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
Wanted: Recipe For Lye
I would like to know if any reader might have a recipe for the
old-fashioned lye soap.
I remember when I was young my family made and used it, since
we lived on a farm. The soap would remove most stains.
18 Michigan Avenue, Apt. 12
Dry Ridge, KY 41035
Searching For Relatives
John and Ailene Hayes
In 1959 John and wife, Ailene, lived in Loyall, Harlan County,
Kentucky. They sold and cleaned furnaces. My brother, David Donald
Hall, worked for these folks and enjoyed their friendship as
Don believes they were from the McKee or Gray Hawk area. Don
is 80 years young this month and recovering well from double-lung
Any information can be relayed through me. I'm Don's baby brother.
I've enjoyed The Kentucky Explorer for 12 years.
Franklin Delano Hall
16 Bill Branch Road
Pineville, KY 40977
Dale Hollow And Cumberland
Lakes Photos Wanted
I am interested in any Kentucky Explorer magazines that have
pictures of the Dale Hollow Lake area prior to its being flooded.
I would very much appreciate copies.
Also, if anyone has photos of Cumberland Lake prior to flooding,
I would like those, too.
I will gladly pay for whatever is available.
5521 State Route 132
Batavia, OH 45103