March 28, 2009.
This update adds the 2009 Iditarod and Stan's calendar, The update also
continues to put
increasing reliance on family
photo sites. You can expect the most recent content to be on the photo
This is the
website of the Hecker family, in East Lansing, Michigan.
All images are family-created images unless otherwise noted. Non-family
photos are by
Photo cutlines are sometimes sparse; this site does not provide
information about people who are outside the public spotlight unless
specific release is granted.
Stan's calendar is here
for anyone who wishes to use it.
this link to see Stan's
general professional resumé.
The 2009 Iditarod
Stan volunteered as a stagehand roadie for the Junior Iditarod this
year, but didn't go out on
the trail for the big race this year. He was "promoted" to night-shift
supervisor of the central communications office for the race.
Interesting, but nowhere near as fun as being out on the trail. Click
here to link to the photos.
The 2008 Football Season Tailgate
The Marinez and Hecker families conspired again to
host tailgating for the Spartan football season Click
here to link to the photos!
The 2008 Iditarod!!
Stan followed the Iditarod trail again this year as a volunteer for the
2008 Iditarod. Click
here to link to the photos.
With the Marinez Family
For years, Dawn and
celebrated Spartan football tailgate parties with Willy and Lauren
Marinez. Check out the photos for each year on the family
Flickr site. You can click on specific photos or run a slideshow. Once
you select a photo, you can view or download it in a
variety of sizes.
--A winning season under new head coach Mark Dantonio, and the debut
of the popular "wolverine tableaux."
--John L. Smith continues to lose football games.
-- another lackluster season; again, tailgating was the highlight.
--tailgating was the highlight of the
the Marinez family.)
Genisio-Family Picasa Site
Brian and Cara have put their family photos on their photo site. It
includes family vacations and visits. The site includes photos of
the latest addition to the family, Cara and Brian's daughter, Maia. Use
this link to reach the
The tailgating links
and the recent Iditarod links (links both
above and below) lead to specific places
on the Hecker-Family Flickr Site. You can click on specific photos or
run a slideshow. Once you select a specific photo, you can view or
download the image in a variety of sizes. Use this link
to reach the top page of that site:
and Mary visit Joanna in Rome, Italy
women live it up in overheated Rome in high summer, June/July,
2005. Use this link.
(Bill) Cowles, July 10,
1917 to November 29, 2003, a memory.
Rainy Pass Iditarods
2003: A dog-sled race without much snow!
2004: On the trail of a broken ankle!
Dogs--although two photos are missing!
This site uses the design AstroBeeb
by "num6denom" at Open-Source Web Design (oswd.org).
a great site for design ideas. One example (embedded in this template)
for web-design fans: this
particular page design sports a 660-pixel table-column, which
conveniently allows nicely-centered 600-pixel-wide images. The format
works across a wide variety of browsers and screen display parameters.