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Reader's Exchange: Ready for tea time, but in need of some tea sets

It's tea time all the time for Douglas Walbert of Pasco County! He is putting together a traveling tea room for nursing homes and ALFs in Pasco, and he is in need of teacups, saucers and tea sets. He hopes some of you REXers will go through your cupboards and attics in search of these items, which will be put to good use. If you can help Douglas, please call him at (727) 236-8084.

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Can anyone help Phil May relive some of the good times of his youth? Phil had a rock band in the '60s called the Emeralds. The band traveled the back roads of Kansas and Missouri in an emerald green converted school bus, hence the band name. Phil says many of the shows they performed were taped on a reel-to-reel tape recorder that has long since disappeared. Phil still has the tapes, and would love to listen to them again, so he is in search of a working reel-to-reel tape recorder. He says he thinks they are 7-inch reels. Phil is more than willing to pick up the recorder, and he can be reached via e-mail at

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Cristel Burtz of Riverview is looking for a lift to put on a vehicle for an electric scooter. She needs it for her 92-year-old father, who has suffered several strokes and has limited mobility. The scooter is great for getting around, but he is stuck if he can't get it to the places he'd like to use it. If you have a lift you no longer use, contact Cristel at (813) 443-2749 or

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Everyone knows how expensive ink for printers can be, which is why this offer is so great if you have this model printer. Nancy Riebau of Weeki Wachee has several ink cartridges for an HP Business Inkjet 1100 printer. She has 2 HP10 (black), an LD-11Y (yellow), an LD-11C (cyan) and an LD-11M (magenta). She says the boxes have been opened, but the cartridges are virtually unused. She also suggests that they may be compatible with other printers. Nancy can be reached at (352) 592-3100.

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Lori of St. Petersburg has a Brother Inkjet Word Processor, Whisper Writer WP755Oj, that she would like to give to a good home. She also has the owner's manual. Lori says the word processor was seldom used. She can be reached at (727) 521-1347.

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David Carpenter of Bushnell would like to know if there is any place in Pasco or Pinellas counties where he can purchase bay rum aftershave lotion. He says any brand of bay rum will do. If you have the answer, please call Davis at (352) 568-1359, or e-mail him at


Last week we ran a request by Dorothy McDade of Largo, who belongs to the "Craft and Chatter" group at the new Largo Community Center. The group knits and crochets helmet liners for the troops overseas, as well as afghans and lap robes for nursing homes and veterans, and blankets, booties and hats for newborn and sick babies. The group is running very low on yarn and is seeking donations. Unfortunately, we ran an incorrect phone number with Dorothy's item. You can call her at (727) 584-0983 or drop off donations at 122 Velma Drive W, Largo.

Send requests to Reader's 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: Ready for tea time, but in need of some tea sets 09/16/11 [Last modified: Friday, September 16, 2011 4:30am]
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