• Question about wedding dress ribbon colors?

    Somewhere I've heard that if a bride wears a black ribbon or a red ribbon, there is a special significance. For example, one young lady we knew had a child by her first husband and wore a red band or ribbon on her dress. I've tried looking in a couple of places but couldn't find anything certain, so any info would be appreciated.
    Somewhere I've heard that if a bride wears a black ribbon or a red ribbon, there is a special significance. For example, one young lady we knew had a child by her first husband and wore a red band or ribbon on her dress. I've tried looking in a couple of places but couldn't find anything certain, so any info would be appreciated.
    6 answers · Weddings · 6 years ago
  • Question about Meredith MacRae?

    Which episode of "Petticoat Junction" featured Meredith MacRae (Billie Jo?) singing "The Girl From Ipamena"? I think it was near the end of the line for that series (maybe 1968-70 time frame?) and it was one of the first times I had ever heard her sing. The IMDB episode guide didn't have anything but the titles for the... show more
    Which episode of "Petticoat Junction" featured Meredith MacRae (Billie Jo?) singing "The Girl From Ipamena"? I think it was near the end of the line for that series (maybe 1968-70 time frame?) and it was one of the first times I had ever heard her sing. The IMDB episode guide didn't have anything but the titles for the last several seasons--went there, checked it out, didn't find the answer. TIA for your assistance.
    1 answer · Comedy · 6 years ago
  • Movie starring Robert Wagner?

    I remember a black-and-white movie, set during the Korean War, where he was a fighter pilot, maybe flying F-86 Sabre Jets. The commander was, I think, John Payne. There were a couple of great exchanges near the end of the movie. One of them had Wager answering a question with, "You got it, Daddy-O" or something like that. Another was... show more
    I remember a black-and-white movie, set during the Korean War, where he was a fighter pilot, maybe flying F-86 Sabre Jets. The commander was, I think, John Payne. There were a couple of great exchanges near the end of the movie. One of them had Wager answering a question with, "You got it, Daddy-O" or something like that. Another was when someone asked the commander, "How do you communicate with this new generation?" and he replied, "Smoke signals, I guess". All in all it was a very well done and well scripted movie. BTW, I think there was a classic duel in the air with Wagner's character going into combat with a North Korean or Chinese ace. Any answers would be greatly appreciated. Note: the movie doesn't seem to be "Sabre Jet", as I checked IMDB and didn't see the names of anyone I recognized. TIA for any assistance.
    2 answers · Movies · 6 years ago
  • Question about Johann Sebastian Bach's music?

    I need your assistance. One of Bach's compositions was a piece for a string quartet, I think. IIRC, it's in a major mode (key of F major, perhaps?) and it's probably in 3/4 time. Of course it's impossible to simulate any of the tones but the melody seemed to go something like; Hmm-hmm-hmm, hum hum; hmm-hmm-hmm, hum hum and then it... show more
    I need your assistance. One of Bach's compositions was a piece for a string quartet, I think. IIRC, it's in a major mode (key of F major, perhaps?) and it's probably in 3/4 time. Of course it's impossible to simulate any of the tones but the melody seemed to go something like; Hmm-hmm-hmm, hum hum; hmm-hmm-hmm, hum hum and then it went into a series of, for lack of a better term, up and down notes. I know it is NOT "Air on a G string", which is a hauntingly beautiful piece; definitely not Toccata and Fugue in D minor (it's for organ, anyway) and I don't think it's any of the Brandenburg concertos. So I'm stumped. If any of you have good, serious, suggestions, I'd be most grateful. After all, Bach's music is among the best ever made and I sure would like to enjoy more of it! TIA for your answers.
    3 answers · Classical · 6 years ago
  • Why did some folks whitewash trees?

    My grandfather, great aunt, and others used to have some maple trees on their property. For years, they would apply a coat of whitewash to them, probably from about 3 to 4 feet above the ground down to ground level. Any ideas why folks would do this? They lived in western West Virginia, so that may have been just a regional thing.
    My grandfather, great aunt, and others used to have some maple trees on their property. For years, they would apply a coat of whitewash to them, probably from about 3 to 4 feet above the ground down to ground level. Any ideas why folks would do this? They lived in western West Virginia, so that may have been just a regional thing.
    3 answers · Botany · 6 years ago
  • Need help with lyrics in German?

