Dear Sun Spots: I want to thank each and every one of you in response to my request for magazines and catalogs, so I could take them to various nursing homes. Many of you brought them to me and many of you who responded lived too far for me to get to you, but thank you for your response. With the magazines and catalogs we have made many patients happy. Thank you again. God bless. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Would anybody know the whole verse of “If you go first and I remain, walk slowly down that long long road, for some day you’ll hear me call your name.” I can’t seem to find it anywhere, but I’ve heard it before. Thank you. – Arlene, Mexico.

Sun Spots located the following memorial poem on a number of Web sites:

Should you go first and I remain,

to walk the road alone,

I’ll live in memories garden, dear,

with happy days we’ve known.

In spring I’ll wait for roses red,

when faded, the lilacs blue.

In early fall when brown leaves fall,

I’ll catch a glimpse of you.

I’ll hear your voice, I’ll see your

smile, tho blindly I may grope,

The memory of your helping hand

will buoy me on with hope.

Should you go first and I remain,

one thing I’ll have you do:

Walk slowly down that long long

path, for soon I’ll follow you.

I want to know each step you take,

So I may take the same.

For someday down that lonely road,

you’ll hear me call your name.

Dear Sun Spots: I am writing to you and hoping that someone can help my friend. She is disabled and homebound in her late 80s. Her handwriting is so bad, she has a hard time trying to write anything, then it is so hard for anyone to read it.

She could use a typewriter, manual or electric, so she could write her messages, grocery lists and many other things she needs. She would be so grateful and would be willing to pay a reasonable price. Please call Dot at 782-6718. Thank you. – No Name, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: Each year I gauge the return of the hummingbirds with the bloom of my Bleeding Heart flowers. Well, the flowers are blooming, and the hummers have returned; however, since this is several weeks earlier than ever before, I just wanted to pass the info along to anyone who might be interested. – BB, Greene.

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