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 June 2007
BOOK FOR SALE: Manchester Memorial Garden Cemetery, Clay County, Kentucky, consists of names of the deceased, birth date, birth place, death date, death place, parents' name, spouse's name, marriage date, and marriage place. Price: $20, plus $3 S/H. Contact: Maggie Bowling, 3712 N. Highway 421, Manchester, KY 40962; 606/599-1840.
WANTED: Pre-1940 metal/tin toy automobiles/trucks. Must have original paint. Serious Bluegrass collector. Contact via letter with measurements, markings, and photo (if possible). I will contact you back by phone. Contact: Rex Donovan, 4185 Highway 562, Warsaw, KY 41095.
VACATION CABIN RENTALS: Near Red River Gorge/Natural Bridge State Resort Park. Open all year. One to ten couples, jacuzzis, fireplaces, linens, and satellite TV. Great for reunions, meetings, and getaways. Contact: 877/663-005;
ANTIQUE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS REPAIR AND REBUILDING: Pump organs, melodeons, and tabletop crank organs. Call: 859/885-4918.
MACHINE QUILTING: Baby to king size. Call: Laverna Napier, 513/422-2725.
WANT TO BUY: Jim Bunning items, both political and baseball. Please be willing to fully describe item, the condition, and price wanted. Contact: Rex, 502/664-9774; or [email protected]
NEAR MISSES: Growing Up In Bowling Green With World War 2, Fledgling Femme Fatales and Fallible Football Fortunes is my new book describing the pains and pleasures of growing up in south-central Kentucky during the WWII era, 1938-1950. Hardcover, 529 pages, lots of photos. Price: $29.95, plus $4 postage and insurance. Contact: Robert Dickey, 1114 Park Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101; 270/843-8358; or
WANTED: Pattern for sheep or lamb, also pattern for bonnet. I am interested in the old Baptist songbook. Contact: Dorothy L. Davis, 59 Chestnut Court, Mans-field, OH 44876.
TEE-SHIRTS AND BOOKS FOR SALE: The book Excerpts From The Check Board, ($18-shipping included) has 148 heavy, glossy pages of pictures selected from Consolidation Coal Company's magazines printed from 1943 to 1952. It covers everything from the origins of Jenkins in 1912 to family, school, and community events through 1952. Older readers enjoy seeing again the faces of their friends and neighbors from long ago. The mighty Cavaliers, the Dunham High Blue Devils, Kid's Day scenes, mine rescue, scouting competitions, and band concerts; all these were important to us in Old Jenkins. Younger readers enjoy having Excerpts books to document family history and to let them see their grandparents and other relatives enjoying life in Jenkins, Consol's model coal town. You will want to buy a copy of Excerpts From The Check Board for every member of your family. The tee-shirts ($18, shipping included) are white cotton with "Jenkins High School" in green letters over the drawing of the Old School, as it appeared on graduation announcements. Specify large, extra-large, or 2X. Proceeds will help renovate the C. V. Snapp Memorial Auditorium section of the Old School. Order from: Betty Hunsaker, Old Jenkins School Committee, P. O. Box 870, Jenkins, KY 41537; or 606/832-4400.
WANTED: Want to buy coal company scrip or tokens. Describe condition and send prices to: Charles Miller, 200 W. 900 N., Wawaka, IN 46794; or call: 260/502-7009.
BOOKS FOR SALE: Watts Cooking Volume I, sells for $7; Watts Cooking Volume II, sells for $10. Order them today, plus $3 shipping and handling. Contact: Brenda Turner Watts, 167 Burton Subdivision Road, Nancy, KY 42544; 606/871-9291.
CIVIL WAR BOOK FOR SALE: Of Savage Fury The Battle Of Richmond, Kentucky, by Anthony Hawkins. Available in softback for $30, postpaid; or hardback for $40, postpaid. Kentucky residents please add 6% state sales tax. Order from: Hawkins Historical Publications, P. O. Box 63, Ashcamp, KY 41512; or online at:
The Explorer contains pages of classifieds each month.