DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a Corvette that I love to drive and show off in my leisure time. Is there a Corvette car club in the area? — Vet Lover, Lewiston.

ANSWER: The Mid Maine Vettes Corvette Club will hold its next Cruise ride Saturday, July 18, with the club’s tentative dinner destination the Muddy Rudder restaurant in Yarmouth. For more information, call 207-754-1323 or visit www.midmainevettes.com.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Please print the address for Stearns and Foster Quilt Pattern. I keep getting my mail back, no address. Thank you. — Heidi Weber, P.O. Box 173, Dryden, Maine 04225.

ANSWER: You didn’t mention what address you were sending your Stearns & Foster mail to that was returned to you. Sun Spots found a Stearns & Foster that makes mattresses and bedding but that is not what you are looking for. Instead, all information for the “Stearns and Foster Catalogue of Quilt Pattern Designs and Needle Craft Supplies,” which was printed as early as the 1930s, indicates that the catalog is no longer being published. There are many sources that are selling copies of it including Amazon.com and eBay. You may be able to find this book at a library near you. Also, there are quilt pattern books produced by the Stearns & Foster Company under the product name “Mountain Mist.” Maybe Sun Spots readers have more information on the catalog you seek. Good luck!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you for your column. It’s such a blessing. So glad I came by the Sun Journal’s Sun Spots by way of newly made neighbors introduction to it. The whole newspaper is very interestingly informative.

My question: Since the Confederate flag is specifically a battle flag, did the North’s Union have a battle flag specifically or was/is it our stars and stripes, the one we salute today? Appreciatively yours. — No Name, Naples.

ANSWER: Sun Spots located a lot of historical information about the Confederate and Union flags and, if you like history, it was very interesting. From the “American Civil War Story” by Mark Weaver comes this information: “The Union battle flags of the American Civil War come in many different designs and with many different stories. From flags based closely on the ‘Stars and Stripes’ design … to flags representing the collective heritage of a given regiment (like the flags of the Irish Brigade).”

“Just as was the case in the Confederate Army, individual regiments were identified by their battle flags, and they held those flags more dear than just about anything else. There was no mandated design for the Union battle flags.”

DEAR READERS: Once again Sun Spots has received a letter from a reader who sent a letter to an incorrect address so please note the correct address for Mail Preference Service’s Do Not Call list: Mail Preference Service, Direct Marketing Association, P.O. 9014, Farmingdale, N.Y. 11735-9014.

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