All The Likes #30 πŸ’™πŸ’™

We have made it to yet another DATE of a milestone. WrestleMania VII was 30 years ago TODAY which is blog day for me. Another one is coming next week, who can guess? πŸ€”For today, it’s those two above that I have all the likes for. I’ve done enough posts on them together but of course had to celebrate their WrestleMania as friends. They also had all the likes and respect for one another and I know with their energy, they still do…

I decided to get back with a more easy going topic and it’s been in my head a while now. These silly things made me go back and forth with sharing but as many know, ideas come running just like the Ultimate Warrior himself! WMVII was the ONLY time he never ran to the ring, hmmm… This one is about a few of the “likes” Warrior and I both have but not exactly similar to past posts. I’ve mentioned libraries or books, a movie, (The Lion King) music or songs,(think the band Firehouse) climate, geography, and even our beliefs. Now, it’s time for food.

Yes, we all probably remember how disciplined Warrior was with eating but a few items stand out for me. Fans will recall he and Steve Borden (Sting) eating tuna out of a can and then Warrior continued that years later. I did post about a missing tuna can once and have eaten it out of a can as well. It does have a bit of a kick that’s for sure! 😳🐟

I have fond childhood memories of my mom making tuna fish sandwiches or tuna on toast and even on saltines. Always loved it. Maybe you do too but I still love it today. It just makes me smile thinking of Warrior. I know he ate it for different reasons and yes- it is good for you, minus the mayo and extras! All the likes here too.

Another “foodie” is coffee ice cream. I can’t have either of those right now because of my “tummy issues” but here’s my fun connector with Warrior. Way back, Dana had mentioned Warrior’s like of coffee ice cream. Very rarely did he indulge but it made me think of a story that happened almost 19 years ago. I had always wanted to try it but knew I’d be up all night since coffee affects me. It is not a morning treat for me together. My husband and I were on our honeymoon in the Poconos of PA which I have also mentioned before too. If I could attach another pic here, I would. He took a photo of me standing on top of Mt. Pocono holding my coffee ice cream cone. So, in case any are wondering- nope, didn’t sleep much that night considering I had this yumminess later in the day. All the likes though yet again.

The last food reference ( ya know there had to be a 3 count!) would be chocolate almonds. I have always loved nuts but another no-no for me right now, ugh! Dana had shared more little insights into Warrior likes and this was one of them. I think she talked about when they’d all go to the movies and chocolate almonds were his choice. Am sure again it was a rare experience but enough for me to keep in my brain. One day shortly after knowing that, my husband brought home a bag and set it on our kitchen counter. I gasped thinking how I just found out about chocolate almonds and Warrior. He says to me: “We never had these before and I thought you’d like them.” I just stared at the bag and chuckled. All the likes one more time.

You may be thinking that I copied or emulated Warrior but I assure you that is not nor will it ever be the case with me. Another post was written about not doing things because someone else does them or likes them. This is just me being me. I will admit thought how it is very different when a celebrity likes or liked something you do and how it makes one feel. It’s not the same as when let’s say you and your aunt both like olives on pizza. Your reaction is not going to be anything close to the reaction with a famous person.

You also may have these food stories or others I’ve mentioned similar to Warrior. Many of you will also have tons more to add with my list. I just shared to give everyone a good laugh and to remind how we are just people deep down with all the likes. I don’t go searching for connectors but like to know we had stuff in common. Fans do that in their own way, including me. You may agree or think I’m “nuts” ( pun intended!) but ah well, these are my writings after all!!!

I will always have all the likes for those two Superstars together and not just with their WMVII match. I will also have all the likes with Warrior that are forever in my memory. You will have yours too. Just laugh about them and know we are all connected in many ways. HAPPY 30th WMVII!!!!!!! 3/24/91.

P.S. I wonder if there were any foods Randy really liked? I have heard how he drank LOTS of coffee! πŸ˜‚β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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My Ultimate Ladybug Story… πŸžπŸž

***First off , the Ultimate Warrior website is BACK! I just noticed it the other day when looking something else up! www.ultimatewarrior.com *** Of course the recent news is the A&E documentary plus another one coming up too, very exciting! Check it out fans!!

Now, onto today’s post…

If you’re looking for a big wrestling connection this week, you won’t find it here today. I wrote a similar post last week on Spirit and Belief but thought it fit with warrior writings as well. They are after all a great tag team! It may not directly get “roped” into Warrior but there is a slight connection. Let me begin.

A few weeks ago, my son found a tiny ladybug crawling on the threshold of his bedroom door out in the hallway. My almost 17 year old called to show me, I was so touched. He seemed fascinated just like he did as a kid. It crawled on his finger and then he let it go. This man child always loved bugs, worms, and frogs. He would watch them for what seemed like hours. His sister on the other hand smashed the ant hills, broke apart the worms, and scared away the baby frogs her brother noticed in the mud at the park.

