ANSWER: Sun Spots located the popular recipe for Rhubarb Cake that has been requested numerous times over the years:

Rhubarb Cake ingredients: 2 cups chopped rhubarb, 1½ cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 cup shortening, 1 cup sour cream, 1 egg.

Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 by 13-inch baking pan. Chop rhubarb and set aside. Measure remaining ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Blend 40 seconds on low speed, scraping bowl constantly. Beat mixture three minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Add chopped rhubarb and mix until blended. Pour mixture into prepared pan.

For topping, mix 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Sprinkle over cake. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Learn how to grow rhubarb here: http://www.almanac.com/plant/rhubarb

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am having difficulty locating a general contractor who can install a second bathroom in the basement of my home in Auburn. If you or any of your readers know of anyone who would be interested in this project, I would appreciate hearing from them. Contact me at 207-782-1906 or email [email protected] — No Name via email.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Your column is wonderful! Tabers received many phone calls about the builder of the original miniature golf course. George Tomlinson, a friend of Don Taber, suggested the idea when he came back from WW II. George and Don toured around Massachusetts to get some ideas. Hopefully, George’s daughter and/or son will be at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on at 4 p.m. Friday, May 15. Thank you to you and all your readers for helping to solve this mystery! — Maureen Hargreaves, Auburn.

Read more about this mystery at: https://www.sunjournal.com/news/lewiston-auburn/2015/05/02/tabers-mystery-solved-still-seeking-frenchy/1697877

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you for all you do. Sun Spots, you make life easier for all of us. I am looking for an organ repair person. It is a Sounder from Hammond. If anyone can help us, we would deeply appreciate it. Please call 207 240-3376. — No Name in Lewiston.

Watch a Hammond Sounder demonstration on YouTube: https://youtu.be/QcwR9FhlV7s

DEAR SUN SPOTS: During Teacher Appreciation Week, the members of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Alpha Psi State, Mu Chapter, wish to thank you for your dedication and commitment to our young people in this community. Like yourselves, we are educators, past and present, and appreciate the value of your profession. This sentiment extends to your administrators and all support staff who work in your building. They are all integral parts of your school. — Sincerely, Mu Chapter, Delta Kappa, Gamma.

Read about Teacher Appreciation Week in this press release from the White House: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/05/04/presidential-proclamation-national-teacher-appreciation-day-and-national

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you know if there is a Raleigh products dealer in the area — Lewiston-Auburn or southern Maine? Please call 207-345-3040. Thank you. — A regular Minot reader.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am wondering if any of your readers have a walker for sale for a reasonable price, one with four wheels, hand brakes and a seat. Thank you for a very interesting column. I enjoy it every day. If you have a walker, please call 207-647-5839. — No Name, No Town.

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