Each month, The Kentucky Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from our faithful readers. Among those letters we often find queries, ranging from requests for words to songs and poems to trying to locate former classmates and military buddies of long ago.
Here are a few queries from our June 2001 issue:
Free Cornfield Bean Seeds
I borrowed one of your magazines from Betty and John Brown of Rensselaer, Indiana, and read it all the way through. It was great.
I have just about quit gardening, as I am alone now and don't can and pickle things like I used to.
Combs Yearbooks Wanted
I was wondering if anyone had any Combs High School (Combs, Kentucky) yearbooks, or if they have any other information/resources about the school. I prefer the years 1946-1951, but any year would be appreciated.
Anything "Blue Diamond"
I would like to hear from anyone who has information or stories about Blue Diamond and their lives in the coal camp.
I lived there from 1944 until 1958. My dad, Charley Turner, was a drill man. My mother, Margaret Campbell Eversole, was from Second Creek just over the hill.
I would like things such as (but not limited to) names of teachers at Blue Diamond, preachers in the churches, mine foremen, postmasters, doctors, graduation lists, copies of old newspaper stories, and personal stories of life in the camp. I would also like to have a list of workers and soldiers from Blue Diamond.
Please send me things that don't have to be returned.
Ernest E. Turner
I would like to find the book Stinking Creek. If anyone can tell me where to obtain one, please contact me.
Cora Brown Harkless
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