Disney Classics, family entertainment, featured on VHS

Could you ‘spot’ a favorite among “101 Dalmatians,” explore the depths of seven seas with a “Little Mermaid,” fall under a spell conjured by the wizard Merlin in “The Sword in the Stone,” swing into the rhythm of “The Jungle Book,” cherish a horse named Black Beauty, a baby panda, and find magic in “The Secret Garden”? The answer is ‘yes’ if that VHS/VCR tape player, or VHS TV port is operational. Thanks to a Mailbag offer, these VHS movies and more are ‘waiting to be seen.’

Gather the kids,grandkids, the show’s about to begin

“Like many of us, the Disney Classics and Warner Bros. Family Entertainment movies are among my favorite viewing, never having to worry about violence, disturbing scenes and ‘viewer discretion advised’ warnings,” said Bert the Picker of Nashua (LTR 1,775). “This week’s storage unit inventory has turned up 12 VHS tapes for kids of all ages to enjoy – remember, age is only important if you are a cheese. Disney titles, in addition to those referenced above, include “Beauty and the Beast,” “Fantasia 2000” and “The Aristocats“; Warner Bros. (WB) Family Entertainment Home videos include, “The Amazing Panda Adventure,” “Free Willy” and “Thumbelina.” I’m happy to pass these along to someone who will enjoy and appreciate them.” Bert the Picker can be reached at 883-0990. Leave message. If no answer, he will get back to you.

Mattress needs replacing … here’s the ‘rest’ of the story

“I am a resident in senior housing in Nashua and am in desperate need of a full-sized mattress to replace the one I am sleeping on, which has holes and exposed springs which make it very uncomfortable,” said Linda A. of Nashua (LTR 2,469). “If someone could deliver it, that would be a blessing. Thank you.” According to the Sleep Health foundation, “Along with good nutrition and exercise, sleep is recognized as an important contributor to good health. Lack of sleep and poor quality sleep contribute to depression, poor concentration, high blood pressure and heart disease,” not to mention holes which could potentially cause injury. Anyone who can help Linda with a comfortable and safe full-sized mattress should give her a call at 204-1449. My thanks to Grace T. of Nashua for reaching out to Linda about the Mailbag. God bless!

‘Shooting for’ a basketball hoop/setup

“ ’Dribble, shoot and score, basketball is so much more – exercise, coordination and friendly competition puts every player in a good position … for fun!’ Tom Doucette, assistant executive director, H.E.A.R.T.S. Peer Support Center and Peer Crisis Respite Center (LTR 2,663), is hoping for a donation of a basketball hoop set-up for members of H.E.A.R.T.S. to ‘shoot for a basket’ for recreation now that the weather is (hopefully) improving for outdoor activity. A portable, adjustable set-up, sturdy yet easily assembled and dismantled would be ideal.” According to the Basketball Fact File, “The average NBA player can jump about 28 inches off the ground” and “NBA players run as much as four miles during a game,” and while those could be ‘numbers to shoot for,’ at H.E.A.R.T.S. it’s all for good sports! If you can help with a basketball hoop set-up, Tom can be reached at 943-0547 (cell).

Update ‘extraordinaire’ and ‘looking to thank someone’

Grace T. of Nashua, homeschool coordinator at Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School in Nashua (LTR 3,330), wrote to The Mailbag back in March hoping for a donation of a large, movie-theater sized popcorn maker to replace the machine that had been faithfully serving the school’s ‘Healthy Snack Program’ for years. IT’S HAPPENED! Thanks to the generosity of Pauline, of Nashua, who contacted Grace and offered to purchase a popcorn maker for the school, giving Grace the opportunity to select a machine of her choice, the same size as was needed for school volunteers to fill between 280-300 bags of freshly-popped popcorn every Thursday for students pre-paid for the year. On behalf of students, staff, faculty, volunteers and everyone at the school, Pauline “THANK YOU SO MUCH!”

ALSO, someone was wonderfully-generous to donate a large supply of Orville Redenbacher popping corn and Grace T. and everyone at Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School would very much like to thank this person, as well. If you are, or know this person, would you please contact Grace at her direct line 966-2111, which also goes to her email when she’s out of the office. A ‘BIG Thank you’ is waiting for someone!

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