That of course was when they both were such littles but some aspects of our personalities never change. I love his observations but her curiosity got piqued too. Warrior was like that with observing and then acting. We watch, wait, and then see what happens before taking action. The results may be different but the process involves the same steps.

How many of you enjoyed watching those animals when you were younger and maybe still do? I bet there are those who are smashers too! I’m not talking about ending little lives here but most of us are guilty of acting out of the “norm” in some way. I know somebody else who was not a “normal” either. He’s ⬆️. We may not be observers all the time but for me, I’ll always be first to watch.

That takes us to the rest of this story. Did ya think it was just the beginning with that cute ‘lil ladybug? Nope- there’s more. The next night after getting warmed up in bed for a bit, off came my socks. I usually start with them on and then place both nearby if needing warmth again later. Can’t sleep with cold feet! πŸ₯ΆI put them behind my pillow so that’s where they stayed until morning.

While making the bed the next A.M., I saw what appeared as a fuzzy from one of my socks. Good thing I didn’t brush it away as it was our friend Miss Ladybug! Well, I like to think it was the same one anyway. Could it possibly have been that exact ladybug from my son’s doorway? She was still alive as I allowed her to crawl on my arm while pondering just a bit. It was then I remembered Dana referring to Indy as having the name “ladybug” by she and Warrior when being a little girl. Indiana is their older daughter for those unaware. Dana once told a story of when Indy was getting ready to move to California her senior year of high school. It’s been a few years now. She was planning on staying with a host family to train as a ballerina 🩰, I do hope she has succeeded! Indy, her mom, and younger sister Mattie were all saying goodbye in their driveway when a ladybug landed on Indy’s arm. Dana says: “Daddy is here with us.” Of course he was as Indy is their little ladybug. I believe, they believed, I hope you do too.

Do I think Warrior sent that ladybug to our house? Who knows and I wouldn’t want to “steal” his sign to Indy. That ladybug made its way from my son’s room, thru the hallway, and into my closed bedroom door. Then, she landed on my pillow. Was she there all night? I’ll never fully know. Ladybugs aren’t just lucky but they represent happiness, love, metamorphosis, ( me and Indy!) divine intervention, and many other qualities. With all that’s been going on concerning my physical health lately, I was overwhelmed by this beautiful visitor.

Sure, winged creatures are signs and most may know about my many bird adventures or a πŸ¦‹ story. I even had those tenacious toads. All except the butterfly are told in my book Spirit and Belief. Once in a while, new signs come our way and it’s up to us to fully believe or not. I choose to ultimately believe and know I am guided always. Once I placed the ladybug on my dresser and left it alone, I never saw her again. I sure hope the cat didn’t get involved but I like to believe she came for a reason and went on her way.

Indy was Warrior and Dana’s little ladybug but my son and I got our very own which led to this story. Whatever your signs are, let intuition lead to believe, trust, and know it is for you. Even if our ladybug wasn’t connected to Warrior, the Universe is there in ways we may not always understand. It is the journey like Warrior said and what a journey my ladybug made just to get me to notice.

She may not have been the same one but to me, she was. That ladybug flew to our house in the winter when they are not around much. I thank her for showing me her sign of ultimate love! πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’–

P.S. Just got word of this: Pro Wrestling Defined YouTube channel just released a new video with Steve Wilton (Warrior’s former business manager.) He discusses a few other guys he has worked with but mostly all Warrior stuff. Much about the last few days before he passed, WM30 weekend. Time is 1:18:36.

https://youtu.be/KTUY-1ZQltw

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The official website of WWE Hall of Famer the Ultimate Warrior

The official website of WWE Hall of Famer the Ultimate Warrior and the Warrior Family.
β€” Read on www.ultimatewarrior.com/

*** Had to post today to let fans know the website is BACK! I just noticed today. The NEWS is of course WWE partnering with A&E on wrestling documentaries that will be an 8 part series! The Ultimate Warrior is one of them and I so hope I am still part of it in some capacity. 🀞🏻

*** Regular post Wednesday but will mention the website again as that’s what I do (: So happy to see it all back for others to enjoy. The documentaries are starting mid-April so be sure and check it out soon! Enjoy and I’ll be here in a few days!!!

