Reader Queries

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 September 2002 issue:

Looking For Cookbook

Dear Editor:


I'm trying to find a copy of a cookbook called either Mountain Cooking or Appalachian Cooking by Mark A. Sorm/Shorm.
If anyone has any information, I would appreciate it.


Lavonne DeRossett
RR 3, Box 322
Albany, KY 42602


Old-Time Kentucky Recipes

Dear Editor:


I started reading The Kentucky Explorer magazine when my son started bringing it home every month for my mother to read. He worked with an older woman from Kentucky who buys it each month. Now I am a subscriber here in Georgia, along with my brother up in Kentucky.


The stories in The Explorer are so educational, and some are even humorous. I'm extremely surprised by how friendly everyone is.

They're always willing and ready to help others with their questions and inquiries. It's not like that here in Georgia.


I'd like to thank everyone who wrote to my mother about her family. She found a lot of help in those letters. Now perhaps someone can help me with my own request.


I'd like to know if anyone has recipes for canning old-time kraut, pickled corn, beans, and peppers. I remember these delicacies as a child. You don't find recipes like this down in Vidalia onion and okra country. I did run across a few for beans, but they're just not the same as Granny's.


I'd appreciate any help anyone can give.


Olivia Garbeth
256 Little Oak Road
Riceboro, GA 31323
912/884-4596


Needs Words To Song

Dear Editor:

I am trying to find the words to a song for which I don't know the title.

Some of the words are:
Thank you, Lord, for your
blessings on me;
For food on my table and
shoes on my feet.
You gave me your love, Lord,
and a fine family,
So thank you, Lord,
for your blessings on me.

If anyone knows this song and could send me the words and title, I'd appreciate it so much.

Ruth Hall
312 Schafer Street
Henryville, IN 47126


Louvin Brothers Song

Dear Editor:


I am looking for an old recording of a song by the Louvin Brothers called Satan and the Saint. If you have a tape of this song or know where I might find a copy, please contact me. I'd be more than willing to pay any charges to cover the copying and postage.


My husband subscribes to The Kentucky Explorer. We both enjoy it very much.


Bobbie Kaggs
P. O. Box 2
Leitchfield, KY 42755


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