The Thoughts, Ramblings, and the Reshaping of MY life.

"You’re never a loser until you quit trying."

How many times have you said ….. I Need To…

How many times have you said and thought about Family and friends:


I need to call him or her to make a lunch/ coffee / or whatever date and you never do. Or just call them to talk.   Think about it ….. We ALL do it,

Then we come off with. OH I talk to them on Facebook or I read there FB Page or …… So I don’t need to call them to say “HI, how are you doing, I was just think of you” or just a “hey there”, or “Hi There, I see it’s your Birthday! HAPPY Birthday” I could go on and on and on.

I know I do it and I know you do it as well. Yes we are ALL Busy, that’s life or is it?  Is your life SO busy you cannot take 5 to 10 mins to stop and make a call? To tell them, hi and show them you care about them?

I know when I call and say HI and I love you to my Great Aunt June, it makes her day for I can hear the smile in her voice get bigger. It also gives me a Warm fuzzy feeling side, knowing I made someone smile today.

So why am I think about all this today? Well that simple. I woke up this  morning just like I normal do but this time when I logged into Facebook I found out that a Dear friend of mine passed away last night from a good HARD battle from cancer. Also I read his Memorial service will be this Saturday but I have to work all day and I feel bad about it so I reach out to his partner and told him I sorry about your loss and I cannot make it to his Memorial but when thing settle  down let go out for coffee or lunch

thinking about you

So think about it! Yes Facebook and the computer is a great tool to keep in touch with friends and family but the phone and meeting up with them for coffee or lunch are as well. If not more so.






So I challenge each and every one of you reach out and call someone you have been thinking about lately and Say HI! And if you can CALL them on their Birthday and feel there smile over the phone grow!





Strawberry Cheesecake Bites



12 large fresh strawberries 

1 package (8 oz) fat free cream cheese, softened 

1/3 cup powdered sugar 

¾ teaspoon vanilla 

3 graham crackers rectangles, crushed


Using small apple corer or sharp paring knife, carefully remove hulls from strawberries. Cut small portion off bottom of each strawberry so it will stand. Invert strawberries onto paper towel to drain.

Into small bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla with electric mixer or whisk until well combined.

Transfer cheese mixture to decorating bag. Or spoon mixture into small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and cut small hole in one bottom corner. Sprinkle tops of filled strawberries with graham cracker crumbs.

UP Dating Address Book:

After MANY years of looking I think I have finally found an Address book Program that I like

For ALL you folks that need to work on cleaning up or wanting to organized your ADDRESS book.  Check out this APP and Web Program that I have found and used.

It’s called FULL Contact. (


It links with your E-mail address book and phone and keeps everything sync up. I even was able to tag everyone in my address book into areas so I can find folks faster. For example, Like All my family members that fall under the Fredrickson, Heczko, Phillips, and West family tree are under one tag and all my High School Classmates tag and so on and so forth.

It has taken me over 4 months to do the 1st part of the cleaning but it is finally done. (I went from 2300 to 812 Contacts) for I had a LOT of Dups and screwed up address. NOW onto the last phase. I will be taking each tag group and making sure I have there correct information in it. Like Home address, main e mail address, Cell phone number, Home number Birthday dates and Anniversaries.    I am hoping to have this part done by the end of the Year. I so I can start and wrap up my next BIG Project before April of 2017.

SO if you want and can E mail me you’re the Following information to my Personal E mail address.

(Which is on G Mail if you don’t have it, let me know and I will  send it to you.)

Home address:

Main e mail address:

Cell phone number:

Home number:

Birthday dates:


Thanks and have a Great DAY

Chicken Marsala Slow-Cooker



2 teaspoons of minced garlic

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

8 boneless skinless chicken breasts

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

2 jars (6 oz. each) sliced mushrooms, drained

1 cup sweet Marsala wine

½ cup water

¼ cup cornstarch

3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley



1 Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, place garlic and oil. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; place in cooker over garlic. Place mushrooms over chicken; pour Marsala wine over all.

2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours.

3 Remove chicken from cooker; place on plate and cover to keep warm. In small bowl, mix water and cornstarch until smooth; stir into liquid in cooker. Increase heat setting to high; cover and cook about 10 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Return chicken to cooker.

