DEAR SUN SPOTS: We are looking for my grandmother’s necklace! She lost it on June 30 while going to Hairem, the Auburn Hannaford, and the Minot post office. The necklace is made with her and my grandfather’s wedding bands — one bent into a heart and set into the other. Please contact me at 212-4388. — Caitlin, no town

ANSWER: I hope this precious item is found and returned to your grandmother. You may want to also check with the police station and call any area pawn shops. Please let us know what happens. In the past, Sun Spots has had success with reuniting people with their things so don’t give up hope!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: RiverFest is Friday to Sunday, July 23-25. Partake in music, food, river races, leisurely paddles, and more. Sign up and register for the river race on Sunday. For more information, go to: https://business.lametrochamber.com/events/details/2021-riverrace-hosted-by-the-androscoggin-land-trust-alt-and-the-lewiston-auburn-metropolitan-chamber-18962. — No name, no town

ANSWER: I was able to squeeze this announcement in last minute but please remember that if you have an event or need something for a fundraiser to send the item to Sun Spots and/or Community News well ahead of time. At least a week or even two is usually needed.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Wasson’s Grove is where my younger brother said his first words. He was late starting to talk and my parents were concerned.  Then, at Wasson’s, the only way he could get what he wanted was to say it himself so he said, “Doo Lah Lee.” My mother put him up on the counter (I don’t think the workers were too pleased) and he pointed.  He meant “Chocolate (milk), please.”  After that he began to talk a lot. Harriet, Otisfield

ANSWER: That’s a cute story. Thanks for sharing!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I remember Wasson’s Grove very, very well! My family went there often. What I loved the best were the swings. They were well made and I always enjoyed an energetic swing. It was when I was 4 to 7 years old. The hamburgers were good too, I think, but the swings were the best! — Judy, Minot

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I do remember Wasson’s Grove. What I remember more than hamburgers was my menu: hot dogs on toasted rolls, French fries and chocolate milk, and the swing set. It was a definite highlight for our family of five to go there. I would compare it to Old Orchard Beach with Bill’s Pizza, the pier fries, Whales North, Noah’s Ark, the big slide, the merry-go-round and all the rides at Palace Playland! — Howard, Mechanic Falls

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I remember Wasson’s Grove. Our parents would take us kids there to eat those delicious hamburgers. That was a fun place to go. Thank you, John in Augusta for remembering this wonderful place. Thank you, Sun Spots for all you do. — Cathy, Greene

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I remember Wasson’s Grove. My parents brought us there in the 1960s. I never forgot how their burgers tasted! They were awesome. Mike Roy of Roy’s All Steak Burgers is as close as you’re going to get to a Wasson’s burger. — Gary, Livermore

ANSWER: I’m so jealous that I never got to experience Wasson’s Grove myself!

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