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Ashro Woman: Audrey S.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Audrey S. from Cuba, AL

Audrey is a mother, grandmother, retired math teacher AND retired United States Army Sergeant First Class—Thank you for your service, Audrey!

Her best advice inspires us to great things while freeing us from perfection.

“Do the best you can, whenever you can, with whatever God has blessed you with.” Yassss!

No room for excuses…or for being anything less than what we are called to be!

woman in a green dress and hat

 


Name
Audrey S.
Which city do you live?
Cuba
Which state do you live?
AL
How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her?
A woman of class, elegance, and beauty inside and out.
How long have you been an Ashro customer?
3 years
What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?
I am a retired math teacher and a retired Army veteran. Now I tutor high school and college students.
How do you spend your free time?
Reading, cooking, watching TV
What small thing makes you happy?
Spending quality time with family. Just being able to sit down and have a meal together is so enjoyable to me.
What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?
Steamed riblets seasoned with a variety of herbs and spices.
What has been your greatest struggle…and your greatest (or latest) triumph?
My greatest struggle growing up in a poor and being to pay for college. My greatest triumph was being able to have a successful Army career where I was able to reach the rank of Sergeant First Class (SFC).
Who influenced you the most in your life. Why? And in what way?
My mother was my greatest influence. She taught me to never give up, instill the love of God in me, and encouraged to reach my full potential and not allow anyone to discourage me from fulfilling my dreams.
Do you volunteer or do charity work? Tell us about it!
I volunteer to assist people with resumes and with test preparation for ACT, SAT. and ASVAB
Are you in a sorority? Or is anyone in your family in a sorority? If so, which one and what does it mean to you?
I am a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. I have been a member for 35 years. Being a member of this Sorority means being a part of an organization that exemplifiesScholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood.
What do you love about fashion and style?
I love dressing up in beautiful suits with matching hats, purses, and shoes. When I dress good, I feel good about myself.
Has anyone in particular influenced your style?
My grandmother and other older women that attended at the church I grew up in.
What occasions/events do you dress up for? (for example-do you often dress up for church, cultural events, charity events, going out, etc.) And how often do you typically get dressed up?
I dress for church services, family events, graduations, charity events, and weddings.
How has your style evolved over time?
Yes.
Do you wear hats? How often and what type of hat? Do you wear them to church? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a hat with us!
I love wearing hats and I often wear them to church.
Do you wear headwraps? How often? Where did you learn how to tie it? Share a pic of you in a headwrap with us!
I sometimes wear headwraps. I learn how to tie them from the internet.
Do you wear wigs? How often and what length or style? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a wig with us!
Yes, I wear wigs quite often. I wear wigs of all lengths.
Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.
I am a woman of faith. I teach Bible Study and try to live my daily life in a Christian manner. I try to be a positive role model for younger women that see me.
Do you attend church? What church do you go to and what do you love most about it?
I attend The Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Panola, Alabama. I love that the people inthis church are like one big happy family. The service there is always great to me.
How are you passing along your faith traditions onto your children/grandchildren?
I taught to my children and grandchildren about having faith and a sincere love for Jesus. I raise my children in the church. I encourage them to pray and to thank God for any and all the blessings they receive. I prayed with them when they were growing up and I still do.
Are you a First Lady or a Pastor?
No
Your best advice?
Do the best you can whenever you can with whatever God has blessed you with.
What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?
Motherhood has taught me to be patient and understanding and to be prepared for anything. It has also taught me how to tough love. It also strengthened my faith in God.
Are you an Ashro Credit customer? If so, how has our credit helped you?
Yes I am. This has helped me to be able to afford to dress in the styles that I love.
Do you have a memory to share of when you first heard about Ashro or when you received your first catalog?
I was so impressed the with clothes that I saw in the first Ashro catalog I received. I just had to shop with them.
woman in a black and white dress with a white hat
woman in a white dress with a white hat

Thanks for inspiring us, Audrey!

If you’d like a chance to be a future Ashro Woman of the Week, share your story with us — then watch your weekly Ashro emails to see if you’re featured next! Already filled out our questionnaire? Then you’re all set (you may see yourself featured in next week’s email)! Make sure to tell your friends and family to sign up for emails. We can’t wait to see you!


 

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