Dear Sun Spots: Where could I find a French Christmas card?

I also have some Betty Crocker points to give away. I can be reached at 353-4972. ­- No Name, Lisbon Falls.

Sun Spots did not locate any French cards locally, although Mr. Paperback did have some recently, they have since sold out. Perhaps some readers might know of others. There are several options online at, and you might consider checking them out. They also offer a wonderful variety of French food, paper goods, tableware soaps and more. They can also be reached via mail at Joie de Vivre, 3214 Atchison St., Riverbank, CA 95367, or toll free at 800-648-8854, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST. To e-mail about an order, write to [email protected] or [email protected] for any other matter.

Dear Sun Spots: This is a thank you to the person who sent yarn to me. There wasn’t a return address on the package. Keep the yarn coming!

The children thank you, too, for a warm scarf and hat during these cool days. Thanks again. – C. Parker, South Paris.

Dear Sun Spots: Do you know an address that I can write to Tiger Woods or send an e-mail? I will invite him to Maine so I can see him play. I am 8 years old and would love to see him play. Thank you. – Eli Kropp, Wales.

Dear Eli, Sun Spots and column readers wish you the very best of luck in seeing Tiger play here in Maine and would encourage you to write to him. You can send fan mail to Tiger Woods, International Management Group, IMG Center Suite 100, 1360 East Ninth St., Cleveland, OH 44114-1782, 212-522-1200. You and other fans might also check out his Web site at A couple of fun facts from Woods’ Web site that you and other fans might enjoy:

• The nickname “Tiger” was given to him by his father. It’s the same nickname of a South Vietnamese combat buddy, Nguyen Phong, who saved Tiger’s father’s life in the Vietnam War.

• Woods believes in the teachings of Buddhism.

• He was 11 months old when he first started swinging a sawed-off golf club in his garage.

• The head of Tiger’s driver club is moving at an average speed of 122 mph at impact with the ball.

Dear Sun Spots: I have a model 982 Hamilton Wrist Watch. I am not looking for a value but trying to find the age. Thanks a bunch. – Jim Richards, No Town.

As noted in the Nov. 23 column (June Richards inquiry about a Hamilton Wrist Watch) you need to contact an appraiser who should be able to tell you the age of the item. Contact Republic Jewelers, Monday and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Swiss Time of Maine, 86 Exchange St., Portland, ME 04101, telephone 773-0997, or toll free at 888-765-8463. They are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You should also contact them about their holiday hours.

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