DEAR SUN SPOTS: You have done it again! I want to thank you so much for publishing my letter in search of a 1970 Rumford yearbook (Apr. 29 Sun Spots).

I’d like to send a very special shout-out of thanks to Pete, Christine, Kymberle, and June who all responded, and which resulted in June’s surprising gift of a yearbook which had belonged to a special family member who was on the faculty from the school. I have very special memories of this teacher.

This is a two-for-one wonderful experience, and I am over the moon with happiness. I am so grateful to the wonderful people of Sun Spots land who go above and beyond to help one another. Sun Spots is such a helpful and caring place to go! Thank you so much. I cannot wait to get a response in May when this special gift is given to my sister! — Pam, no town

ANSWER: I’m thrilled for you and you have to know that when a reader is happy, I’m happy. This is a great example of how all our readers respond to requests. I love to be the one to put the word out then sit back and watch the magic happen.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Is there anyone in Sun Spots land who also drinks Taster’s Choice instant coffee? I can hear the gasps, but for years it has been my coffee of choice. A bonus is the nice squared containers the coffee comes in.

I am hoping to find a quantity of the containers and I will be glad to pick them up if you are within this area. I use them for giving away bouquets of flowers from my gardens, and with the profusion of daffodils right now, I have run out of jars. I can be contacted at 897-3171. I know this is a rather unusual request, but that is the fun of your column. — Martina, Jay

ANSWER: I don’t think this is an unusual request at all. This letter is exactly just many of the types of letters Sun Spots is for. Not to mention the fact that you give flowers bouquets away is absolutely lovely.

I also have to add that this is a nice example of a request where all the information is there for other readers. Martina included a good description of what she needs, where she is and how to get in touch. It makes my job as Ms. Sun Spots so much easier.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I always try to recycle as much as possible. My question is what should I do with unwanted CDs? — Sharron, no town

ANSWER: If these are music CDs that are in decent condition, consider donating them to a library, thrift store or to a senior residential facility. A music resell store may want them and give you a bit of cash.

If the CDs are beyond useful condition, there are several DIY craft projects you can use them for (check out YouTube) or you can mail them to GreenDisk ( in boxes you supply yourself or the company will send you boxes and envelopes to use. You can also contact your local provider for trash and recycling pick-up and ask them.

This column is for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write to the column and sign your name. We won’t use it if you ask us not to. Please include your phone number. Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Your letters will appear as quickly as space allows. Address them to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can also be emailed to [email protected].

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