this is dedicated

Off the Beat(en) Pad website is dedicated to my three grandmothers who taught me the best lessons in life.

Grandma F.- for reminding me that laughter is the best medicine. When in doubt...laugh. When I think of you, I think of how happy you were and it makes me smile.

Grandma V.- for teaching me the importance of always carrying a tube of lipstick. And driving real fast. I have fond memories of you driving me around in your big boat of a car applying lipstick and a lead foot.

*Grandma* R.- your whitty ways rubbed off on me. I miss your spunky self. You encouraged me to be me and called me out on my crap. I miss you everyday. Your passing undoubtedly led me down an unforeseen path.