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Reader's Exchange: Want an aloe plant to soothe that summer sunburn?

It's been a hot summer so far, but that doesn't stop many people from enjoying outdoor activities of all sorts. Being in the sun can lead to a sunburn, and nothing soothes a bad burn like natural aloe. Alice Reichman of Clearwater has a large aloe plant that she would like to give away. She says it has been multiplying like crazy, and has gotten huge and heavy. She suggests that the person who wants it bring along a friend to help carry the aloe plant to the car. If you are interested, please call Alice at (727) 787-1567.

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Because it is so hot, many people are trying to find ways to keep cool thoughts. What could take you to a cold place, if only in your head, better than a Christmas snow globe? Unfortunately for Michael Vignola of Palm Harbor, the water in his snow globe/music box has become so cloudy, the figures are barely visible. He is looking for information or service available to clear up his snow globe. If you have any information that would help Michael, please call him at (727) 781-8941.

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Our dear friend and regular REXer Lucie Somers of Dunedin wrote in to ask for greeting card fronts, as she is currently out and uses them on an ongoing basis. She sends the cards to missionaries and others, and they are always in great demand. Lucie hopes that people out there will clean out their garages, closets, drawers and cupboards and send her their old cards. The cards can be mailed to, or dropped off at, 1415 Main Street, Lot 219, Dunedin, FL 34698.

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The Environmental PR Group in Lutz has a few items it would like to give to a nonprofit organization, if possible. The group has 300 green legal-sized hanging folders; a GBC machine (for binding reports and documents) with lots of supplies; a 13-inch Sharp color TV/VHS combo with remote; and a Sharp AL-800 digital copy machine (small, tabletop unit). If you are interested in any or all of these items, please call Jeanette at (813) 948-6400 and leave a message.

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Kaye Ware of Land O'Lakes is looking for a commercial sized coffee urn and a popcorn popper. The items will be donated to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to help raise money for special ceremonies in their community. If you can help Kaye, please call her at (813) 996-6529.

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Steve Rzysko of St. Petersburg needs your help. More than 25 years ago, some ladies in a club in Fort Lauderdale made pincushions for Charmglow Products. They were made of two ball jar lids and rings, cotton backing, felt and trim. Steve is looking for the pattern, because he doesn't know how the rings are held together. He is looking for any help with this matter, and can be reached at (727) 577-1409.

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Anyone out there building something? Then Arlene Samuel of Gulfport may have just what you need! She has 24 or more red bricks (15 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches) that someone can have, but they will need to pick them up. Arlene can be reached at (727) 343-3680.

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Reader's Exchange: Want an aloe plant to soothe that summer sunburn? 07/09/10 [Last modified: Friday, July 9, 2010 8:34am]
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