Author: Leton Harding





Letters From Leton: Those Aha Moments!

We have all had those moments. You know those “aha moments” when the clouds part and we understand. Maybe one of your aha moments was in school as a teacher was explaining an algebra word problem. Perhaps it was when you were watching that mystery movie and the detective explains who did it (a great new… Read more »



Letters From Leton: Grape Nehi!

Long summer nights sitting on the porch gives one time to think and reminisce. As the lightening bugs emerge for their nightly dance, the mind returns to a time of tag, hide and seek, croquet with family and friends and the second most important Holiday to a kid (sorry Easter and Thanksgiving, even Halloween), Fourth of… Read more »



Letters From Leton: Blood Brothers

Lately there has been much on my mind. For a person who has been kindly described by my wife as having an “active mind” (interpretation – shut it down for a while), the events of this year have me in mental overdrive. So, it was with pleasure that this past Saturday I hopped on my riding… Read more »



Letters From Leton: So Sue Me!

While it is good to get excited about big things (birthdays, weddings, grandkids), I also find that it is the unexpected that often brings me great joy. Let me add that sometimes the unexpected  – when you take a few minutes and think about it – really shouldn’t be unexpected. The world has been turned… Read more »



Letters From Leton: Pass It On

Have you ever been the beneficiary of a stranger’s gift? Perhaps you have made your way to the drive-thru window to pick up your sausage biscuit and learned that the person ahead of you has paid for your order! Each summer, the deacons in our church go to a local gas station just off of US-23,… Read more »



Letters From Leton: Fix and Go

Over the years, I have often used regular Appalachian words or phrases that, shall I say, surprise some folks. I can recall using the word “diddle” (Appalachian for “a small chick”) at a Bankers Meeting in Richmond. As I saw the blank stares, I explained the word to a group who, beyond not knowing what… Read more »