Dear Sun Spots: On Mother’s Day 1991 my son wrote this for me. I thought you might like to put this in your newspaper for more mothers to read. – Dorothy Cailler, Poland Spring.

Sun Spots appreciates your sharing this lovely poem and hopes other readers and mothers will also. Sun Spots would also like to wish all mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day:


Today we honor our mothers, just the act of giving birth doesn’t make that person a mother.

It’s a lifetime of commitment from the start,

It begins with a smile at the first sight of new life, and continues from there.

It’s the uncertainties that what is being done is correct and best for us,

It’s the sharing of knowledge. It’s the baking, cooking, cleaning & being in the stands at the game.

It’s the times of great joy watching your child’s accomplishments,

It’s being there not only in good times which is sometimes easy,

It’s being there when things are at their worst and you start to question yourselves,

It’s letting us know that there are no ghosts, and that the scrape from a fall will be better,

It’s letting us know that even if we didn’t win the race or the spelling bee that we’re still first in your life,

It’s a continual job which doesn’t end after so many years with a gold watch;

It’s the times of disagreement of ideas where trust takes over,

It’s the times we need to be listened to and that your ears hear and your heart takes over,

It’s the many hours of worry when we’re away which is only followed by a smile & hug when we return,

And it’s the letting go & watching your child beginning their own lives.

The list is numerous & positive for what you have done.

Not so many children are as fortunate to experience what you’ve given us over these many years,

but we are wishing for it to continue for many more.

Our greatest thanks go to God for placing us in such capable, caring & loving hands.

Thank you for sharing your most precious gifts. They will never be forgotten.

– Love Dan, ’91.

Dear Sun Spots: I would like to receive any Maine postcards that anyone does not want. I am using them for craft work. Glad to pay postage. I can be reached at P.O. Box 623, Harrison, ME 04040, (207) 583-4855. Thanks! – Imelda Arris, Harrison.

Dear Sun Spots: I am hoping some can help me, I am looking for a plastic canvas pattern. It is a calendar made of seven-count plastic canvas, you can slide the numbers, month, etc. out to set it up for each month. I’m not sure of the exact name of the pattern, I remember my Mom having one when I was little. I am also in need of any other plastic canvas patterns anyone may want to share, I am ill and can’t go out much. Thank you very much in advance and I am willing to refund any postage upon request. I can be reached at 28 Searles St., Livermore Falls, ME 04254, – S. Bachelder, Livermore Falls

• Dear Readers: Reader Linda Lyman called to state she was seeking a location on Trout Brook Farm, (Livermore Center or Talla Walla area) in Tuesday’s column. Unfortunately, Sun Spots provided an incorrect name.

• To the reader seeking information on the Maine singer participating in “Star Search” (Wednesday’s column): A colleague says this girl who hails from Caribou has an excellent voice and is, in her opinion, Broadway material, but lost in the finals. But, my colleague notes, she did Maine proud!

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