Our Greatest Gifts…Friends and Family

Dear Reader:

Have you ever wondered how difficult life would be without a friend or family to pick us up when we fall…to tell us that “everything will be alright.”

Many of us in the baby boomer age bracket have lost their mothers…some recently. And isn’t the one thing we miss so much is having our mothers reassure us “that everything will be alright.” A mother’s hug and verbal reassurance leaves other sources of support far behind in the dust.

And isn’t it wonderful when we have friends who, for all intents and purposes, ARE family. They are like the sister or brother we never had. I am so lucky to have many more siblings in my journey through life…and I love being a member of a big family.

So Saturday, yesterday, was wonderfully filled with family and then some more family friends. These days are such treasures. They arrived in the form of dance recitals (Eva Cate) and art exhibits (Anne Peterson) and Memorial Day cook-outs (Mandy and John.) All memories secured forever.

Watch and enjoy all the fun…it started Friday afternoon when I went  to Mt. Pleasant to rehearsal practice for the Tapio Dance recital.

A few winks later we got  ready to go to the morning dance recital.


Then Tommy,Kaitlyn and I went to Summerville for Anne and Friends Art Exhibit Extravaganza!



Anne gave the newly weds a beautiful original water scene from a location not far from Dingle Ireland!!🤗 What a treasured keepsake!!

The exhibit was bustling with people and lots of fun! Congratulations to all the artists!

Then back to Mt Pleasant for a Memorial Day cook -out at John and Mandy’s!



So until tomorrow Bless God for every breath we take. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

“Today is my favorite day! Winnie the Pooh

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About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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2 Responses to Our Greatest Gifts…Friends and Family

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    What a wonderful time. We had 3 of our grands here…Ruthie had a tonsillectomy so Stacy and she stayed in Columbia. We went to the Miler for Paul to play golf. Last night Emmie stayed layer with Paul and danced the night away.

    On May 28, 2017 6:08 AM, “Chapel of Hope Stories” wrote:

    Becky Dingle posted: “Dear Reader: Have you ever wondered how difficult life would be without a friend or family to pick us up when we fall…to tell us that “everything will be alright.” Many of us in the baby boomer age bracket have lost their mothers…some recently. “

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    • Becky Dingle says:

      How much fun…sorry Ruthie had to have a tonsillectomy…sounds like everybody’s weekend was crazy, wild, and fun…just the way it should be.

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