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 January 2006



Request For Cake Recipes
Dear Editor:
I really enjoy The Kentucky Explorer magazine.
I would like to request recipes for cakes.
If anyone has any good ones to share, I would like to try them.
Diane Johnson
395 Sportsman Lake
Lebanon KY 40033


Searching For Old Buddy;
Wants Mountain Tea Start

Dear Editor:
I look forward to receiving The Kentucky Explorer each month. I have found some new friends through this wonderful magazine.
I have several copies of The Explorer which I will sell for 25 cents each, plus postage.
I am still looking for an old school buddy of mine from 65 years ago. We attended the Baker or McDaniel School on Little Cott in Lawrence County, Kentucky.
I live in another state because I have had no choice, but I will always be a hillbilly.
If anyone has a start of the plant that mountain folk called mountain tea or teaberry, I would appreciate it if they would send it to me. I will pay the postage. We used to find this plant in the woods. We would check the leaves the same time every year. The plant produced red berries.
I am a gardener and raise flowers. I will share seeds, plants, and bulbs.
Marie Stone
8660 Lilly Chapel Georgeville Road
West Jefferson, OH 43162


Cornbread Salad
Recipes Wanted

Dear Editor:
I read in The Kentucky Explorer where a lady had written a letter thanking readers for sharing cornbread salad recipes.
I really like cornbread any way it is fixed, and I would be grateful if readers would share their recipes.
Sallie V. Brady
4211 W. HWY 146
LaGrange, KY 40031
Harrison County Native
Dear Editor:
I truly enjoy The Kentucky Explorer, as I relate to so many of the articles.
I was born near Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, in 1913, and moved to Greenfield, Ohio, in the dry year of 1930.
I attended a one-room school at Beaver Valley and later high school at Oddville in Harrison County.
I sure would appreciate a photo of Beaver Valley School.
W. W. Ravenscraft
1427 State Route 138 N. E.
Greenfield, OH 45123