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 July/August 2008


Klaber And Hammon Reunions
Dear Editor:
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 Kentucky.
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 contact me.
Linda Kaye Cope Lanier
1301 N. Camp Bond Road
Tishomingo, OK 73460
lkcopelanier@hotmail.com
580/384-5367


Country Recipes
Dear Editor:
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.
Judy Hammons
4013 E. Woodford Street
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342


Kentucky Explorer
Magazines Wanted From 1995
Dear Editor:
I am searching for copies of The Kentucky Explorer for the year 1995. I especially need the month of November.
Carol Smiley
99 Juniper Drive
Cynthiana, KY 41031


Beautiful Memories
Of Kentucky
Dear Editor:
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 they were.
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 state.
Betty L. Stroud
1538 N. Liberty View Road
Milltown, IN 47145