Good Morning!! One of my favorite phrases growing up...."And now for the rest of the story!" of course many of us know that is from Paul Harvey, my dad would always turn up the radio and we would listen intently. A few weeks ago I wrote of an aging soldier that brought me a license plate with a purple heart displayed on it. I did not know, at the time, this soldiers name or his story, I was just honored that he gave it to me.....well now for the rest of His story. Yesterday I was coming from the kitchen, the CIG full of laughter and loudness. I was scanning the dining room to make sure everyone was good, needless to say I was preoccupied, as I made my way down the aisle there is a gentlman walking towards me. I do not instantly recognize him...the closer I get I see tears brimming around his eyes.... " I just wanted to say thank you, you have no idea how special it was to walk in and see that displayed!"..he pointed to the cherished plate hanging on the wall & my heart melted. My tears joined his and we talked. He received his purple heart in Vietnam......he points to his left side where an arm should be and says.."I lost my arm during that time, I came back to the states injured & sense then my life has been to work with soldiers that are injured mentally and physicall & actually I just retired. Happy Beautiful Friday yall..... this precious, brave man, Danny is his name, took a tragic time in his life and has used it to make a difference in so many others life. What an amazing honor it was to visit and learn the "rest of his story"........ We are honoring our Heavenly Father when we allow the bumps and turmoil on our life to make a difference in others. His love heals all wounds!
I opened the Cast Iron Grill in October 2007. Lots of changes have happened in the last 5 1/2 years. The CIG started with 55 seats in an office building located at 18th and K. After five years, we were bursting at the seams with now 167 seats, and 24 wonderful co-workers working on top of eachother to make it happen. 2012 the Lord chose a different journey for the CIG. We relocated the CIG and opened our doors on January 2nd, 2013, just four blocks away from the old location! It has changed my world completely! All of these stories are the happenings of the people and the joy and celebration that make the CIG what it is.