    Several years ago, VW had a German translation (sort of) of "Hit the Road, Jack" by Ray Charles. His "what'd you say?" was featured once or twice. Anyway, the lyrics began "Aus strasse, offnen die offnen" and then it became, well, untranslatable. By the way, I don't speak German at all so my, um, renderings are... show more
    Several years ago, VW had a German translation (sort of) of "Hit the Road, Jack" by Ray Charles. His "what'd you say?" was featured once or twice. Anyway, the lyrics began "Aus strasse, offnen die offnen" and then it became, well, untranslatable. By the way, I don't speak German at all so my, um, renderings are not exact <g>. Any help is greatly appreciated. (by the way, I wasn't able to put the umlauts or double-dots over some of the O's above).
    1 answer · Lyrics · 6 years ago
  • Question about a Christian song?

    I'm trying to find the lyrics for the song "Worthy Is The Lamb That Was Slain". But I don't mean the one written by Bill Gaither (Hear the cries of the shackled, from the onset of time . . .) nor the ones from Hillsong--sorry, folks, that isn't the arrangement I'm looking for either. The one I'm looking for is... show more
    I'm trying to find the lyrics for the song "Worthy Is The Lamb That Was Slain". But I don't mean the one written by Bill Gaither (Hear the cries of the shackled, from the onset of time . . .) nor the ones from Hillsong--sorry, folks, that isn't the arrangement I'm looking for either. The one I'm looking for is written in a very slow and stately arrangement, with the only lyrics, as far as I can remember, as follows: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, To receive . . . power and riches and glory (and I don't remember the rest). It may be in an a cappella (no instruments) format as well. I've heard it both ways--maybe from Derric Johnson's "ReGeneration" group years ago? It's a beautiful piece of music and I would appreciate any leads you can provide. Thanks and God bless!
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • Question about a Western movie?

    Way back in the early '60's, I remember a Western movie that had a classic scene--some of the men pulled bandannas over their noses, then came around a downward sloping curved road into town. I think one or two was in a wagon, and I think the word "Cheyenne" was either in the title or maybe it was the town's name. Anybody... show more
    Way back in the early '60's, I remember a Western movie that had a classic scene--some of the men pulled bandannas over their noses, then came around a downward sloping curved road into town. I think one or two was in a wagon, and I think the word "Cheyenne" was either in the title or maybe it was the town's name. Anybody remember this one? 10 points for best answer--and besides, if TCM or some other channel airs more Westerns, I would like to be prepared!
    1 answer · Movies · 6 years ago
  • Question about a Crosby-Stills-Nash (and Young?) song?

    Part of the opening lyrics are (something like) "I am yours, you are mine, we are what we are" but it's been so many years I don't recall the lyrics or the song. OldiesLyrics.com has lyrics to "Deja Vu" and other albums but nothing I could "link". So if you can help me out, I would be most grateful!
    Part of the opening lyrics are (something like) "I am yours, you are mine, we are what we are" but it's been so many years I don't recall the lyrics or the song. OldiesLyrics.com has lyrics to "Deja Vu" and other albums but nothing I could "link". So if you can help me out, I would be most grateful!
    4 answers · Rock and Pop · 7 years ago
  • Question about a Connie Sellecca movie?

    The movie was made before 1991 but I don't remember the name. Supposedly, Connie Sellecca's character was about to be married but a ghost or spirit from her past tried to take her over. The ghost supposedly lived about the time of the American Revolution and spoke with an Irish sort of brogue (IIRC). Near the end of the movie, Connie's... show more
    The movie was made before 1991 but I don't remember the name. Supposedly, Connie Sellecca's character was about to be married but a ghost or spirit from her past tried to take her over. The ghost supposedly lived about the time of the American Revolution and spoke with an Irish sort of brogue (IIRC). Near the end of the movie, Connie's character was dressed in that era's clothing and even though she drew blood after sticking her fiance' (Beau Bridges?) with a dagger, she threw a rock or something against the mirror and broke the spell and "they lived happily ever after". Connie may not have been the star of the movie but the actress sure did look like her. Any comments are appreciated. Remember, I may not have some of the details right (it's been 20 years and more!) and I'm asking because none of Connie's movies listed on IMDB seem to reflect this plot. Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.
    3 answers · Movies · 7 years ago
  • Question about carpentry?

