DEAR SUN SPOTS: I hope somebody can help; Years back, long before my children were born in the early 1950s, my then wife used to sing me a song. Some of the words are:

“I’d taste your strawberries,

I’ll drink your sweet wine.”

Could it be Les Paul and Mary? My wife is no longer here. I hope somebody knows the song. Thanks. — R.B.S., Auburn

ANSWER: Sun Spots actually remembers the song of which you write. She sang it as a girl, perhaps because it was recorded by John Denver, a favorite of hers. You are talking about the song “Today,” words and music by Randy Sparks. Here are the lyrics from www.lyricsdepot.com:

Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine

I’ll taste your strawberries, I’ll drink your sweet wine

A million tomorrows shall all pass away

Ere I forget all the joy that is mine, Today

I’ll be a dandy, and I’ll be a rover

You’ll know who I am by the songs that I sing

I’ll feast at your table, I’ll sleep in your clover

Who cares what the morrow shall bring

Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine

I’ll taste your strawberries, I’ll drink your sweet wine

A million tomorrows shall all pass away

Ere I forget all the joy that is mine, Today

I can’t be contented with yesterdays glory

I can’t live on promises winter to spring

Today is my moment, now is my story

I’ll laugh and I’ll cry and I’ll sing

Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine

I’ll taste your strawberries, I’ll drink your sweet wine

A million tomorrows shall all pass away

Ere I forget all the joy that is mine, Today

Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine

I’ll taste your strawberries, I’ll drink your sweet wine

A million tomorrows shall all pass away

Ere I forget all the joy that is mine, Today

DEAR SUN SPOTS: In response to the Feb. 12 column, stove top cleaner can be found at Sears in Lewiston. Keep up the good work. — D.G., Lewiston

ANSWER: The reader was asking about a brand called Cook Top. According to the Sears website, you are correct. They do sell Cook Top online, so the reader should be able to order it from Sears even if it’s not on the shelves.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: My wife is on another project and is looking for ladies’ jewelry pins, like the ones they wear on coats and dresses. We will also take the ones that need repairs, as I fix them. Anyone who has a bunch and is not using them, we can use them. Please call 782-7864. — Dorothea, Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I can’t tell you how much useful information I have gotten from your column.

I have a set of weights no longer needed. There are 24 round weights. If someone wants them, I can be reached evenings. Thank bunches. — No Name, Turner, 225-3545

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have about 30 old vinyl records, and I would like to give them free to someone who would appreciate them. They are in good condition. They have their original jacket covers and have been stored flat for years. Titles include Glen Campbell, Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Crystal Gayle, Herb Albert, etc.  Thank you. — No Name, L-A, [email protected]

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