Dear Reader:

We call September “Famtember” in our family because it is filled with different family members’ birthdays….from the start of  September to the middle to the end of the month…our family has it covered.

September 3…Today: Mandy’s official birthday!!!

Mandy became our Labor Day baby… being born on Labor Day weekend…with mom having to work pretty hard herself that day…but more than worth it. 🙂

What an amazing young woman my daughter has turned into….so proud of you and Happy Birthday today Mandy! Love you forever!


September 23:  My great-nephew Rhodes’ third birthday!!!! 3???

So adorable and already musically talented…how could he not be with his two parents! We love you Rhodie!

September 24: Double Trouble: Jake and Boo Boo share this birthday!

Jake’s original due birth date was in October but that sweet thing decided he wanted to come on Boo’s birthday…my birthday has never been the same…just doubly wonderful! 🙂

Jake came into the world with a wink at me…and he has been an adorable trickster ever since…

And Boo Boo? She’s just ecstatic to be celebrating her birthday again!

September 30: John’s birthday

John finishes out the family birthday month…what a wonderful asset he has been to the family…always the man behind the scenes..grilling out for the family…. wonderful husband and father…how blessed I am with him in the family.


  Okay…while we are still looking at numbers…here comes a wonderful benchmark celebration surprise…I knew it was coming but not exactly when….at 9:15 a.m. yesterday  the total number of “Hits” on my Chapel of Hope Stories blog went to 200,000. Actually it went to 200, 006….as I waited and wondered…



In the big picture of blogging… numbers like these are minuscule in comparison to celebrity and big business million dollar number bloggers… but for  me…I am just happy that I have people checking in and actually coming along for the ride…sharing life’s observations through life. Thank you dear loyal readers! All of you are worth millions to me!

So until tomorrow…

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh

My Garden’s latest Garnishments….

Tommy and Kaitlyn came over and helped me secure and place Big Red and all the other plants in safe places from potential wind and rain….leaving room for Surcie to fit in the garage. Thanks so much you two…appreciate it so much!

I treated them out to the new Taco Boy across the interstate..it is beautiful…huge, festive, and  delicious! Had wanted to try it out!


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 “Famtember”

  1. bcparkison says:

    Congrats on the high numbers. Way to go Miss Becky.
    It is the calm before the storm…hang on and prayers for all of you.


    • Becky Dingle says:

      Thanks Beverly…so many interesting numbers popping up this month…one that will take getting used to on my birthday for sure…but I will settle in nicely when the shock wears off I know. and be thankful for it :)!!!


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