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 November
James Clark Fryman (or J. C.) married Georgeanna Yazell in 1902
at Hilda, Rowan County, Kentucky. J. C. lived and reared 12 children
on a farm which joins the property where the schoolhouse still
stands. Russell Fryman, their eldest son, born in 1905, is my
father. While researching I found that the Rowan County Board
of Education purchased a tract of land from Seth and Mary Cooper
in 1895 for the purpose of a school.
I am seeking the name, any information, and photos of a one-room
schoolhouse at Brushy Fork of Triplett Creek where my father
attended in the early 1900s (now called Big Brushy Road).
I would also like information on two small towns from the early
1900s known as Hilda and Smile, Kentucky. They are believed to
be in the same area as the schoolhouse.
I would appreciate any help and will pay for copies of photos.
1236 Prewitt Grassy Lick Pike
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
I, as many people, enjoy a good lavender soap, and I was able
to get some from a lady in Florida at the cost of $5 per 2 oz.
bar. This is too expensive to supply my needs. I need to make
The soap is made from the cream of goat's milk, and it is unreal
how great it is.
If anyone has a recipe to share with me, I would be willing to
share some of the soap.
I live in Crittenden County, where there are many goats. Most
of them are meat goats, but some are dairy goats, so I have a
good supply of the milk.
253 Old Jims Mine Road
Marion, KY 42064
I am interested in postcards of covered bridges. I have a hand-painted
photo of a covered bridge my brother did for me. It is beautiful.
I would also like some four o'clock seeds, if someone has some
1040 Logana Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356
And Bean Seeds Wanted
I am looking for someone who does machine quilting in my area.
Also, I'm looking for the words to Somewhere Over The Rainbow
and In The Pines.
If anyone has any mole bean seeds I will gladly pay for them
and the postage.
I enjoy The Kentucky Explorer very much.
8624 Bluebell Drive
Louisville, KY 40219