There was also a big boulder that had a shelf carved on one side of it, about a foot long. Everybody used to say it was carved by Indians. Who knows if it was true or not, I can’t say so or verify.

As for the pigs mentioned in the follow-up Sun Spots column published on Dec. 5, 2015, Mr. Bisson’s pigs, they came only in the early ’50s. In 1952, a big snowfall of 47 inches stranded us for three whole days. Mr. Bisson hired a team of dog sleds to bring grain to his pigs, otherwise they would have died. Sorry it took me so long to write this. We love Sun Spots. Thank you for all of your info. — Jackie, No Town.

ANSWER: Sun Spots is happy you decided to write, regardless of how long we waited to hear from you. It’s always fun and interesting to hear from people firsthand about their memories of certain locations. 

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I subscribe to the Sun Journal and the TV Preview Guide. On the channel listings, there is a listing that says “FREE,” and it lists different movies. I cannot find out what channel that would be on our remote. Maybe you would  have some luck finding out for me. Thanks. — Walter, Chesterville.

ANSWER: “FREE” stands for “Freeform,” formerly ABC Family, which changed its name in January of this year. As for where you might find it on your remote, it really depends on the service provider you have. 

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am writing to thank a lovely lady name Mary for finding and returning my purse in the Burger King parking lot. I also want to thank the lady from Burger King for all her help. L-A has wonderful people living in the area. Thank you. — Ann, Auburn.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Grace Fellowship Church will hold its annual indoor yard sale on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day to benefit Vacation Bible School. The event will be held rain or shine since it will be inside. Many items have been donated to this worthy cause. There will be something for everyone — from children and teens, to adults. We are asking people to stop by and see all that we have.

If you have items that you no longer need or want, please donate them to us. Grace Fellowship Church is located at 29 Poplar St. (off Aspen Avenue), Oxford. For questions of pick up of items, please call Faith Godin at (207) 539-1010 or 712-8358 in the Oxford Hills area, or Jo Bradeen (207) 784-7224 or 754-0909 in the Lewiston/Auburn area.

Vacation Bible School will be Aug. 1 through 5 this year, with the closing program on Friday evening, Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The theme this year will be “Cave Quest, Following Jesus — The Light of the World.” Help us to make this a memorable VBS for the children. All involved will certainly appreciate it. — The workers of Grace Fellowship’s VBS.

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