Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for a recipe I made back in the 1960s and 1970s for maraschino-cherry cake. I believe it was a recipe from Marjorie Standish. Would you know of this? If so, could you please print it soon? I would like to make it for an April 22 birthday. – A.G., No Town.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, perhaps you might like to try the following while you’re awaiting additional recipes:

Maraschino-cherry cake, from

Ingredients: 3 cups flour, 4½ teaspoons baking powder, 3/8 teaspoon salt, ¾ cup butter, 1¾ cups sugar, 4½ ounces maraschino cherries, 1 1/8 cup liquid (cherry juice plus milk), ¾ cup pecans, 3 tablespoons flour, 6 egg whites. Method: Cream butter and add sugar gradually, creaming thoroughly. Sift flour before measuring. Add salt and baking powder; sift again. Add alternately with the liquid. Cut maraschino cherries in quarters. Drain cherries and chopped nuts with the 3 tablespoons of flour. Blend into the batter. Fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into a well-greased and floured Bundt pan and bake in a moderate oven (340 degrees) about 1 hour. Remove from pan and cool on cake rack. Ice with fluffy white icing.

Dear Sun Spots: For an answer to B.C. of Gardiner:

Bob Labonte and sister Cecile, children of Helen Labonte, were born and brought up in Rumford.

Bob was a race driver and moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, and had his boys, Terry and Bobby.

Bob now lives in South Carolina with his wife, Martha.

I correspond with Cecile and did with her mother, Helen, for years. – F.C., Dixfield.

Dear Sun Spots: While recovering from surgery, I had time to clean out a very full closet. I came across a favorite towel. It has a very small, tight weave and the label reads Royal Terry International, 95 percent cotton, 5 percent polyester, made in Brazil. There is also an insignia of a crown with a modified cross on top. I would love to locate this brand for purchase. Please help.

I read Sun Spots every day. Thank you in advance for your help. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Sun Spots has not located this towel, but perhaps there are other readers out there who might know where you could find them.

Dear Sun Spots: Thank you for the great service you provide to so many.

I would like to know if there is anyone who doesn’t receive the daily paper but who would enjoy the crossword puzzles? I have been cutting them out for a few years and mailing them to different people. I no longer know anyone who would like them but have continued to cut them out. I would be happy to send them to anyone.

Also, can you please tell me what day of the week the following dates fall on: Oct., 21, 1961, Sept. 3, 1962, Dec. 1, 1966, June 26, 1968, and Feb. 14, 1970?

Thank you again. – Bertha York, Jay.

Answer: According to, Oct. 21, 1961, fell on a Saturday, as did Feb. 14, 1970. Sept. 3, 1962, fell on a Monday; Dec. 1, 1966, was a Thursday; and June 26, 1968, was on a Wednesday.

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