I got a surprise today. My mother ordered a hat from Richard Petty’s museum, little did I know, my mother talked to the gal at the museum, Bonnie I believe, and told her that the hat was for the gentleman that won the Petty build Superbid resto-mod. Without knowing this, my mother set into motion a chain of events where Bonnie got “The King” to sign the hat so when it arrived, what a total surprise to see his signature on the bill of the hat. When my mother told me to open the box, I was blown away, as was my mother when the hat arrived. I saw the hat then the signature and was stunned. I knew my mother had ordered a hat and knew it had arrived, but Bonnie getting Richard to sign it was just amazing. It was also amazing that my mother and sister both kept the signature as a surprise, and that’s an understatement.
I can’t thank my mother, Polly McBride, Bonnie, Petty Museum Manager, and Richard himself, enough. Thank you all, what an unbelievable surprise. I will cherish this hat the rest of my days. Thank you once again. “Long Live The King!”