THE HEAVILIN HERALD
The theme for this newsletter is “A Friend at Every Stop.” We had the joy of meeting friends that we have had, some for many years, but we have never met them face to face before.
Our first friends were in Plano, Texas. I communicated via e-mail several years ago with Win and Steve Marsh. Three of their five daughters died in the 1990's. We “met” on Prodigy, but never had the privilege of meeting face to face until this past month. I know that Win and I could have talked well into the night, but unfortunately we needed to move on.
Next we got to meet my very dear and new friends, Jaime and her husband, Sonny. They live in New Orleans. I “met” Jaime on the Trinity Seminary forum on line almost two years ago. Jaime and Sonny were willing to drive to Clinton, MS, about 100 miles from their home, just to meet us. I know that Jaime and I could have talked well into the night, too, but we needed to get to Birmingham by the weekend.
We arrived in Birmingham on Saturday where we got to rekindle our friendship with Dave and Marlene Paumen who were in our young marrieds’ Sunday school class at Community Bible Church in the 70's. We had the privilege of speaking to the young marrieds class at their church on Sunday. On Monday evening, Marlene had arranged for me to speak to several couples who had lost a child. On Tuesday I had a chance to meet another friend who is on the authors’ chat with me. Julie Morris and her husband Arthur are great hosts and it was a joy to meet them. (I’m sorry, Julie, I forgot my camera.) Julie’s husband is building a house boat so that they can enjoy the rivers in their area. Tuesday evening I had the privilege of speaking to about 20 moms who have lost a child. (I forgot my camera again!) One thing I learned is that speaking three days in a row really wears me out, but I loved doing it.
After we left Birmingham, we drove to Memphis by way of Tupelo, MS where Elvis was born. We were very impressed with Tupelo.
In Memphis, we enjoyed touring Graceland again and meeting the DJs at Sirius radio. We were even interviewed by a DJ on Sirius. We happened to be at Graceland the week end that the limited edition of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle commemorating thirty years since Elvis’s death was unveiled. Many riders took part in a fund raiser for Diabetes. More than $100,000 was raised.Two hundred Harley’s sure can be noisy!
We also visited Sun Records where Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis all made their first records.
Then we had a chance to visit our friends Vicki and Wally Swanson at their home and enjoyed a wonderful dinner together.
We are now in Peculiar, MO which is near our son Matt and his family in Overland Park, KS. We enjoyed spending a day with our Redlands pastor Lowell and his wife Shirley who were in Kansas City to attend a wedding. We will be here until the 26th of May. Our grandson Nate is graduating from high school on the 25th, and we will fly to California to attend Christian’s graduation on June 8. Nate will be attending Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, Kansas, and Christian will be attending UC Davis in California.
They are both so handsome and we are very proud of both of them!
Thank you again for your interest in us and your prayers on our behalf.
Glen and Marilyn
STEVE AND WIN WITH MARILYN
SONNY AND JAIME
GLEN IN TUPELO WITH ELVIS
MARILYN WITH SIRIUS DJ DOC WALKER
HARLEY-DAVIDSON COMMEMORATIVE MOTORCYCLE
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE NATHAN
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE CHRISTIAN
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