Letters From Leton: The Last Of The Tomatoes

Well, there it is. The last of the tomatoes gathered from plants I spent all summer tending to. There may be a few more, but I kind of doubt it.

These tomatoes were shared with my family, friends and even a stranger or two.

Among the many blessings of living here in Appalachia is the seasons. I mean the fruit and vegetable seasons as well as the beautiful seasons of the year.

In late April and May, we all rush to the roadside stand to buy fresh strawberries, soon followed by blueberries, apples, grapes, green beans, and my favorite, tomatoes.

Fresh and delicious.

What makes much of these delectables even better is that we often grow them, or our neighbors do, right here in our communities. 

I think I can even taste the care and love put into growing the crops and tending the orchards.

Some folks like the same old same old. Not me – give me the changes of the seasons and the changes in life.

For without change, what a dull life it would be.

Stay safe.

– Leton

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