Sally Lyons of Carlsbad would like to find some hydroponic planters like the ones she bought 10 years ago; they contained clay pebbles and a well in the bottom half to which a plant sent down its roots for nourishment. Can you help with a well-placed source before Lyons wonders if she is all wet?
J. W. McCormick of Fullerton is looking for "invisible suspenders," which used to be available at fine haberdashers. Can you find a product that suits McCormick without too much waist of time or will this constant belt-tightening force him to become a hold-up man?
Elaine Jubb of Glendale needs to find some rubber or neoprene caps for the feet of her outdoor metal furniture ; the old ones have rotted away, causing rust stains on the patio. Can you cap her efforts with something that has more stain power or will Jubb, like her furniture, have to get her feet wet with purchases of some different product?
Reader-to-Reader Help Line: Joanne Litz at (209) 686-5840 needs dinner and dessert plates in the pink-and-white Early Days pattern made by Vernonware in the 1950s; please see to it that Joanne gets her just deserts. . . . Dorothy at (818) 796-6689, a transplanted Hawaiian who enjoys singing, would like to find one copy (or more) of a book called "Charles King Hawaian Melodies" or something similar ; it's a paper-bound blue-and-white book that measures about 9x13 inches, she says. Please lei a copy or so on her before she tunes us out. . . . A Texas tourist who saw this column on a recent visit here would like to find the directions on how to play a game called Obsession, manufactured some time ago by Mego; letters to the company have been returned. Please show some Southern hospitality by reaching deep into the heart of Texas and send whatever information you have to Mrs. Judith Ann Devos, c/o Jade, P.O. Box 7026, Victoria, Tex. 77905.