Thursday, September 01, 2011

This is Puppy sitting in Darrell Waltrip's race car that was on display at his Franklin Honda Dealership in 1992. We were having a D W day. The gentlemen in the dealership were very nice and took Puppy's name and D W sent him an autograph photo. I tell you this so you know our family has been FANS for years. It will also put in perspective my week. 
First of all, I was doing some Cat wrangling, so I could take Moe to the vet to get his second leukemia shot on time, and trying to lasso a cat with a towel and stuff him in a cat box is no small feat. Anyway, it happen so quickly, I found myself laying on the concrete garage floor. As I laid on my side wondering if  all my parts would work, my first thought was I am too old to wrangle cats. 
Secondly, I spent the better part of the weekend taking Ibuprofen and rubbing Joint Flex on places that should work without pain. 
Thirdly , on Monday I went to a new doctor in hopes to get the side effects of my diabetic med addressed. Cross your fingers for my results. 
Last but not least, I awoke  on Tuesday with a terrible headache but went ahead took Mz Merlot #5 to the Honda dealership to get her oil changed, and as I was waiting I noticed Darrell Waltrip (A NASCAR  Legend) had come in and was meeting with a bunch of folks . Being the curious Kitty that I am, I took up a wall flower position and enjoyed the gathering. A donation was being made to Habitat to Humanity. This was one time, I could be a "looky loo" and not be considered someone staring at D W. I was enjoying watching  him just like  I had watched him for years racing  cars  and announcing  races along with track-side interviews. Never did I dream, D W would turn and look straight at me and ask me "How are you doing today?" This old lady turned into a fifteen year old star struck girl. I manage to shake his hand and say I hope-- coherently --how much my husband and I enjoyed watching him for years. He put his left hand on top of our hand shake and looked me in the eyes and said "You're  a nice girl." As  I looked into those kind eyes, my mind tumble over all his accomplishments, I just stood rooted to the spot and he finally let my hand go and as my fingers slipped through his hands (those hands that had steered him to fame) I was floating on cloud ten. Drifting to my car, I sat down and realized I had TALKED AND SHOOK HANDS WITH A LEGEND.. The Kitty Justice is he did not have to acknowledge my existence but he did.WOW!!!!! WHAT A GRACIOUS MAN. 

6 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Wow and cool. Lucky you!!!!! MB

Lady Di Tn said...

MB
I think it was WAY COOL TOO. PEACE

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat Neat Neat.... Bet you'll never wash that hand again!!! ha ha....

Love it... That is just so special.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks Betsy. I did wash my hands but was reluctant. Peace

DUTA said...

How exciting to meet your idol in person!
I like the photo with Puppy on the car's window. Sweet boy in a famous race car!
Good Luck with your medical results!

Lady Di Tn said...

Duta
I think of DW as a famous race car driving and he is in the Nascar Hall of Fame but not as an Idol. Thanks, Puppy was a cute boy at age 5 and we had a wonderful day making memories on our DW day. Still have not gotten the results. Maybe when everyone gets back for Labor Day vacation it will be done. Peace