Dear Sun Spots: This is my first time writing. This is in response to Mary Roy’s request about the 9/11 video about planes in Newfoundland. I want to let her know that there is a book called “The Day the World Came to Town” by Jim DeFede available at Barnes and Noble. It is about the planes that landed on 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I’m in charge of entertainment for people married 50 years and on. I would like if you could please find the words to the songs: “Love and Marriage” and “It’s Delightful to be Married.”

Thank you so much. – Lorraine Ouellette, Greene.

Answer:


Here are the lyrics of “Love and Marriage” made famous by Frank Sinatra:

Love and marriage, Love and marriage

Go together like a horse and carriage

This I tell you brother

You can’t have one without the other

Love and marriage, love and marriage

It’s an institute you can’t disparage

Ask the local gentry

And they will say it’s elementary.

Try, try, try to separate them

It’s an illusion. Try, try, try, and you will only come

To this conclusion

Love and marriage, love and marriage

Go together like a horse and carriage

Dad was told by mother

You can’t have one without the other

Regarding your second request, Sun Spots found some of the lyrics which appear to have been written by Helene Anna Held who was born in Warsaw, the daughter of a German Jewish glove maker and his French wife. Her “official” birthday was March 18, 1873, but some sources suggest she was born five to eight years sooner. She was appearing at London’s Palace Music Hall in 1896 when the brash American producer Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. bribed his way into her dressing room. Ziegfeld wanted Held to appear in an upcoming Broadway production, and offered her the then-staggering sum of $1,500 a week. Anxious to get away from her husband’s mounting gambling debts, Held was quite willing to make the trip. Thanks to Ziegfeld’s masterful publicity (and his selective bribery of the press), Held’s name and photo soon appeared in every newspaper and souvenir shop in New York. By the time she arrived in the U.S., she was a ready-made celebrity.

It’s delightful to be married.

To be, to be, to be, to be,

to be married.

There is nothing half so jolly as

A jolly married life.

And I love to play with baby,

With my pretty little, darling little baby.

You are papa, I am mama,What a jolly family!



Dear Sun Spots: Can someone tell me how to make a baby shower decoration – a diaper cake? It looks like a two-layer cake but is made out of Pampers. Thank you. – No Name, Lisbon.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, you might be interested in the following directions for one made out of cloth diapers:

Supplies: 1 dozen prefolds cloth diapers folded in thirds, lengthwise, 7 pairs of infant socks, 16-20 diaper pins, ribbon, 1 receiving blanket. Optional: goodies to fold into the cake. Instructions:

1.
Fold the prefolds into thirds lengthwise.

2. Roll up the receiving blanket (it will become the center of the cake). ***Measure to make sure it’s long enough for the prefolds to wrap around it, but not so long that it will stick out the top of the cake.

3. Roll the prefolds around the receiving blanket to make the cake, pinning to secure the diapers in place, as needed. ***I usually use for my cake; 7 prefolds for the base, 4 prefolds for the middle layer, and 1 prefold for the top.

4. Use ribbon to further secure the diapers in place and “dress up” the cake.

5. Take each sock and tie a ribbon near the toe. Place these in the cake to act as “candles” or you can use flowers.

Extra ideas: 1. Roll surprises up in the cake as you go.***Diaper pins, rattles, bibs,etc… 2. Add lace around the edges for a “lacey” look. 3. You can put a toy, baby doll, stuffed animal, flowers on top. 4. Instead of ribbon you can use raffia. 5. Make a smaller cake out of washcloths.

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