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
Recipe For Sweet Potato
I was born in Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, and my father
was William R. Thurman. He served in WWI.
I am now 85 years old.
I am interested in a sweet potato candy recipe, if someone has
one to share.
P. O. Box 24
Paisley, FL 32767
Looking For Old Timey Seeds
I was given an old issue of The Kentucky Explorer, and I spent
hours reading and enjoying it. For me it was like going home.
For several years I have been searching for old timey seeds of
vegetables and flowers that I can save and raise the next year.
If anyone can send me a few seeds of any kind, I would be grateful.
5275 Rochester Road
Beaver Dam, KY 42320
For Frying Rabbit
My mother and father were both natives of Owen County, Kentucky.
My father liked to hunt rabbits, among other game, and I grew
up eating fried rabbit prepared by my mother. I guess I never
paid much attention to how it was fried, so now I would very
much like someone to provide me with a recipe or instructions
on how to fry rabbit.
Any help would be appreciated.
7621 Buford Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Ties To Lee County
I have wanted to write for some time to tell how much I enjoy
The Kentucky Explorer.
Since I was born in Leeco, Lee County, Kentucky, I still feel
ties to Lee County even though we moved to Ohio when I was six
years old. I guess my heart will always be in Kentucky. My parents
were James and Lizzie Jane Shoemaker Haynes, and I know they
would appreciate the magazine as much as I do. My brother, Henry
Raymond Haynes, sacrificed his life at the Battle of the Bulge
in WWII, and his name is on the memorial wall in Beattyville.
The memorial is a great tribute to our young men from Lee County.
Thanks again for all the hard work in keeping the magazine in
4534 Forest Avenue
Norwood, OH 45212
Touch-Me-Not Seeds Wanted
I am looking for old-fashioned flower seeds called touch-me-nots.
They grow approximately 12 feet tall with various colors of blooms
and with seed pods that split at the touch when ripe.
433 Larue Street
Harrodsburg, KY 40330