Dear Sun Spots: Do you know of anyone interested in buying old, unused postcards? Possibly 50-60 years old, some color, some black and white. Looks like they are from Casablanca, Morocco and other places in France. Please let me know if you know of a reputable dealer that would give me a good, fair price. Thank you. – Rita Renaud, No Town.

Answer: Consider contacting: Dan Poulin of Orphan Annie’s, 96 Court Street, Auburn, 782-0638 or Bill Cartmel of Lewiston at 783-1378.

Dear Sun Spots: Who are the actors in the movie “Cheaper by the Dozen”? And how would one be able to write to the actor Mark Baker? How old is he and what is he up to now? Thanks. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: “Cheaper by the Dozen” stars Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Piper Perabo, Tom Welling, Hilary Duff and more. It’s the story of the Baker family and is based on the real-life Gilbreth family.

Although this film is supposedly based on the same book that inspired the 1950 film classic, the only element it retains from the original is the idea of one family having 12 children. Even the names of the characters are changed. The real family had six boys and six girls, although one girl died as a child.

The character Mark Baker is played by actor Forrest Landis. He was born Aug. 9, 1994, in Indianapolis, Ind. Unfortunately, Sun Spots has not located a contact address, but perhaps other fans out there would be willing to assist you in your search.

In the meantime, you might also be interested in checking out “Cheaper by the Dozen 2” released in 2005, which Sun Spots enjoyed watching with her family. The original movie, starring Myrna Loy and William Powell, is also well worth renting.

Dear Sun Spots: I have a question that may help other readers, too.

We are looking for names of any persons or organizations willing or wanting to take leftover yard sale items? We are having an inside yard sale, which will also include a bake sale and a free car wash June 23 and 24. The gym is overfilled with lots of items from baby to adult clothing, furniture and miscellaneous items. Although we would like to see all of it sell, we are sure that there might be some items left. We are looking for someone to come and pick up all the leftovers. Call Mary at 225-3665. – Mary Crane, Turner.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, try contacting:

• St. Martin’s Bargain Basket thrift shop located at the corner of Bartlett and College streets in Lewiston. The proceeds are used for the benefit of the St. Martin de Porres Residence. Anyone wishing to donate items can do so during business hours: Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. They are happy to accept the following items: jewelry; linens such as towels, blankets etc.; small pieces of furniture such as coffee tables, rocking chairs, lamps; household items such as pots and pans, toasters, coffee pots; children’s toys and games; baby furniture such as high chairs and strollers; and religious articles. For more details, please contact them at 786-4690.

• Don Castonguay, Lewiston, at 784-8401 or Rick Dupuis of Rest Assured Affordable Home Services at 784-7678.

Dear Sun Spots: The Edward Little High School Class of 1961 is planning their 45th reunion. It will take place Aug. 19 at Lost Valley.

The committee has not been able to locate the following classmates:

Donna Avenzato Maheux, Philip James Brookes, Thomas Edward Campbell, Thelma Caron Robert, Carol Greley Grape, Eldbridge G. Harris, Glenda Hewins Johnson, Robert Lloyd Higgins, Elaine Manter Gifford, Marilyn Mason Odell, Gerald Arthur Mosher, Judith Murphy Williams, Faye Thompson Landry, Sheila Trepanier White, Joan Turmenne Mason and Roland Normand Vallerand.

The class would also like to hear from and invite all teachers who taught us during our high school years. If Sun Spots readers knows the location of any of these missing classmates or teachers, please contact Connie Bassett Verreault at 783-1561 or Nancy Berry Jewett at 375-9512. – No Name, No Town.

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