WANTED: Songs, Seeds, Books, Photos & Recipes

Book Wanted

When I was very young I had a book by the name of Braided Straws. It was a gold color, very thin, and had a hardback cover. It was full of short stories and poems for young people. I do not know what happened to it. I was too young to treasure it the way I should have.

If any of your readers would know where I could find one, I would truly be grateful. I would be happy to pay a reasonable price for it.

Barbara Fugate
P. O. Box 80
Bulan, KY 41722

Seeks A Photo

I am looking for a group photo that was taken outside near the road at Wooton's Lower School, a school I attended in the lower grades. Mrs. Oma Brewer was our teacher and took the photo in the mid to late-1930s in Leslie County. Classes were taught here in a church house. Some of the family names were Holland, Maggard, Melton, Wooton, and Young. When we moved to Ohio, my copy of the photo was misplaced. I would love to have a copy for my family. I would be glad to pay for the copy.

Ruth Young Stephen
183 N. 2nd Street
Camden, OH 45311

Seeds Wanted

I would like to find some greasy bean and California sweet tomato seeds.
Any help in finding these seeds will be appreciated.

Carl and Betty Morrison
1795 Cynthiana Road
Paris, KY 40361

Beans, Beans, Beans

I still have some pole bean seeds; such as Baker bean, Callahan bean, Roberts Pole beans, and the rattlesnake pole beans. These are all colored bean seeds.

Paul E. Gibson
8316 Gibson Road
Wise, VA 24293

Mustard Seed Jewelry

If any of your readers should have any mustard seed jewelry, I would be interested in buying some.

Also, I was wondering if someone could tell me how to make shuck beans or how to dry beans. My husband told me about them, and I am at a loss on how to fix them.

Jacqueline Bentley
690 Stratton Road
Salvisa, KY 40372

Poem Wanted

I would like to hear from anyone who may know the words to a poem my mother recited when I was small. Unfortunately, the only lines I remember are "Oh, Mother, don't you love the wind?" and "It makes an umbrella of my dress."

Joy Steffen
65 Grand Avenue
Florence, KY 41042

Tomato Seeds Wanted

I am searching for a tomato seed called yellow red heart. It is an old-fashioned tomato. It has the best taste of any tomato I ever ate.

I also would like to find another seed that I recall from my childhood called yellow wax bunch beans. The ones my mother had came from Grundy, Virginia, from the Preacher James Boyd family.

Pauline Caudill
670 Clear Creek Road
Salt Lick, KY 40371

Song Wanted

I wonder if any of your readers have a copy of the song, When I Take My Vacation in Heaven. I would be so appreciative if I could get a copy. I sang it as a child on the street corner in what we called, "the Gospel car." Those were the good old days.

Edith Kendall
24325 Harborview Road, Lot 39-A
Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980

Southern Recipes

I would like to have a recipe for chocolate gravy and a simple jam cake. I would also like to have any Southern recipe that anyone would like to share.

Lee Browning
P. O. Box 2753
Muncie, IN 47307

Needs Permillion Seeds

I am looking for some permillion seeds, which I can't find in the latest seed catalogs. My mom says they are a long, light-green squash that is very sweet and tasty. If your readers have any permillion seeds to share, I would appreciate getting a couple dozen of them.

Wilburn Smith
20370 Fir Road
Tippecanoe, IN 46570
e-mail: [email protected]

Seeks Information

I would like any photos or information on the old one-room Fairview School, up on Bullskin in Clay County, Kentucky. The old school is now gone.

I would like to hear from any of the students who attended this school. Two of the teachers were Jasper Peter and Bessie _____.

Helen Burns Goben
381 Nicole Lane
Scottsburg, IN 47170

I Saw A Rainbow At Midnight

I would like to know if anyone out there can tell me where I can get a tape of the song I Saw A Rainbow At Midnight. My husband is a Marine veteran of WWII, and he heard this song when he was on his way home from the war. I would love to get it for him. Can anyone help me?

Doris A. Hagan
386 Linda Avenue
Lebanon, KY 40033

Seeds Wanted

I have been looking for some old-fashioned, tender-hull fall beans. If anyone can help, please contact me.

Loraine Slee
12000 HWY 987
Smith, KY 40831