DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Androscoggin Historical Society has directories from 1860 to 1982. Your speculation that there were two undertakers on Main Street in Lewiston is correct. About 1924, Teague & Harlow moved to 391 Main St. and continued as Teague & Stevens and Teague & Jenkins. However, this location is not on the corner of Holland Street.

About 1926, Daniel J. Conley moved to 377 Main St. which is on that corner. By 1937, Francis G. (Frank) Conley opened Conley-Fahey Funeral Home at 101 Pine St. Daniel J. Conley disappears from the 1958 directory, but Conley-Fahey is still at 101 Pine. By 1958, Frank is operating Conley Funeral Home at 377 Main St. — Doug, Lewiston

ANSWER: You’re awesome! Thank you for taking the time to share this interesting and vital information with Sun Spots readers.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The funeral home on the corner of Holland and Main streets in Lewiston was the D.J. Conley Funeral Home. My dad worked there for years.

I think Sun Spots is the best thing in the paper! — No name, no town

ANSWER: I’m very happy to have this definitive information about Lewiston funeral homes for our reader who inquired Oct. 5.

As for Sun Spots being “the best thing in the paper,” thank you for the compliment. I love my job and the people I work with at the Sun Journal are just the best! I want to be sure readers understand how hard they work to get the news and stories to you!

Sun Spots wouldn’t exist without the curiosity and interest of our readers. Every day I learn something new because your questions, requests and comments lead me down alleys, around mazes, up trees, and even sometimes into rabbit holes that I need help getting out of! My thanks goes out to all of you who have thrown me a lifeline when I can’t answer the question myself.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: On Oct. 11 a Sun Spots reader wrote asking about what eatery had the best onion rings. I no longer live in Lewiston-Auburn but still read your column. The best place to find fresh onion rings is at Tabers (in Auburn). When I come visit my family that place is always on my food bucket list. Even here in North Carolina, I still haven’t found anything like Tabers. I hope this helps! — Michelle, Raleigh, North Carolina

ANSWER: I agree with you, Michelle! I have a feeling that all Sun Spots readers have been to Tabers at one time or another. In the remote case that you haven’t, put it on your calendar to try it out in April when they reopen for the season. Tabers in at 470 Lake Shore Drive. If you go to their website at, you can order gift certificates. I think those would make great holiday gifts!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Regarding onion rings, our family really likes the ones at Harmon’s Lunch in Falmouth. It’s one of those little hole-in-the-wall takeout stands but we love it.

ANSWER: Oh yes! Ms. Sun Spots knows all about Harmon’s Lunch at 144 Gray Road. If you haven’t ordered a milkshake to go with those onion rings, fries and burger, you must!

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