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Reader's Exchange: Send Madonna cards this collector's way

Can anyone help Adeline Grieco get into the Guinness World Records? She has collected so many card fronts depicting the Madonna that she is looking to set a world record, and she is always in need of more. She has found that many of these cards are famous paintings that hang in museums around the world, as that information is often printed on the backs of the cards. With that in mind, she is asking those who have cards of that type to leave the backs on them, so that she has that information. Adeline also would like to receive all Snoopy card fronts. If you have these to donate, they may be sent to: Adeline Grieco, 7251 Grove Road, Spring Hill, FL 34613. If you need to reach Adeline, her phone number is (352) 597-6628.

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Constance Guerra of Sun City Center has used REX to help her find something she needed in the past, so she hopes to have luck with it again. She is looking for carbon paper that she may use when the nearby copy machine is out of order. She says even a few sheets would be helpful. Constance may be reached at (813) 633-6966.

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The Reader's Exchange is not only a way to exchange goods, but also a way to share information. Dorothy Rockwell of Spring Hill is a senior citizen on a fixed income, and she inherited a house that is older. Some things around the house are in need of repair, and Dorothy is especially worried about the safety of her home should there be a hurricane. She lives with her daughter and 6-year-old grandson, and they don't have the income to make the much-needed repairs. Dorothy wonders if someone can refer her to an agency that can help her make the repairs the house so desperately needs. If you have this information, please call Dorothy at (352) 688-8323.

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Tom Wilson of Tampa would like to borrow a Kodak Carousel slide projector (or receive one should someone want to part with theirs) in order to view and transfer his slides to a computer. He recently acquired one, with a detachable cord, but was told that it may only last for one use. For that reason, Tom wants to borrow or have one with a detachable cord, so that between the two, he will be able to save his slides. Tom can be reached via e-mail at, or by phone at (813) 961-7788.

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Judianne Brewsaugh of Clearwater is in need of another Fisher Price "Little Bear" bassinet, which has two pieces, with the legs separate. She says that her two "babies" are fighting over the one she has. Judianne is also hoping that some crafters out there will have bradling punches or movable stamps, both used with XSM brads, that they no longer want and would be willing to donate. If you can help Judianne, please call her at (727) 422-2453.

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Betty Scrimshaw of Largo has a Panasonic FM/AM Stereo Music Center, SE-840, called the Sonisphere, to donate. She thinks it plays 78s and 45s. If you want it, there is a catch: You must also take her record collection. Betty also has a platform rocker to donate. She can be reached at (727) 595-5776.

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: Send Madonna cards this collector's way 02/18/11 [Last modified: Friday, February 18, 2011 3:30am]
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