Michele Hart of Hollywood has a 41-inch-square (without the leaf) contemporary oak dining table for which she can't find a fitting tablecloth; the largest she has been able to locate measures 52x52 inches, which she believes doesn't give enough overhang. Now she would like to find a tablecloth that is about 60 inches square. Can you help with the cover-up in Hart's home, or will she discover that being square leaves something to be desired?
Kay Stefanovich of Desert Hot Springs is trying to obtain a synthetic 30-inch ponytail type of hairpiece that can be wrapped around the head like a chignon; the longest one she has been able to find measures only 20 inches. Can you help before Stefanovich feels like tearing her hair out, or is she heading for a fall because nobody believes her tale?
Reader-to Reader-Help Line: Mary Lou at (714) 980-6652 is looking for a discontinued Brown-Jordan glass-topped patio table or side table with wrought-iron legs of ivy-leaf design . Please do not table this request; instead leaf no iron unturned to help Mary Lou out. . . . For his 1972 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, Michael at (213) 470-1650 needs to replace a light-tan steering wheel ; if that is not possible, he wonders if anyone can restore the plastic steering wheel that is now on the car. Please set the wheels in motion without giving Michael a bum steer. . . . Hank at (213) 823-4438 needs the "Love Is" cassette tape that is a collection of vocals , including "It's Gonna Take a Miracle," by various artists. In the spirit of Christmas, make the miracle come true at Hank's place. Caroline at (818) 762-7063 desperately needs bags for a General Electric Model C-3 roll-around vacuum cleaner ; that type, she claims, is no longer available in stores. Please make sure that the dirt problem in Caroline's house is in the bag.