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 March
I would like some greasy bean seeds and old yellow tomato seeds
if anyone has any to share. I will pay the postage.
I was born in Knox County, Kentucky.
My dad always had beans for us when we came home to visit, but
the seeds have been lost since he past away.
I have read The Kentucky Explorer for six years. It is great.
William G. Cox
130 Orangewood Circle
Calera, AL 35040
I really enjoy The Kentucky Explorer.
Recently, I was asked a question I could not answer.
A friend bought several acres with a log cabin. She wants to
build an outhouse and modify the inside for a tool shed. Her
question was, "What is the significance of the half-moon
on the doors of outhouses?"
Readers, please help with this quandary.
I told her it was probably for ventilation, but she didn't buy
1537 Schenider Street NW.
North Canton, OH 44720
And Music Wanted
I am looking for the words and music to the song Cripple Creek.
Can any reader help?
134 Via De La Reina
Merritt Island, FL 32953
Photos Of Singing Meetings
My father, Phillip (P. C.) Cornett taught singing schools at
McCarge in Laurel County near Lily and Locust Grove. He also
taught at Cornett's Chapel in Jackson County.
I would like to hear from anyone who remembers these singings
and would gladly pay for any photographs.
Also, I would like to purchase all back issues of The Kentucky
Explorer from 1986-1993, if anyone has any available. I will
pay $3 per copy.
P. O. Box 263
Canal Point, FL 33438