Lite Silver Pacer is 48 inches wide and 50 inches tall and closes for easy storage. Celeste also has a couple of boxes of slide cubes, 16 to a box, to give away. She says that each cube held many slides for use in her old Bell & Howell Cube Projector, and she hopes that perhaps someone can use them. If you are interested in any of these items, please call her at (727) 738-1672.

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It's wonderful when young children begin to learn hobbies and skills that they will use for a lifetime. Patricia Szasz of Lutz has an 8-year-old granddaughter who loves to sew, so Patricia is looking for doll clothes patterns for Holly Hobby dolls for her. If you can help Patricia, please call her at (813) 909-4207.

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Grandma Gayle of Clearwater also has a grandchild who is learning a wonderful skill: playing the guitar. Grandma says her grandson is teaching himself to play the electric guitar, and is doing very well! Grandma Gayle would like to find tablature music for the electric guitar for her grandson. She says he can get parts of songs on the Internet, but he would like the complete songs. She says he loves rock but plays all kinds of music. If you can help, please call (727) 518-9238.

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Anna Terranova came here in 1954, when there was a building in St. Petersburg called the Tabernacle. She was given a booklet called The Tabernacle at this building, and so many years later has lost it. Anna is hoping that someone may have seen the building and may still have the booklet. She says that the building is no longer there. If you have any information, or the booklet, please call Anna in Hudson at (727) 863-7262.

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Reader's Exchange: Piano is yours for the taking, playing 12/24/10 [Last modified: Friday, December 24, 2010 3:30am]
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