DEAR SUN SPOTS: I love your column. I am looking for Reader’s Digest piano books. I’m willing to pay. Please leave a message at 783-4613. Thanks so much. — C.C., Auburn

ANSWER: Sun Spots had never heard of these piano books, but found many places that sell them online, including amazon.com, www.sheetmusicplus.com, www.musicbooksplus.com, www.encoremusic.com, and many more. Readers may also have some sitting around they might be willing to give away.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: What does the A symbol (an A in a circle) mean? It is with the washing instructions on the yarn we buy. — No Name, Greene

ANSWER: It means that the yarn, and whatever you make out of it, can be dry cleaned.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I read your column every day. In response to the lady from South Paris looking for a pumpkin chocolate-chip cookie recipe, I would like to give her mine. I am also from South Paris. This is a very good cookie, makes a lot.

Pumpkin chocolate-chip cookies

1 can pumpkin pie mix

2 tablespoons milk

2 beaten eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

4 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 package chocolate chips

Beat together first six ingredients. Sift dry ingredients and mix in. Add chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 11 minutes. Makes about four dozen. — Eleanor Durant, South Paris

DEAR SUN SPOTS: In the Jan. 14 column, someone was looking for a regular size (1 pound) bean pot. I believe I have that size for her. The set comes with four individual bowls for serving. She did not put a number to call, but if she reads this and is still interested, I may be reached at 784-8388.

I am also looking for some places who want to give some of their boxes away. I am helping out emptying a home and need to pack things. Small and medium boxes that can be closed and taped would be so appreciated. I am 73 and can’t lift big boxes. Please leave name and number, and I will get back to you. Keep up the great services! — No Name, Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: To the lady from South Paris, I have the card table she is looking for. My phone number is 782-6604. — M. Madore, Auburn

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Please help. Three specially made teddy bears — two brown, one white — were accidentally placed in back of a green van at JCPenney on Friday, Jan. 15, in the morning. These mean a lot to us, so it would great to have them back. Call 375-4393. — Doris, Sabattus

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I would like to inform friends of Olivette Herbert that she has moved to Bangor. She would love to hear from you. Her address is Acadia Living Center, 932 Ohio St., Room 220, Bangor, ME 04401. Thank you. — Rosalie Damon, neighbor

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