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Reader's Exchange: She's looking for an upright piano

Margaret Sloat reads the Reader's Exchange column faithfully, and has seen that some REXers have given away upright pianos. However, because she hates to call anyone too early in the morning, she missed her chance to get one. So, Margaret is appealing to REXers for an upright piano for her young grandson, if anyone has one to give away. She says that she has a small piano that her grandson adores playing whenever he comes to visit, and that he has an ear for music. If anyone can help, please call Margaret at (727) 542-3147.

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Rose has a large supply of corks for anyone who might be interested, perhaps someone who makes cork art. Rose can be reached at (727) 642-2016.

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Summer is approaching quickly, and for many that means a visit from the grandchildren. This is the case for Joyce Folsom of St. Petersburg. She is preparing for her granddaughters' visit by gathering supplies for craft projects for them to do. They will be working with polymer clay, so there are a few supplies they will need to work with it. They are specifically looking for a pasta machine, which helps roll out the clay, as well as old buttons and old sterling silver spoons. She says the size and condition of the spoons do not matter. Joyce has tried finding these items in thrift stores, to no avail, and is unable to walk the flea markets to search for them. She is hoping that while someone is spring-cleaning, they may come across some of these items that they no longer need. If you can help Joyce, she may be reached by phone at (727) 546-0718, or via e-mail at

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This offer may be a real blessing to someone out there. Charlene has a motorized wheelchair that is no longer needed, to give to someone who does need it. She says that because it has been in storage for more than a year, she is not sure how well it works, but she has been keeping the battery charged. If you are interested, please call Charlene at (352) 279-9565, or e-mail her at

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Becky has just started a new hobby: cake decorating. However, due to limited funds, she is hoping that someone out there will have cake decorating supplies they no longer need. She is looking for any and all items that will help her decorate cakes, including pans, frosting bags and tips. If you have any or all of what Becky is looking for, please call her at (813) 210-1779.

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Denise White belongs to a Pokeno group that gets together to play the popular game. She says that because the group has grown, they need more than the 12 cards that come in the original game, so they are looking for Pokeno Too. Unfortunately, the game has been discontinued, and they are having trouble finding it. Denise says that Pokeno Too consists of 12 jumbo cards series of E-F-G-H, with numbered cards 1 to 4. She notes that Pokeno Too comes in a blue box, not the traditional red. If you can help this group get their game on, please call Denise at (352) 596-6328.

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Reader's Exchange: She's looking for an upright piano 04/23/10 [Last modified: Thursday, April 22, 2010 1:16pm]
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