Thursday, November 10, 2011
More AGH Video...And My Kohler Sink is the Star
My friend Jo Brown works for Kohler and when she found out I lived in the American Gothic House she suggested I might want an old-fashioned cast iron farm sink, a brand new top-of-the-line one made by Kohler. "Good for all your pie baking," she said.
"Yes, but only if you come down to see me when they install it," I insisted. I hadn't seen Jo in eight years. We had worked together at MSN.com as web producers. She and her husband John came to my wedding -- to the ceremony Marcus and I had on a farm outside of Seattle. (It was one of three ceremonies we had, ensuring we were thoroughly married.) Time marched on and with it came life changes. Jo and her husband had moved to Wisconsin and I moved, alone and grieving Marcus, to Iowa.
Pitchfork Pie Stand. She pitched right in, rolling dough and peeling apples -- while her video crew shot footage of us using the new Kohler apron-front sink. It was a win-win: I got to spend time with Jo -- I was reminded of how much I loved her lightness of being, her easy laugh and her wisdom -- and she earned points with her bosses for scoring this great PR opp.
Thanks again, Jo -- and thanks, Kohler.
Click here to see Jo's version of the story in her blog post on the Kohler website.