DEAR SUN SPOTS: Regarding divorce, can you tell me what irreconcilable marital differences means? Thanks. — No Name, No Town.

ANSWER: When someone files for divorce in Maine, that person must declare the grounds upon which the divorce is being sought. Maine revised statutes shows Title 19-A: Domestic Relations, Part 2: Married Persons, Chapter 29: Divorce, Subchapter 1: Grounds and Procedures, Paragraph 902: Grounds; defenses, which lists the grounds for divorce and one of them is irreconcilable marital differences.

Irreconcilable marital differences is a “no-fault” grounds for divorce. The term irreconcilable marital differences occurs when you and your spouse have too many differences to remain married and it is neither spouse’s fault. Neither spouse is to blame for the divorce. If you need legal advice, you should consult a lawyer who can explain legal terms.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: We have several boxes for anyone who may be looking for some. Please contact me at 207-784-8032. Sincerely, Diane Griffin.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I hope you can help me. Your column is so well read, I thought you could help. I have lost my keys! They are on a large key ring with many keys including a large car key. They were lost at the Department of Motor Vehicles on Mollison Way in Lewiston, between the parking lot and the building on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Please call Carol at 207-754-8890. Thank you.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am hoping someone has the July issue of Uncle Andy’s Digest. I will pay postage. Thank you for all your help. — C. Park, P.O. Box 363, South Paris, ME 04281.

ANSWER: Sun Spots called Uncle Andy’s and spoke to Jimbo. He said he would be very glad to send you a copy of the July issue. Thank you for including your mailing address. I expect you will receive your copy in the mail shortly.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am writing regarding diabetes. Would anyone have recipes for sugarless sweets? Thank you. — Phyllis Adams at 207-743-8184.

ANSWER: In addition to recipes you may receive from readers, here is one for Healthy Banana Cookies from


3 ripe bananas

2 cups rolled oats

1 cup dates, pitted and chopped

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Stir in oats, dates, oil, and vanilla. Mix well, and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown.

Original recipe makes 3 dozen.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Boys & Girls Club Haunted House crew is asking for donations from the public. Teen organizers need theses items for the 2015 Hello-ween Haunted House. Donations can be dropped off at the Auburn-Lewiston clubhouse at 43 Second Street in New Auburn. The following items are needed: Cardboard, any dummies or dummy heads, Christmas lights, wigs, big shoes, colorful sheets, any kind of fabric, white face paint, white gloves, curtains, aprons, visors, industrial-strength black trash bags, white or light colored T-shirts, and nurse outfits. For more information or if you need something picked up, call 207-782-2446. Thank you.

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