Dear Sun Spots: Do you have the words to Mansion on the Hill?

Also, is George’s daughter Lorrie Morgan?

Now that we lost WLAM, with good music, where do we tune to hear the good old songs? – No Name, No Town.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots located the following:



Mansion on the Hill



When the man from the flower shop rings your doorbell today

Take the red rose with the ribbon of blue

You’ll find a million memories you threw away

In this red rose I’m sending to you

CHORUS



It’s just a red rose from the blue side of town

From a lonely man you let down

I’m sending it from my world

To that new world you’ve found

It’s just a red rose from the blue side of town

My red rose may not decorate your mansion on the hill

With your pretty flowers all around

But a thousand roses in your garden can’t express the love

That’s in this red rose from the blue side of town

Repeat Chorus

Regarding your second question, according to www.http://www.countrymusichalloffame.com/inductees/george_morgan.html, in 1973 Morgan watched proudly when youngest daughter Lorrie Morgan made her Opry debut. Sadly, George Morgan died not long after his 51st birthday, from complications following open-heart surgery.

Dear Sun Spots: Is there any way to discourage telemarketing? We have written to an address that we had from about five years ago but we have not stopped getting calls. A lot of people are very ill and some are caregivers for an ill, loved one. Usually, it is not convenient to listen to a recorded message. The call is NEVER about anything that interests us. Thank you. – A Jay Reader.

Answer: To register or get information about the National Do Not Call Registry visit www.donotcall.gov or call 1-888-382-1222 from the phone you want to register. You will receive fewer telemarketing calls within three months of registering your phone number. It will stay in the registry for five years or until it is disconnected, or until you take it off the registry. After five years, you will be able to renew your registration.

Another option is the Direct Marketing Association’s Mail Preference Service, which lets you opt out of receiving direct mail marketing from many national companies for five years. When you register with this service, your name will be put on a “delete” file and made available to direct-mail marketers. However, your registration will not stop mailings from organizations that are not registered with the DMA’s Mail Preference Service. To register with DMA, send your letter to: Direct Marketing Association, Mail Preference Service, P.O. Box 643, Carmel, NY 10512. Or, register online at www.the-dma.org/consumers/offmailinglist.html.

To help reduce unsolicited commercial e-mails use DMA’s online form at www.dmaconsumers.org/offemaillist.html. Your online request will be effective for one year.

Credit Bureaus also offer a way to “opt-out” of having preapproved credit offers sent to you for two years. Call 1-888-5-OPTOUT (567-8688) for more information. When you call, you’ll be asked for personal information, including your home telephone number, your name and your Social Security number. You can also notify the three major credit bureaus that you do not want personal information about you shared for promotional purposes thus eliminating unsolicited mail. Send your letter to each of three major credit bureaus:

Equifax Inc.

Options

P.O. Box 740123,

Atlanta, GA 30374-0123



Experian

Consumer Opt-Out

701 Experian Parkway,

Allen, TX 75013



TransUnion

Marketing List Opt Out

P.O. Box 97328

Jackson, MS 39288-7328

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