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 – 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.

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.

This column is for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write to the column and sign your name (we won’t use it if you ask us not to). Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Your letters will appear as quickly as space allows. Address them to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can also be posted at in the Inform Us section under Press Release.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.