Always believe,

Kathy πŸ’œπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™πŸ»

A Documentary and DREAMS… πŸ’™πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻😴🦬

*** A day early once again as I have quite the busy time tomorrow!***

Warrior Fans- how are ya? I totally forgot to mention last week about some possible great news. Recently I was contacted by a reputable producer/ writer/director of Roaming Buffalo Films. He is in the process of working on a documentary about Warrior with A&E. He found my blog and wanted to explore more in regards to Warrior’s spiritual side. We had a wonderful conversation as he has met Dana, her girls, and Warrior’s mother. I am so completely humbled as he wants to show some different aspects of Warrior’s life and asked my opinion on several. I will definitely share more as this fascinating story develops! STAY TUNED!!! All waiting on WWE approval as well. Also, I totally connected this to my dream of a few years ago: “Wild Warrior Buffalo Woman” blogged 10/16/19. ~~~ I was involved in a documentary with Warrior about buffaloes. Can you connect those ultimate dots??? WOW…

Well, it’s hard to top that while thinking about today’s topic. πŸ€”When these most recent dreams happened, I told myself they wouldn’t be blogged. Probably because I’m going thru a lot emotionally, spiritually, and physically right now and anything from Warrior is so personal to me. I decided to share since that’s what I do plus wanting to educate you all. It’s never to brag or boast so I hope you don’t think that.

The first dream took place at a beach with Warrior, Dana, and myself. It was so simple with us three enjoying the sand, waves, and watching the sun in the distance. β˜€οΈπŸŒŠπŸ–We were laughing and splashing each other while in the water up to our knees. I don’t live near an ocean and neither did they but it was so incredible. No memory of much conversation but oh so fun just being there content without any cares. I’ve had a few with Dana so it’s extra special seeing them both together and me included. PLUS, she was also in the Buffalo dream mentioned earlier. Check it out… Humility wins again as dreams just come sometimes with little control on our part. Look for the beautiful messages in yours too.

The next one is something so obvious and I am very surprised it has never happened before. I was actually in an arena watching the Ultimate Warrior do his thing! Get this– he was with WCW for the dream as I recently just used two WCW pics of him on this blog. No clue who his opponent was but both men were outside the ring. I had a front row seat so could see all the action. Don’t know who won as that really wasn’t included. Just the fact that I was there meant everything. You better believe I was ultimately excited!!! I always thought that would’ve been my first dream ever because it makes sense but nope, not at all. At least I was finally at a match. I’ll take it even if not WWF. (WWE) (:

The last two involved more of my spiritual life and very poignant for me. Over the past year, I’ve had so many different symptoms and discussed some with my psychic post late last Dec. 2019. They have intensified and can be quite scary at times. I have had medical help and am still but I do believe some require a different kind of healing. Some days are better than others but it’s been a long battle. I know it’s leading me somewhere so been asking for lots of guidance. I AM a warrior and we always believe!

A few Sunday afternoons ago, I decided to take a nap. Those are part of my life more as I have these energy depleting days. Well, while napping I remember two dreams both with the same message. TWO.. That’s when we need to pay attention more and of course they involved Warrior or I wouldn’t be sharing.

The first one showed me as an Energy Healer. There are so many kinds of healing methods and guess I was very well known as a healer in that area. I was asked to come heal Warrior with my energy. Here’s the more interesting part. He was some kind of tribal King with his “subjects” gathered around. Quite regal. I know wrestling fans are thinking “King of the Ring” but it was more like “The Lion King.” Remember that post of mine? More Native really. This might sound crazy to some but we all do need healing in many ways-inside and out. I was overwhelmed to be asked but so wanted to use my gift to help him. We spent some time talking and my training as a healer benefitted his energy so he could eliminate lots of negativity. I know this topic isn’t for everyone but truly think about it. All of us have trauma, past experiences, and toxic stuff we need gone. We don’t always need traditional medicine either. I know I have healing abilities but still not quite sure how to use them. Warrior’s energy I will take in any form so it was an amazing dream.

The last dream involved this same topic. I was sitting on my bed when the phone rang. I thought it was my husband saying he was running late from work. It was not him. It was Warrior as I just listened. He says: “Hey, it’s just me. I have to tell you all about this Energy workshop I went to recently. It was so cool and I feel so much better... truly amazing and I couldn’t wait to tell you!” *** There was a little more with his words as he was so happy and laughing all at once. I never spoke, just listened. I do plan on seeing an Energy Healer soon as it totally connects for me.

Many years ago, I got a different kind of message thru a phone call about my father-in-law who was alive at the time. That one’s in my book Spirit and Belief. To receive messages thru the phone is indeed remarkable and Warrior’s messages, I don’t ignore.

