St. Mary’s nun led harmonica band

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DEAR SUN SPOTS: As a child, my now-deceased father lived on Lincoln Street with his family. He and his six siblings went to school at St. Mary’s in Lewiston. One of Dad’s fondest memories (he was born in 1922) was of being in a harmonica band run by one of the nuns who taught there.

I’ve checked with the Franco Collection but have been unable to find others who might have been in it or to find any information about the group. Do any Sun Spots’ readers know anything about the harmonica band?

If so, please contact me. I’d love to learn all about it. Thanks to Sun Spots and the readers! — Celia McGuckian, mainedeja@yahoo.com, 240-7511

DEAR SUN SPOTS: On Dec. 4, I was out and about in Lewiston-Auburn running errands and lost a diamond stud earring that is very sentimental to me.

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I’ve had the earrings since 1998; they were from my parents. They both died that year, and I would really like to find the one I lost.

I will give a reward to the person who finds it returns it to me. I just love your column. Keep up the good work. — Diane Roberts, dsr_207@roadrunner.com, 897-5780

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m hoping you can help me. About a year ago I purchased a magnetized sign for my car. Sometime during the end of December the sign came off the trunk area of my car. I believe it happened either near L/A Arts on Lisbon Street or at Camden National Bank on Spring/Court Street.

I’m wondering if anyone may have seen my sign on the ground, on the road or in a parking lot, etc. The sign was white with my business logo (an artist standing on a computer keyboard). The name of the business is AP Graphics.

I would appreciate a call at 782-5118 if anyone has any information about my business sign. Thank you. — Anita Poulin, apgraph@roadrunner.com

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Several members of the St. Patrick School Class of 1953 have expressed an interest in having a 60th class reunion some time this summer or early fall. 

Please help us spread the word by forwarding any email or postal addresses of classmates to Patricia McCluskey at pmcclusk@roadrunner.com or 562-4689 or to me. — Elaine Hachey Freeman, efreeman@bates.edu

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I would like to thank the person who returned my pocketbook to the office at Walmart on Jan. 5, which I had left in the shopping cart. It’s nice to know there are good and honest people in this community. — Beverly Bryant, Auburn

DEAR SUN SPOTS: On Saturday, Jan. 12, I was at Shaw’s in Lewiston at 1 p.m. and misplaced my Shaw’s and CVS rewards card and a $10 CVS gift card.

I went to all the aisles to see if I had dropped them. Then I went to the service desk to ask if someone had found them, and lo and behold they had them.

Thank God there are still honest people out there. God bless you, whoever you are. You made my day. — I.G., Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: My father used to perform magic and clowning. He has boxes of props, tricks and costumes I am looking to give to someone who could make use of them. Anyone interested, please call me at 330-0905. — Carmen Hall, Lewiston

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