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 2005
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
"Out House" Dilemma
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 it.
1537 Schenider Street NW.
North Canton, OH 44720
Words 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
Wants 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