My grandmother was a compassionate, fun-loving, -nsense woman with firm beliefs and values and she was never at a loss for words to express them. Her words of wisdom have instructed, encouraged and inspired me to become the self-confident, respectful woman I am today. The lessons I learned at Granny's kitchen table will make you laugh and cry as you reminisce about the things your mother, grandmother or special elder taught you. This fun, quick-read also makes a great gift for the special young women in your life who need to be taught some old school lessons.
Carla (Sain) Ladd was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. She is a member of the Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church Deaconess Board and a former State Board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Carla is the founder of the DenverBlackPages.com (DBP) and the Mountain Region Black Economic Summit (MRBES.COM). Through her work with the DBP and the MRBES, Carla has received numerous awards for community service and business including the Urban Spectrum's African Americans Who Make a Difference (2003), the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce's Clara Brown Award (2006), the Colorado Black Women for Political Action's Community Service Award (2007), the Gospel Music Workshop of America Business Award (2008), and the National Council of Negro Women's Business Award (2008).