DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have been feeding my birds for about 10 years now. I’m on a tight budget and am hoping that one of your readers may have a bird house or bird feeder that they would be willing to part with for a little bit of money. I am willing to pick up, call 207-240-0523. Also, I started feeding suet to the woodpeckers and I get many of them every day and my question is, is all the pecking on my tree harmful? It’s the only tree that I have. Thank you for any help that I can get. Sun Spots, you’re the best! — Debbie, Auburn.

ANSWER: If anyone has a bird feeder or bird house that you are willing to part with, please contact Debbie.

According to GardeningKnowHow.com, woodpeckers are either going after insects that are in the tree (which may mean your tree has an insect problem) or they may be getting the sap of the tree. Other reasons a woodpecker may be pecking on your tree is to build nests, attract mates and store food. In most cases, woodpecker damage to trees itself is not very harmful to the tree, but does create wounds that disease and insects can enter, so just keep an eye on the damage. If the damage worsens, there are ways to deter woodpeckers from your yard. Read more at Gardening Know How: Woodpecker Tree Damage: Preventing And Repairing Woodpecker Damage (tinyurl.com/kc2mqhs).

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Could you print the words to two songs for me? They are old songs from the early fifties. They are “Wanted,” sung by Perry Como, and the other is “I’m Yours,” sung by Don Cornell. Thank you so much! — No name, no town.

ANSWER: The following are the lyrics to Perry Como’s “Wanted,” written by Jack Fulton and Lois Steele:

Wanted, someone who kissed me

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And held me closely, then stole my heart

Wanted, someone I trusted

Who gave no warning we’d ever part

She was last seen hiding out in someone’s arms

He knew nothing of the danger in her charms

A jury may find her guilty

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But I’d forgive her if I could see

A signed confession that she’s repented

And really wanted no one but me

Here are the lyrics to Don Cornell’s “I’m Yours,” written by Robert Mellin:

I’m yours,

Heart and soul I am yours.

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Can’t you see it my eyes?

Can’t you hear it in my sighs?

I’m yours.

I’m yours,

Every kiss says I’m yours.

Take my lips and take my arms;

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I’m a victim of your charms,

I’m yours.

My life and my love, dear,

Are yours to command.

I stand here before you,

My heart in my hand.

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I’m yours,

All the world knows I’m yours.

And I only hope and pray

That someday I’ll hear you say,

“I’m yours!”

DEAR SUN SPOTS: On April 17, I had lunch at the Grid Iron and as I finished I asked the waitress for the bill. She said your bill was paid by an elderly couple and they had left.

Whoever you are, thank you for being so nice to me! You made my day! — Addie Yenco, Lisbon Falls.

ANSWER: Thank you for  sharing your experience! Sun Spots loves sharing random acts of kindness in our community. If you have a story to share, please write to Sun Spots.

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