So, a documentary and dreams for you this week. Take it all in as you wish but I believe in messages always. Warrior is with me and to have so many dreams lately means the world considering what I’m going thru right now. Thank you all for reading. Keep track of your OWN messages however they come. You might be surprised how they influence your life. Warrior’s energy, mine, yours, and everyone are all connected. Let’s all be storytellers, dreamers, and healers to keep his legacy moving onward. ⚑️πŸ”₯

P.S. PHOTO COLLAGE CREDIT:

@CatchManiacs on Twitter. Great pics and art of the Ultimate Warrior plus others done so beautifully! I thank you for letting me use this great collage. Was gonna wait a bit but it fit totally with today’s post! πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‰ If interested, follow on Twitter. Cool stuff…

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Veteran’s Day Thanks πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ( and 200 πŸ’™)

Veteran’s Day falls on Wednesday of 2020 this year so that inspired me to write about this National Day of Remembrance here in the U.S.A. Another side note is that today also marks the 200th post of these writings. I never count random “tests” WordPress reminds me of from the past. I count the actual ideas that get written so this post of Veteran’s Day becomes number 200. Warrior would be proud and IS!

I salute and honor every veteran who has served in our country’s armed forces. I have many family members dedicated to protecting the freedoms we cherish. It is indeed such an ultimate sacrifice putting one’s life at risk while defending our flag and all it stands for. My own brother proudly served in both the Navy and Coast Guard. Two of his daughters while still in high school are part of the ROTC as are two second cousins of mine. They both have Army Vets as parents. Two of my cousins husbands served in the military and one had his two sons serving as well. Two seems to be the number in my family (: My ex-brother-in-law is still with the Marines in some capacity while my deceased father-in-law enlisted in the Air National Guard during his younger days.

Not all will put their lives on the line like a soldier but they still contribute in many ways. Both Warrior and his wife Dana supported our military vets and championed their dedication to our country. WWE has done much over the years in organizations alongside our war heroes and continue doing so. Dana as an Ambassador traveled all over the country representing the WWE while raising awareness for Veterans causes. Warrior proudly displayed a flag in their family home while Dana continued teaching their girls about respect for our country’s heroes. Not only would they thank them for humbled service but buy meals around their hometown. Schools over here have Veteran’s Day ceremonies as decorations adorn the hallways. Our city usually has a service as well.

I can sorta compare the military to wrestling. Give me a chance for a brief moment here. They both involve travel, possible combat, and one needs to become very disciplined to achieve status. Also, when both retire, they are called veterans. Both also see the word hero used in their presence but we all know the true heroes are our veterans of the military. I have known or know people in every branch of the military whether it be the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. Not to forget the Reserves…

Think of all the wars our great country has faced. Let’s hope there aren’t any more in our nation’s future. Think also about all those brave men and women willing to stand up against an enemy just to protect us. The numbers are staggering. The first war where women were in combat was the Gulf War of 1991. Prior to that, they were just nurses serving the wounded or dying but not physically on the battleground with the men. That actually brings me to another commonality with wrestling. We all know how far women have come in sports entertainment. Women in the military have also made great accomplishments while serving next to the men in battle.

Some confuse this day with Memorial Day. That is when we remember those lives lost during war but Veteran’s honors those that have served while still living. If you know of someone, ask to hear their stories. Especially an older vet who will take you back in time to their younger years of great service. Just like my post of last week, that heart of humility cannot be replaced. Thanking them doesn’t seem to be enough.

Whatever branch of military you favor, they all serve the same purpose of protecting our land, seas, air, and freedom. Gone are the days of the draft but there will still be naysayers against what the military stands for. No, I don’t condone war and possible lives lost but we do need to protect our borders when needed.

Most of us will think of this day as any other. It will come and go just like a typical Wednesday. Perhaps this Veteran’s Day of November 11, 2020, you can make it a little more memorable. Thank any vets in your life separately. Pray for them, thank them for service and our freedom, or just reflect on what it means to live in a FREE country. Many others don’t have all that we take for granted here. We have those rights and privileges because of our United States veterans that proudly fought for them.

*** Remember, Honor, Salute, and THANK ALL Veterans and those to come for being so BRAVE as an American.

“… with Liberty and Justice for all.”

P.S. Today is 11-11, such powerful numbers. This post is dedicated to all those vets who have been severely injured or affected in many ways by their years of service. We are forever in your gratitude as thoughts and prayers are sent to you always. πŸ™πŸ»Thank you to all those ultimate survivors!

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Desire to Inspire βš‘οΈπŸ’«

When thinking of this week’s title πŸ€”, I was reminded of a mantra from my journal in June. “Desire to Inspire” has a great bell ring (ding, ding, ding…) doesn’t it? You have to believe it though… Warrior said over and over again how he truly wanted to inspire, motivate, and educate others. He continued searching for ways to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Isn’t that what we all should do too?

Whether one liked or disliked the Ultimate Warrior character, he did become quite the inspiration for so many with his confidence, discipline, and beliefs. We need to look at the WHY of inspiration. Like I’ve said before, you look for inspiration but be that for others as well. Most won’t flock to T.V. as a way for inspiration but we can notice those little things everyday.