    I've heard the term "post-and-beam" for construction but I don't really know a lot about it. Some have used the term as a contrast to "frame" construction. I have seen several variations on a theme like this (and cross your fingers, as it's anybody's guess what this sketch will translate into once it's... show more
    I've heard the term "post-and-beam" for construction but I don't really know a lot about it. Some have used the term as a contrast to "frame" construction. I have seen several variations on a theme like this (and cross your fingers, as it's anybody's guess what this sketch will translate into once it's uploaded): ========================================... || // \\ || // \\ || // ||// \\ ||// \\ ||// || || || || || || ========================================... Naturally this isn't to scale--hard to make drawings with punctuation marks! So if any of you have experience with this type of construction, such as size of the "posts" (I'm guessing 4X4 or 6X6 inch square lumber) and "beams" (same dimensions?), please let me know. I'm planning on trying to build some models out of wood for my model trains so the structural integrity won't be that much of a problem. It's mainly getting the dimensions, or "looks" as close to real construction as possible. Thanks in advance for those willing and able to share. Edit: the sample is going to be bungled, as I guess the software doesn't like the drawings. At any rate, it's the kind of thing where you have large posts every ten feet or so, with mitered or maybe 30-degree-angles cut into the supporting pieces. Drop me an email off list and I'll send a Word doc with something better than this.
    3 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 7 years ago
  • Question about radio programs?

    Way back in 1980, I was traveling through Salt Lake City, UT, and heard the closing of one of the most unusual radio programs ever. The last words were, "Remember, the Dutch make the best cheese in the world" then something else I don't recall, followed by "Join us next time for another musical trip around the world"--and... show more
    Way back in 1980, I was traveling through Salt Lake City, UT, and heard the closing of one of the most unusual radio programs ever. The last words were, "Remember, the Dutch make the best cheese in the world" then something else I don't recall, followed by "Join us next time for another musical trip around the world"--and that's all I remember. One thing that made it interesting is that the speaker was a male, perhaps middle aged, who spoke his English with a very strong Dutch accent. Example--and this is not to make fun, rather, this is an attempt to display this phonetically: "De Dutch make de best cheeze in de warruld . . . . join us nex' time for anudder muzekal tripp aroun' de warrld" I had never heard a Dutch speaker before and thought his accent was fascinating. So if any of you remember this program, what it was called, and/or if it's still in production, I'd like to know.
    1 answer · Radio · 8 years ago
  • Question about the prophet Daniel . . .?

    I need some assistance. My sermon on Sunday is going to be based on Daniel chapter 6, the chapter where Daniel was thrown into the den of lions. Here's my question: What was the den of lions in terms of construction? Was it a pit, and if so, how deep? All we know from Scripture was that Darius put a stone over top of the den. How wide was... show more
    I need some assistance. My sermon on Sunday is going to be based on Daniel chapter 6, the chapter where Daniel was thrown into the den of lions. Here's my question: What was the den of lions in terms of construction? Was it a pit, and if so, how deep? All we know from Scripture was that Darius put a stone over top of the den. How wide was it? I"ve looked about everywhere I can think of, including Strong's and Young's concordances, and am really surprised that there is so little that's in print about this subject. Granted, the focus was and should be about Daniel's faithfulness, even unto death, and his miraculous deliverance from God. Comments are appreciated, especially serious ones. Trolls need not reply. Just kidding of course. God's best to you all.
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 years ago
  • Question about a Bruce Willis movie?

