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
Baked Bean Recipe Wanted
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
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
When I submit information to The Explorer, I get calls from all
I really enjoy the stories written by Ralph Hall. I know him
and his wife.
God bless our coal miners.
3197 Sharon Boulevard
Quinton, AL 35130
Info. Wanted On Steely
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.
1153 Richard Street
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Wax Pole Bean Seeds Wanted
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.