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Gladys and Eldon Heetland sit on the sofa in their rural Ocheyedan, Iowa, home, where they have lived all their married life -- 68 years.(Beth Rickers/Daily Globe)

Growing old together: Heetlands celebrate joint 90th birthdays

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OCHEYDAN, Iowa -- Last weekend's sleet and snow might have cancelled local church services, but it didn't stop Eldon and Gladys Heetland from celebrating their joint birthdays.


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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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