BOOK FOR SALE: I Can Hear The Guns Now, A World War II Story of Love and Sacrifice by Thomas G. Ratliff tells the story of Ova W. Ratliff, a Morgan County native. This 1944 war story is told from a personal viewpoint, one man and one family. From his induction to his wartime death, Ova wrote 84 letters home. Everyone of them are in the book, word for word. His letters reveal the emotional and physical struggles that he endured. The publisher of The Licking Valley Courier newspaper said, "Your book is a treasure, in our opinion; a real historical gem." To order your copy, send check or money order for $24.98 (next day shipping) to: Tom Ratliff, 190 Ethelrob Circle, Carlisle, OH 45005; or visit the website at: www.
ATTENTION WWII VETS: Send me your war experiences, up to six photographs, discharge papers, awards, and permission to print them. Don't let your experience of WWII go untold. Make it history. Send to: SFC L. E. James (Retired) Army, P. O. 1629, Petersburg, VA 23805.
BUTLER COUNTY, KENTUCKY GENEALOGY BOOKS: Court Order Book A, 1810-1814, $23.50; Deed Book A, 1810-1814, $21; 1870 Census, $30; Will Book A, 1813-1853, $30; Marriages, 1810-1890, $28; and Marriages, 1891-1929, $28. Kentucky residents include 6% tax. Shipping $3 for first book, $1 each additional book. Soft-bound, laminated. Desert Road Publication, P. O. Box 218, Morgantown, KY 42261; 270/526-4491; or e-mail: [email protected] Visit the website at: http://members.aol.com/desertroad
WANTED: I would like to buy a rattlesnake tail to go in my mandolin. Write: Jim Howard, 163 Winston Avenue, Lexington, KY 40505; or call: 859/299-8773.
CHAIR CANING: Have an old-fashion, hickory bark bottom weaved into your new or old chairs. Setting chair, $30; Rocking chair size, $45. Shipping not included. Contact: Alan Williams, 6460 Route 979, Grethel, KY 41631; call: 606/587-2938; or
e-mail: [email protected]
FOR SALE: 14.04 acres of land for sale at Buckhorn Lake. Can see land from Turkey Branch. Contact: Ellen B. Pace, 1732 S. Drexel Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203; or call: 317/356-7477.
FOR SALE: For your country home, homemade, well-built grapevine tress; all sizes. Also, handmade, old-fashion penny rug and nature's nut and pine cone garland. Old kitchen cabinet with flour bin (great condition). Also, old quilts and linens. Call: 606/789-7500.
ATTENTION: I would like to purchase back issues of The Kentucky Explorer, from 1986 through 1998. Contact: Nancy Gaylord, P. O. Box 6, Mance-lona, MI 49659; or call: 231/587-9417.
WANTED: I Am looking for a Don Williams' cassette tape of Don Williams singing Especially For You. I don't care if it is copied on a blank cassette tape, as long as it is the one I am looking for. If you have any information, contact: Mark Kitchen, 134 Stinson Creek, Lot 6, Grayson, KY 41146; or call: 606/474-5739.
FAMILY BOOKS FOR SALE: William Martin and Susannah Tubor Martin family books. They have over 300 pages. Price is $50, plus $5 S/H; and the B. Branham Smiths of Knott County, Kentucky, book. Price is $50, plus $5 S/H. For more information, contact: Ruth M. Smith, 4240 Springfield Road, Elizabethtown, KY 42701.
WANTED: I am looking for an old school friend, Jimmy Allen, who attended the Quicksand Elementary School, at Quicksand, Breathitt County, Kentucky, during 1949 to 1953. He lived with May Stidham on Route 15 at Quicksand. With information, contact: Virginia Blake, 5800 Silver Oak Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34982; or e-mail: [email protected]
BOOK FOR SALE: The Descendants of Timothy Stid-ham, Volume One is now ready to ship. The book has 600 pages with complete index and hardbound cover. Lots of Perry, Leslie, Harlan, and Breathitt County Stidham ancestors in this book. Thirty years of research. Send $50 (includes S/H) to: Jack Stidham, 402 Lee Drive, Morristown, TN 37814.
RED RIVER GORGE DRIVING TOUR: One hour audio cassette tape and booklet with maps and instructions. Leads you through the Gorge at your own pace. Packed with history and folklore. Send $11.95, plus $2 S/H to: Sky Bridge Tours, 175 HWY 1036, Campton, KY 41301.
