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
County Maps Wanted
I would like to buy an atlas of Kentucky County Maps compiled
several years ago by C. J. Puetz of Lyndon Station, Wisconsin.
I have a copy, but it is worn from a lot of use.
The Kentucky Explorer is a wonderful magazine.
83 Beckye Lane
Hanson, KY 42413
Of Bertha Cornett
I would like to find anyone who knew Pearl and Mae Cornett around
1930 up to now. They were from Perry and Harlan counties in Kentucky.
I am one of their granddaughters. My mother, Bertha, was their
third child. She grew up in Little Laurel, Harlan County. I am
looking for pictures of her, including school pictures. She
attended Pine Mountain Settlement School, ca. 1948-1949. She
also went to Turkey Fork, Issac Creek, and Little Laurel schools.
I was so excited when one of my mother's sisters called and said
she knew someone who had a photo of my mother when she was younger.
The photo was in the June 2008 issue, page 67 of The Kentucky
Explorer. The information submitted stated that the two ladies
in front were Bertha and Evelee Cornett. The ladies were Evelee
and Janette Cornett, my aunts, not Mother.
Bertha Cornett was born December 15, 1926.
If anyone has any information to share, please feel free to contact
736 Ward Mill Road
Baxter, TN 38544
Like To Buy Old Record
I'm looking for a Bluegrass 45 rpm record that was released in
1969 on the Jalyn label. It was by Estil Stewart and the Flat
Mountain Boys. Roses of Yesterday and Someday The Tables Will
Turn, Dear were the songs on the record.
I would like to buy the record, if someone has one for sale,
or I would be happy with a recorded copy.
Cuddles C. Newsome, my father-in-law, was a member of the group.
All of the group were from Eastern Kentucky and performed in
Ohio and West Virginia.
Cuddles past away in 1994 and the family doesn't have a copy
of the record.