Three people have stood out for me personally as being inspirational lately. It’s not always our words but also actions and a desire for the good. Earlier this year, two inspiring souls reached out to me through my website and email. I will keep their names private but they contacted me personally as we shared common interests.

I had a phone conversation with this woman about celebrities or famous people in spirit. We bonded over our experiences while offering advice. She also read my book Spirit and Belief and loved the stories! We both especially referenced The Mysterious Batteries. πŸ˜‰ She truly was an inspiration having enough guts reaching out to a stranger. We had many similarities yet differences which connected our beliefs and abilities.

The second connection was from someone who is a bodybuilder and found a few of Warrior’s YouTube videos. He had no idea that man was the same person he idolized as a child back in the WWF days. He shared details while complementing Warrior on being HIS inspiration. Both people thanked me for being the voice they are intimidated to be on their own. We all have that desire to inspire and it’s a wonderful gift expressing however it suits you.

There are so many ways to look at inspiration. It’s all communication in any form. The Ultimate Warrior had his loud, intense way but perhaps that approach isn’t quite you. Writing works for me but again, your choice.

Face to face discussions are the best of course but that might be difficult for some. Do you work best with phone calls, email, text, or other social media outlets? I love making YouTube videos but that can be a challenge at times. The desire needs to be there. We also need to practice listening with inspiration as that is a two-way street. Even though both of those individuals I had not met, I listened and then responded humbly. They both contacted me so the desire became about respect along with that inspiration.

The third person was a totally different experience. My husband was in the process of selling his mother’s home near her passing and took this big task on. After a time of some interest, he was contacted by a mutual friend thru Facebook. His brothers and he were struggling and I just sent out an S.O.S. to the Universe for patience and guidance. Lo and behold, it delivered.

This man we found out later is indeed a Joe of all trades. His name is Joe and besides being a realtor, had done many other jobs. When carpet got wet, he replaced it for a smaller fee than a company and even went above and beyond to help these boys out. His own brothers knew my husband in high school so there was a connection…

Here’s the part some of you will love. He used to be a pro-wrestler!!! I did get to meet him as those goose bumps filled my arms and legs. Hello Warrior. πŸ’™ Joe was in the NWA and wrestled under the name Vladimir Markov. Yep, they made him Russian! Look him up for more info… Pretty cool, huh? He knew of the Ultimate Warrior and many other names I mentioned. My husband told him how I talked with Dana Warrior on her podcast! It was so thrilling(: Later on, my husband said how Joe was a Godsend as I KNOW someone up there likes us and sent help. πŸ™πŸ» Joe was such an inspiration helping out without huge demands and being so understanding with our needs.

My three count again even without Warrior on this list. Desire to Inspire and look to the real reasons of intent.

Be a voice but encourage another to use theirs.

Get noticed but notice others as well.

Maybe you yell, email, or sell houses but whatever your task, just have true desire. The inspiration will come. Find your WHY always…

