Dear Sun Spots: I read Sun Spots every day. I figured everybody asks questions, so why not me!

Years ago, when I was a much younger woman, there was a store, oh about the fifth or sixth store on your left on Lisbon Street: Carols Cut Rate Store. I used to shop there for dry sachet for me and my mother. She preferred the lavender dry sachet while I loved the red roses one. The texture was even smoother than talcum powder. It was made by Yardley’s of England. Its scent was very, very delicate and long-lasting. When they shut down, I could not find another place that sold it. I’m now 72 years old but still remember that delicate scent. I am just wondering if perhaps you could possibly find out? It would please me a great deal. Thank you. – J.A.V.D., Lewiston.

Answer:
Sun Spots contacted Bridgham & Cook Ltd., 6 Bow St., Freeport, (800) UK-BUYER, (207) 865-1040, www.britishgoods.com, which may be able to special order it for you. According to them you are actually looking for a product called “English Rose.” They carry toiletries – soaps, lotions and creams of this scent and in lavender. You may also want to check out www.yardleylondon.com, Yardley London corporate office is at Cosmopolitan Cosmetics CosCos Division – Yardley London, 645 Madison Ave. 5th floor, New York, N.Y. 10022, for more products.

Dear Sun Spots: Help! I am looking for a “Pac-Man” game for Saga Genesis. If anyone has the game and would like to sell it, please contact me at (207) 375-6331 – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: For Christmas I have made some little jewelry pouches as gifts. Someone told me that there is a little poem that would go with these pouches.

Any help with this would be appreciated. Love your helpful column. – L. Richard, Rumford.

Answer:
Unfortunately Sun Spots was not able to find anything other than several references to the poem “Footprints” enclosed with gift pouches. Perhaps other readers out there would be willing to help you here.

In the meantime the following are the words to “Footprints” found online at www.geocities.com:

One night a man had a dream.

He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.

For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one

belonging to him, and the other belonging to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,

he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints.

He noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it.

Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me

all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome

times in my life, there is only one set of footprints.

I don’t understand why, when I needed you most, you would leave me.

The Lord replied “My son. My precious child, I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

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• The Nov. 21 column included an incorrect phone number for Catholic Charities Maine’s SEARCH program. You can reach them at (207) 784-0157.

• The Dec. 4 column should have noted that Susan Rottmann is now the Americorps VISTA volunteer contact for “conversation partners” (volunteers). She can be reached at (207) 344-6540. Meetings are held at the Lewiston Multi Purpose Center on Birch Street, or at the Lewiston Public Library, weekly for about an hour.

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