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 wish to share plumgranny seeds with those who send me a self-addressed,
Doris L. Thompson
12400 Appleton Road
Croton, OH 43013
I am looking for a poke "sallet" recipe.
When I was growing up, my mother, Pearl Allen, used to fix this
dish for us. I don't remember recipe.
We have a lot of poke growing here in Georgia. Also, we have
a lot of elderberries, so I am interested in recipes for jelly
2775 Hillside Road
Appling, GA 30802
Green Tomato Relish
I would like a recipe for what my mother called green tomato
relish. She mixed green tomatoes and jalapeno peppers and fermented
it like kraut for 21 days.
Mother canned everything she could to help feed her nine children.
109 Brunie Drive
Wilmore, KY 40390
I would like to find a copy of the book Bloody Harlan.
I was born in the community of Benham in Harlan County, Kentucky.
Lois O. Brundage
P. O. Box 103
Remington, VA 22734
Photo Of Wheelwright Wanted
My mother was born at Wheelwright, Floyd County, Kentucky, and
I have seen a photo taken ca. 1930 of Main Street.
I am putting together a scrapbook of mother's family, the Osbornes
and Hopkins, and would like a copy of the photo.
Also, I would like a photo of the Inland Steel Entrance.
I will pay for any copy fee and postage.
Phyllis Gillum Hall
1568 Pinebluff Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45255