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 July/August 2010
Vinegar Pie Recipe Wanted
I am trying to find the recipe for vinegar pie.
If anyone has this recipe, I would be very grateful to receive a copy.
Fannie Ruth Daniels
P. O. Box 389
Ashland, KY 41105
Lotts Creek Community School Founded By Alice Slone
I currently subscribe to The Kentucky Explorer, and I enjoy the magazine.
I would like to point out an error on page 93 of the May 2010 issue. It is listed that the founder of the Lotts Creek Community School (also known as Cordia) as Alice Stone. The founder was instead Alice Slone. I know since I attended the school for 12 years, and Miss Slone was a constant presence everywhere at the school at that time. She served as principal, fundraiser, and in virtually every capacity. She was a wonderful person whom no one who attended the school could ever forget.
John L. Grigsby
222 Court Square, Apt. 5
Barbourville, KY 40906
How Do I Make Horseradish
Root Into A Condiment
I need help on how to turn horseradish root into an edible condiment. I know that it needs to be ground or shredded, but I don't know what to add to it or where to go from there.
I enjoy the store bought horseradish sauce, but I know the homemade variety has to be great.
Also, I would like a pattern for turning ladies' handkerchiefs into quilt tops.
1158 Alhambra Road
Mayslick, KY 41055
Taught At Wallins Creek,
Harlan County, Kentucky
On page 68 of the April 2010 issue of The Kentucky Explorer is a photo of eight boys. The unidentified boy is me. I am formerly from Harlan County, Kentucky.
Upon returning from the U. S. Navy, where I served from 1943-1946 (USS Diphda AKA 590), I entered Eastern Kentucky University in the fall of 1946 and received my degree in the summer of 1949. I taught industrial arts at Wallins Creek, Harlan County, in 1949-1950. I returned to EKU during the summer of 1950 to begin graduate study. This was when this photo taken.
Earl Wilder was my roommate at EKU, and he introduced me to a pretty girl, Joyce Lewis, from Bell County. Joyce and I will celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary on December 23, 2010. We have two daughters, two granddaughters, one grandson, and one great-grandson. We moved to Maryville, Tennessee, in 1957. Joyce retired from Maryville City Schools in Blount County. We now live in the city of Seymour.
Robert Litton Skidmore
912 E. Nails Creek Road
Seymour, TN 37865
These are just samples of the many letters in each issue of The Explorer.