Tag: LetonsLetters

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 »









Rosie the Riveter

Letters From Leton: Rosie the Riveter!

As many (if not most) of you know, I love history–Learning from those who faced challenges and interacted with friends (and former enemies) and learning why they did what they did. One aspect of being a lover of history is iconic pictures (pictures, after all, are worth 1,000 words) and paintings from those times. A picture that… Read more »