Dear Sun Spots: While we were out on Valentine’s Day, a gift was left at our door. Unfortunately, it’s not for us and must have been left here by mistake. It looks like a box of candy or fudge, and is addressed to Connie from Mick and Carol. We don’t know any Connie. But she could live near us on College Street, or perhaps at a similar number on some other street. If anyone knows who Connie is or who Mick and Carol are, please call us at 784-4395. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: In the past, you have given us names of people who make bears out of fur coats. Could you please print them again? Also, on the original “Captain Kangaroo” TV show there was a song that had the line, “Look there, Daddy, do you see …,” and it went on to describe a horse in striped pajamas, which ended up being a zebra. Would you be able to find the words to that song? – No Name, No Town.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots ran the following list previously; perhaps they may be willing to take these coats off your hands:

Teddy Bear World, c/o Sylvia Small, P.O. Box 452, Vinalhaven, ME 04863, 863-9928, or online at teddybearworld.com; Angie Rogers’ Handmade Bears, P.O. Box 185, Gray, ME 04039, 428-4415, www.angiebears.com; and Northeast Bears, P.O. Box 133, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662, 276-3646, [email protected]

The following are the lyrics Sun Spots believes you’re seeking:

“Horse in Striped Pajamas”

Look there, daddy, do you see?

There’s a horse in striped pajamas

No, that’s not what it is at all

That’s an animal people call a zebra

I see, but it still looks like a

Horse in striped pajamas to me

Look there, papa, do you see?

There’s a bird in his tuxedo

No, that’s not what it is at all

That’s an animal people call a penguin

I see, but it still looks like a

Bird in his tuxedo to me

I see a fish with whiskers on

No that’s a seal, for real

I see a teddy with two black eyes

That’s what they call the little panda

Hey hey, daddy, do you see?

There’s a bird with his umbrella

No, that’s not what it is at all

That’s an animal people call a peacock

I see, but it still looks like a

Bird with his umbrella to me

Dear Sun Spots: I love this column and read it every day online until we get to Maine in June and I can read it in the paper.

You’ve helped me before, and I have another request. Perhaps there are readers who save magazines like I do. However, what I want was in a fall issue from 1974 (maybe ’73) issue of Modern Maturity. A reader had written a little “blog” describing a hug. Can’t remember all the words, but “not like the perfunctory kiss on the cheek” stuck in my mind. I hope someone can come up with the rest of it. Thanks so much. I can be reached at: 15902 Fox Chase Lane, Culpeper, Va. 22701. – Marylyn Sidle, Culpeper, Va.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, you might like to contact the company to see if there is a chance it has some somewhere in its archives. You should note, however, that Modern Maturity and My Generation have been merged into one publication, AARP The Magazine. To contact the magazine call: 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277) Mon. to Fri. from 7 a.m. to midnight EST. You can write them at AARP, 601 E St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20049.

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