June 112022

Days to Race356

November 28, 1917 to October 15, 2010 – This year, I will be walking in honor of many, but one in particular will be for my great-grandmother, Gladys Davis, of Ahoskie, North Carolina. “Grandma Davis” was, by far, one of the strongest, most independent, selfless, and loving women that I’ve ever known. Along with her full heart, and positive attitude, she was probably known best for her cooking. She loved to cook — and boy, could she! Even at the age of 93, she was always working hard in the kitchen, making sure that everything was perfect, and that everyone was happy. I will forever remember and cherish all of the family gatherings that we had in her home …and, of course, her chicken pot pie (dumplings)! Gladys Davis died in October of 2010, of natural causes. She had nine children, and survived and left behind many of them. She also left behind countless grandchildren, and great-grandchildren …as well as, many, many people who loved and cherished her deeply. I am also expecting my first, and will be walking with what would have been her great-great-grandchild. I cannot wait to tell my son all about her!