Reader Queries

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

February 2012

Book Wanted
Dear Editor:
I am looking for the book The History of Robertson County by T. Ross Moore.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Marjorie Parker
4395 Pine Ridge Road
Winchester, KY 40391

Apple Gourd Seeds Wanted
Dear Editor:
I would like to have some apple gourd seeds.
If anyone has any to share, I would really appreciate getting them.
Milton Lewis
30 Gault Lane
Columbia, KY 42728

Lyrics To Song Wanted
Dear Editor:
A few years ago, I was at an old-time fiddlers' convention and heard an old song during an evening jam session. It was humorous, and I would very much like to have the words and music to that song. It was called "False Tooth/Teeth Valley."
If anyone could help me out, I would surely appreciate it.
My husband receives The Kentucky Explorer as a gift from our son. It contains some very interesting reading.
Barb Conley
651A Dever Road
Lucasville, OH 45648

Mayflower Coal Mine
Info. Wanted
Dear Editor:
I am seeking information on the Mayflower Coal Mine at Caney, Morgan County, Kentucky.
My father, Robert, was born in 1914 at the mouth of the hollow. His parents were Granville Bailey and Sadie Peters Ingram. He had an older brother, Ralph, and a sister, Verna.
Any information would be appreciated.
Charles Bailey
730 Michael Drive
Carlisle, OH 45005

Seeds Wanted
Dear Editor:
I am interested in any purple hollyhock, red kennys, and touch-me-not seeds.
If any reader has any available, please contact me.
I am very thankful for The Kentucky Explorer.
Keep up the good work.
Anthony Coleman
P. O. Box 363
Hardy, KY 41531