Dear Sun Spots: I thought your readers would be interested in a sequel to my letter in April requesting wringer washing machines.

My husband and I had about 12 calls from readers of Sun Spots who had wringer washers. We ended up with two Maytags, one Speed Queen and one Kenmore. Needless to say, our need was amply met.

Since then, some friends of ours who are going to Africa as missionaries for six years were looking for a water-efficient laundry device that was not cost-prohibitive. We were able to supply them with one of our Maytags, which they were delighted with. Who would have guessed that Sun Spots would be instrumental in getting a wringer washer for some missionaries to take to Africa?

Thank you to all who responded, and may God bless you for your kindness. – Ingrid Twitchell, Bryant Pond.

Sun Spots would like to thank this kind reader for her update. How wonderful to see how far-reaching column readers can be. All the way to Africa! Readers who responded to Ingrid should be mighty proud of their efforts.

Dear Sun Spots: Is there anyone out there who has an upright, adult four-drawer dovetail bureau they don’t want or would like to get rid of? I’ve been looking for six months and most of them have staples and don’t last. If you are willing to deliver, please let me know. I live in Lewiston and can be reached at (207) 783-1537. – No Name, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: To the reader in Turner looking to finish an afghan: I have six skeins of E300 0403 Taupe Heather. Please call Carlene Maloney, (207) 782-5116. – Carlene Maloney, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: In response to the request for the record of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans: I have the record and if D.W. of New Gloucester wishes to contact me, I can be reached at (207) 786-0605. – Mary W. Rose, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: We recently remodeled our bathroom, and I have a shelf that I put miniature doll furniture on, an old-fashioned bath tub, a brass full-length mirror and washstand with bowl. I still need an old-fashioned toilet about ½ to 2-inches wide. I have been to the Standish, Portland and Lewiston-Auburn area, and on the Internet trying to find such a thing. The pieces I have I bought when my daughter was a child. Can you please help me to find a store that sells such things? Thanks. – D. W., Sabattus.

In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots located a lovely 6½-inch high toilet and cistern online at Laura DuBois Miniatures & Collectibles. It’s made of porcelain and brass. You can reach the company at Laura DuBois Miniatures & Collectibles, 425 Chaffee Road, Chaffee, N.Y. 14030, (585) 496-8935, e-mail at [email protected] and [email protected] and on their Web site at You may also be interested in checking out the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts. You can find them at

Dear Sun Spots: This is for the woman from Saco who bought the Total Gym 1000 from me in May, around Mother’s Day. I need you to call me. I have some parts that go with it. You can reach me at (207) 375-8185. – Suzanne Akers, Greene.

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