Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for an address Chief Barry Dana of the Penobscot Nation. Also for the area in which he resides. – T.D., No Town.

Elected by tribal members as chief of the Penobscot Nation in 2000, Dana has been a leading voice of the pro-casino movement. Dana lives in Solon with his wife and children and has an office on the Penobscot Reservation in Old Town, where he spent years teaching Penobscot culture to children. Dana is a well-known environmentalist and representative of his people. He can be reached on his cell phone at 944-3872.

Dear Sun Spots: I have a pattern for the wedding ring quilt that T.S. from Rumford was inquiring about in the Nov. 4 issue of the Sun Journal. I can be reached at (207) 778-3920. – Brenda LeBlanc, Temple.

Dear Sun Spots: I would appreciate it if you could put this cute poem in Sun Spots.

I think it is appropriate for this time of the year. (I don’t have to rake the leaves any more, so now I really like this poem.) – A Sun Spots fan.

The Leaves and the Wind

“Come little leaves,” said the wind one day.

“Come o’er the meadows with me and play;

Put on your dresses of red and gold,

Summer is gone, and the days grow cold.

Soon as the leaves heard the wind’s loud call,

Down they came fluttering, one and all;

Over the brown fields they danced and flew,

Singing the soft little songs that they knew.

“Cricket, good-bye, we’ve been friends so long!

Little brook, sing us your farewell song!

Say you are sorry to see us go,

Ah, you will miss us, right well we know.

Dear little lambs, in your fleecy fold,

Mother will keep you from harm and cold;

Fondly we watched you in vale and glade,

Say, will you dream of our loving shade?”

Dancing and whirling, the little leaves went;

Winter had called them and they were content.

Soon fast asleep in their earthy beds,

The snow laid a coverlet over their heads.

Dear Sun Spots. I enjoy your column every day, and have gotten useful information from it. Keep up the good work.

I have been unsuccessful in finding the blue or red print men’s handkerchiefs in the 12-inch size. My husband does not like the bandanna type stores carry now. They are too big for handkerchiefs to be carried in the pocket. Any help you could give as to where they may be found would be appreciated.

Also, I had a lawn sale on Aug. 23 and 24. A young couple who had just gotten a boxer (I think it was) bought several things from me including a Rocket Chef. They forgot to take the recipe and instruction booklets with them. They can call 926-4281 to make arrangements to pick them up. Thank you for any help you can give. – B.T., New Gloucester.

Dear Sun Spots: I’m a quilter and have lots of fabric pieces for anyone who can use them. Please call (207) 784-4814. – Frances Murray, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for plastic drawer pulls for a Hoosier style hutch. They are front-mounted with 3-inch on center screw holes. Thank you for your help. I can be reached at (207) 784-0324. – Steve Myers, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: I’m looking for a top hat! (Sun Spots column Nov. 15, 2003) I can be reached at (207) 782-7891. – Benjamin Mawhinney, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: I am a woman with MS and live on a fixed income. But I need a shed and can’t pay a lot of money. If anyone could please help me, I will thank you. I can be reached at (207) 353-6750. – No Name, Lisbon.

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