THE HEAVILIN HERALD
We left Redlands on April 17 after
enjoying visits with many, many dear
friends. We always seem to gain
weight while we are in California
because we go out to eat so often.
We then went to Yuma, AZ and on to
Phoenix where we enjoyed meeting
more friends and relatives. We went
from Phoenix to Tombstone to see
more friends and enjoy more meals
out. We also took time to walk
around Tombstone and do some
shopping. Marilyn has a favorite
store to shop in Tombstone. On
Sunday we visited the Christian
Church in Sierra Vista and then, of
course, we went out to lunch.
On Tuesday we headed toward Texas
and stayed in Van Horn, TX. Earlier
that day we drove through El Paso,
TX which is very close to the
bordertown of Juarez, Mexico. We
felt like we were going through a
war zone. We could see Juarez,
Mexico about a block away where five
men were murdered two days before
and a Border Patrol helicopter was
flying below us over the Rio Grande
River as we were driving on the
freeway above. We went through an
inspection check point and watched
as drug sniffing dogs checked all of
the truckers and a young man was
detained, probably because of drugs.
Several more people were shot and
killed in Juarez the day after we
drove through El Paso. I am
extremely grateful that I am an
American-born citizen. It is amazing
to see a ten or more foot high
barbed wire fence that separates one
nation from the other.
We continued traveling to
Fredericksburg, TX for the weekend.
This town is very charming and
resort-like. We saw many wildflowers
on the side of the road. It was a
Just a few miles from Fredericksburg
was the LBJ Ranch, so we took a
tour. At one time LBJ had more than
3,000 acres on his ranch which also
included a family cemetery.
We enjoy visiting the private
presidential homes because it seems
we can catch a glimpse of the ‘real’
person rather than the person we may
see on TV.
We also were able to visit a fairly
large Baptist church on Sunday in
While there, Marilyn was able to do
a little bit of shopping and we both
enjoyed the local food.
The best part of traveling through
Texas was that we got to see
long-time friends. In Temple, Texas
we were able to meet David and Carol
Nix. They were the very first
bereaved couple that Marilyn
counseled with back in 1986. Carol
arranged Marilyn’s first speaking
engagement, but she had not seen
David or Carol in almost 25 years.
We drove on to Waco, TX after lunch
where Marilyn had an appointment for
a Coumadin check. The lab from
Redlands called the next morning and
all is well. She doesn’t have to
have her blood checked again for
three weeks! That is very good.
The next day we drove to Ft. Worth
and got to meet Deanna and Jerry
Luke and enjoy a wonderful dinner at
the Omni Hotel. Marilyn had never
met the Lukes face to face before
but had become good friends with
Deanna through e-mail as a fellow
author. Upon meeting Deanna and
Jerry it seemed we had always known
Please continue to pray for us for
health and safety. We plan to meet
Matt and family in Manhattan, KS on
Saturday to attend Kate’s graduation
from Manhattan Christian College.
Much love in Him,
Glen and Marilyn
Field of wildflowers
The LBJ ranch
David and Carol Nix
with Glen and Marilyn
Marilyn with Deanna Luke
Sunset in Tombstone,
7-02-1918 TO 5-03-2010
My Aunt Erma came to California in
1986 to visit us and my Uncle Bill
helped with the remodeling of our
house in Redlands.
I was in my Uncle Bill’s wedding. He
and Erma lived with us while my dad
helped Bill build their house after
the war which he continued to live
in until his death.
I watched Uncle Bill live as a man
of God and I watched him deal with
life very consistently.
We visited my Uncle Bill several
times in our travels.
He married Elaine in 1997 and it is
obvious she adored him.
HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED
grandfather, Dale Davis, holding
Russell Davis, Mary Davis, holding
Bill Davis, my mom, Bertha Davis
My Aunt Erma, my
Uncle Bill, my parents, Mel and
Bertha in 1986 when Bill and Erma
visited us and Uncle Bill did work
on our house on Grant Street.
My mom's siblings,
Bill, Bertha, Russell and Jean
probably in the late 1980's.
My Uncle Bill with me
in Spring of 2008.
Elaine with my Uncle
Bill in 2008.