    I'm thinking there was a movie with Bruce Willis in the starring role, but there were animated appearances, IIRC, with a creature (a cat, perhaps?) which would say something like "Mmm-hmm, yes" on occasion. The movie may have had back to the past-back to the present sequences. I haven't seen it the movie in years--maybe it was... show more
    I'm thinking there was a movie with Bruce Willis in the starring role, but there were animated appearances, IIRC, with a creature (a cat, perhaps?) which would say something like "Mmm-hmm, yes" on occasion. The movie may have had back to the past-back to the present sequences. I haven't seen it the movie in years--maybe it was released in the mid-80's?--but would like to find it if possible. Thanks for any assistance.
    1 answer · Movies · 8 years ago
  • Question about "The Hollies" songs?

    For their song, "Bus Stop", which has long been one of my favorites, what stringed instrument/s are they using in the introduction? I couldn't tell if it was a 12-string, a mandolin, or just what it was. Any comments are welcomed.
    For their song, "Bus Stop", which has long been one of my favorites, what stringed instrument/s are they using in the introduction? I couldn't tell if it was a 12-string, a mandolin, or just what it was. Any comments are welcomed.
    2 answers · Rock and Pop · 8 years ago
  • Question about Old Testament priests:?

    The priests, especially the high priest, had bells and pomegranates attached to the hem of his robe. Somewhere I think there is a verse which says he also had a rope or a chain or something attached to his foot so that if he died while inside the Tabernacle or Temple, his body could be pulled out and prepared for burial, etc. Serious answers or... show more
    The priests, especially the high priest, had bells and pomegranates attached to the hem of his robe. Somewhere I think there is a verse which says he also had a rope or a chain or something attached to his foot so that if he died while inside the Tabernacle or Temple, his body could be pulled out and prepared for burial, etc. Serious answers or replies only, please. Thanks in advance to those who want to help. God bless!
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 years ago
  • Question about a German phrase or sentence?

    Not being a native speaker of German, I was left a little puzzled by this sentence: "And don't let Miss Goose wait for Mrs. Duck". The on-line translator accessed at dictionary.com wasn't very helpful this time (it does do a good job, sometimes, but I digress). So if you can help solve this three-part mystery (what is the... show more
    Not being a native speaker of German, I was left a little puzzled by this sentence: "And don't let Miss Goose wait for Mrs. Duck". The on-line translator accessed at dictionary.com wasn't very helpful this time (it does do a good job, sometimes, but I digress). So if you can help solve this three-part mystery (what is the German for this sentence, what does this saying mean, and where might it be used) I'd really appreciate it. Contact me off-list if you would like to know where I first ran across this phrase. I don't want to bias anybody's thinking process at this time. Thanks in advance and, serious answers only, please.
    3 answers · Words & Wordplay · 8 years ago
  • Names of Giants pitchers in 1968?

    The San Francisco Giants didn't wear their names on their uniforms back in 1968 and since that time I wondered who a couple of their pitchers were. One of these men wore number 37 and the other wore number 34--he was a reliever, as I recall. Somewhere I may have read that #37, the starting pitcher was Clyde King but I don't know. Any... show more
    The San Francisco Giants didn't wear their names on their uniforms back in 1968 and since that time I wondered who a couple of their pitchers were. One of these men wore number 37 and the other wore number 34--he was a reliever, as I recall. Somewhere I may have read that #37, the starting pitcher was Clyde King but I don't know. Any answers--serious, only, please--would be appreciated.
    5 answers · Baseball · 8 years ago
  • Kodachrome 64 film question?

    Does anyone know where I can get a roll of Kodachrome 64 slide film developed? I just found a roll while helping my wife do some cleaning.
    Does anyone know where I can get a roll of Kodachrome 64 slide film developed? I just found a roll while helping my wife do some cleaning.
    2 answers · Photography · 9 years ago
  • Question for golfers about golf clubs?

    I know there are woods, irons, and a putter. Some clubs are called wedges, drivers, and the like. So how do you select the best club for each time you strike the ball? Forgive me, as I don't know the best term for "addressing" the ball, or trying to move it towards the "cup", Serious answers only, please.
    I know there are woods, irons, and a putter. Some clubs are called wedges, drivers, and the like. So how do you select the best club for each time you strike the ball? Forgive me, as I don't know the best term for "addressing" the ball, or trying to move it towards the "cup", Serious answers only, please.
    1 answer · Other - Sports · 9 years ago