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
Words To Song Wanted
I would like to have the complete words to a song my dad used
to sing before the fireplace in the 1930s.
All I can remember of the song is the following:
"Sometimes I am tossed and driven. Sometimes I have no place
to roam. I've heard of a city called heaven. I've started to
make it my home."
If anyone knows of this song and would send a copy to me, it
would be very much appreciated.
Mrs. V. G. Mills
6756 Highridge Avenue
Florence, KY 41042
Board Game Wanted
I am searching for the board game, "Fox and Geese."
This game was popular in Adair County, Kentucky, in the 1930s
I would appreciate information on how the board was made and
how the game was played.
460 Firquin Road
Columbia, KY 42728
Wants Photo Or Info.
On Snider/Ingham Cemetery
I would like to obtain a photo of the Snider and Ingham Cemetery
off Old Ashes Creek Road above Doe Run in Spencer County, Kentucky.
Shelby and Lillie Daily had a daughter, my aunt, who was buried
there in October 1937. Frank and Myrtle Daily, my parents, have
a son buried there. He died in December 1948. There are no markers
for the graves of these babies.
I would appreciate a photo taken back then of the cemetery or
any help in finding the graves.
Christine Daily Tudor
341 Elliston Road
Richmond, KY 40475
Wants Info On
During the 1960s a group of young people from other parts of
the country came to Eastern Kentucky working as Appalachian Volunteers.
Does anyone remember this group?
I am interested in the group that worked the Little Mud area
of Floyd County, Kentucky. I think there was a book written by
Thomas Kiffmeyer on the group entitled Reformers to Radicals:
The Appalachian Volunteers and the War on Poverty.
I would like information on the book or the group.
P. O. Box 696
Hagerhill, KY 41222