Mrs. Robert Mehnert of Oceanside is seeking Rennet tablets for making junket custard and ice cream; none of the supermarkets or health food stores in her area seems to stock the product. Can you help satisfy Mehnert's sweet tooth, or will this be too tough a problem and leave her cold?
Regina Rogers of Cypress and several of her friends would love to find some bib-style plastic aprons. Can you spot a few sources for Rogers, or will this be a nip-and-tuck battle with no strings attached?
William Arthur of La Habra needs a Continental model Westinghouse electric range , the type with an eye-level oven and a pull-out, drawer-like burner shelf; his kitchen is designed only for this type of range. Can you help with this hot potato, or will Arthur be burned up because he's unable to cook up a storm?
Reader-to-Reader Help Line: For a nice family Christmas, Marcie at (818) 991-1334 would like up to four teal-colored Flintridge dinner plates in the Sylvan pattern; please play Santa Claus for Marcie and make sure she has a teal Christmas. . . . For her dinner table, Debra at (213) 392-0510 needs not dinner plates, but one Mikasa stainless-steel fork in the Savoir pattern with a navy-blue handle ; she lost that one while moving. Please fork something over, so that Debra won't have to serve everybody finger food at her Christmas dinner. . . . Helene at (213) 222-3095 is looking for a discontinued board game called Scribbage , which was similar to Scrabble; she'll even take a used one. Please see to it that Helene's family is not bored at Christmas. . . . For her grandchildren, Carole at (714) 644-8061 would again like a Kiddie Koop, which is a screened-in baby crib that kept flies and curious siblings away ; she hasn't seen one in years. Please see to it that nobody flies the coop while visiting Grandma. . . . M. A. Keller at (818) 348-4403 needs to replace a discontinued bathroom sink formerly made by Norris-Thermador ; it is porcelain on steel, 20 by 18 inches with a 1 1/2-inch overhanging lip. Please don't let Keller experience that sinking feeling in the bathroom any longer.