Monthly Archives: August 2015

Diggin’ August

Diggin August!


I am on my second week of being off from teaching! I have so many things to get accomplished this month! My children’s book, The Adventures Of Fredi And her Lily Pad Band is getting very close to finally being done. As some of you know, this has been a project that I have been working on for years. I am starting to look for joint venture partners for my release.   Launch date is going to be in November. I have now opened a Twitter account to help promote my book. Please start following me at @MarshaHeydt.


I am also very excited to say that I have a rough draft of my second book. The book is called The Adventure Of Fredi And Her Lily Pad Band Go To Portugal. I am very happy and grateful to feel creative with books, music and food.


Feeling Very Blessed


Happy Summertime!


I have just finished teaching a summer school. I am very grateful that I had the work but at this time I am happy to concentrate on other aspects of my life. This has been such a stressful, depressing and high anxiety year. Since my Father passed so quickly I have not had down time to regroup myself. I have only had to deal with one crazy situation to the next personally. But I have survived and I am refocused into being mindful of my environment.


On another note, I am sorry to say that at the end of this year the Garage will be closing its doors forever. The lease is up and as the story goes way to often in NYC the rent got raised and the building will be sold. As other landmarks in NY it will probably become a bank or some other silly business building instead of keeping it as a club that has been around for decades.


So please remember I am there with the Project of Love every fourth Saturday of the month for Brunch from 12pm – 4 pm. Hope to see you there.


On another musical note I am looking for a new place that I will be able to perform at once a month or more. If you know of a place that is a lovey atmosphere with food please let me know!


Soak up SUN and BBQ like there is no tomorrow!

My Father Leo Heydt

So long since I have blogged, that my months and days have ran together this
past season.  With a very heavy and sad heart I am writing to say my father Leo
Heydt has passed.  I spent the entire holiday season from the week before
Thanksgiving until after the New Year going to the hospital to be by my fathers
side.  I took 3 weeks to be down in PA hoping that he would be getting better
but when I came back to NYC I new he would be passing in a few days.  It was
great to be there with my Mom over that time and for us to share quality time
with Dad in the hospital. 

It is so strange for a parent to die.  I have
dreamt many nights of him and of being with family which I really have never
done before or not so frequently.  

 I am very grateful for all the support
that I received in NYC professionally to personally.  At this time, I am able to
reflect on the positive and have myself heal from the loss that I have had in

Leo Heydt was a simple man.  He led the life as a PA Dutch man and
was very proud to be able to speak the language to his family and friends.  I
never knew how to speak Dutch hence why I do not have an accent as others do
living in Berks County.  

He lived basically his entire life in the same
house he grew up in as a child and I was raised in the same house myself.  My
father only had an eighth grade education and then quite school to help his
father farm the land.  After many years farming, he started to work at the local
post office with his brother William.  My father was able to get a full time
position of working as a mailman and worked part time on the farm of running a
lumber mill and growing agriculture.

Upon my graduation from the University
Of The Arts, my father retired and just did things on the farm.  In his later
years his farming was mowing grass in the yard and cutting down any bush that
bothered him. 

My father donated his body to Science so we never had a
memorial or burial service.  We are planting a chestnut tree on the land in
remembrance of him.  

On July 4th we will be having a picnic at the house
with his favorite food hot dogs and homemade ice if you are in the area please
stop by.