Dear Sun Spots: Could you please help me. I have a McCulloch chain saw 610. This company has gone out of business. I must have the chain break installed in order to sell it. We have tried all avenues. You are my last hope. Maybe one of your readers might be able to help. My phone number is 897-2290. – Frustrated, Livermore Falls.

Dear Sun Spots: For Joyce in Rumford, my neighbor sells pretty rabbits. Her telephone number is 778-1998. She gave me permission to publish this info. – J., Jay.

Sun Spots contacted Tammy, and she can also be contacted at 645-4494.

Dear Sun Spots: I’ve had this column on my fridge for almost 45 years. I’ve shared it with my children and friends many times. Hope someone else will like it, too. It is an unknown author and in a “Heloise” column.

“Saints and Sinners”

When some fellows yield to temptation and break a conventional law,

We look for no good in his make-up,

But, Lord, how we look for the flaw.

No one asks, “Who did the tempting?”

Nor allows for the battles he’s fought.

His name becomes food for the jackals,

the Saints who have never been caught.

I’m a sinner, oh Lord, and I know it,

I’m weak and I blunder and fail,

I’m tossed on life’s stormy ocean, like a ship that is caught in a gale,

I’m willing to trust in thy mercy

to keep the commandments thou has taught,

But deliver me, oh Lord, from the judgment of the saints that have never been caught.

– DFL, Monmouth.

Dear Sun Spots: Thank you for your interesting and informative column. I am writing concerning the letter written about the mercury bulbs, headaches, mercury leak, etc.

I had a similar experience. There was also a very acrid odor from the bulbs. I called several numbers listed on the package and was told that they “noted the problem” and had no other reports of problems at that time, about a year ago.

I put all regular bulbs in and no more problems. Please note this to person “No Name, No Town” on May 16. – No Name, Bethel.

Dear Sun Spots: For the person who signed themselves “Wondering” on May 18, I have looked in all my cookbooks and none of them say to boil milk for custard.

They do say to scald your milk. In cooking, that means to a temperature just short of the boiling point. I hope this helps with your cooking. – D.F., No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: My name is Janet and I’m a 47-year-old diabetic in need of help making my home accessible. For the past nine years I have lived with diabetic ulcers and have suffered the loss of parts from both of my feet.

Other health conditions have also impacted the quality of my life. I am currently under orders not to bear weight on my feet, this makes it difficult to function and meet my daily needs without assistance.

I live in the greatest apartment where I am most comfortable; however, it is not accessible. Coming and going pose a health risk and it requires a great deal of assistance due to my limitations. My insurance will not approve an electric wheelchair unless my home is accessible and does not cover this cost either. I have received estimates of $10,000 to $15,000 for an electric lift for a chair and cannot afford such an expense living on disability benefits.

If anyone can help me in any way or have ideas or suggestions, I would be most grateful. I truly fear losing my home and having to move. I’d like to live in my home and meet my needs independently. Thank you for your help and consideration. I can be reached at 376-5193. – Janet St. Pierre, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: I am trying to find thread for braided rugs, I would need about four spools. If you can tell me where I can buy it I would appreciate it.

I also need the mailing address for the Boston Red Sox. I have a suggestion for them. I enjoy reading your fine paper. Thank you. – Richard, Brunswick.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, the Oxford Mill End Store, 281 King St., Oxford, sells cotton splicing or lacing thread for rug braiding in natural and black colors. It is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, or check out its products at

Send correspondence for the Red Sox to: Boston Red Sox, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215-3496.

Dear Sun Spots: You are remarkable. I inquired about 3 classmates that we were unable to find for Lisbon High School’s 55th class reunion. The first day my request was published we found two classmates. Unbelievable!

Now I need to find another classmate, Richard Hlister. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Connie Lessard at 786-4659. Thank you. – Connie, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: For Joan in the June 8 paper, perhaps a call to Cabot Dairy (or Creamery) in Cabot, Vt., or to Land o’ Lakes Butter in Wisconsin would provide a source for butter paper.

At the moment I have neither phone number on hand, but I do have a Crystal Farms with a distributor in Wisconsin and an 800 number, 1-800-672-8260.

I know exactly what she’s looking for; my grandmother churned butter and as a child I loved helping to make it, and then spread it on warm, homemade bread. – Pat Northrup, Oquossoc.

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