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
I am trying to find a recipe for pickled meat (pork and beef).
If anyone has a recipe, I would be very grateful to receive a
I enjoy reading The Kentucky Explorer.
George R. Martin
1844 Hannah Lane
Grayson, KY 41143
Salt Risen Bread Recipe
I have been trying to find a recipe for salt risen bread. I have
several, but they don't seem to be what I want. The bread I have
been making from these recipes is good, but it doesn't have the
smell or the texture of the bread I remember when I was young.
Any help would be appreciated.
Steve A. Faul
1604 KY HWY 3170
Maysville, KY 41056
Words To Song Wanted
I am looking for the words of an old song. I believe the title
was "Jennie Melissa." The theme was a traveling man
being introduced to a local woman to whom he became engaged.
The last part was about his peeking through the keyhole and seeing
her getting ready for the ball. "Her teeth and one eye she
laid upon the table, her glossy curls she took down from the
peg, and I laughed out as quiet as I was able, when I saw her
pulling on a wooden leg. I can't take Jennie Melissa for my wife.
I put my trunk upon my back and out of town I traveled. Oh, I
never was so sad in all my life."
I would gladly pay postage or a fee to get the words of the first
part of the song.
617 Greenbriar Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
Where Is Harrison Located?
I have gotten myself into a controversy over where a town called
Harrison was located sometime during the late 1700s or early
It is my understanding that it was located in Pulaski County,
Kentucky, somewhere between what is now Cain's Store on Highway
8 and Faubush on Highway 196 and west of Highway 3262.
I have found where the Harrison voting precinct was and is and
where Harrison Knob was, but I have not pinpointed where the
old water mill, boardwalks, and other buildings were.
If any readers have any pictures, maps, or any other information
that will help determine the existence and location of Harrison,
I would like to hear from them.
405 Westwood Drive
Nancy, KY 42544