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
White Gingerbread Recipe
My mother, Lillie Johnson, lived above Weeksbury (Floyd County,
Kentucky) with her parents, David Dock and Laurena Hall Johnson,
in the early 1900s. Mom always made a delicious white gingerbread.
When I was eight months old (1928), we lived in Dad's hometown
in Wisconsin. All of us loved the gingerbread recipe. I was abroad
when Mom died. When I got home, my sister was emptying our home.
She might have taken the recipes, and I never thought to inquire,
as we were all under stress.
If a reader knows of such a recipe, I would really like to have
a copy of it.
The last sister of Mom's family of 13 died recently. She was
101, and I never thought to ask her about her recipes.
I do hope someone can help. As a diabetic, I probably could not
eat the gingerbread, but at 85 I might risk one piece.
Mrs. R. Armour
7414 Spring Village Drive
Springfield, VA 22150
WWII Veteran Would Like
To Hear From Servicemen
I was in the Third Division in Europe in WWII, and I would like
to hear from anyone who was in this division, for I don't think
two many of us are left.
I will be 90 years old on February 9, 2014.
I would like to hear from anyone who was in the service, for
we are all brothers in arms.
I enjoy The Kentucky Explorer.
3093 Jordan Fork
Olive Hill, KY 41164
I am looking for any information, photos, or stories pertaining
to the area where Sugar Creek runs into the Kentucky River in
At one time, there was a small town and a shipping point with
a ferry called Quantico. Over time the town disappeared, but
into the 1920s the locale remained an entertainment area which
offered steamboat rides, picnics, and large fish frys with entertainment.
I would like any information, including anything about the families
who lived in the area, for my book.
Thanks for any help.
6583 N. KY 501
Kings Mountain, KY 40442
Pomegranate Seeds Wanted
I would like to request some pomegranate seeds.
They are also called plum granny seeds.
Rosetta Salyers Carty
HC 60 Box 92
Salyersville, KY 41465
These are only two of the
many queries inside The Kentucky Explorer.