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

November 2015

Baked Bean Recipe Wanted
Dear Editor:
At many family gatherings, my mother would bring baked beans. As far as I know, she never wrote down the recipe, but I think it was later found in an old recipe book that has been misplaced.
One of the ingredients in the baked beans was Brer Rabbit molasses, and I am almost sure that the amount was given in ounces instead of a fraction of a cup.
Any help in recovering this recipe will be much appreciated.
I have been a subscriber to The Kentucky Explorer for years and greatly enjoy it.
Carroll M. Curtis
234 Elkhorn Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601

Response From Photo
Dear Editor:
I received a phone call from Nookie Patrick after a photo I submitted of Brother Tadpole was printed in the July/August 2015 issue of The Kentucky Explorer. It was good to talk to the person who was responsible for bringing my husband and me together 65 years ago.
When I submit information to The Explorer, I get calls from all over.
I really enjoy the stories written by Ralph Hall. I know him and his wife.
God bless our coal miners.
Margaret Samons
3197 Sharon Boulevard
Quinton, AL 35130

Info. Wanted On Steely Veach
Dear Editor:
In 1952 a gentleman by the name of Steely Veach directed music in the school I attended in Mt. Healthy, Ohio. It was told that he returned to his home state of Kentucky.
I would appreciate any information on Mr. Veach. There were times when I was a thorn in his flesh.
Rolla Eich
1153 Richard Street
Miamisburg, OH 45342

Wax Pole Bean Seeds Wanted
Dear Editor:
I am looking for some Kentucky Wonder Wax Pole Bean seeds. These beans are yellow in color. I bought seeds from two different seed companies and both turned out mixed with green beans. They must have shared the same supplier.
If any readers have any seeds to share, please contact me.

These are only a few of the many queries inside The Kentucky Explorer.