FOR SALE: Of Blood and Clay, a novel of determination against all odds in the Pennyrile of Western Kentucky. Follow the life and loves of one man's family as they homestead. Send $14.95, plus $2 S/H to: D M. Renshaw, 519 S. Jefferson Street, Princeton, KY 42445.
BOOK FOR SALE: Harlan County, Kentucky, Martin's Fork Connection. Has over 600 photos, short stories, and genealogy. The book has 202 pages of the names Hensley, Smith, Hamlin, Britton, Long, and others. Price is $20, plus $2 S/H. To order, contact: Gladys Hensley, 11333 HWY 987, Smith, KY 40867; or call: 606/573-5353.
BOOK FOR SALE: The James Families Of Carter County, Kentucky, 1775-2000. Over 400 pages of information on members of the family from Reverend John James, 1775-1855; including deed transfers, marriages, deaths, and descendants from that period to the year 2000. Book took six years to complete. Price is $30, includes shipping. Send money order to: Mr. L. E. James, 14152 Dray-ton Road, Petersburg, VA 23805. Allow 30 days for shipping.
WANTED: Early editions of Frankfort, Kentucky, city directories. Particularly interested in 1925 through 1959. Contact: Brenda Duvall, 103 Reservoir Road, Frankfort, KY 40601; call: 502/223-3779; or
e-mail: [email protected]
MACHINE QUILTING: Crib to king size. For more information, call: 740/259-4172; or 606/593-7543.
HOME MOVIES TO VIDEOTAPE: Preserve your memories by converting your 8mm or super 8mm movies to videotape. Price includes a $10.95 set-up fee and includes a high-quality videotape; $5 per 50 feet roll. I also can transfer photographs and slides. Contact: Bill Turner, 111 Hiawatha Trail #2, Georgetown, KY 40324; or call: 502/570-9799.
BOOK FOR SALE: High As A Cat's Back, Low As A Snake's Belly, now in its third printing, more than 2,500 copies sold. I have collected more than 2,000 old sayings, short stories, and jokes guaranteed to give you hours of enjoyable reading. My readers have responded by saying, "Thank you for preserving a colorful part of our mountain heritage," "It was like taking a journey down memory lane," and "I wish I had written down all those old sayings my grandparents used to say, now you've done it for me." Send only $8 to: Kedrick Sanders, 245 Forest Hill Circle, Jenkins, KY 41537. Makes a nice gift.
BOOK FOR SALE: Tall Tales and Short Stories From the Shady Side O'Pine Mountain, in its second printing, reflects the humorous side of our diverse and multi-faceted Appalachian culture. This work of fiction is based on real-life experiences of one who was born, reared, and lived more than 50 years in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. You'll want to share it with your friends. Send only $10 to: Kedrick Sanders, 245 Forest Hill Circle, Jenkins, KY 41537. Makes a nice gift.
BOOK FOR SALE - Mining Memories "Kenmont Coal Co." The author, Paul Lynn Ellington, and over 40 families tell how it really was working and living in an Eastern Kentucky coal camp. 364 pages and over 400 pictures. Cost $24 plus $4 S/H. Paul Ellington, P. O. Box 91061, Louisville, KY 40291, or call: 502/231-8819. Total price $28 each. Increased cost due to second printing.
KENTUCKY ITEMS WANTED: Chauffeur drivers license; and taxi cab, bus, bicycle, streetcar, peddlers, hunting, fishing, and other badges. Also, lucky pennies (encased coins), older DAV tags, merchant tokens, and pre-1930 dog tags. While Kentucky items are my main interest will consider the above items from any state. Write: Bill Pace, 1070 Highland Church Road, Paducah, KY 42001.
BOOK FOR SALE: The Hatfields by G. Elliott Hatfield contains a full-length treatment of the Hatfield/McCoy feud, 293 pages, and a genealogy and topic index. Contains genealogical information about the Hatfields. $34, plus postage. Contact: The Big Sandy Valley Historical Society, C/O Sam Hatcher, P. O. Box 583, Pikeville, KY 41502.
WANTED: Bloomfield, Kentucky postcards. Contact: John Dennis, 2020 Boulevard Napoleon, Louisville, KY 40205; or e-mail: [email protected]
WANTED: Want to buy railroad lanterns, brass railroad locks, keys, and badges. Contact: Ken Elswick, 143 W. Main Street, Georgetown, KY 40324; or call: 502/863-2454 or 502/863-5475.
