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
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
159 Maggard Drive
Leburn, KY 41831
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
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
And "Touch Me Not" Seeds
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.
210 W Locust St.
Richmond, KY 40475
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.
P. O. Box 496
Shelbiana, KY 41562
To Rope A Trundle Bed?
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