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
Identities Made Of Berry
Post Office Photo
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
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.
207 E. Main Street
Salem, Kentucky 42078
Wants Pokeberry Wine Recipe
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.
104 Vanderbilt Road
Lexington, OH 44904
1922 Levelgreen School
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.
415 Brixham Court
Indianapolis, IN 46216