Reader Queries

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

March 2009

Old Fashioned Cushaw
And Pumpkin Seeds Wanted

Dear Editor:
I am looking for some old-fashioned, long neck cushaw and yellow pumpkin seeds.
If any reader has a few to share, I would really appreciate receiving them.
Lewis I. Hunt
60 Hickory Flats
Prestonsburg, KY 41653

Researching Emerson
"Doc" Beauchamp

Dear Editor:
I am looking for stories about Emerson "Doc" Beauchamp, one of Kentucky's most interesting political figures.
If readers have stories to share, please contact me.
Mark Griffin
2164 Orndorff Mill Road
Russellville, KY 42276
[email protected]

"Sweet Bread"
Recipe Wanted

Dear Editor:
I am looking for a recipe for "sweet bread" that my grandmother and great-grandmother made when I was a child.
The bread had the consistency of course, homemade bread. It was sweet and slightly yellow in color with a crusty top. It was cooked/baked in an iron skillet.
My mother, Grace Henson, could not remember how her mother made the bread, so we are hoping that Kentucky Explorer readers might have a recipe they would share with us.
I grew up in Russell Springs, Kentucky, and my grandmother's family lived in the area their entire lives.
Readers may contact me or my mother with information.
Barbara Ford
Grace Henson
244 Hadley Street
Republic, MO 65738

Trying To Find A Friend
Dear Editor:
I'm interested in locating Jeannette Holcomb who graduated from Cumberland High School in 1952. She was a special friend of Barbara Sue Kilgore.
If anyone has any information on Jeannette Holcomb or her family, please contact me.
Arlie Stacy
627 Crossfield Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46239