Dear Sun Spots: I’m looking for a record that came out in 1947 to 1950. The name of the song is “Never Before,” male singer, has a very sentimental value to me. I can be contacted at 111 Seventh St., Auburn, ME 04210. – Mary, Auburn.

Answer: After much searching, we found the artist and album of the song you are seeking. “Never Before” was recorded by Dean Martin on Nov. 19, 1951. It can be found on the album “Dino – Like Never Before” or on the CD titled “Happy in Love/Dino – Like Never Before,” which has all the songs from both of those albums. In addition to responses from readers, the albums are available to purchase on Web sites such as eBay and Amazon. You should also consider calling Bull Moose Music in the Lewiston Mall at 784-6463 to see if they could help you find a copy of the album or CD for purchase.

We hope you enjoy the complete lyrics to the song, courtesy of www.oldielyrics.com:

Never before has my heart felt a thrill like this

Never before

Never before

Never before has the whole world stood still like this

As I gaze at the face I simply adore

After today when they speak of our paradise

I’ll smile and I’ll say I’ve been there once or twice

For this is that once in a lifetime

The miracle of your kiss

I’ve never loved like this

Never before

After today when they speak of our paradise

I’ll smile and I’ll say I’ve been there once or twice

For this is that once in a lifetime

The miracle of your kiss

I’ve never loved like this

Never before

Dear Sun Spots: In reference to the letter from Eleanor Bennett Collins regarding information about Harvey G. Bennett, if she has access to a computer, there is a lot of information on the Internet about him and his family. I looked on the Family Search Web site and found that he was born in Errol, N.H., and actually had six children with Mary being the child’s name that was omitted from Mrs. Collins’ letter. He worked in a birch mill. This information comes from the 1880 census. I found much more information on Rootsweb.com, more than I can put here. I would be willing to help her if she would like to call me. My phone number is 207-783-7785. – Steve, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: The Edward Little High School Class of 1958 is having its 50th class reunion on Sept. 20, 2008, at Martindale Country Club.

The Reunion Committee is looking for the following classmates: Conrad Couture, Gerard Caron, Deanna Doody Hardiman, Malcolm Garey, Ruth Getchell Gorman, George Fogg, Gloria Godbout, Richard Guay, Eleanor Fitzherbert Morin, Katharine Kenny Marshall, Gaston Laliberte, Joseph Langlois, Gail Monroe Mcnay, Barry Morrissey, Nadine Morris Browne, Letha Owen Richards, Jean Pelletier, Lane Larrabee Paterson, Joyce Snowman Tripp, Claudette Veilleux Burke, Renald Roy, Jeanette Violette Hendrick.

Please if anyone knows how we can contact them, call Paul Ward, 225-2137 or Nancy Arnold Davenport at 783-8952. Thank you. – Nancy Davenport, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Congratulations for all that you do for your subscribers in this Sun Spots column! Since I am not braiding any more, I have several beautiful large pieces (some bolts), of wool along with books, directions, lacing and thread for anyone interested in buying them at a reasonable price. I also have some genuine French pastel crayons in an original imported wooden box to sell. Please contact me at (207) 784-6781, or leave a message. – No Name, No Town.


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