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 December
I would like some of the following bean seeds: Kentucky Wax (yellow),
Goose, Greasy, Little Stripes, and Peck to Heal.
Also, I would like some sugar pea seeds. If I remember correctly,
they were small and wrinkled.
I would like to know if anyone knows of a little vine squash
that is yellow and larger on one end and smaller on the other.
It has a very hard hull with seams down the sides. My mother
called this squash a vine sweet potato. She sliced and fried
the squash, and it tasted very much like sweet potato.
355 Park Avenue
North Vernon, IN 47265
The Explorer Takes
Me Back Home
I just received the October issue of The Kentucky Explorer. I
can't wait to read it. Each magazine takes me back home and makes
me feel young again.
I am 88 years old. I was born on December 30th. People were poor
when I was young, but they didn't know it. Every woman worked
during the summer preparing for winter. We ate good and had plenty
of time for leisure activities after working in the barn with
the animals and cutting and carrying in wood.
Neighbors would often visit our house. We would crack nuts, roast
potatoes, pop corn, and make shadows on the wall from the firelight.
I think my generation had so much more fun and appreciated all
the little things.
543 E. County Line Road
Springfield, OH 45502
Vinegar Pie Recipe Wanted
I would like to have the recipe for vinegar pie.
My mom used to make the pie often, but over time the recipe was
18 Michigan Avenue, Apt. 12
Dry Ridge, KY 41035
These are just samples
of the many letters in each issue of The Explorer.