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Shopping Scout: Saturday, Feb. 1
Curtain stretchers: Who would have thought so many people in the Lehigh Valley still had old-fashioned curtain stretchers? Fourteen scouts responded to the request for one by Thelma of Emmaus. Among them are Ruth of Slatington, Carrie of Fountain Hill, Al of Coplay, Grace of Emmaus, Beatrice, Phyllis of Allentown, Nora of Portland, Joan of Bangor, Kathryn of Bethlehem, Sharon, Jean of Center Valley, Peter of Bethlehem, Glenn of Slatington and ''a Morning Call patron.'' We passed all their numbers on to Thelma as well as the number of the scout who answered the next item.
Hoover frying pan: Thelma also is looking for a cord to her Hoover frying pan. Jean of Allentown has a model 8669 frying pan with lid made by Hoover along with recipe book she's willing to sell for $10. ''Maybe the cord/plug will fit,'' she says.
Hot wheels track: Mary Lou has the Hot Wheels track Joanne of Jim Thorpe is looking for. Joanne, please contact Shopping Scout so that we can give you Mary Lou's e-mail address.
Tender Leaf Tea: Nancy of Bethlehem found the Tender Leaf Tea Kathy is looking for at Weis Market on Route 512 and Crawford Road in Hanover Township 100 bags for $3.19. Chances are other Weis Markets have it, too.
Sugar Daddy lollipops: When Kevin and Michele of Northampton were shopping at Peddler's Village in Lahaska, Bucks County, recently, they found the Sugar Daddy lollipops. ''In addition, they have many other types of candy I haven't seen in years. It was almost as if I took a trip back in time and ended up at the corner store sometime in the late 1960s,'' says Kevin. Scout Darlene found them at the Nut Shop ''along Route 61 north in a little town called Port Clinton.''
Spic and Span: Janice says Joan of Bethlehem can find Spic N Span powder at Dutch's Market along Route 507 in Greentown, near Lake Wallenpaupack. Candy of Tamaqua says M&S Hardware in Tamaqua has it in about a 2-lb. box. She suggests trying other hardware stores, as well.
K-Tel albums: Aldo has some K-Tel albums to offer Carol of Whitehall, who's searching for them. And Michelle of Slatington says she has the ''Hustle 76'' album, which contains the songs from the 1970s. She says it's in great shape and she'd sell it for $5.
Christmas Crunch: Paula of Northampton found the ''Christmas Crunch,'' a red and green mint crunch that you combine with chocolate to make a tasty mint crunch bark, at the Nut Haus in the Northampton Farmer's Market run by Randy Kessler. ''If there would be none available at this time, he will order it and have it available the following week. They are open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays,'' says Paula.
Brown-edge wafers: Linda is searching for Brown-edge Wafers for her friend. She thinks they were made by Nabisco and hasn't been able to find them in years. Shopping Scouts editor also would like to know where to find them. They're fabulous with tea..
Language tapes: Tracy of Allentown hopes someone who has outgrown his or her Muzzy language tapes is willing to sell them to her. ''I am a stay-at-home mom of two and would like to add a second language to our daily learning sessions,'' she says.
Shower caddy and Arby's glasses: Jo Ann of Kutztown is looking for a mesh shower caddy that hooks onto shower hooks inside the shower curtain. ''Mine has reinforced holes at the top to hold the bag and six reinforced pockets to hold items,'' she explains. She also is searching for 1988 Arby's Christmas glasses, which have holly and gold trim.
Card game: Pam of Coplay is looking for the Mad Magazine Card Game, which was sold by Parker Brothers in 1980. ''Please don't confuse this with the Mad Magazine Board Game, which was also sold by Parker Brothers in 1979,'' she says.
Sawmills: Kevin of Whitehall recently got back into woodworking and is looking for local sawmills where he can purchase lumber to build furniture.
Turtle soup: Have any Scouts seen Dominique's Snapper Turtle Soup? Susan of Nazareth has been unable to find it for nearly two years. ''We mix it with Bookbinders Snapper soup for the best tasting snapper soup,'' she says.
Submit questions and answers to: Shopping Scout, Features Department, The Morning Call, Box 1260, Allentown, PA 18105; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.mcall.com, click on Features and find ''Shopping Scout'' in the right-hand column.