Letters from Leton: Red Corduroy Pants

As we prepare for our Annual Shareholders Meeting on Friday and our first annual meeting without George, I’d like to share this story with you.

Back in December, George and Karen came by to enjoy Christmas lunch with the Jonesville staff. George was wearing red corduroy pants, and it was the last time I saw him.

He mentioned that he had owned the pants for over 30 years and that this was the first time he had been able to wear them!

In spite of what George knew was coming, he maintained his philosophy of “the glass is half full” and was having fun with himself and those around him.

A couple days ago, and each year on the 22nd of April, I put on an old CAT ball cap. The cap was my dad’s, and I do it in remembrance of him.

I think now I am going to go out and buy a pair of red corduroy pants, a couple sizes too small.

Each year on December 14th, I think I will try them on, and maybe one day they will fit me too and remind me of a gentleman I once knew and will always cherish.


“Letters From Leton” is a blog series comprised of the weekly updates that Leton Harding – President, Chairman & CEO of PVB, shares with the Bank’s team members. These newsletters are full of uplifting anecdotes & intriguing insights that are applicable beyond the Bank, so we want to share them with you.