Episode 44: Horsin' Around With Wendy
On this Thanksgiving we are so thankful and honored to have the opportunity to sit down with this kind soul of a woman who has one of the biggest hearts of anyone we know. Wendy Holsapple is true Dallas royalty and joins us today to talk about her incredibly interesting mother and father, her equestrian background and her career as the queen of the King’s X, a famous watering hole in North Dallas that’s been around since 1977.
Wendy opens up about her charmed childhood growing up in Dallas, riding horses in her front yard and having a momma who was a New York Rockette. Wendy recalls her mother, Faye Ola as a great cook, growing up on homemade spaghetti and meatballs and chicken and dumplings. Momma Faye was an entertainer at heart. Whether it was doing Rockette style high kicks around the house to get a laugh out of her kids or throwing a dinner party on the roof of her house to do something different, she loved for everyone around her to have a good time.
Just like her warm and kind mother, Wendy is always there to lend a listening ear to her customers at the King’s X, spreading genuine love to everyone who comes to know her. She goes on to spill all the tea on the infamous bar from the most rewarding and hardest part of the job to the craziest thing she's ever witnessed at the bar which happens to include Whitney!
Wendy's true passion is her art, Wire Wonders by Wendy using rocks, vessels, glass, beads and even horseshoes.
We are so blessed to know Wendy and to have her as a friend. She is one special lady!
Love you, love your show!