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 September 2009

Guy Blakeman's
Recordings Wanted

Dear Editor:
Kentuckian Guy Blakeman was a well-known fiddler in the 1940s-1950s, and perhaps earlier. A few years ago, I had an e-mail from a lady who said her husband, a great-nephew of Guy Blakeman, had received, as a gift, tape recordings of his music. My efforts to find a source for his recordings has been without result, except a CD which has only a few of his recordings, but includes other kinds of music.
Does anyone know of a source of Guy Blakeman's recordings-either a current source or recordings that could be copied without infringing on copyright laws?
Any help would be appreciated.
Carroll M. Curtis
234 Elkhorn Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
[email protected]

Memories Of My Grandfather,
John Walker, Available

Dear Editor:
I'd like to introduce my first book, Memories of My Grandfather, John Walker. This book tells about my grandfather's life in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, and offers genealogy and obituaries on the Stacys, Bakers, Walkers, Combses, and Camp-bells. This book features the story of my grandfather's life during the Depression and before and after WWII, Also, it tells how the town pulled together during the Depression and WWII. The book has photos and refers to web pages that offer information on genealogy and other stories and pictures.
The book is available at: http://walkerthewalker.googlepages.com/home.
Cynthia Long-Clarke
3355 Johnson Hinkle Place
Bloomington, IN 47408
[email protected]

Kingdom Come State Park
Postcard Wanted

Dear Editor:
I have been a subscriber to The Kentucky Explorer since 1997 and also subscribe for my father, who is 91 years old and living in Henderson, Kentucky.
I have read the book Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come which was given to me by Pastor Oakie when I lived in San Clement, California.
I would like to acquire a postcard of the Kingdom Come State Park for my very old friend, Pastor Oakie.
James D. Blue
Power Generation Foreman Plant "A" Operator
KBR Government Infrastructure
USM-1 Central US Mission Iraq
APO AE 09313 (*US270 9254485)
Iraqna 0790 529 8182
[email protected]

These are just samples of the many letters in each issue of The Explorer.