DEAR SUN SPOTS: When the town of Sabattus moved to its new location on Route 9, many of the old tax maps were not transferred. We are looking for old Sabattus tax maps, specifically tax map page 5, dated prior to 1965.

This map includes the Sutherland Pond Road, Fisher Road and the Loon Pond Area. The town is interested in either purchasing old tax maps or would be willing to pay for the opportunity to copy these old maps. We may be reached at 577-8198. — No Name via e-mail

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Beginning on Monday, Aug. 2, and every Monday on a trial basis, nickel Beano will be held at Swasey-Torrey Post 100 in Dixfield. Doors will open at 3 p.m. with nickel Beano from 6 to 9 p.m.

These will benefit the Neighborly Senior Citizens and the Legion S.A.L. For more information, call Connie at 364-4189 or Carol at 364-4798. Thank you for your column. I read it every day. — Connie Tutlis, Rumford

DEAR SUN SPOTS: For the woman in the July 26 paper who is looking for a place to buy wigs: Paula Young (P.O. Box 483, Brockton, MA 02303-0483) sells wigs and has for many years. They are very nice, and satisfaction is guaranteed. Right now she has a sale on them, which expires Aug. 27. — No Name, Peru

DEAR SUN SPOTS: In answer to No Name of Strong, this is a favorite Indian pudding recipe of mine that I’ve used for more than 50 years.

Indian pudding: Scaled 2 cups of milk in double boiler. In bowl mix until smooth 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal and 1/4 cup cold milk. Stir into the hot milk and cook over hot water in double boiler for 20 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add 1/2 cup dark molasses, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon to the hot mixture. Stir and pour into a buttered casserole dish. Pour 1 3/4 cup cold milk over the top.

Bake three hours in 250-degree oven. Serve warm with vanilla ice cram or whipped cream. — Bev, Hebron

ANSWER: Thanks so much for all the recipes for Indian pudding. Sun Spots was not able to publish them all. She tried to publish a variety (many submitted recipes were very similar) while striving not to violate copyrights. Now that we are done with Indian pudding, we’ll move on to mustard pickle recipes!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: As a clearinghouse for all kinds of information, you are the one I turn to once again. I have come into possession of several portraits, probably of family members, apparently owned by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Stetson, 132 Summer St., Auburn.

Mr. Stetson graduated from Edward Little High School in 1906. An envelope indicates they lived there in 1952. The only portraits identified are Miss Knight, Capt. Bennett U. of M. and Burton L. Dyer, ELHS ’06. There is a sixth-grade report card for Seth Stetson from 1907-1908. I hope these items might find their way to their descendants. — Doug Hodgkin, [email protected], 782 3072

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I would like to pass on some information to the person who wrote asking about webbing for lawn chairs. I was looking through a Vermont Country Store catalog and came across a webbing kit. I would like to pass this information along.

The phone number is-802-776-5700; the website is www.vermontcountrystore.com. The webbing kit product number is 45499, and the price is $7.95 for two packages of two-inch-wide polypropylene with directions. They also have a kit with screws for $2.95 (product number 45500). I hope I was a help to someone who reads Sun Spots. — Dorothy Bouchles, Mechanic Falls

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