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
Old Recording Wanted
Years ago I heard a recording of "What It Was, Was Football"
by Andy Griffith before he became famous.
I would like to obtain a copy of this recording or a copy of
I lived for six years at Elkatawa in Breathitt County, while
I was a student at Asbury Seminary in Wilmore. Later I lived
a total of 20-plus years at Scottsville in Allen County.
Although I was born and reared in South Dakota, I feel that I
am a naturalized Kentucky citizen present-ly living in Virginia.
I am looking forward to hearing where I can get this material.
I really enjoy The Kentucky Explorer.
32 New Brunswick Road
Fischerville, VA 22939
Vintage Quilt-Top Pattern
My husband and I have been subscribing to The Kentucky Explorer
since 1988. We have always been pleased with all the articles
and photos in the magazine.
Several times when I have needed information on something, Explorer
readers have come through and helped me.
Now I need help in locating a pattern or instructions for a Vintage
Paragon Baltimore Bride's bed-size quilt top (No. 01167) to be
I purchased a bag at a yard sale with the quilt stamped cross
stitched panels and all the thread kit, but it did not have the
pattern with it.
Any help would be appreciated in finding this pattern.
Also, I'm looking for a pattern for a crocheted thimble/needle
holder, which looks like a mini sombrero.
I will pay for copies of these patterns.
2935 Yoder Tipton Road
Taylorsville KY 40071
Biscuit Recipe Wanted
My husband, Marvin D. Badger, has been gone now for four years.
He passed away September 14, 2010. I still miss him.
If any reader has an old- fashioned buttermilk recipe, I would
like to have a copy.
8964 E. Georgetown Road
Columbus, IN 47201
I am having trouble with my family connection to Visa Hooper.
I need to know who Visa's parents were. I think Visa might have
been born in Kentucky, or possibly Indiana, between 1836-1850.
Her name could possibly be Rebecca Visa. She was married to George
Hillard. They had a son, John Hillard, who married a Catherine
Clark who was born in 1854. John and Catherine's child was Rebecca,
and she married Orville Long. Their son was Alfred Long.
I have looked everywhere and can't find any information.
If someone has similar family members, feel free to contact me.
3355 E. John Hinkle Place
These are only a few of the many queries
inside The Kentucky Explorer.