Leonso Canales of Kingsville, Texas began his campaign to replace the greeting "Hello" with the less satanic "Heaveno" in 1988, but he got really serious about it in 1997 when he placed ads in the local paper showing the word "Hello" scratched out and replaced with "Heaveno." That same year, his campaign received official support when the commissioners of Kleberg County voted unanimously to designate "Heaveno" as the county's official greeting.

Canales died in Sep 2014, and with his departure the wind seems to have been taken out of the sails of the Heaveno movement. The website heaveno.com has been abandoned (although the old site is preserved in the Wayback Machine).

The Encyclopedia of American Loons includes a brief entry about Canales, and his son posted a memorial to him on YouTube (embedded below).

Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, Pennsylvania) - Jan 17, 1997

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Dec 07, 2015
     Category: Languages | Religion | 1990s

That's too big of a step. I purpose that we move to the (slightly) less satanic "Hecko!"
Posted by crc on 12/07/15 at 11:49 AM
Finally, someone addresses a REALLY important issue! 😏
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/07/15 at 02:21 PM
He seems to have barely lived his five minutes of fame.
Posted by KDP on 12/07/15 at 04:25 PM
I propose legislation that anyone named "Canales" should be forced to legally change their name to "Cbuttles" because the word ANAL cleverly concealed by Satan in that guy's name is both anatomically vulgar and is a subliminal ploy to convert innocent children into homosexuality.

Think of the children, Leo Canales- what is wrong with you that you want to hurt them so much.
Posted by Dan on 12/14/15 at 08:11 AM
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/14/15 at 08:20 AM
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