It was an amazing day when the phone rang. It was a newsperson from KAAL Channel 6. They wanted to hear more about the Grillin' Magic story and about dad's legacy. I was at work but thrilled to get the call. I told him about dad and how Grillin' Magic was his invention over 20 years ago. They loved hearing about our family. He then asked if Bob and I could be ready for an interview in about an hour. HA! I wanted to say no because it seemed so rushed but then I heard my mouth say..."Sure! I'll head home and we will be ready for you!" I got out some bottles, labels and spices and got to work. Bob grilled some chicken, knowing that dad would have wanted us to grill a pork chop, for the newscaster. We ended up having about a 45 minute interview where we were able to share all about our wonderful parents and the legacy dad left for our family. Not only a legacy of Grill Seasoning, but most importantly the legacy of loving and caring for people. You can watch our special segment of "Made in the Midwest" here.
The next day we did our first expo in Southern, MN at Mayo High School. It was such a joy to watch our boys tell people about Grillin' Magic and ask if they would like a sample. Their smiles were beaming with pride. 2 families came through and explained that they came to the expo especially to buy a bottle of the special family recipe seasoning they saw on the news. Very fun!
We want to take this opportunity to share how proud we are of our mom, Cathy Jo. She has worked so hard to get moved into her new home and take care of all that goes into downsizing. It is an emotional journey. She is excited to head to Florida and Virginia to spend some much deserved time with family.
Stay tuned in to the Grillin' Magic website as grilling season arrives. We know that Grillin' Magic is really an all purpose seasoning...however...the magic comes alive in the summer time! We'll be sharing recipes and pics like crazy. If you don't have your own bottle of Grillin' Magic yet, don't wait! Order yours today by clicking here.
You'll see articles from all of the Bernard family here. Maybe even a grandson will post now and then!