Dear Sun Spots: I need to know where to buy Supersingle waterbed sheets, now that Ames has closed. I don’t know where I can buy these. Can you please help. – Marjorie Merrill, No Town.

Answer: Contact J.C. Penney at the Auburn Mall, (207) 786-2936 or the South Portland store at (207) 775-3911. As per the Sun Spots column of November 15, 2002, these sheets can also be ordered through the J.C. Penney catalogue. You can reach the catalogue department through each of the numbers provided above.

Dear Sun Spots: There were several requests for these two recipes and all the answers seemed so complicated I thought I should send my easy ones I had. – Alice Moore Unnold, Lewiston.

Answer: Baked Salmon Loaf Ingredients: 1 can red salmon, retain liquid from salmon, 1 cup cracker crumbs (Ritz), 1 beaten egg, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon Bells seasoning, 1/3 cup milk. Method: Remove skin and bones from salmon (pink can be used but it’s not as tasty). Place all ingredients in a bowl. Add the liquid a little at a time. Don’t get it too messy. Mix well and pack it in a bread tin, greased with butter. Bake at 375 for about 45 to 60 minutes. Chopped onion can also be added if preferred.

Grapenut Pudding Ingredients: 2 cups milk, 1 cup grapenuts, 1 cup raisins, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 beaten egg, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, (2 tablespoons marshmallow fluff if desired). Method: Put milk, grapenuts, raisins in top of a double boiler or large Teflon dish. Add spices and cook until thick. Add egg with sugar. Cook until thick. Cool and add vanilla. Add the marshmallow fluff for creaminess if desired.

Dear Sun Spots: I have three requests that I need help with.

I am trying to locate a copy of an audio book “Papa Martel” The author is Gérard Robichaud. It is a novel about the Martels, a Franco American family living in the fictitious location of Grovetown, Maine. The book was produced, on audiotape, by the New England Foundation for the Humanities, 46 Temple Place, 4th Floor Boston, MA 02111. My efforts in acquiring a copy through them proved fruitless. My letter was returned to me.

My second request is I would like to know how to get in touch with Oprah? I would like her address and phone number as well as an e-mail address.

Thirdly, I am also looking for a company that makes filters for the old type humidifiers. The belt type. My machine still works but I can’t find a filter that fits. Any help would be appreciated. P.S. Does Sun Spots have an e-mail address? – A.P., Auburn.

Answer:
Papa Martel and author Gérard Robichaud were featured in Sunday’s Sun Journal May 11 in an article by writer Karen Carleton. The book has been reprinted by the University of Maine Press in Orono and it’s likely an audio is available somewhere but Sun Spots has not been able to locate one yet. Perhaps other readers may be able to assist you here. The book is available for purchase at $14.95 through the Lewiston Public Library at (207) 784-0135. Mr. Paperback hopes to carry it, but as of May 13 it didn’t yet have it.

Regarding your second question: Try contacting Oprah at P.O. Box 909715, Chicago, Il 60690-9715. You might also try to contact her through Harpo Studios at 1058 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607, (312) 591-9222, or (312) 633-1000. You can try e-mailing her through her Web site, http://www.oprah.com/.

And regarding your third question: Debbie at Damon Mechanical Services, 840 Washington St., Auburn, (207) 784-7461, says they would need the brand name of your humidifier so that they could contact a supplier.

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