DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am the daughter of Dr. L.A. Kamm, whom readers may have known or whose paintings may even currently be on the walls of their homes. (The paintings were just signed “Kamm,” followed by the year in which they were painted).
It was my dad's intention that his collection of paintings be publicly displayed at United Baptist Church upon his death in 2004, but it was never possible for the church to display them.
The paintings were kept in storage by the church until they realized they would need to move out of the old building because it was in need of such extensive repairs. At that point, the paintings were all given away.
I had no knowledge of all of this at the time and would very much like to have his paintings in my own home since his wishes were not able to be fulfilled. I would be particularly interested in having "Capitano Donaldo Ducky" and "Michelangelo Mouser."
If you would be willing to part with any of his paintings you may have in your possession, please let me know. I will pay all of the shipping costs.
You may contact me by phone at 770-333-0535, or alternately by e-mail at L.Kamm@charter.net. — Lynn Kamm, Georgia
DEAR SUN SPOTS: I was looking for someone who can transfer VHS tapes to DVD. I would be grateful for any help you could give me. — Dan Williams, email@example.com
ANSWER: Try Al Ibarguen, Wilton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 645-4250.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: Reading about the lost-and-found $5 at Hannaford's moves me to write about my lost key at their Lewiston store a month ago. I've checked the entire store and parking lot. No one has turned in my key on a bright green plastic spiral "bracelet."
I thought someone might have found it and wanted to keep the bracelet and may have tossed away the key. None of the loose keys at customer service are mine.
If this jogs someone's memory or you know where the key was tossed, please let me know at 795-6060. Thanks so much. — No Name, Lewiston
DEAR SUN SPOTS: I received a letter personally from Maria Duval. It was listed under the Destiny Research Center and talked about a “Black Moon” on Sept. 8.
I was supposed to fill out information about my financial problems (which I don’t have), whether I am lucky, working, retired, married, major problems in my love or family life (which I also don’t have), or feel lonely or misunderstood.
The letter also asked if I felt there was a bad spell cast upon me. Enclosed was a talisman that was to be cut in half and sent back to them with a $7 fee and $3 for special handling and first-class delivery fees.
My question to you is, how legitimate is this? I appreciate your response on this issue. — No Name, Lewiston
ANSWER: Legitimacy is a tricky thing to assess. Do you believe that you can pay someone who has special powers to improve your life? Sun Spots does not. Neither do many other people who paid and are now venting their disappointment online at being "scammed."
DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am looking for crow/pony beads. I will pick them up if local. I just started a new business called Christine's Creations. I am having a hard time finding some colors. Gold glitter, ivory and brown are hard to find. I will take any color. I can pay a reasonable price. Since I am just starting out, I do not have a lot to spend. Thanks. — Christine Peterson, email@example.com, 345-3224
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