Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 13, 1991
Project: Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project
Interview SummaryIn this issue of Pondering Kentucky, Glen Bastin first meets with David Seamstack, the owner of the company that produced the song "Happy Birthday to You" by Mildred and Patty Hill. Their conversation details the song's creation and the legal copyright history of the song.
Next, Bastin speaks with Ben Seeny, the Mayor of Columbus, Kentucky. They discuss the city's revenue, taxes, location, and history, including Columbus (Ky.) nearly becoming the United States Capital. Bastin also speaks with Seeny about his career as a fisherman.
Glen Bastin also meets with Charles Logsdon, a sheriff and historian in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The conversation focuses on John Hunt Morgan's attack on Elizabethtown during the Civil War, and the cannonballs that remain in the city today.
Bastin then shares a story of Ben Hardin, a lawyer in Bardstown, and his relationship with a United States president.
The next segment highlights Roger Barber, who was a photographer for an image that was featured in "A Guide to the Ferns and Wildflowers of Kentucky" by Mary Wilson. In his image, there is a fairy, which has caused confusion amongst readers. Bastin and Barber discuss the story behind the fairy.
Finally, Bastin travels to Trappist, Kentucky to visit the Abbey of Gethsemani. He speaks with Brother Christianson, who provides a tour of the property, and shares what life is like as a monk.
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Interview KeywordHappy Birthday to You (Song) Birthday Music Song Mildred and Patty Hill Kentucky Civil War Columbus (Ky.) United States Capital Fishing Fish Confederates John Hunt Morgan Elizabethtown (Ky.) Bardstown (Ky.) James Buchanan A Guide to the Ferns and Wildflowers of Kentucky (Book) Nature Nelson County (Ky.) Christianity Monks Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani
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