Each month, The Kentucky
Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from
our faithful readers. Whenever possible, we try to publish as
many of them as possible in the 12 pages we have set aside for
"Letters to the Editor."
Here are actual
letters from our September 2002 issue:
Thank you, Culvyhouses!
I have received many calls and letters from readers who saw the
story on William Sears in the June 2002 issue. If it hadn't been
for the Doris Culvyhouse family, this story would not have been
possible. I had the photos and information for a minor part of
the story, but it was the Culvyhouse family that furnished the
largest portion of information. Doris' mother and mine were first
cousins, both direct descendants of William Sears.
I should have done so, at the time I wrote the story, but failed
to properly credit the Culvyhouse family for their important
contributions. I'm very sorry that this happened and hope this
letter will help clear up my forgetfulness.
Earl R. Sutton
221 Stratford Drive
Richmond, KY 40475-2245
I read, with interest,
the "Old-Time Recipes To Enjoy" section in the June
2002 issue. I have an answer to your question about "protose,"
which was used in one of the recipes.
Protose is a meat substitute made from grain and peanuts. It
was invented by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, who also created Kellogg
cereals. Dr. Kellogg practiced and preached vegetarianism.
Protose is still around today. I have never (that I know of)
eaten it, but it reportedly tastes like prime beefsteak.
I very much enjoy your magazine. I may send another article on
Woodford County history to you some time this summer, if you're
Keep up the good work.
Danna Estridge, Curator
www. woodford kyhistory.org
Another "Protose" Definition
My family and I really
enjoy your magazine very much.
I recently read under the recipes page about "protose."
This is a vegetarian meat substitute that was invented by John
I look forward to your future issues.
P. O. Box 352
Interlaken, NY 14847