Marriage blessing; parade convertible sought

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DEAR SUN SPOTS: Mechanic Falls will be celebrating its 125th birthday on Saturday, June 2. The Historical Society and the Anglican Church of the Transfiguration, which owns the former First Congregational Church in Mechanic Falls, is planning to showcase wedding photographs of couples who got married at the church.

On Sunday, June 3, at 10 a.m., the Rev. Gary Drinkwater will hold a blessing for all couples who were married at the church. If you have a wedding photo you would be willing to loan (or a copy to give us) please contact Eriks Petersons at 207-345-3134, or email him at [email protected], or send mail to his attention at 9 Pearl St., Mechanic Falls, ME 04256.

— Eriks, Mechanic Falls

ANSWER: What a wonderful idea! I hope the historical society and church get a lot of participants. How special to return to the church where you were married to gather with other couples and have your union be blessed. I wonder which couple will be able to say they’ve been married the longest?

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Bates College Class of 1958 is celebrating its 50th anniversary this June. We are looking for a vintage 1964-1968 convertible automobile to lead the Alumni Parade. If anyone in the area would know of or have such a vehicle for the class to use, please get in touch with Denis at 207-783-7247. Thanks for your help.

— Denis, Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Hartford Community Church will hold its Annual Spring Fling Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Town Hall. We have three tables, at $10 each, left for crafters. Call Arlene Nason at 207-224-7355 if interested. There will be 17 crafters featuring great Mother’s Day gifts, including crocheted, knitted and other handmade items such as woodworking, jewelry, quilting, toys, painted bottle lamps, honey, delicious food and desserts. Come join us!

— Arlene, Hartford

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you for your help in the past. I need it again. I’m looking for a recipe for salmon pie. I can’t find any in my recipe books. I want just a plain pie recipe, not a large amount.

— No name, Livermore

ANSWER: I do love a good salmon pie and this question brings back dear memories of my grandmother. She was a wonderful cook and when she passed away I inherited her rolling pin. Here is her recipe:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry.

In a large bowl, combine 2½ to 3 cups cooked mashed potatoes (no milk or butter added), ½ cup finely chopped onion, ¼ cup butter, ½ teaspoon celery seed, ½ teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

Drain and flake the contents of a 14.5 ounce can of salmon, crushing in bones. You can also use fresh cooked salmon. Layer the potatoes and salmon in the pastry. Cover with top pastry, seal edges and cut vents for steam to escape. Bake 40-45 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Serves 4-6.

Grandma always served this with hot buttered vegetables from her garden and homemade sweet pickles!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a cross-stitch project with all the supplies and will pay for someone to finish it for me. My number is 207-320-0324. Thank you.

— Julie, Livermore

This column is for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write to the column and sign your name (we won’t use it if you ask us not to). Please include your phone number. Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Your letters will appear as quickly as space allows. Address them to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can also be emailed to [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Mechanic Falls will be celebrating its 125th birthday on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The Historical Society and the Anglican Church of the Transfiguration, who presently owns the church and conducts worship services there, is planning to showcase wedding photographs of couples who got married at the First Congregational Church in Mechanic Falls.

On Sunday, June 3rd at 10:00 a.m., Reverend Gary Drinkwater will hold a blessing for all wedding couples who were married at the church.

If you have a wedding photo you would be willing to loan (or a copy to give us) please contact Eriks Petersons at 345-3134, e-mail him at [email protected] or send mail to his attention at 9 Pearl Street in Mechanic Falls.

–Eriks, Mechanic Falls

ANSWER: What a wonderful idea! I hope the historical society and church get a lot of participants. How special to return to the church where you were married to gather with other couples and have your union be blessed. I wonder which couple will be able to say they’ve been married the longest?

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Bates College Class of 1958 is celebrating its 50th anniversary this June. We are looking for a vintage 1964-1968 convertible automobile to lead the Alumni Parade. If anyone in the area would know of or have such a vehicle for the class to use, please get in touch with Denis at 783-7247. Thanks for your help.

–Denis, Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Hartford Community Church will hold their Annual Spring Fling Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at Hartford Town Hall. We have three tables, at $10 each, left for crafters. Call Arlene Nason at 224-7355 if interested. There will be 17 crafters featuring great Mother’s Day gifts including crocheted and knit and other handmade items such as woodworking, jewelry, and quilting, toys, painted bottle lamps, honey, yummy food, desserts and more. Come join us!

–Arlene, Hartford

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you for your help in the past. I need it again. I’m looking for a recipe for salmon pie. I can’t find any in my recipe books. I want just a plain pie recipe, not a large amount.

No name, Livermore

ANSWER: I do love a good salmon pie and this question brings back dear memories of my grandmother. She was a wonderful cook and when she passed away I inherited her rolling pin. Here is her recipe:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 9-inch pie plate with bottom pastry.

In a large bowl, combine 2 1/2 -3 cups cooked mashed potatoes (no milk or butter added), 1/2 cup finely chopped onion, 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 teaspoon celery seed, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

Drain and flake the contents of a 14.5 ounce can of salmon, crushing in bones. (Of course, you can also use fresh cooked salmon.) Layer the potatoes and salmon in the pastry. Cover with top pastry, seal edges and cut vents for steam to escape. Bake 40-45 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Serves 4-6.

Grandma always served this with hot buttered vegetables from her garden and homemade sweet pickles!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a cross-stitch project with all the supplies and will pay for someone to finish it for me. My number is 320-0324. Thank you.

–Julie, Livermore

This column is for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write to the column and sign your name (we won’t use it if you ask us not to). Please include your phone number. Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Your letters will appear as quickly as space allows. Address them to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can also be emailed to [email protected]

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