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

April 2012

Bean Seeds Wanted
Dear Editor:
I recently read in The Kentucky Explorer about a frozen freezer fruit cake recipe.
If anyone has this recipe, I would appreciate a copy, for my husband loves fruit cake.
Also, if anyone has any old-fashion fall beans, cornfield beans, and Greasy Grit bean seeds, I would like to have some.
My husband and I have moved from Lexington to Nicholasville and are looking forward to our first garden here.
Adelene Adams
201 Walden Way
Nicholasville, KY 40356

Vinegar Butter Recipe Wanted
Dear Editor:
I am looking for a recipe for vinegar butter. I have an apple filling and a strawberry filling recipe.
My husband's mother used this vinegar butter for some of her stack cakes. She is now gone, as well as the recipe.
For those who respond, I thank you very much ahead of time. May God bless and keep you.
Teresa A. Helton
8488 Villa Circle
Sellersburg, IN 47122

Muskmelon Seeds Wanted
Dear Editor:
I enjoy reading The Kentucky Explorer magazine. Not too long ago, someone was offering some large muskmelon seeds.
If that person still has some of these seeds available, I would like to have a few.
Ralph Ham
2543 Baver Road
Batavia, OH 45103