DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a piano that is free for the taking. It used to belong to my sister, who has passed away.

I’m not sure if it needs to be tuned, but I thought perhaps a school, church, non-profit group or other individuals might be able to use it. If you are interested, please contact me at 933-8116. You will be responsible for moving it and having enough people to do it. — Lucille, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a small engine that needs some work done on it and I was wondering if there is any small engine repair person around Phillips, Farmington, Kingfield or Strong who does that kind of work. — No name, no town

ANSWER: I found a few places close to you in Anson: A + Fred’s Small Engine Repair (399-0924); Joe’s Small Engine Saloon (860-2563); Hupp’s Auto & Small Engine Repair 578-2719. Readers, be sure to let me know if you have someone to recommend.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I need your help. A couple of years ago I offered Joel Osteen books and CDs. I gave a lot away and someone I knew, Charles Hilliard, came to get some and said he’d like more if I have them. I’ve looked everywhere for him and cannot find him. He lives in Litchfield or Greene. He said he reads your column every day so I hope he calls me at 784-6538, as I have a lot more for him. — Irene, no town

ANSWER: I hope Charles is still reading the column and sees your request to re-connect.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I remember Wasson’s Grove because I lived just down the road. It was in Falmouth on Route 100. My family and I would go there a lot. The hamburgers were good, but the best part was the slide. It was a tall one and our German Shephard dog would climb up the slide then slide down and chased us around and try to get to the stairs before us. It’s a great childhood memory! — Belinda, Auburn

ANSWER: Those were the days!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I believe the hamburger joint on Route 1 that was like Wasson’s was Simpson’s. I don’t remember if they had the onions or not, but the burgers were similar. I remember them from the late sixties. — No name, Poland

ANSWER: Can any other Sun Spots readers confirm the name of this place?

DEAR SUN SPOTS: On July 3, to celebrate the Fourth of July early, three of us went out to lunch at Texas Longhorn Steakhouse. After the lunch as we three ladies took our checks to pay for the lunch, our waitress informed us that our meals had been paid for. Across from our table a gentleman sitting there said to us, “Happy Fourth! Pay it Forward!” It is just another example of why our country is as great as it is, because of all the caring people. It was a Fourth to be remembered and we are grateful. We thought that you would like to know how kindness still exists in these two cities. — No name, no town

ANSWER: Lovely!

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