Dear Sun Spots: Again this year we are asking for your help! The Jacques Cartier Club in Sabattus will hold its annual yard sale May 14-15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If anyone has items that are clean and in working condition that they would like to donate to the club, please call (207) 375-6214 for pickup. We cannot accept televisions, computers or refrigerators. Tables are available for rent at $10 each. Thank you. – Simone Hinkley, Sabattus.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for an address for Susan Moore, formerly of Bethel. The last address I had was in Farmington but I have lost contact.

Also, I am looking to contact Yalat Rashid who used to be the Avon lady in Rumford. We became best friends but somehow I can’t find the address. Thank you. – J.E.P.M., No Town.


Dear Sun Spots: In regard to “Christmas for Kids” in the Feb. 24 Sun Spots:

I just wanted to say thanks to those who were more than kind in their donations of fabric. The response was fantastic! I am in desperate need of cotton, batting, buttons and thread. I have purchased lots but I seem to use a lot! I now have 11 quilts made and ready to go. Any items or donations to purchase these items can be sent to: Quilts for Kids, P.O. Box 242, Oxford, ME 04270. You can also e-mail me to arrange pickup at: [email protected] – S. Cole, Oxford.

Dear Sun Spots: You recently answered a request for information on patenting an invention by giving some federal resources. Maine has a terrific program for helping people patent ideas and it is free for those who qualify. Go to http://tlc.usm.maine.edu/patent//. – Elisabeth Paine, New Gloucester.


Dear Sun Spots: In response to the March 9 inquiry about braided wool rugs: Ms. Profenno could contact the staff at the Oxford Mill End Store (539-4451). They offer rug-braiding classes. – Sharon Kinsman, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Would you please obtain an address for me for Lance Armstrong? I would like to write to this wonderful bicyclist. Thank you. – No Name, Auburn.

Answer:
Try contacting Armstrong through his agent Bill Stapleton at Capital Sports Ventures at 803 Pressler St., Austin, TX 78703-5129.

Dear Sun Spots: In the Sun Journal on Feb. 19, C.W. of Auburn was asking about sending greeting cards that weren’t sealed for a less expensive postage rate.

I believe, when I started school in 1931, postage was 1 cent for a letter and half a cent for an unsealed Christmas or birthday card.

After I was married in 1945, there was still a difference, but I am unclear whether it was 2 cents unsealed and 3 cents for a sealed one or 2½ cents and 3 cents. You never purchased a half cent stamp. You purchased two for a penny. I still run across a half cent stamp occasionally as I throw away too little. If there were 2½ cent stamps, you purchased two for a nickel. The half cent stamp could be purchased as a 1½ cent first class postage and probably a half cent stamp to make the purchase 2 cents at a time. Stamp collectors should be able to answer some of the questions. My memory isn’t as good as it was 50 years ago. – Vivian Kennedy, No Town.



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