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 December 2009

Seeds Wanted
Dear Editor:
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.
Edith Stone
355 Park Avenue
North Vernon, IN 47265

The Explorer Takes
Me Back Home

Dear Editor:
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.
Nancy Fyffe
543 E. County Line Road
Springfield, OH 45502

Vinegar Pie Recipe Wanted
Dear Editor:
I would like to have the recipe for vinegar pie.
My mom used to make the pie often, but over time the recipe was lost.
Ethel Hubbard
18 Michigan Avenue, Apt. 12
Dry Ridge, KY 41035

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