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
Thanks For Breathitt
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
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.
2703 N. Ella Road
Spokane, WA 99212
Eagle Quilt Pattern Wanted
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
I will gladly pay the postage.
1207 Ebenezer Church Road
Memphis, IN 47143
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.
513 E. Broadway Street
Mayfield, KY 42006