P.S. A few of Warrior’s YouTube videos are called: “Injections of Inspiration.” How about that?

~~~Who’s your inspiration and why? πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’œ

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The Strength of Dads

With Warrior’s birthday having just been yesterday,( on a Tuesday… that day again) I had to talk about all you Dads out there. Father’s Day is in a few days so the strength of Dads can be measured in many ways. I’ve mentioned International Women’s Day a few years back and have never done just a Mother’s Day post so maybe next year…

That photo you see is of course me and my Dad taken around the time I was 2 or 3. Not sure where we were but I was Daddy’s Little Girl back then. There came a time when we were distant but years later, discovered our love of writing. We are closer now as I am grateful to never have suffered abuse or neglect. My Dad was a yeller and it did get kinda bad but he never abandoned us like Warrior’s Dad or never verbally abused us to the point of shame like Dana’s.

Dads aren’t perfect just like Moms aren’t. Warrior was the Ultimate Dad to his two daughters who are now grown women. He had his faults too but Dana has said how much he adored those girls like nothing else. Despite being a celebrity, he put together a Barbie Dream house, attended all their events, and was just Dad to them– not the Ultimate Warrior.

The silliness of Dads can be very different than that of Moms. My husband would play the cutest games with our kids that only was for all three of them together. I never wanted to interfere as it was so comical watching after Mommy playing all day. There was “Roofball,” “Sitting Game,” and Truck Races down the driveway. Dads are even the ones to toss kids up in the air more or in the pool! None of these games were competitive like a sport, just simple silly fun. 😜

So many qualities make someone a Dad. Just like with my Hero post last week, the need to be brave is always for their kids. WWE mourned the tragic and sad loss of Shad Gaspard as he sacrificed his own life for his son’s. He truly was the epitome of the most heroic Dad. We don’t realize until becoming adults that despite setbacks, Dads do the best they can. I mean those Dads who are present and active in their children’s lives but don’t always get it quite right even as they age.

It is about more than just a roof over your head or food on the table. Dads of years ago were feared or the punishers. That’s not how it should be and I am thankful times have changed. At least I hope they have for most. Kids won’t remember every little detail as grown-ups but they will know the love behind every effort and all the fun.

To those of you who are not Dads, that’s o.k. Maybe you are a male adult in someone’s younger life and you do matter. We all do– just in different aspects. If you are one, just show up for your kids in ways they’ll remember that’s good. Life is too short to not have happy memories.

Every family is unique with its contributing members. Warrior created his own family crest, creed, and code of honor. What an incredible legacy leaving behind for his girls to carry on. Some may disagree but for someone as bold as he was, it fit– ultimately! Guys reading this, think about what it truly does take to have that strength of a Dad. It could be yourself, your own Dad, Grandfather, or anyone earning that title without a belt. Biology doesn’t necessarily equate with being Dad material. Remember also, strength is not always physical but it comes from inside and flows outward in many ways.

We will have the good and bad memories as that is life. When you are gone to “parts unknown” someday, what will people say about you as a Dad? What will your kids fondest memories be? Make them count now so your years are spent in anticipation and not anxiety.

The serious, the sad, the silly. We own them all. Can you think back to the best memory with your own Dad? I hope you have too many and can’t choose just one. Happy Dad’s Day ( as I prefer that to Father’s) to all of you earning the best title I believe a guy can have! πŸ’™πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ₯‡πŸ†

P.S. A belated Happy Birthday in spirit to Warrior and an early Happy Father’s Day. I know his girls have their OWN ultimate Daddy memories forever in their hearts. πŸ’–πŸ’–

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Who Would You Meet? πŸ™πŸ»

I decided to have some fun with this question or at least I hope you think so. πŸ€” The last few posts have been kinda intense yet funny but this thought kept coming to me. I would read or see something similar on social media “quizzes” with surveys people answer. We all have our own fascinations with celebrities or famous people. Come on, you know who you are or were a fan of! Most will know mine by now as is part of my journey but I do have others.

Who would you want to meet and what would you say or do? Maybe you’d be relaxed or super cool but I bet most of you would have that OMG moment mentioned a lot here. Those questions can be asked of people on Earth or that have passed. If you could hang out with them for a day, wouldn’t that be awesome? I should say ultimate! πŸ˜‰

This can be for anyone at all you consider famous but really think about it. Would your list be people that are current or maybe even way back in time? It can be quite easy for some but then difficult for others. Religious folks might say Jesus, Buddha, or even Mother Teresa who is a Saint now. Your list can be historical, inventors, or explorers. T.V. or movie stars– it’s all endless. No one is off limits and no celebrity is too silly. It’s your people so have fun with it (:

I keep thinking of who mine would be. Warrior is separate from this but let’s see who is on my list. Probably not who you could or would be thinking… First, I would have Marie Curie. I did a report on her in 4th grade, have a book, and always admired the endurance she undertook in a male dominated field. Harriet Tubman is is another woman whose bravery and sacrifices enabled African Americans the beginnings of abolishing slavery. I have always been fascinated by her story. Our town is known for its Underground Railroad Passageways!

A few different people in the mix are Shari Lewis and John Ritter. Shari was a little ahead of my time but her contagious energy with puppetry inspired so many generations. I loved Lamb Chop and always wanted her for my own. I settled for “Fleecie” which was a beany baby my Mom bought after my car accident. Our kids were even familiar with Shari’s later shows and loved all the puppets.

Jim Henson was a similar performer. I remember being so sad hearing about “Kermit.” He is my favorite Muppet and The Muppet Show was a big staple in our house as kids along with Sesame Street. Puppets were such a part of my teaching career too. I must also add how Grover was second to Kermit for me. For my students, I did a great Grover impression and even received a special Grover book on my birthday once from a co-worker. Of course I kept it… It’s kinda funny how he did “Super Grover” ( ya know– a superhero.) Warrior embodied that too only with face paint and no cape. πŸ’™πŸ’ͺ🏻

John Ritter was a comedic genius to me and “Three’s Company” was one of my favorite shows. It ended when I was 12 but reruns are always in syndication. He had so many other numerous roles that contributed to his icon status. I even saw his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and touched it. Ironically, he passed of a serious heart condition and was 54 like Warrior but always made me laugh.

Am sure there are way more popular public figures the world would want to meet in spirit like Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, JFK, Princess Diana, and many others. Even people alive and well that are known for fame would be a thrill to actually talk or sit with. Could you even fathom a question? I got tongue-tied even talking to Dana Warrior on her podcast but made it through!! There was my Q and A for Warrior post but truly do enjoy just listening to his speeches.

Let’s see if I can come up with a list for him… Well, that’s tough considering how influenced he was by so many but I’ll try. It would definitely be some founding fathers of our country, philosophers, thinkers, authors, presidents, and war heroes. Am thinking specifically Ronald Reagan, Mark Twain, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and perhaps Joseph Campbell whom he mentions as a great influencer. Also, am sure some Native Chiefs would be on his list as many paintings and statues adorned Casa de Warrior over the years.

So, do you have a list warriors? Maybe yours might change over time once people pass on. Maybe it will stay the same since your admiration never wavers. Who knows once we’re in spirit who we will or can meet besides seeing relatives. I believe there is no separation and no egos so why not?

Am sure many of you fans would want to meet Warrior and maybe someday you will or even other favorite passed WWE Superstars. I can only imagine my reaction as yours will be somewhat different. Who would you meet? Enjoy your list and quite possibly those in “Parts Unknown” will honor it. We are all the same in spirit– celebrity or not… ❀️

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Hangin’ Out with Warrior ( Dream…)πŸͺ‘

“Who’s that lounging in my chair?… this surely is a dream.”

