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Ashro Woman: Catherine

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Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Catherine from South Chicago Heights, IL

Catherine is, no doubt, an expert at a lot of things. Here are just a few: 

1. Making lemon pies (she makes them for her children and church family)

2. Dressing up (she wears an Ashro hat every Sunday)…and

3. Inspiring others! As a mother, grandmother, retired teacher, and ordained minister, she’s had lots of practice encouraging others to be all that God made them to be.

In fact, she has personally lived out this philosophy. That’s how she turned her own struggle of single parenting into a triumph she enjoys today—with her children grown, faith filled, and attending church with her on Sundays. Praises up!

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Catherine N.
Which city do you live?
South Chicago Heights
Which state do you live?
How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her?
Fashion savvy. Trailblazer.
How long have you been an Ashro customer?
15-20 years
What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?
I’m a retired school teacher and an ordained minister.
How do you spend your free time?
Reading the Bible, and inspiring others.
What small thing makes you happy?
Getting up in the morning.
What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?
Lemon pie, my children and church family.
What has been your greatest struggle…and your greatest (or latest) triumph?
Being a single parent, a comfortable life and all my children are adults.
Who influenced you the most in your life. Why? And in what way?
My former pastor, He encouraged me to be all that God intended me to be
Do you volunteer or do charity work? Tell us about it!
I work with the youth in my church
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?
My granddaughter, she’s a student at A&M Alabama University in Huntsville.
What do you love about fashion and style?
I’m a connoisseur when it comes to fashion.
Has anyone in particular influenced your style?
My dad.
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 up everyday, when I leave my house, church, banquet, funeral,family gathering and when I go out to sing at various events.
How has your style evolved over time?
I ordered my fancy fashion from Ashro and I am the talk of the town. A member in my church comes on Sunday to see what I am wearing.
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!
Every Sunday I wear a hat. And I only wear Ashro hats. I’m known in the church circle for my beautiful Ashro hats.
Do you wear headwraps? How often? Where did you learn how to tie it? Share a pic of you in a headwrap with us!
No headwraps.
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!
No wigs, I have shoulder length beautiful brown hair.
Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.
I’m an ordained minister. God is my all and all.
Do you attend church? What church do you go to and what do you love most about it?
My church is Baptist. I love everything about it.
How are you passing along your faith traditions onto your children/grandchildren?
My children, I raise them up in the church. They are grown and we still attend the same church as a family.
Are you a First Lady or a Pastor?
Your best advice?
Be the best at all times. We never know who’s watching.
What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?
Love yourself and then and only then are you able to be a great grandmother.
Are you an Ashro Credit customer? If so, how has our credit helped you?
I have been able to acquire all the fashion that Ashro has to offer.
Do you have a memory to share of when you first heard about Ashro or when you received your first catalog?
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woman in a pink and red outfit and red hat
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woman in a purple outfit and hat in a church

Thanks for inspiring us, Catherine!

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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