Letters To The Editor

Each month, The Kentucky Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from our faithful readers. Whenever possible, we try to publish as many of them as possible in the 12 pages we have set aside for "Letters to the Editor."

Here are actual letters from March 2008

Thanks For Breathitt
County Memories
Dear Editor:
I would like to thank The Kentucky Explorer for putting together the two volume set of Breathitt County Memories.
At first I was skeptical about the books, because they are about the last century, 1900, not the 1800s or earlier. I was so pleased to find a story that broke down one of the brick walls on my genealogy. Thanks to these books, I was able to connect what I thought was the correct line that didn't have all the brothers and sisters.
Yes, my great-grandmother's family came from Virginia and North Carolina to Kentucky (Clay, Madison, Breathitt, Owsley, Floyd, and Morgan counties) in the early 1800s.
I still have several Kentucky genealogy walls to break through, and, with luck, I will find the rest of my kin.
I look forward to the magazine more than ever and hope some day to visit your beautiful state.
Keep up the good work.
Gayle Bowers
2703 N. Ella Road
Spokane, WA 99212

Eagle Quilt Pattern Wanted
Dear Editor:
I am a quilter and am interested in finding an eagle quilt pattern.
Also, I am interested in a butterfly coverlet set for a couch and chair.
I will gladly pay the postage.
Dixie Cissell
1207 Ebenezer Church Road
Memphis, IN 47143

Yarn Wanted
Dear Editor:
I want to say thanks to The Kentucky Explorer staff. I enjoy all the old-time true stories readers submit and also the great pictures. There is so much enjoyment in this magazine for such a small price.
I would appreciate any crochet yarn anyone might have that they no longer use. Any color of scraps, partly used skeins, or full skeins would be appreciated. I can also use needles and patterns. I will pay the postage, if requested.
I am handicapped and elderly, but I can crochet and read to pass the time. I hope to make "boggins," socks, sweaters, afghans, etc., for whoever may need them, especially the sick and eldery and for our veterans overseas.
Homemade items mean so much to so many.
I am hoping to hear from readers soon.
Mary Russellburg
513 E. Broadway Street
Mayfield, KY 42006