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

April 2010

Words To Song Wanted
Dear Editor:
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
Dear Editor:
I am searching for the board game, "Fox and Geese." This game was popular in Adair County, Kentucky, in the 1930s and 1940s.
I would appreciate information on how the board was made and how the game was played.
Jimmy Firquin
460 Firquin Road
Columbia, KY 42728

Wants Photo Or Info.
On Snider/Ingham Cemetery

Dear Editor:
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
[email protected]

Wants Info On
Appalachian Volunteers

Dear Editor:
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.
Marie Sammons
P. O. Box 696
Hagerhill, KY 41222
[email protected]