~~~ Marcy Playground, 1997.

I won’t say the title as it’s kinda risquΓ© (look up on your own😬) but this song kept popping in my head and on the radio so had to use it for today’s post! I kept hearing it and finally laughed as I needed to. So, yes warriors recently another dream came to be and it did involve that chair in my driveway, the action figure, and Warrior. Let’s see…. don’t think there’s been a dream to really speak of since the buffalo one and this was just sorta relaxing and casual. Just like the title.

It started out as a typical meet and greet where Warrior was signing autographs, shaking hands, and posing for photos. The little boy I mention in “Which Warrior Would You Choose” ( 6/26/18) was in this so guess he got another opportunity! I still love him in that video talking about Warrior’s hair. Maybe that’s why he made a return appearance (: Me, well, I was just an observer of all this which would always be entertaining anyway. Being in the background for just a little until it got more personal.

After that time with fans, all of a sudden I was at my house outside in the driveway. The garage was open and had tables with food spread out like for a party. People were around but no idea really of who they were. Warrior was there and sitting in a chair in my driveway. I imagined that chair you see but now that I think more, he’d probably not fit in it! Not entirely sure if he was the guest of honor at this party or just casually being there. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt but the sun was shining so not too cold in Ohio that day.

He wasn’t mobbed or anything and our group was small. The little boy was there too so guess I knew him! It was then that I went into my house and found the action figure. Think this is about the third pic it’s been in for these writings. I showed it to him as he fingered it in his hands. He thought it was so cool I had it as I told him the story behind the find. ( That’s in my book Spirit and Belief.) I also blogged it first years ago.

Here’s the MORE interesting part. I said to him: “This action figure is the same one I believe that Dana has and she’d put it on the stage when presenting the Warrior Award at the Hall of Fame.” He says back: “Yeah, I think it is, so neat!” Um, WHAAT? The award wouldn’t exist if he were alive despite this being a dream. Gee, why didn’t I get my book to show him too? After all, that wouldn’t exist either. Wait, that was another dream… BTW– Dana had that action figure years before I found mine but the conversation was so surreal.

We chatted for a bit but I don’t remember him getting up really at all or eating. He was just there sitting in my chair in the driveway like no big deal. This is another example of lucid dreaming which I’ve experienced before. I did however find that action figure many years ago in the late ’90’s so that’s been in my life when Warrior was still alive.

Here’s another interesting part. Do any of you avid readers remember my post “Many Meaningful Masks” blogged 1/29/20? No, it doesn’t concern this global pandemic, lol! πŸ˜‚Well, the spot in the driveway where I drew Warrior’s masks in chalk six years ago was EXACTLY the same spot he was sitting in that chair. That’s why the figure isn’t close up since I wanted part of the driveway shown. This I remembered after going outside later in the day and just pausing on that spot.

I guess for me in all these dreams I have always just accepted them without questioning. Even with others I have never said: “How can you be here?” Or even: “Oh, wait I must be dreaming.” That is being lucid but there are other factors. Of course after waking up, I’d know these things but never doubting the messages or people in them. Some are a little more complex for sure to figure out and some also may not make the best of sense. I take them all as they guide me on my journey.

