Finding Fall

Dear Reader:

I was looking for an excuse to be outside yesterday and I found it. When I went walking Sunday evening I took my IPhone and found some Fall decorations in a few yards, porches, and doors. I took some “shots” of them and then set aside about an hour to follow up yesterday morning with the neighborhood’s fall decorations.

It felt so good to walk in the cool refreshing morning we had yesterday, to speak to neighbors and new folks a few blocks over whom I had not met…so glad little Maggie the dog has gotten me out walking again. Even when Maggie and Vickie can’t make it…I find myself needing to get out and walk…I had forgotten how good it makes one feel.

I used to walk when I had things on my mind…and yesterday all of us woke up to another incomprehensible assault on humanity. My fear is that these types of bizarre attacks will not only continue but also continue to grow. I wish I knew the answers…I still believe love is the strongest force in our lives…but how do we channel it so everyone feels its strength?

All my walking finished up last night just as it was getting dark and I was heading back down my street…my street has already started getting ready for Fall with bright orange lights set against an almost full moon… just a day or two away.

Enjoy my neighborhood search to find Fall all around me…


I don’t have a Beware of Dog sign so I figured “The Witch Is In” will work equally well! Sometimes a good witch and sometimes NOT…




As I started down my street as darkness was settling in…it made me so happy to live in a neighborhood where everyone gets in the spirit of the seasons.  I immediately lit my two pumpkins and called it a night…an ending for an amazing Fall day!

So until tomorrow…Let us always give thanks for special days that make us glad to be alive! Let us always be prayerful for those whose loved ones’ lives have been taken in such a terrible way.

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh

*Eva Cate has decided to be a “Rainbow Unicorn”  for Halloween…so cute!

Vickie’s beautiful granddaughter, Christy, came home for her birthday and look at this beautiful cake Vickie had ready for her…she decorated it with our co-owned rose bush….just beautiful…will share the story behind the cake with you in an upcoming post. I love caramel cake…apparently Christy does too.

Vickie said they went shopping on King Street over the weekend and by the time they got to Victoria’s Secrets...she was exhausted. Luckily they had a bright pink chair which she grabbed quickly before anyone else could…it made the time spent there much more enjoyable.

I told her I knew she had simply sat in it to show her support for the Race for the Cure. (She laughed!) And Joan sent me new socks for the race….we are less than three weeks away from race day and a little over halfway to our initial goal… so let’s all rally and support a good cause for one and all!

Here is the Race for the Cure Donation Information for anyone interested in donating this week for the cause. Thank all of you so far for your generous donations…the team is so excited!

To make an electronic donation…just click on this link. (Remember to scroll down for all the information-can choose a team participant or simply the team (Legally Pink) itself.) Thank you so much!


To write a check:

To send a check: Make it out to: Komen Lowcountry…*On the check memo line, please include the participant’s name you wish to honor or the team name. (Legally Pink)

Address: Susan Komen, S.C. 50 Folly Road Blvd. Charleston, SC 29407

Blessings from my home to yours!








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 Finding Fall

  1. bcparkison says:

    Caramel cake is my Dads favorite. And I really like the fabric pumpkin. It belongs in fairy land.
    Your neighbor hood must be a nice place to call home. Lucky you.


  2. Becky Dingle says:

    It is a wonderful neighborhood…maybe not Mr. Rogers but close!


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