Dear Sun Spots: I was wondering if any Sun Spots readers might have any collections of old buttons, beads, broken rosaries and more that they would be willing to donate for prostate cancer research?

My family and I make and sell Bunny’s Bracelets in memory of my father, Bunny Mynahan. He passed away from prostate cancer last December. Some of our prettiest and funkiest bracelets have been made using old buttons, beads, gemstones and recycled rosary beads. Every bracelet also includes a bunny charm, hence the name Bunny’s Bracelets. It’s a wonderful way to keep my father’s memory alive and somehow we feel he’d be charmed with these bracelets and their power to further prostate cancer research projects. He was very proud in providing whatever assistance he could to prostate cancer research while living with the disease. This would be a wonderful way to continue this research in his name. Hopefully, column readers will check their button boxes and more to see what collections they may be able to donate our project.

We are in the final stages of being approved as an official Jimmy Fund Fundraiser, and all monies raised from the sale of the bracelets goes right to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’ prostate cancer research project in Boston. Anyone able to donate buttons, beads and more, please contact me at [email protected] or by phoning 650-3725. For more information about Bunny’s Bracelets’ history, please check us out online at www.bunnysbracelets.com. We are still in the process of designing our Web site so it is still a work in progress, however bracelets can be purchased by contacting us via the e-mail above which is also at our Web site. – Dot Mynahan, Founder, Bunny’s Bracelets, Quincy, Mass.

Answer:
Sun Spots had the wonderful pleasure of meeting with Gert, Dot’s mom , on Wednesday and got to see some of these wonderful creations. Buttons and beads of every imaginable color, red, baby pinks, flowers, vintage buttons and beads that will go with many an outfit or style. There are bold and understated, and Sun Spots has to say you feel kinda special wearing them. Not even knowing Bunny, I felt I did while trying on several of these. And what a fantastic way to continue a father’s legacy and memory.

Dear Sun Spots: Would you please be so kind as to find out the address for author Stephen King?

My grandson wrote a book, and he would like very much to get in touch with him. Thank you for your help. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
You may try mailing Stephen King’s office at: 49 Florida Ave., Bangor, Maine, 04401, or P.O. Box 1186, Bangor ME 04401. However, be aware that King notes on his Web site, www.stephenking.com, that he does not read manuscripts. Among his reasons are that he’s hesitant to read another manuscript, find it “awful” and would feel bad to have to write a rejection letter. There’s also the possibility of being sued for plagiarism. It’s safer if he’s not read the book. You might encourage your grandson to check out the latest edition of Writer’s Market, found at most bookstores. In addition, you might also urge him to contact Maine Writer’s & Publishers Alliance, 318 Glickman Family Library, University of Southern Maine, P.O. Box 9301, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04104, 228-8263 or via e-mail at [email protected] for possible classes on how and where to submit his manuscript.

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