NINETEEN FAMILIES: Kin-links is a genealogical book that features the Beaver, Griffin, Grove, Hershberger, Honaker, Ligon, McDonald, Mustain, Nisbet, Orr, South-gate, Taliaferro, Taylor, Vincent, Waller, Whalin, Wise, and Woodruff families. Each family chapter has origins, history, ancestral sites, and descendants of earliest ancestor using our records. Ligon, Nisbet, Southgate, Taliaferro, and Taylor chapters give descendancy from Malcolm II, King of Scots. 470 pages; over 4,000 persons indexed, and library Buckram hardcover, with gold embossed lettering. Closeout of private printing. $45, includes mailing. Contact: Charles Whalin, 2303 Newmarket Drive, Louisville, KY 40222; or
e-mail: [email protected]
RICHMOND CEMETERY BOOK FOR SALE: A 600-page, hardbound volume recording approximately 20,000 interments, from 1800 to the present in Madison County's historic Richmond Cemetery. Both tombstones and interment records were used to compile a complete list of all burials. The volume includes an every name index. Price is $30 per book, and $2.50 for shipping and handling per book. Specify quantity ordered and make check payable to the Madison County Historical Society, and mail to: MCHS, P. O. Box 5066, Richmond, KY 40476-5066.
ANOTHER DAY: Memories of Another Day written by Pike County native Frank C. Roberts contains over 50 stories. 156-8 1/2 X 11 inch pages. Tales of ghosts, witches, haunted houses, old legends, and traditions of long ago. A reader from Ohio says, "I sure do want your new book. I've had so much enjoyment out of the other one. You know your new book will have to go some to beat the first one." Price is $12, plus $2 S/H. Order from: Frank C. Roberts, 924 KY HWY 611, Pikeville, KY 41501.
FOR SALE: Handcrafted dulcimers for sale. Four-string, made of solid poplar. $120 each. I pay the shipping. Contact: John Cornett, 6910 Schoul Road, Franklin, OH 45005; or call: 513/746-3011.
WANTED: Need help with the cost of a headstone for Abraham Lovely Powell, born 1790, died ca. 1873, was married to Sarah Allen, born 1795. They lived most of their lives in Kentucky, spending a lot of time in Jackson County. Please send donations to: James Rogers, P. O. Box 294, Perryville, KY 40468.
ATTENTION: Fiddle/Violin/Bow, repair and restoration. Tonal adjustments. Instruments bought and sold. By appointment. Gary S. Cornett, 4913 Warm Springs Court, Louisville, KY 40245; 502/241-1309; or
e-mail: [email protected]
FOR SALE: Old Jenkins School, Jenkins, Kentucky. Prints are now available from Jenkins, Kentucky, artist, Kedrick Sanders. These 12" X 16" prints are professionally printed from the artist's original oil painting, released September 2000. Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. Ideal size for framing and matting. Prints are mount-ed on rigid foam board, with cellophane shrink wrapping. Send only $30 to: Kedrick Sanders, 245 Forest Hill Circle, Jenkins, KY 41537.
WANTED: Harlan County native desires to buy Harlan County Coal Company money scrip. Will pay adequate price. Contact: Ted Thompson, 230 Blue Ridge Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601; or call: 502/695-3235.
BOOK FOR SALE: Kentucky's Pentecostal Heritage, Volume 2, $10, plus $1.13, postage. A 148-page book of history and photos throughout Kentucky. Contact: Lloyd Dean, 6770 U. S. 60 East, Morehead, KY 40351.
INFORMATION NEEDED: On deceased Pentecostal ministers of Kentucky: Roy Johnson, Jess Carroll, Sherman Harris, Thomas Moore, Opal Blackford, Manuel Tharp, Columbus Baskerville, Edwin Bayer, Bruce Grisham, Eldon Jay, Floyd Borders, and Elmer Clark. Contact: Lloyd Dean, 6770 U. S. 60 East, Morehead, KY 40351.
