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 Well, the month of October has brought some interesting anniversaries for us. On October 25, we celebrated 48 years of marriage.
On October 6, Glen celebrated fifty years since his high school graduation.
On October 17 our residency of forty years in California ended and we officially became residents of South Dakota. Please note, WE HAVE NOT MOVED TO SOUTH DAKOTA. We simply have changed our residency from California to South Dakota and a company named Alternative Resources will now forward our mail to us wherever we may be. We stayed in South Dakota for two nights and on the 18th we woke up to snow on the ground. That was definitely our sign that God wanted us to leave.
On October 24 our granddaughter Kate celebrated her 19th birthday. She is now a sophomore at Manhattan Christian College and Kansas State University.
We are currently in Peculiar, Missouri at an RV park. We are about 25 miles from Matthew in Kansas. We are enjoying getting to see Matt and his family frequently. We took Caleb to see a movie, Open Season, this week. What a delight it was to listen to Caleb giggle with delight as he watched that animated movie. Grammie and Grandpa kind of enjoyed it, too.
Today is my 69th birthday. I don’t know about you, but for myself, I just didn't think the world would last long enough for me to be so close to 70! A very special perk of traveling is that I get to celebrate my birthday with family. What fun!
On November 3 we had the joy and privilege of driving to Carthage, Missouri to participate in the Precious Moments annual holiday candle lighting. Another perk in traveling as we do is getting to participate in special events all over the country. If you have not visited the Precious Moments Park in Carthage, MO, you should add it to your “Must Do” list. Sam Butcher, the creator of the Precious Moments figurines and the park, is a devout Christian. That is evident all over the park, but particularly in the program presented at the Fountain of the Angels. My hat is off to Mr. Butcher for including his faith in everything at the park. Once we walked out of the Fountain of the Angels program, it seemed the whole world, at least the whole park, was lighted with Christmas lights. Glen and I had the privilege of taking a very quiet stroll along the path to the Chapel. We were able to view the cherubs in memory of our boys being surrounded by beautiful white lights. It is hard to get good pictures of night lights, but I am going to share them with you anyway, hoping that you can catch a small glimpse of the amazing aura that surrounds the Precious Moments park, especially at the Holiday season.
I have finished three classes for my Master’s degree in Conflict Management. I now realize I will not be able to complete the program by the time I am 70, so I guess 71 or 72 will have to do. I am truly enjoying this major; however my next class is in Biblical Hermeneutics, and it is anyone’s guess as to how I will do in that class.
We would appreciate prayer as I continue to have more medical tests. The “viral asthma” seems to linger on, and we are still pursuing the cause of these symptoms.  Our current plan is to arrive in Tombstone, AZ by Thanksgiving, and possibly spend Christmas in Rocklin, CA. We have reservations to arrive at Morro Bay, CA by January 11, and we will definitely keep that reservation. Morro Bay is still our very favorite place in the USA and we are looking forward to our time there.
In Him,
Glen and Marilyn Heavilin
3700 S. Westport Ave, #541
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Marilyn Heavilin
author of Roses In December

Glen and Marilyn, spring of 1958


Glen and Marilyn, October 25, 2006


Fountain of the Angels, November 3, 2006


Three cherubs on walk to chapel at Precious Moments, Carthage, Missouri in memory of Nathan, Jimmy, and Ethan Heavilin


Christmas figures on fence at Precious Moments, Carthage, Missouri


The Precious Moments chapel at night with lighted trees in foreground.


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