Dear Sun Spots: Quite a few years ago, the Wilton Day Extension was given instructions by a Mr. Miller from Livermore (I think) on how to make a crocheted mitten. The mittens are very warm and I’ve made many. He used a special crochet hook that he carved out of a dowel.

A friend wants to learn the technique and I can show her, but I only have the one crochet hook. The method doesn’t work as well with the standard hook. If anyone has a “Mr. Miller crochet hook” that they can part with, I’d be happy to buy it. My number is 645-2490. – Patti Joyce, Wilton.

Dear Sun Spots: I have a 1922 silver dollar, and would like to know the value, if any. Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: We recommend taking the coin to a dealer, such as Compass Coins & Jewelry, 199 Lisbon St., Lewiston, or Republic Jewelry & Collectibles, 212 Center St., Auburn. There are many factors to consider when determining the value of the coin. According to the NumisMedia Fair Market Value monthly price guide, the value ranges from $14 to $30.

Dear Sun Spots: Within the last few weeks you had a couple of people write in to say that they would take stuffed animals that we no longer needed. My daughter-in-law and I have some and would like to know how to get in touch with these people. Thank you. – No Name, Wilton.

Contact Cathy at 333-7260 who knows of some places that can use them. Also, the Women’s Club of Greene accepts used, but like new condition, stuffed animals. They are donated to less-privileged children during their annual “Share So Others Will Know You Care” Christmas Program. Stuffed animals for the club can be dropped off at Lindy’s Auto, 518 Route 202 in Greene from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m to noon on Saturdays, or call 946-5750 for further information.

Dear Sun Spots: We would like to find out if there is a collector who would be interested in buying a 1940 “Movie Mirror” magazine in mint condition with Gene Autry on the cover and his autograph. Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

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