SASSAFRAS WALKING STAFFS FOR SALE: Made by Eastern Kentucky Craftsman. Approximately 52" long, with leather strap at top, and covered in polyurethane. Each one is unique. Cost is $25, plus $4 S/H. Contact: Randy Paul Spencer, 4268 Brookhill Drive, Owensboro, KY 42303; or visit my website at:
SASSAFRAS ROOTS FOR SALE: Remember Grand-maw's sassafras tea? Order sassafras roots from the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. Send $10, plus $4 shipping to: Randy Spencer, 4268 Brookhill Drive, Owensboro, KY 42303; or visit my website at: www.kywalkingstick.com
HOMEMADE ANTIQUE TOBACCO WALKING STAFFS FOR SALE: These tobacco sticks were made by hand 70 to 80 years ago, from ash, hickory, or oak. Each stick has been beautifully covered in polyurethane, with a leather strap at the top. A piece of our history. Approximately 48" long, with leather strap at top. Each one is unique. Cost $25, plus $4 S/H. Contact: Randy Spencer, 4268 Brookhill Drive, Owensboro, KY 42303; or visit my website at: www.kywalkingstick.com
CIVIL WAR WANTED: Paying top dollar for guns, swords, uniforms, belt buckles, photographs, etc. Cash for information leading to Civil War campsites on private land. Ken Hamilton, 3255 Roxburg Drive, Lexington, KY 40503; call: 859/223-4450.
RECIPE FOR SALE: Granny's Dandelion wine and coffee recipes. Easy to make and delicious. Send $2 and return address to: M. Wood, P. O. Box 1940, Post Falls, ID 83877.
DAVIDSONS: The Western Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, second edition book is now ready for sale. More families have been added, and the price is still $45, postage paid. Contact: Frank Davidson, 10207 Rinda Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670; call: 916/362-6192; or e-mail: [email protected]
MARBLE NUTS - We lost our marbles! Please sell us yours. Machine-made and handmade marbles, games, and novelties. Lonnie Conyers, 6205 W. Gray Street, Muncie, IN 47304, (765) 747-9544.
KENTUCKY POSTCARDS WANTED: I am interested in buying Kentucky postcards printed before 1930. Especially interested in courthouses, train depots, and unusual postcards. Please send photocopies or postcards with prices or call after 7 p. m. Carl Howell, P. O. Box 116, Hod-genville, KY 42748, or call: 270/358-4167.
BOOK FOR SALE: Beyond The Rivers, The Maggert-Maggard Families in Early America, Where and How They Lived, 1635-1940 by Guyneth J. Williams is now available. Beyond The Rivers is the story of the Maggert-Maggard families, who traveled the pioneer trails across America. Where ever folks met in those early times, there were wonderful stories of fortunes to be made in new territories beyond the Shenandoah, Cumberland, Ohio, Mississippi, and Missouri rivers. Aspiring to better their lives, some of each generation joined thousands of other pioneers in trekking West, somehow crossing America's rivers, both great and small. This book tells of how and where they lived, and the events that shaped their lives between 1635 to 1940. The book has a laminated cover, 106 pages, photos, and cost $14, plus $2 S/H. To order, contact: Guyneth Williams, 2121 Oak Leaf Circle, Enid, OK 73703.
BOOK FOR SALE: "Dog" Battery, 103rd AAA (AW) Battalion, It's Hidden History in World War II, February 1941 to September 1945 by Harold D. Tipton is now available. This book contains 290 pages of exciting WWII history and has been completed after eight years of research, personal battlefield notes, and eyewitness interviews with some of the remaining soldiers. A firsthand accounting of a small group of Kentucky mountaineers and fellow soldiers from the large cities of the eastern United States, as they fought their way across North Africa, Sicily, and Europe; eventually ending up in Czechoslovakia. "Dog" Battery will hold your attention with its many fascinating combat stories. It includes three invasions and seven major battles, fighting enemy tanks and shooting down Nazi aircraft in North Africa, Sicily, and Europe; as they served with the First Infantry Division on beaches and on the front lines in these countries. A true story from the beginning to the end. This book is a must for the military enthusiasts, historians, and students of history and legend. Send check or money order for $25, plus $3 S/H (plus 6.5% Florida sales tax) to: Harold D. Tipton, 14050 Simmons Lake Road, Brooks-ville, FL 34601; or call: 352/799-6327.
FOR SALE: Pulaski County's Schools Of The Past is fast-becoming a collector's item. This is a 156-page collection of heretofore unavailable black and white photographs, interior and exterior, of over 100 schools in Pulaski County. Other rare pictures and documents are included. $25, includes shipping and handling. Contact: Mae Tucker, 2787 W. Highway 80, Somerset, KY 42501; or call: 606/679-3290.
WANTED: I buy or copy old photos concerning events, places, or groups in Breathitt County. Contact, Charles Hayes, The Kentucky Explorer Magazine, P.O. Box 227, Jackson, KY 41339; or call: 606/666-5060.