Dear Sun Spots: I enjoy your column every day, hopefully you or one of your readers can help me. I am looking for an old super 8 movie projector. I have a lot of home movies of my four children that I would enjoy showing my grandchildren and great-grandchildren, movies of their parents when they were toddlers. Mine stopped working many years ago. I’ve checked the pawn shops with no luck. Maybe one of your readers has one they no longer use. I know they can be changed to DVDs but on my Social Security I cannot afford that much. I will gladly pay a reasonable price. Thank you and keep up the good work. God bless. – No Name, Lewiston.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, if you or someone you know has access to the Internet, there are many super 8 movie projectors available for sale on eBay, starting at around $50. If you decide to have your reels transferred to DVD or VHS, contact Via-Vision Film & Video Productions in Lewiston at 783-2550 for assistance. They also may be able to help you find a projector.

Dear Sun Spots: You have been very helpful in the past and I thank you for your support. I am now looking for someone elderly or handicapped who is in need of a walking cane. I have 2 adjustable aluminum canes to give away in the Lewiston-Auburn area. I may be reached at 783-3786. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: My Amway dealer moved out of state. I have tried the phone book, and online, only to get a number in California. There must be a local distributor. – Carol, Auburn.

Answer:
Sun Spots contacted Quixtar, the sister company of Amway, to help with your search. It will take about 10 days to receive a response, so in the meantime, you may contact the customer support hotline at 1-800-253-6500 and let them know you are looking for local Amway dealers. You will need to provide a daytime phone number, address and e-mail address, and the dealer in your area will contact you. For more information, check out the Web site, www.quixtar.com. We’ll publish any information as soon as we find out.

Dear Sun Spots: In “What’s Cooking” there was a lady by the name of Glenys Ryder. Suppose she would share her mother-in-law’s biscuit recipe? Made her hot dog casserole and molasses cookies. Yum-yum good! – Sun Spots fan, Lisbon Falls.

Answer: Glenys’ feature ran on the “What’s Cooking” page on the Sunday, June 22, edition of the Sun Journal. We had a delightful conversation with Glenys and she was more than happy to share her biscuit recipe, which she notes is a wonderful recipe that she has always had good luck with. She advised that the secret of good biscuits is not to handle the dough more than needed. She kneads her dough onto a floured board and presses it flat with her hands rather than using a rolling pin. To start, preheat oven to 475 degrees and grease your baking sheet.

Directions: Sift together 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt and 2 rounded teaspoons baking powder. Mix in ¼ cup Crisco. Finally, add 1 cup of milk. Roll onto a floured board and cut the biscuits out. Any leftover dough is shaped into another biscuit. Bake in the preheated over for about 10 minutes. This will make about 10 biscuits.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for a gray Mossimo wrinkle leather blazer, woman’s size large. They were sold at Target and Marden’s recently. I lost mine and would really like to find another one. I would be willing to pay for the blazer as well as the shipping and handling. I may be reached at (207) 364-8471. – Andrea, Mexico.



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