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Queen-size canopy bed needs to find a new home

By Chris Graham - Chris' Mailbag | Oct 14, 2018

The history of the canopy bed dates back to 13th century medieval Europe, when used more for utilitarian purposes rather than extravagance. Curtained models would completely enclose those of lords and noblemen for warmth and privacy as their attendants often slept in the same room. Speaking of room, a queen bed measures 60-inches wide by 80-inches long. So, while not a castle, a large bedroom space will definitely be needed. A Mailbag offer offers someone sweet dreams!

Need a good night’s sleep … the rest is up to you

“I have a queen-sized canopy bed that I would like to pass along to someone who could use and enjoy it,” says Lynn G. of Nashua (LTR 3,381). “It’s a beautiful bed, but for personal reasons I have decided to replace it through the Mailbag, where I am confident it will go to someone who will need and appreciate it. The bed must be dismantled and picked up at my home. Thank you.” Peasants without the luxury of a canopied bed commonly slept on straw pallets on the floor or in a loft where a straw roof required constant maintenance to ‘thatch things up.’ Anyone interested in the queen-sized canopy bed can reach Lynn at 205-1628.

Has Dirt Devil vacuum, assorted china

“Just completed another of my ongoing storage unit inventories and have a Dirt Devil canister vacuum cleaner with hose and one attachment that I would like to give to someone in need,” says Bert the Picker of Nashua (LTR 1,175). “This model runs on wheels (electricity, too, of course) and like all Dirt Devils, it works great. Also have a box of assorted old china soup bowls, a Currier & Ives wall plate, and some Chinese pattern plates. No complete set, but some of the soup bowls match and the four Chinese plates are rectangular and could be used as individual snack trays. Hope someone can use these items.” Phillip A. Geier established the P.A. Grier Company, one of the world’s first vacuum cleaner companies, in 1905. After military production during WWII, Grier merged with Royal Appliance Manufacturing and in 1984, Royal introduced the Dirt Devil Hand Vac and the rest is history. If you like old china or you have things to ‘pick up around the house’ pick up the phone and call Bert at 883-0990. As always, if no answer, leave a message and he will get back to you.

Bike rack needed at H.E.A.R.T.S.

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” – John F. Kennedy. “Some of our members at H.E.A.R.T.S. Peer Support and Crisis Respite Center would like to ride a bicycle to take part in activities and programs offered at the center but are reluctant because there is no rack available to secure bicycles,” says Tom Doucette, assistant executive director at the center (LTR 2,663). “Bikes chained to trees and railings could result in injury and/or property damage. If an individual or group could help us with a bike rack, it would be greatly appreciated.” Riding a bicycle, like any other enjoyable activity, can become addictive, but this is a positive addiction with many positive health, money saving, social, and environmental benefits. Tom can be reached at 943-0547.


– Tom Doucette, assistant executive director at H.E.A.R.T.S. Peer Support and Crisis Respite Center, (LTR 2,663.) says the center has a new dishwasher unit thanks to Rose of Nashua. Many thanks for this much-needed appliance (no dishpan hands at H.E.A.R.T.S.).

– The Nashua Police Athletic League (PAL) Youth Safe Haven Community Center (LTR 3,324) had several strings of white lights and a box of assorted Legos delivered to the Center by the Mailbag Lady, items needed in preparation for the Fall Festival scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19. More strings of white lights as well as costumes in sizes suitable for elementary school age boys and girls would be much appreciated. Donations of these specific items may be dropped off at the Nashua PAL Center, 52 Ash St. in Nashua, Monday-Thursday, 2-6 p.m., in time for Friday’s Fall Festival at the Center. 594-3733 for questions/more information.

Contact Chris’ Mailbag by emailing christine.graham33@gmail.com or sending mail to Chris’ Mailbag c/o The Telegraph, 110 Main St., Suite 1, Nashua 03060. Include full name and complete address, along with telephone number or email address for publication, if applicable. Items eligible for publication are for donation, trade or barter only; requests of items for sale or purchase will not be included.


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