It’s Never Too Late to Choose Love

Dear Reader:

The other day I scrubbed and scrubbed my refrigerator on the B&B side with at least three different anti-rust solutions…to no avail… the fridge door was squeaky clean but still rusty. So I ordered another stick-on poster by Katie Daisy and now the whole refrigerator door is covered with beautiful posters. There’s more than one way to skin a cat. 🙂

Besides…I love being surrounded by love. You might remember I ordered a LOVE wooden piece of art decor from Kelly Rae Roberts for my wood stove and every night while watching television or reading I glance at the word and just feel warm. We should always remind ourselves that love is the most powerful force on earth…and something that is always worth waiting for…no matter how long the wait.

I absolutely love this true love story of 97-year-old woman (Helen Danis) who had never gone to her prom because it was during the Great Depression, her father had lost his job at the mill, and her stepmother didn’t make enough coins to buy lipstick… much less a prom dress for her.

So now her 48 year-old granddaughter, Julie Huddon, who had heard the story several times decided it was time for her beloved ‘granny’ to get her Cinderella night out at the prom. She talked to her son who was a senior, Evans…(who suffers from spinal bifida and was planning on attending with friends in his motorized wheelchair.) He, whole-heartedly agreed to the idea.

Julie Huddon, 48, from Warwick, Rhode Island, had always wanted to learn more about her grandmother’s life. “She’s had a tough life with a lot of memories that aren’t so happy,” she told NBC News.

When Huddon realized that her grandmother had never done basic childhood activities like attend prom or sit on Santa’s lap, she decided to help make a “bucket list” of things she would help her grandmother do. It was now spring…and time for the prom.



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 It’s Never Too Late to Choose Love

  1. bcparkison says:

    Cute story about the prom date and it is really good to read that Gin-g and Brooke are coming along .Time heals when be behave and take care .


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