DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am looking for the words and music to a song called the “French Song” and, hopefully, a CD. It’s sung in French and English. The English words are: “When the sun says hello to the mountains, and the night says hello to the dawn.” Is it in any of the music stores? Thank you. — No Name, No Town

ANSWER: Sun Spots found a recording of the “French Song” by Lucille Starr at www.cduniverse.com (800-231-7937) and www.amazon.com (800-201-7575). She found these lyrics at www.lyricsmode.com:

Quand le soleil dit bonjour aux montagne

Et que la nuit rencontre le jour

Je sui seul avec malais sur la montagne

Une voix ma r’apellez toujours

Ecoute m’ais pas tout les chansons du vent

R’appellez des souveneirs de toi

Quand le soleil dit bonjour aux montagne

Je suis seul, je ne vieux pensez que toi

Now when the sun says goodday to the mountain

And the night says hello to the dawn

I’m alone with my dreams on the hilltop

And I can still hear her voice though she’s gone

I hear from my door the love songs through the wind

It brings back sweet memories of you

Quand le soleil dit bonjour aux montagne

Je suis seul, je ne vieux pensez que toi

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am in need of a pattern to make dogs, cats and bunnies — not crocheted, but the kind you sew. I used a pattern many years ago I got from Grit. Maybe someone remembers that publication; it was so nice.

I am willing to pay for the pattern or to have it copied. Readers can call me at 786-7665. I do thank you for helping me and so many more. I love Sun Spots. — Frances Westleigh, Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: My nephew recently visited Yellowstone National Park with a church youth group and fell in love with its beauty and history. He has started collecting vintage postcards from the F.J. Hayne, the 100 series issued between 1907 to 1913.

He is also interested in those from Ascheal Curtis, series 1 to 100, issued in the late 1800s to 1910. If anyone has any of these postcards, please call me at 268-4613 and we can discuss price, pickup and delivery. Thanking you in advance. — Rachel, Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Someone asked how cook milkweed greens. You only pick the tips before they bud or blossom; otherwise they will be bitter and tough. If cooked right, they are great. We like them the best of all greens. Thank you. — No Name, No Town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have such memories of Cooper’s Restaurant. We lived across the street in the early 1950s. At that time it was just a stand with no seating and takeout only.

Frank Cooper was a POW for many years. His wife, Stella, opened the door to a doorbell ring one day, and Frank stood in front of her. Shortly after that, Cooper’s opened.

When I married in 1957, the reception was at the Elm Hotel in Auburn. A party was planned after the reception at my in-laws. My dad, Hyme Shanahan, Frank and Jim were making sandwiches into the wee hours of the morning. Frank and Jim were family, and their hamburgers would melt in your mouth.

Their sister, Ellen, owned and operated Cooper’s Dance Studio for years. Frank’s daughter, Sheila Cooper, took it over. — Maureen, Auburn

ANSWER: Sun Spots apologizes if she misspelled any of the names within Maureen’s letter, which was handwritten.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: A reminder to the Livermore Falls High School Class of 1949: Our yearly reunion at LeFleur’s Restaurant on Saturday, July 17, at noon. Please send your reply to me at 7 Eastern Ave., Jay, ME 04239. Thank you. — Winnie Shink

DEAR SUN SPOTS: There is still time for the Stephens High School Class of 1960. Our class reunion is slated for July 10. Call Walter Buotte at 364-4883, Louise Horne at 369-9986 or Anna McCluskey at 597-3054. — No Name, No Town

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