Letters To The Editor

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 October 2003 issue:


Identities Made Of Berry Ferry
Post Office Photo

Dear Editor:
Thanks for publishing the picture of the old Livingston County Berry Ferry Post Office in the May 2003 issue, page 102. At the time I submitted the picture, we only knew the identity of the first man, who was Erick Metcalf, my father-in-law.
Thanks to two of your readers, James Hughes and Dorothy Gerding, both of nearby Carrsville, we now have the identity of all others pictured.
Standing on the porch, l-r: Erick Metcalf, Walter Stroud, Grant Stokes, and Dick Stroud. In the foreground are Will Hughes (father of James Hughes), Edd Grissom, Holland Capron, and Norval Louis.
We appreciate the help James and Dorothy have extended. I am sure other descendants of those pictured will be grateful for this information also.
I look forward to, and enjoy, each issue of The Explorer.
Douglas LaRue
207 E. Main Street
Salem, Kentucky 42078


Wants Pokeberry Wine Recipe
Dear Editor:
I would like to have the recipe for making pokeberry wine. I have access to the berries. I have read that the seeds are poisonous, so I assume they have to be removed first.
Janie Matney
104 Vanderbilt Road
Lexington, OH 44904


1922 Levelgreen School Listing
Dear Editor:
This listing for Levelgreen School in 1922, District 18, in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, was found among my mother's things. Her name was Dessie Thompson Smith.
The teacher was Sherman Chasten and the students were: Thomas Hurst, Barbara Hasty, Joyce Price, Jewell DeBorde, Delbert Deatherage, Robert Gentry, Omega Gentry, Walter S. Hasty, Emma Hurst, Swannie Hurst, Hazel Meece, Conradus Mullins, Jennie M. Stephens, Ollie J. Brown, Elza Deatherage, Eugene Hasty, J. J. Maret, Jewel Norton, Harvey Stephens, Evelyn Meece, Cartell DeBorde, Bulah DeBorde, Rella O'Neal, Virgil DeBorde, Clyde DeBorde, Oscar McClure, Burgess McClure, Margaret Stephens, and John Price.
Bobby Roaden
415 Brixham Court
Indianapolis, IN 46216