Galilean Children's Home near Corbin, Ky
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yea

Middlesboro, KY

#1574 Oct 15, 2012
I read the book about this..a very good book..
DeadDogsLay

Whitley City, KY

#1576 Oct 25, 2012
I grew up on bee creek rd and often walked to the children's home to see a girl I was struck on. The place was strange for sure and you could tell the kids were afraid and secretive about what when on,, we assumed being orphaned was the glooom but it was not. The gloom was what went on there, col sanders. If the real stories were ever told it would read as an unearthy as the tv series American Horror Story.
from another place

Middlesboro, KY

#1577 Jan 14, 2013
i have read the books ,and yes the 11 herbs and spice man was involved in alot of the scandles with this home,the first book i read over night once i got to reading it i couldnt put it down,but i did talk to a couple people who lived in the home and said the things from the books were so true.the homes still sit in bee creek we went to visit them
Little Girl

Fort Myers, FL

#1581 Jan 30, 2013
I asked the Lord to teach me how to rejoice even in sorrowful conditions. God promises to turn all things around for good - in all conditions. I'm a psychic person and have an ability to perceive information hidden from the normal senses through extrasensory perception (ESP). I know things talked about did happen.
Curious

Pikeville, KY

#1584 Jan 31, 2013
DeadDogsLay wrote:
I grew up on bee creek rd and often walked to the children's home to see a girl I was struck on. The place was strange for sure and you could tell the kids were afraid and secretive about what when on,, we assumed being orphaned was the glooom but it was not. The gloom was what went on there, col sanders. If the real stories were ever told it would read as an unearthy as the tv series American Horror Story.
Interesting, from all the accounts I've read about Preacher Vogel, did he let the girls date? He sounds like he was a strict man. i can't imagine that he would have let you court a girl there.
David

Ormond Beach, FL

#1587 Feb 2, 2013
I just found this thread today. There are MANY false statements. I find it so hard to understand how someone with absolutely zero knowledge of the circumstances regarding the Galilean Children's Home in it's final moments (throes, if you will) can just make nasty statements and expect those of us with a working brain to accept their trash-talk!
I lived there from 5 days old until the 'home' moved to Yalaha, Fl in 1956. I have, in the overall scheme of things, nothing but the fondest and loving memories of the Galilean Children's Home. It really hurts me to hear so many of you, not even born at the time this all happened, slander so many wonderful people.:(
Col. Sanders was our Santa Claus all year long, not just at Christmas! He was a wonderful person who cared so much for the children.
I spent the summer of 1963 working at Kentucky Fried Chicken headquarters in Shelbyville, Kentucky, and I lived with the Col. and his wife. No one could ever ask for a more gracious couple.
Heh-I do have some funny stories, though.
Irene

Cincinnati, OH

#1588 Feb 3, 2013
Hi David, I too lived there until things fell
apart. My life would have been so dreadful as I believe so many otheres would have been if it had not been for Galilean Children's Home.

But Sensationalism sells and that is what a lot of people are looking for.
Yes, Mr. Vogel had rules but when you are responsible for almost 100 children, you have to have bounderies. I and my brother and two sister came from a mother that did not care enough for us to set rules .
I am glad to hear someone stand up and defend a man that can not longer defend himself.
Trudie Edwards

Manchester, TN

#1618 Sep 25, 2014
Pearl wrote:
I am doing some research on the Galilean Children's Home that was located on Bee Creek. It was an orphanage and was in existence from the mid 1930's to the late 1950's. It was eventually closed due to very inappropriate behavior by the Rev. John Vogel who ran the home. Does anyone know who the county attorney was that procecuted Vogel around 1958? I have read both Rev Vogel and his daughter's books and am still trying to gather information. Any comments on this subject are welcome.
Hi Pearl. Haven't posted in a while and was wondering if Athens TN is near where you live if so it's not far from me.
Anonymous

Mccordsville, IN

#1623 Dec 7, 2014
how wrote:
I have read both books also, I was thinking that info was in there. Maybe contact the courthouse and they can tell you who was in office then.
Just ask people of Corbin they know. I went to see about re-opening this children's home Whitley Co wants nothing to do with it. It is near impossible to even get info

Since: Jan 14

Miami, FL

#1624 Dec 8, 2014
My uncle Oliver and two aunts Winnie (mentioned in the book a few times) and Thelma lived there accorfing to 1940 census. Trying to find their records of their stay there. Hoping to shed some light on the name of my grandfather. He might b mentioned in the records.
Trudie Edwards

United States

#1625 Dec 15, 2014
Tamara Milam wrote:
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Just ask people of Corbin they know. I went to see about re-opening this children's home Whitley Co wants nothing to do with it. It is near impossible to even get info
as williamsburg was the county seat for whitley co. records were kept there. Good place to start.

Since: Jan 14

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#1626 Dec 17, 2014
Ninfa wrote:
My uncle Oliver and two aunts Winnie (mentioned in the book a few times) and Thelma lived there accorfing to 1940 census. Trying to find their records of their stay there. Hoping to shed some light on the name of my grandfather. He might b mentioned in the records.
Does anyone who lived there remember my family?
Pearl

Clinton, TN

#1628 Feb 14, 2015
Trudie Edwards wrote:
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Hi Pearl. Haven't posted in a while and was wondering if Athens TN is near where you live if so it's not far from me.
Hi Trudie. I moved about three years ago to Norris, TN. I hope you are doing well. I continued to search the 1940 census for some help with finding your mother, but have never been able to get a good lead. I hope you are doing well.

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