Dear Sun Spots: The Abused Women’s Advocacy Project is asking for our community’s support during the Christmas season. Our need this year is greater than ever before. This year we have all dealt with the massive job layoffs and scarce housing within our community. It is very hard for women and their families to start over. Sometimes we have families come to us with just the clothes on their backs. When families that we service come face to face with a holiday like Christmas, it is a very somber occasion unless we have somebody to help us make a difference. Every family that is adopted will deeply treasure the memory that you helped make their Christmas complete. Memories like those are priceless. Abused Women’s Advocacy Project serves Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin counties.

You can really make a difference by adopting a family or by making a donation of any kind. If you would like to be part of Adopt-A-Family you can contact: Terry G. at (207) 795-6744 extension 23 or Barbara R. at (207) 795-6744 extension 12. With great appreciation. – Terry G., Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: Can you please find the words to a song about “This Old House”? I really want the words to this, if possible, please. – Dorothy, Farmington.

Answer:
Sun Spots hopes you enjoy the song by Stuart Hamblen that was one of the late Rosemary Clooney’s big hits:

This old house once knew its children

This old house once knew its wife

This old house was home and comfort

As they fought the storms of life

This old house once rang with laughter

This old house heard many shouts

Now it trembles in the darkness

When the lightning walks about

Ain’t gonna need this house no longer

Ain’t gonna need this house no more

Ain’t got time to fix the shingles

Ain’t got time to fix the floor

Ain’t got time to oil the hinges

Nor to mend the window pane

Ain’t gonna need this house no longer

He’s getting ready to meet the saints

This old house is gettin’ shaky

This old house is gettin’ old

This old house has seen the rain

This old house has seen the cold

Oh his knees are gettin’ chilly

But he feels no fear or pain

‘Cause he sees an angel peepin’

Through a broken window pane

Ain’t gonna need this house no longer

Ain’t gonna need this house no more

Ain’t got time to fix the shingles

Ain’t got time to fix the floor

Ain’t got time to oil the hinges

Nor to mend the window pane

Ain’t gonna need this house no longer

He’s getting ready to meet the saints (repeat)

Dear Sun Spots: In answer to the person asking about opportunities to set up craft tables:

Zanbelik Farms will hold its Pumpkin Fest fair on Oct. 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 808 Gardiner Road, Wales. Craft tables will be available for crafts, food and other old fashioned bazaar goods. For more information, please contact the farm prior to set up at (207) 375-8205 and ask for Cindy. – No Name, No Town.



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