Life as a Lehman

Having grown up with the name Lehman, I have lived the life of misspellings. Now that I go by two last names, as in Glenda Lehman Ervin, the chances for a typo have increased dramatically. So much so, in fact that I keep a file. Irvin, Erwin, Glenna, Linda, Brenda — you get the idea. And that is understandable. I should thank the (former) Lehman’s Brothers for at least popularizing the spelling of my maiden name.

We often look at our reports to see how folks are coming to our site. We’re not being nosy — just trying to discover the best ways for you to find us. I was interested to see all the derivatives of the spelling of our family name.

My brother Galen (CEO) and father Jay (founder) also have many misspelling stories. In our area, Lehman is a fairly common surname, so we always know when someone's not from here!

My brother Galen (CEO) and father Jay (founder) also have many misspelling stories. In our area, Lehman is a fairly common surname, so we always know when someone’s not from here!

A common, and certainly understandable, misnomer is Layman’s. After all, that’s phonetic. We also get Lemans, Leighmans, Lehmanns, Lahmans, and Leemans, well as Kidron Hardware Store, Amish Hardware Store, and Non-Electric Appliance Store. I am sure you aren’t missing the irony here — we use high tech to sell low tech so people are googling our non-electric merchandise.

Some of the other interesting search terms include wooden buckets, grain mills, clothesline parts, wood stoves and hand-crank ice cream makers. Only at Lehman’s Amish Non-Electric Kidron Hardware Store, right?

Glenda Ervin

About Glenda Ervin

Lehman’s Vice President of Marketing and daughter of founder Jay Lehman. She has filled her home with Lehman's products, and enjoys the challenge of using low tech in a high tech life. In addition to media relations and advertising for Lehman's, she speaks to groups about the history of Lehman's and the unique growth of the family owned and operated business.