Michael Vivians packed quickly Monday when given the chance to go home for Christmas.
The 49-year-old Vivians has lived at MCSA for 20 months. Since September, he has worked at J&K Button Co. in Muscatine. And Monday, his employer gave Vivians a round-trip bus ticket so he could visit his brother and sister and their families in Chicago.
It will be his first trip home in about three years, Vivians said. He is scheduled to come back to Muscatine on Jan. 2.
“He does pretty well,” Ron McGowan, an owner of the 58-year-old Muscatine business, said of Vivians, who is a laborer for the