Other popular features found in our magazine each month pertain to items that our readers have for sale. These generally appear in our Kentucky Explorer Classified Ads and Kentucky Explorer Book Page, but occasionally are found in Letters To The Editor or other pages, too.
Here are a few things for sale by readers from our November 2005 issue:
OLD-TIME RENFRO VALLEY MUSIC: Wow! What a treat. Want a stocking stuffer or present for a friend or family that remembers the Renfro Valley Barndance Saturday night radio shows. I have a 1951 radio show that features John Lair emceeing the show. The show that night included: Coon Creek Girls, Slim Miller, Claude Sweepe, Junior DeFore, Wayne Turner, Emory Martin, Rural and Flossie Thomas, Little Granny Harper, Roy Davidson, and Ray Solsby (side A of tape). Side B is two, 15-minute radio shows from the old Renfro "Country Store." I also have a "Benefit Show" tape of March 6, 1963, that features: Old Joe Clark, Russ and Jonell Fisher, Emory and Linda Martin, Rockcastle Ramblers, Bob Thompson, and Ernie Sowders (60-minute cassette). Prices: Radio show, $22.50; Benefit Show, $19.50; and both tapes, $40. Prices include shipping and handling. Send orders to: Robert H. Grant, 4777 W. Highway 80, Box 7, Somerset, KY 42503.
FOR SALE: Only a few of the Noah and the Ark alphabet wood puzzles remain. The wood puzzles are very colorful, 26 inches long, when put together. Each piece is a part of the alphabet. Example: A for ark, N for Noah, etc. They are new in box and dated 1996. Great teaching tool for home, school, and Sunday School classes. Best of all the price has been reduced to $8 each, includes shipping. Contact: Billy Boyd, 107 Private Road 1198, Gilmer, TX 75645.
WANTED: Photographs of kids holding their BB guns. I am also looking for Indian arrowheads, spears, and other stone items; plus baskets. Also handmade hunting, butcher, and pocket knives; made from files or any type of metal. Contact: Bill Miller, P. O. Box 416, Garden City, MI 48136; 734/522-2254.
BLUEGRASS MUSIC: Singing with guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, and bass fiddle. "Take A Look;" "I Haven't Seen Mary In Years;" "Don't Laugh;" "When I Stop Dreaming;" "Stone Cold Heart;" "Waltz Of The Angels;" "To Late;" "Somewhere Between;" "Blue Kentucky Girl;" "Middle Of Nowhere;" "I Heard The Bluebirds Sing;" "Count On You;" and "These Memories Of You." $16 for CD or $11 for tape. Send check or money order to: Larry A. Hines, 735 Davis Ridge Road, Science Hill, KY 42553.
BOOK FOR SALE: Beyond The Mountains, written by Clay County native Lucy Lois Cloyd Smith, is a book of the events of a youngster in Manchester, Kentucky, in the early 1900s. Softbound with pictures and illustrations. Price: $12. Order from: Lucy Lois Cloyd Smith, P. O. Box 9045, Fredericks-burg, VA 22403.
NEW BOOK: The Carter Caves & Olive Hill Railroad, 1881-1884 by Neal Salyers. The history and story of a virtually unheard of railroad in Eastern Kentucky. Soft cover, 112 pages, and is priced at $12, plus $2 S/H. Send check or money order to: Neal Salyers, 86 McKenzie Lane, Olive Hill, KY 41164.
COOKBOOK FOR SALE: Ruby Brown Begley's cookbook, Generations Recipes and Memories From the Begleys, Browns, Couches, and Friends is a three-ring-binding, notebook-type book with over 500 new and old-time delicious mountain recipes for $25. Limited number of books. Hurry! To order, send $25 (includes postage) to: Ruby Brown Begley, 6 Vance Drive, Black Mountain, NC 28711; or 828/669-8557.
BOOK FOR SALE: Bourbon County Since 1865 by H. E. Everman is a scholarly general history covering economic, political, religious, educational, and cultural changes. It includes pictures, index, bibliography, and footnotes. Price: $28, includes tax and postage. Send checks to: H. E. Everman, 113 Redwood Drive, Richmond, KY 40475.
FOR SALE: Bluegrass CD, Mountain Memories. Bluegrass at its very best. Written and recorded by Kentucky native Merrell Boggs. Send $10, plus $2 shipping (check or money order) to: Al Hines, 10078 State Route 47 W., Sidney, OH 45365; 937/498-9927.
BOOK FOR SALE: Death Notices For Jefferson County, Kentucky, And Other Areas. This book mainly focuses on notices from Jefferson County, Kentucky, but also includes some notices for individuals in other counties and other states who may have ties to Jefferson County. Price: $30, includes shipping and handling. Contact: Alan Murray, 1440 Shin-go Avenue, Louisville, KY 40215.
BOOK FOR SALE: The Gift, a wildlife narrative by Janet Neat. It has humorous stories and pictures about various wildlife I have observed in Kentucky and Canada. Proceeds benefit Animal Helpers low cost spay/neuter program. Price: $12.95. Make check payable to: Animal Helpers, 533 Betty Court, Versailles, KY 40383.
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