Reader Queries

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

Seeds Wanted
Dear Editor:
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
Dear Editor:
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.
Florence Myers
1537 Schenider Street NW.
North Canton, OH 44720

Words And Music Wanted
Dear Editor:
I am looking for the words and music to the song Cripple Creek.
Can any reader help?
Delora Stidham
134 Via De La Reina
Merritt Island, FL 32953

Wants Photos Of Singing Meetings
Dear Editor:
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.
John Cornett
P. O. Box 263
Canal Point, FL 33438