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Reader's Exchange: She'd like to investigate life with a microscope

One of the wonderful things about retirement is that people have the free time to do the things they've always wanted to do. Barbara of Clearwater has always been a naturally curious person, and now that she has retired, she would like to dig into things that have puzzled her for decades. For Barbara, small things have always been a particular curiosity, so she is looking for a decent working microscope. She hopes that perhaps a biology teacher or student has recently upgraded, and may have one to spare, or that a school lab has an extra one. If anyone has or knows of a good microscope for Barbara, she is willing to come pick it up. She may be reached at (727) 445-1772.

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Arthur Beredjick and Michael Kimbrough are Chamberlain High School students in Tampa. This summer, they are participating in a community service project in which there are free music lessons for elementary school students. To help with this project, they are in need of acoustic guitars. They will gladly pick them up in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. If you have a guitar to donate to this cause, please call Arthur at (813) 270-9508 or e-mail him at [email protected]

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This request is bound to get numerous responses, considering all of the crafters and sewers out there. Livia Barreca of Largo is looking for a sewing machine in good working order. She knows how to oil one if it hasn't been used in a while. She would also like scraps of material. Livia says she is trying to get back in touch with her creative side, which has been put on hold for 20 years while she raised her family. She likes to make things to give to shelters and friends in need. If you can help Livia with either or both, please e-mail her at [email protected]

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Loreen M. of Clearwater has used Reader's Exchange before, and her request for lanyards was fulfilled beyond her expectations. She would like to thank all of those people, and in true REX fashion, Loreen has something to offer. She has more than 100 molds for ceramics. She hopes that a school or someone who teaches children will be able to use them. Loreen also has another request. She is looking for metal zippers, any color, length, or size, as long as they're not nylon, as she says the nylon ones don't work. To reach Loreen, please call her at (727) 584-7974.

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Carole of Clearwater has quilling supplies to give away. Quilling, not to be confused with quilting, is the art of making designs out of paper or filigree. The items she has to give away are instructions, color paper strips, all the tools, pins, workboard, tweezers and more. To reach Carole, please call her at (727) 687-4207.

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Here's an offer that is sure to be music to someone's ears! Jean Marie of Holiday has a Technics double-keyboard organ, with full orchestral sound, including pipe organ, to donate to anyone who would like it. She says it is in excellent condition and includes the bench and the original manual. She suggests that it would be perfect for a small to medium church congregation, or for someone's home. To contact Jean Marie, please call her at (813) 286-0008, ext. 111, or e-mail her at [email protected]

Send requests to Reader Exchange, Floridian, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731, or e-mail [email protected] 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: She'd like to investigate life with a microscope 06/25/10 [Last modified: Friday, June 25, 2010 10:14am]
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