GOOD MORNING Friends!
I have so many wonderful things to share in this week’s Gazette! This is the best gazette yet! I hope you enjoy it and take time to read every jot and tittle!
Christy, Phil 1:12
Encouraging One Another!
Y’all! This story is so heartwarming that I couldn’t even tell it to my mother this morning because just thinking about it made me choke up with tears. I LOVE to see our precious elders being honored and this celebration of honor for Miss Romay Davis is inspiring! I know you’ll love reading about it as much as I did.
Press Release From October 29: Today, Southeastern Grocers, parent company of Winn-Dixie, along with the Montgomery community and hardworking trailblazers all over the world, celebrate the birthday and life of 100-year-old Winn-Dixie associate, Romay Davis. Winn-Dixie will celebrate the Centennial’s milestone with an in-store birthday party and asks that all those inspired by Ms. Romay’s accomplishments and zest for life celebrate her 100 years by sharing on social media how they will make today a #RomayDavisDay.
Throughout her amazing life, Ms. Romay has broken barriers and shattered glass ceilings by challenging society’s limiting beliefs. During a time when women and people of color faced restricted rights, Ms. Romay served in World War II (WWII) and graduated from New York University (NYU). Decades later, Ms. Romay is still blazing trails with an incredible story of inspiration, as a Winn-Dixie associate, who’s job is to date products and keep the freshest items on the shelves. At 100, she continues to pour positive energy into customers and the community with her vibrant spirit, warm personality and sharp outlook.
Ms. Romay was born on October 29, 1919 in King George County, Virginia. After graduating from high school, Ms. Romay joined the Army and courageously served in WWII. Following the war, she enrolled in NYU and completed her degree in education. She began a rewarding and successful career in fashion, designing clothes for women and children. Ms. Romay traveled the world and experienced many special opportunities including working as a model in New York. Ms. Romay retired in 1982 and moved to Montgomery, Alabama with her husband.
Over the years, Ms. Romay continued to share her time and talents by staying active, traveling and painting, as well as volunteering for different causes, including adopting military families in Montgomery. After her husband passed away, Romay decided to go back to work at the young age of 81 and was hired by Winn-Dixie in 2001, where she still works 20 hours a week.
World War II Veteran, NYU alumni, Winn-Dixie associate, artist, animal lover, fashion designer, model, Black Belt, humanitarian, spiritual being, student of life and so much more, Ms. Romay’s life continues to speak to her persistence, positive energy and honest hard work.
This week on Southern Plate
I shared lots of recipes this week on Southernplate so be sure you check ’em out!
This Week’s Coffee Chat
Recipes from Friends
This week I’m sharing two delicious recipe from friends!
From My Instagram
These are just a couple of photos from the picnic this past weekend. The top photos are some of my admin team for the Front Porch Fellowship. Bottom left is me and Ricky. Bottom right is me and Mama. I have so many more I need to share on my instagram soon as I get to slow down enough to do so! Follow me on Instagram here.
We finished up Exodus today on SouthernPlate Faith! If you haven’t been reading with us and would like to start, I strongly encourage you to begin at Genesis 1 because this study really does build upon itself each day. Click here to see all of the Genesis study notes.
Also, click here to enter my Bible giveaway. I’ll be giving away one of Dayspring’s latest CSB Bibles each week for the next five weeks, beginning next Friday. Winner gets to choose their favorite!
Last Week’s $25 Amazon Gift Card winner was Mary Edwards.
I choose a new winner each week to receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Winners of Amazon Gift Cards so far: Mary Edwards, Sabrina Mike, Kim Warren, Cyndie McKee, Julie Martin, Tracey Price, Cindy Seago, Barbara Hall, Vickie Riddle, Angie McCrary, Jo Mooneyhan, Kim Graves, and Wanda T. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post!