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 May 2005




Bottling Company In
Campbellsville, Kentucky

Dear Editor:
Does any readers of The Kentucky Explorer know of a bottling company in Campbellsville, Kentucky?
I have an old greenish-tint bottle that has C. T. Walling & Co. Bottling Works, Campbellsville, Ky., embossed on the side. On the bottom are the initials C. T. W.
I am trying to find out how old this bottle is.
If any reader would have any information about this, please let me know.
Donald Wallen
159 Maggard Drive
Leburn, KY 41831


Wants Christmas Song
Dear Editor:
I need help or information on a Christmas poem/song that my mother, Delia Allen Saylor (1909-1984), used to sing to me when I was a child.
All I can remember is "S is for Santa, that dear, gracious man, who brings us all presents whenever he can."
I really enjoy The Explorer.
Mary Neville Saylor Cash
RR 3, Box 54
Brodhead, KY 40409


Wants "Ground Cherry"
And "Touch Me Not" Seeds

Dear Editor:
I would like to have some old-fashioned "Ground Cherry" seeds. Some people call them "Husk Tomatoes." I would also like to have some "Touch Me Not" flower seeds.
If anyone has some to share, I will gladly the postage.
David Land
210 W Locust St.
Richmond, KY 40475


Shelby County
Railroad Cookbook

Dear Editor:
The Shelby Homecoming Railroad Association is putting together a Railroad Family Cookbook in an effort to preserve our heritage and history and asks for contributions of recipes.
Also, one-hour video tapes are available of the 2004 Reunion for $20.00 each. All proceeds will be spent on the Homecoming Reunion which is scheduled for June 25, 2005, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church, Shelbiana, Kentucky.
Shelby Homecoming
Railroad Association
P. O. Box 496
Shelbiana, KY 41562


Does Anyone Know How
To Rope A Trundle Bed?

Dear Editor:
I am wondering if any Kentucky Explorer readers know how to rope a trundle bed. I have one that was my mother's, and she could never find anyone who knew how to rope it, and neither can I.
Any help would be appreciated.
Elizabeth Reed Gillespie
3412 Lands End Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32084