4 To serve, spoon mushroom mixture over chicken breasts; sprinkle with parsley.

Best served:

On top of rice or pasta, with some fresh Green beans (from the farmer market) and a green Salad. And for the wine you could go with a Pinot Noir wine

John Heczko Family Tree

Click on the link below to see my Grandfather John Heczko  Family Tree.  Now keep in mind to keep the Tree down to a small basic I just did my Grandfather, his parents and all of his Grand folks that I have found so far. I have found a LOT of brothers and sisters to my  Great XXXX  Grand Folks but as I said to keep the tree to the basic. I keep it to its basics. IF you want to know more about our family. Now I am looking for Living Cousins we have either here in USA or back in Czech Republic.  If you want to help, have any question or want to know more, Please just E mail me.

John Heczko Family Tree

The Link below is my Grandfather Family Tree Chart

The Chart Should open up in Excel. Let me know if you have problems

John Jan Heczko 1906 Family tree

Emperor Charlemagne Charles Holy Roman Empire (742 – 814) My 31st great-grandfather

Emperor Charlemagne Charles Holy Roman Empire (742 - 814)
Emperor Charlemagne Charles Holy Roman Empire (742 – 814)
31st great-grandfather
Ludwig (Louis) I “The Pious” Carolingian De France King of Italy ( – 840)
son of Emperor Charlemagne Charles Holy Roman Empire
Charles Bald Holy Roman Empire (823 – 877)
son of Ludwig (Louis) I “The Pious” Carolingian De France King of Italy
Louis II The Stammerer King of France (846 – 879)
son of Charles Bald Holy Roman Empire
Charles III The Simple King of France (879 – 929)
son of Louis II The Stammerer King of France
Charles de Courcy Duke of Lorraine (925 – 1009)
son of Charles III The Simple King of France
Ermengarde comtesse de Lower Lorraine (964 – 1044)
daughter of Charles de Courcy Duke of Lorraine
Godfrey V “le Bossu” (the Hunchback) de Lorraine (1025 – 1076)
son of Godfrey IV, “the Bearded” de Bouillon Duke of Lorraine
Bertram II DeVerdun (1062 – 1100)
son of Godfrey V “le Bossu” (the Hunchback) de Lorraine
Norman De Verdun (1097 – 1140)
son of Bertram II DeVerdun
Alice DeVerdun (1125 – 1159)
daughter of Norman De Verdun
William Pantulf Wem DePantulf Lord of Wemme (1171 – 1232)
son of Hugo DePantulf 4th Baron of Wem Pantulf
Maud Matilda De Pantulf, Baroness Boteler Lady (1219 – 1289)
daughter of William Pantulf Wem DePantulf Lord of Wemme
Randolph LeBOTELER or Butler Knight Of Norbury (1380 – 1440)
son of Maud Matilda De Pantulf, Baroness Boteler Lady
Julian LeBoteler (1440 – 1471)
daughter of Randolph LeBOTELER or Butler Knight Of Norbury
Margery Morton (1441 – 1481)
daughter of Julian LeBoteler
Reginald Horne (1468 – 1518)
son of Margery Morton
Martha Horne (1524 – 1540)
daughter of Reginald Horne
Abigail Abigaell Sewell (1588 – 1658)
daughter of William Sewell II
Nicholas PHILLIPS III Deacon (1611 – 1672)
son of Abigail Abigaell Sewell
Richard Phillips (1635 – 1695)
son of Nicholas PHILLIPS III Deacon
Joshua Phillips Jr. (1689 – 1748)
son of Joshua Phillips Captain
Samuel Phillips Sr (1730 – 1806)
son of Joshua Phillips Jr.
Benjamin Franklin Phillips (1818 – 1892)
son of Jonathan Milton Phillips
Benjamin Franklin Phillips (1857 – 1928)
son of Benjamin Franklin Phillips
Milton Jonathan Phillips (1879 – 1935)
son of Benjamin Franklin Phillips
Benjamin Franklin Phillips (1907 – 1947)
son of Milton Jonathan Phillips
Virginia Louisa Phillips (1945 – )
daughter of Benjamin Franklin Phillips
Todd Mathew Heczko
You are the son of Virginia Louisa Phillips

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