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 2004 issue:
Thanks For Quilt Patterns
I would like to extend thanks to those who sent the Dutch Girl
and Dutch Boy quilt patterns.
I suffered a stroke in June 2004, and I'm trying to learn how
to sew and write again.
My granddaughter, Ola Spencer, assisted me in writing this letter,
because my handwriting is still bad.
I would like to ask Glen Begley to send the book we have discussed.
P. O. Box 974
Beattyville, KY 41311
More Ghost Stories
I look forward to receiving The Kentucky Explorer each month.
I would like to see more ghost stories in the magazine and would
like to receive letters from anyone who would like to share stories
of strange happenings.
I am interested in acquiring Kentucky Explorer magazines from
1998 and earlier.
395 Sportsman Lake Road
Lebanon, KY 40033
Searching For Johnny
Several years ago I wrote to Johnny Cox, Sr., P. O. Box 85, Siler,
KY 40763-0085; with a request of some books he was advertising.
The letter was returned marked "no forwarding address."
This makes me think he had moved or is deceased.
Could this Johnny Cox, Sr., be the father of the UK basketball
player during the 1950s?
Anyone with an address for either would be appreciated.
I still want the books he was advertising.
William R. Hamlin
P. O. Box 1716
Huntington, WV 25718
Wants Info. On Train Wrecks
I am looking for any information on train wrecks that occurred
in Kentucky around the years 1895-1900. I'm hoping readers will
point me in the direction of where I might find this information.
Also, I'm looking for a husband and wife whose last name was
Carlisle or Carlyle that were on a train when a bridge collapsed.
Lynn M. Westphaelinger
618/229-1415, DSN 779-1415
Fax: 618/256-8768, DSN 576-8768
Wants Recipe For Black
I am looking for the recipe for the old-fashioned black salve
my grandmother made. She used tallow, Balm of Gilead blossoms
(mammy gillum tree), rosin, and, perhaps, a fourth ingredient.
I don't have any idea of the amounts of the ingredients or the
manner of preparation. I would appreciate any help your readers
can give me.
I look forward to receiving The Kentucky Explorer. Thank you
for a fine magazine.
5247 State Route 753
Hillsboro, OH 45133
I grew up in Ashland, Kentucky, and graduated from Centre College
in 1974. Although I have not lived in the Bluegrass State since
1975, I still and will always consider Kentucky my home.
I would like to display this pride in my heritage via a "Kentucky
Native" bumper sticker, if such an item exists. I have seen
a "Florida Native" sticker, but have yet to find one
from my home state. I would appreciate it if someone could point
me in the right direction.
4841 Brandywine Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464