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 October
In the July/August issue of The Kentucky Explorer, Mrs. Eudell
Ruggle Hardy wanted some tobacco worm bean seeds. I have never
heard of them. A friend did some research on the Internet, and
she said they are an heirloom pole bean and are delicious to
I would like to have a few to get a start, if anyone has any
extra. I like to plant old time seeds.
I went to Upper Jacks Creek Grade School in Floyd County from
1940 to 1948. My maiden name was Caudill, and I had a younger
brother, Freddie. He is deceased now. I also had a stepsister,
Aredia Hall; and two stepbrothers, Bennie, Jr., and Clark Hall.
Aredia and Bennie, Jr., are deceased, and Clark's health is bad.
Keep up the good work with the magazine. I read it from cover-to-cover.
45 Kentucky Avenue
Wurtland, KY 41144
On the front cover of the September 2002 issue of The Kentucky
Explorer was a photo (submitted by Donnie Craft) of the Parker
family of Knox County, taken ca. 1900, and a house that had a
sign that read Mink Post Office. The caption indicated that the
house was still standing in 2002.
I would like to know the location of this post office (even if
it's no longer there today) and to correspond with Mr. Craft.
My great-grandmother was a Mink from Knox County, Kentucky, and
I would like to know if I have any family ties to this post office.
112 Pelican Drive
Gray, KY 40734