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

February 2008


Wants Recipe For
Cornmeal Mush
Dear Editor:
My dad, Phillip Cornett, born in 1885, had an old-fashioned recipe for cornmeal mush. He made it with cornmeal, eggs, and maybe water and milk.
The recipe was so good. I should have paid closer attention when he made it.
Any help would be appreciated.
Curtis C. Cornett
8910 Eby Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46835


Old Book Wanted
Dear Editor:
I went to grade school in Lawrence County, Kentucky, at Tadpole Schoolhouse in 1955 to the early 1960s. I would like to find a copy of a book we read there with stories about How The Robin Got Its Red Breast, Hansel And Gretel, and many others.
I would appreciate any help.
The Kentucky Explorer magazine is a delight and a great reminder of who we are. Keep up the good work.
Danny Preston
7729 Windover Way
Titusville, FL 32780
DPreston@ouc.com


M. C. Napier High School
Yearbook Wanted
Dear Editor:
I am trying to find a yearbook dated 1965-1966 of M. C. Napier High School in Perry County, Kentucky.
If anyone has one for sale or knows where I can find one, please contact me.
Dorothy Huff
3852 Polls Creek Road
Smilax, KY 41764