Warrior at my house– I’ll take it always! He’s been in my childhood background for another dream so now where I currently live. We were just hangin’ out with him lounging in my chair. No need for a big venue, lots of people, or over the top stuff. Always accept your dreams warriors no matter what. My driveway had those masks and then him in that same spot. Our lives do determine our dreams. Here’s to just hangin’ out wherever your dreams may take you… 😴

P.S. Another similarity with this was my story in the book about being in 7th grade and noticing the Road Warriors on a boy’s notebook. ***Many years later after Warrior had passed, I dreamt he gave a talk in my 7th grade classroom. I blogged that too as “Warrior Book Dream.” I brought my book to show him but then thought never would I have written it if he hadn’t passed. Lucid again and there were others. Can’t forget the Wrestling Buddy doll dream too. πŸ˜‰

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Many Meaningful Masks

We do wear lots of masks throughout our lives warriors as some may have read on this blog before. This post isn’t quite as deep as getting to the real us but does involve several “mask” stories of my OWN that became very meaningful. A few are slightly amusing but then a few are well…., not so much. I do believe I’ve mentioned painting the Ultimate Warrior’s mask on my face was never something I’d do. Dana has had her face marked with her own brand of warrior woman paint but I only dabbled in small symbols on my cheeks. After all, he did that for a brief time so for me that was enough.

When my youngest sister was still quite little, I loved coloring and drawing with her. We had a few chalkboards to use for many creations. Guess what I showed her? Yep, the Ultimate Warrior mask. Why did that pop in my head? I wasn’t sure she’d fully understand my intensity back then so it was just called a “cat mask.” O.K., I know it doesn’t really look like a cat face but she bought it and became my muse of choice. She actually does still remember those times! Glad my silliness was so memorable and unforgettable to her. Just like Warrior was and still is to me.

Another funny memory was painting Easter eggs. Being a teenage girl meant most were done with that tradition but again with having a sibling ten years younger made me still participate. I remember painting an egg purple and then adding his mask in the middle with yellow. Those are Easter colors for real! So very proud of how it turned out. I realize this sounds obsessive as perhaps even true fans out there didn’t do this. We all have weird stuff as teens and I gotta say that was mild compared to other things kids my age were doing. 😬Am sure you have your own crazy times too! This was sweet to me and I’ve shared a lot personally so there warriors– you get another interesting tidbit from my past.

These last few are a little bittersweet. When I heard about Warrior’s HOF induction, the months just seemed to fly by as that Spring came fast. Some will know how warm it was that April here in Ohio which is discussed in my book Spirit and Belief. My daughter was still into chalk drawing like her aunt many years ago. I drew the Ultimate Warrior mask on our driveway in many different colors so happy for his upcoming weekend. They were great as I hadn’t even tried drawing that mask in years. My girl never questioned the validity as it’s just a symbol. Little did she know how much it meant to her Mama. *** PAUSE*** A few days later, Warrior passed. πŸ’”

I still could see those colorful masks in one spot of our driveway out my window. It made me so sad, shocked, and angry. With no rain coming, they were erased by me without a trace remaining. It was too much then even with no tears but now, I’d leave them for different reasons. Even though the chalk was erased from that pavement, I could never erase him from my life no matter how hard I tried almost six years ago.

This time also coincided with my daughter having a Dance Party at her school along with face painting. She had these beautiful butterflies on her cheeks and loved them. A few days after Warrior’s passing and I see my girl’s face painted. Of course this isn’t his mask like the other stories but my emotions still fought it.

My Dad’s big 70th birthday party was the next night and with sleep, her butterflies faded a little. She asked me to paint them back on so she could show off her face to everyone. I obliged but told her Mama would do the best I could and to not get mad. My hands were shaking as I picked up that first brush and chose her color. Why? Come on Kathy– this isn’t his mask, what’s wrong with you? Well, that was how much of my grief got displayed. I just told her I was nervous since that wasn’t something she rarely asked of me. Warrior’s mask- No. Face paint-yes. It still mattered a lot. Never could I even put on the mask from the book “A Life Lived Forever.” I had held it up to my face but the strap broke. I wasn’t meant to wear it…

Warrior created his many painted masks for the Ultimate Warrior character which I never ever wanted to replicate. It wasn’t for me but I guess other meaningful mask stories came to be. To even think I had mask stories surprised me until back from my memory bank they were there again. Just like Warrior.

If any of you have ever painted the U.W. mask on yourself or anyone else, bravo! Your masks are meaningful to you just like mine were to me. Warrior painted different masks and each became a story with ultimate meanings. No chalk could ever be erased from my memory. He was there with or without his mask and still will forever be. πŸ’–πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ™πŸ»

P.S. We recently finally saw the movie “Fighting with my Family” which depicts the true story of Paige in the WWE. I really needed a chalkboard to slide my nails down since it shows WMXXX and Monday Night RAW of April 7, 2014… 😳 The U.W. wrestling buddy doll is also in this movie so sorry for the spoiler alert!! My husband even liked it. Another chalkboard moment.

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