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My Favorite Tony Stewart Autograph

Anthony Fox

In 2012 my son and I went to Build-A-Bear and picked up a couple of new friends. The Fennec Fox is the smallest fox in the world and is easy to recognize by its very large ears. It was his ears that attracted me to this little guy at Build-A-Bear. At the time, the shop was donating part of the proceeds from the Fennec Fox to the World Wildlife Federation to help animals. So when it came time to give him a name, Anthony Fox just seemed like the perfect name in honor of my favorite NASCAR driver Tony “Smoke” Stewart.

Tony is a philanthropist who focuses on funding organizations serving children who are critically ill or physically disabled; animals at risk or endangers and drivers injured in the sport of motor racing through The Tony Stewart Foundation.

A few years earlier, a friend sent me a promo picture of Tony in a very dapper 3-piece suit. It’s one of my favorite Smoke pictures. And that picture inspired the attire for my new friend Anthony Fox.

Each year NASCAR comes to the Richmond International Raceway for a spring race. Last year in 2015, Tony was available for an autograph session at the shop. So of course I had to take Anthony to be signed. I asked Tony if he remembered the promo picture. He giggled and said yes. So I told him that picture inspired my ‘bear’ that we named “Anthony Fox”. Tony giggled and signed his vest “To Anthony Fox, Tony Stewart”. It is my MOST favorite Tony autograph ever!

Anthony Fox and Tony Stewart

Anthony Fox and 3-Time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart

Today on Tony’s Facebook page, I shared my favorite autograph story and someone asked for a picture. You can’t post pictures to Smoke’s page, so I decided this was a good time to share our 1st meeting with Tony here in Richmond. It was exciting and Smoke was very nice too!

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Weekly Observations For March 26th

Weekly Observations

Weekly Observations

What We Saw This Week
I haven’t been keeping my personal blog updated and last night I had a dream about sharing some of my observations of the week. I woke up thinking that’s a kewl idea. So this is my first Observations installment.  

Some of my observations from around the social media networks. Comments I made, events I shared. Stories with some laughter and some concern. Some news stories that created annoyance with politics  or moments of joy with a few good news stories too.

April 1st
UPI.com
March 29, 2016 at 1:32 PM
Minnesota company’s gun folds up to look like a cellphone

So now cops have to worry about being shot by everyone holding a cell phone. So you witness a crime, grab your phone to call 911 and find a cops gun pointed right at you. Not to mention the new danger of children wanting to be like Mommy and Daddy, so they get hold of this and kill someone, or themselves. Yeah, this thing is a great idea. NOT! Continue reading

Pound Puppies

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The Story Of My Day

My beautiful friend Angela, turned me onto a Pound Puppy adoption event today at a local PetSmart. It was an hour and 10-minute drive from home, but I figured there must be a reason I should go. I checked out the Chesterfield Human Society shelter and their Facebook page where they had posted a few pictures of the puppies they’d be bringing to the store. One of them caught my attention. So today, on a Saturday, I got up at 7:20, got ready, made my morning stops and headed south.

This past November we lost my beloved dalmatian Rascal to a blood clot. In 2011, we lost her big sister Destinie to a stroke. But these past 6 months have been the first time in my life I haven’t had a dog with me. It’s been hard. Tougher than I expected actually. And that feeling probably prolonged the grieving longer than I would have liked. Continue reading

Religious Freedom In Virginia

Do Your Own Research

Do Your Own Research

Religious Freedom vs. Rights of Conscience

Today’s News media has fallen short of being a reliable source for factual reporting over the past 3 decades. They’re more interested in spinning headlines that inflame and infuriate people, than reporting the facts in full and giving both sides of a story.

This past week as Indiana garnered great heat over the recently passed “Religious Freedom” act, the News Media has left out certain pieces of information that leads one to think Virginia has a similar modern religious freedom act in place. I thought that from watching the news on all the networks. Even the Washington Post left out the full facts when reporting that 19 other states have a “Religious Freedom” act.

I wanted to read the law and find out when it was put into place. So I went off to do my own research. Well color me surprised!

The law in Virginia was enacted in 1786 by Thomas Jefferson. Which certainly puts an entirely different spin on the News media and their graphics when they include Virginia in group of states that have a Religious Freedom Act in place. I wonder how many of the other 19 states fall into the same category! Continue reading

Balloon Dressage

Yeehaa! Giddy Up!

Yeehaa! Giddy Up!

You Can’t Embarrass My Man

And We have proof.

In 2007 we took the Man to the local Texas Roadhouse for his birthday dinner. It happened to be “Kids Night” and as usual, the Balloon Maker was there. He’s really a great artist!

On this particular night we had been talking about how difficult it is to embarrass the Daddy person. The Balloon Maker thought he had a solution. And he was pretty confident, he could get a hesitation and red face from this self-proclaimed “Red neck”.

It didn’t take long for him to make one of the most elaborate and beautiful balloon animals I’ve ever seen! A Horse, complete with reigns and ready to ride through the restaurant. Little did he know… Continue reading

Home Through The Seasons

Life On The Lake

I moved to my personal lake estate in August 2001. It’s more than a dream house. It’s our home, our place of solace and where we go when we need to be re-energized after battling against the world. The view is always breath taking, no matter what the season, no matter what the weather.

January 2010 by Springwolf © 2010 A little snow storm passed through.

January 2010 by Springwolf ©
A little snow storm passed through.

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November’s Full Moon 2014

Life On The Lake

On our way out of the neighborhood we must drive across the dam road. No not that kind of dam. The dam that was built to create the beautiful 300 acre lake we live on. There are no natural lakes in the Commonwealth of Virginia. They’re all man-made, but that doesn’t take anything away from their beauty.

We head out early during the week days. And this morning we were greeted with an early view of the Hunter’s Moon. November’s Full Moon had just started to set behind the trees in the west, when the cool morning was breaking into fall colors as the Sun brightened the sky from the east.

A special moment when the Sun can love the Moon and kiss the sky with their embrace.

11.07.2014 Hunter's Moon by Springwolf © 11.2014

11.07.2014 Hunter’s Moon by Springwolf © 11.2014

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