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 July/August
Klaber And Hammon Reunions
My family roots are deep in Kentucky soil. My father was born
in Menifee County, Kentucky, on July 28, 1911, and he kept us
constantly entertained as children about his family and his beloved
My family and I make an annual trip to Kentucky each summer to
attend our Klaber Family Reunion in Frenchburg and to visit with
some of our Cope and Egelston relatives. We have grown to love
my father's home state as much as he did. This summer will be
a very special trip for us.
On Saturday, July 26, 2008, we will be gathering at 10:00 a.m.
at the Lazarus Bach Cemetery in Breathitt County for the laying
of a Confederate tombstone for my great-great-grandfather, William
Jackson Cope. At 1:00 p.m. the Klaber Family Reunion will be
held in the Menifee County Park at Frenchburg. That evening we
will attend a banquet at the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton in
Lexington for our Hamman Family Reunion.
If readers have any questions about these events, feel free to
Linda Kaye Cope Lanier
1301 N. Camp Bond Road
Tishomingo, OK 73460
I really enjoy The Kentucky Explorer, especially the stories
about the good old days. I also like the photos, good recipes,
and the classified section.
I would like to see more cookbooks for sale containing older
recipes. I enjoy cooking, using old country recipes.
Keep up the good work.
4013 E. Woodford Street
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Magazines Wanted From 1995
I am searching for copies of The Kentucky Explorer for the year
1995. I especially need the month of November.
99 Juniper Drive
Cynthiana, KY 41031
I have lived in Indiana since the age of seven. I am 75 years
old and have beautiful memories of Kentucky. My birthplace was
near Swallowfield, Franklin County, Kentucky. The log house where
I was born housed slaves my great-grandfather, Bates, owned.
The farm was in the Bates name until the late 1980s or early
1990s when my great-uncle and his wife passed on. Unfortunately,
I never got to be with my Kentucky relatives very often and have
lost track of them. This was my father's side of the family.
The most dominate thing that stands out in my memory is that
the ladies were "sweet Southern ladies," and ladies
I was given a subscription to The Kentucky Explorer when my friend
realized I was born in Kentucky.
Southern Indiana is beautiful, but Kentucky takes the prize.
I look forward to reading more about "our" wonderful
Betty L. Stroud
1538 N. Liberty View Road
Milltown, IN 47145