Dear Sun Spots: The Garden Club of the Woman’s Literary Union is looking for a photograph of the Horatio Foss Mansion, 19 Elm St., in Auburn where the group meets. The photo should be from around the time it was built at the end of World War I. We are looking for information about any landscaping that may have been done to the property. Please contact Melanie Ness at (207) 783-6764 with any information. Thank you. – Melanie Ness, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: Please publish an address to write to comedian Bob Marley. – No Name, Windham.

Try contacting Bob Marley through his booking agent Oliver Keithly at Cogee Entertainment via e-mail at [email protected] or phone at (207) 774 -5554. According to the Comedy Connection in Portland, Marley can be reached via his Web site at or through his agent.

• Dear Readers: Please note that an e-mail address provided in Wednesday’s column was incorrect. To contact Melanie Farmer who is collecting stories, photos and knowledge on the history of Varnum Pond (Temple and Wilton), e-mail her at [email protected] Sun Spots’ apologies for any inconvenience to Melanie and other readers.

• To Gerry seeking the words to the Coast Guard Song:

Sun Spots located the following words to “Semper Paratus” (Always Ready) by Capt. Francis Saltus Van Boskerck online at You should note there are several versions and changes also listed online, which are too lengthy to reproduce in its entirety. Hopefully this will help you and others sing to the rafters:

Verse –

From North and South and East and West,

The Coast Guard’s in the fight.

Destroying subs and landing troops,

The Axis feels our might.

For we’re the first invaders,

On every fighting field.

Afloat, ashore, on men and Spars,

You’ll find the Coast Guard shield.

Chorus –

We’re always ready for the call.

We place our trust in Thee.

Through howling gale and shot and shell

To win our victory.

“Semper Paratus” is our guide

Our pledge, our motto, too.

We’re “Always Ready,” do or die!

Aye! Coast Guard, we fight for you.

Dear Sun Spots: I’m writing once again to ask Sun Spots readers for their help. I work with Second Chance Boxer Rescue and we find ourselves in constant need of dog crates. If any of your readers have any old dog crates they no longer use and would like to donate them to a good cause, we would be more than happy to pick them up. We do boxer rescue so the medium to large and even extra-large is the size we would need. We use these crates to transport the dogs and also for them to sleep in at their foster homes. If you have one you would be willing to donate, please call me at (207) 539-4074 . – Judy Dill, Oxford.

Dear Sun Spots: One of your readers recently inquired about a source for winter-hardy yellow roses. My experience is that there are no yellow long-stemmed roses reliably hardy here due to their ancient Persian yellow species origin. Two new Canadian introductions are Golden Wings, a shrub, and Alchymist, also a shrub. You can obtain a free catalogue from Gingerbread Farm, Box 3590, Wayne, ME 04284, (207) 685-4050. The old semi-double climber Harrisons Yellow climber is hardy here but I am unable to locate a source. Perhaps a reader can help.

Might you be able to find a source for Wedgewood china, which I would appreciate? – W.O., Dixfield.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, you may want to try contacting Cabot Mill Antiques & Collectibles, 14 Maine St. in Brunswick, (207) 725-2855, for the Wedgewood china you are seeking.

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