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 October 2006

Tobacco Worm Bean Seeds
Dear Editor:
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 eat.
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.
Marjorie Kelly
45 Kentucky Avenue
Wurtland, KY 41144

Mink Post Office
Dear Editor:
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.
Glenda Adams
112 Pelican Drive
Gray, KY 40734