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 May 2010
Does Anyone Remember The
Barbecue Pit In Williamsburg?
The story on page 91 of the March 2010 issue of The Kentucky
Explorer entitled "John White's Hamburger Stand" reminded
me of a barbeque pit in Williamsburg, Whitley County, Kentucky.
The business was located off Highway 92 on the west side of the
Cumberland River. The old man made and sold barbecue sandwiches,
along with soda and chips. All the prices were listed, and he
operated on the honor system. I have never tasted a better beef
barbecue sandwich than what he made. I cannot remember his name,
but I can still taste the sandwiches. He operated there in the
1970s and 1980s.
I hope someone in the Williams-burg area has information about
him and will send it to The Kentucky Explorer to be published.
He was a mighty fine man and had many customers and friends.
Porter L. Maiden
91 Porter Maiden Road
Pineville, KY 40977
Wants Book Of Poems
During the late 1980s, I entered a poetry contest in California.
I won several awards for a poem I had written. The poem was published
in a book called The Golden Treasury of Great Poems by John Campbell
and Eddie Lou Cole.
I wonder if anyone remembers this contest. I have searched and
found that there are three volumes of the book with the same
I would like a copy of my poem from the book in which it was
published or would like to purchase the book containing the poem.
P. O. Box 693
Hagerhill, KY 41222
Agrees With Cooking In
Cast Iron; Greasy Bean Seeds Wanted
Thanks for such a great connection to the days gone by through
the pages of The Kentucky Explorer.
I agree with the woman regarding cooking in cast iron. Cast iron
utensils are the best for cooking, and I use them often.
If anyone has any greasy bean seeds to spare, I would be very
grateful to get some and will pay the cost.
602 Hammonds Fork Road
Mount Vernon, KY 40456
These are just samples
of the many letters in each issue of The Explorer.