Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for some Memorial Day flowers.

I have just recently gone through a break up with a spouse after 24 years. My mother died two years ago, and I promised her I would always place flowers on the family members’ graves for as long as I could, for it was something she had always done. However, being on disability, this year it is difficult.

I would need 16 plastic or silk flower arrangements, any size, they don’t need to be large.

Also, four for the Veteran’s Cemetery, which need to be real, but I understand that is difficult. I would appreciate any help or suggestions anyone could give me. Thank you. – Robin Williams, West Gardiner.

Dear Sun Spots: In response to No Name, No Town, seeking extras of old hymn books that they could donate to a group of dedicated ministries who visit a nursing home every Sunday (Sun Spots inquiries Nov. 29, 2006 and Feb. 3, 2007 ):

We have gone through the old hymn books in our cupboards and have come up with an odd but useful assortment of old hymnals which we would be happy to donate to these dedicated ministries.

I am Susan Simpson from the Congregational Church of East Sumner. I can be reached through e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 388-2359.

I look forward to hearing from the reader who submitted the above inquiry. Thank you very much. – No Name, No Town.


Answer: In addition to responses from readers, consider contacting J.R., in Lewiston at 782-1807.

Dear Sun Spots: I am on a mission to find and locate all the cemeteries in Auburn.

Does Sun Spots know where I can find a map or a list showing all the cemeteries (including their names)?

I have found a couple old cemeteries, but I am not sure what their official names are. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. I can be reached at 212-0344. – Sue in Auburn.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, you might consider contacting The Maine Old Cemetery Association at P.O. Box 641, Augusta, ME 04332-0641.

he membership secretary appears to be Cheryl Patten, 1161 E. Pond Rd., Smithfield ME 04978 who might also be able to assist you.

Dear Sun Spots: Once again the Fairbanks School Neighbourhood Association will hold their annual yard and plant sale.

This year’s will be held on May 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fairbanks School Meeting House, about 2½ miles north of downtown Farmington, on Route 4.

We are seeking any donations, everything but clothes and mattresses, for this worthy fundraiser.

The funds collected will help to rebuild the school that burned to the ground in 1998.

Patty and her helpers will be happy to pick up within a 15-mile radius of Farmington. For more information please call Patty at 778-4272. – Patty Jacobs, Farmington.

Dear Sun Spots: We have an old claw-foot bath tub that we recently removed while renovating our bathroom.

We hate to have it sit in our yard or to transport it to a dump. Are there any local places that are interested in items such as these? Any help would be appreciated because we hate to see this old relic go to waste. Thanks very much! – No Name, Auburn.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, you might consider contacting Portland Architectural Salvage, 131 Preble St., Portland, ME 04101, 780-0634, www.portlandsalvage.com. This company, often featured in the column, collects architectural salvage pieces, promoting original architectural restoration and preservation of older community structures, homes, churches and barns.

They might be able to find a wonderful home for your tub.

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