Who Knows What Today May Bring…for that matter…Tomorrow Either?

Dear Reader:

Tuesday was a busy one….I had to go to my Charleston Oncology Center to get a refill on my medicine…it was busy in there. They plan to be closed the next couple of days and probably Friday…so was glad I got there in time for them to get a special smaller packet of my medicine called in, sent to them, and on to me in less than an hour. Thanks to the staff at the Charleston Oncology Center for going the extra mile! 🙂

Then I made the mistake of stopping by the post office to mail my letter to Judy, Kaitlyn’s grandmother, only to find the outside mailboxes “Bubbled up” with heavy plastic…the doors on the Post Office locked….no mail coming in or going out.

I left there to pick up another prescription at our 24/7 CVS who was also locked up and closed. Okay…no real problem…didn’t need that particular prescription anyway…have plenty.

On the way home I stopped at our new park in town…Hutchinson Square and took the title photo…absolutely beautiful day, like Labor Day…blue skies and sunny conditions…figured I might as well enjoy these beautiful days while all remains calm.

When I drove in and checked my garden…I was met with a surprise…two blooming morning glories and a Mexican Petunia blooming…those periwinkle colors still dominating….

Upon arriving home…there was a bag from Vickie of extra Azalea Magazines from the club…I love our local magazine…while I browsed through it I found something that I knew I had to address to the editor…it was too cute and funny.

SUMMERVILLE!     LOCATION IS EVERYTHING!

The azaleas are amazing, the shrimp are scrumptious, and Rainbow Row is real. Come see it all from historic Summerville-the center of your Lowcountry experience.

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My first thought was “Isn’t Savannah called Charleston’s ‘Little Sister’?

“Does that make Charleston’s ‘younger sister’ (Summerville) another sibling in the family?”

I decided to email Will Rizzo, the wonderful editor of Azalea Magazine and tell him that we don’t have a Rainbow Row precisely but Summerville does have a Rainbow Road. 

I then sent him a picture of the road and street sign for evidence… concluding that even though we might not have bright colorful houses on our ‘road’ like Rainbow Row…our wonderful colorful neighbors more than make up for the paint…a much better trade-off! Just a cozy tucked-away little road with an owner who never tires of writing her address from her own cozy home… with rainbow colors inside her Happy Room….100 Rainbow Road.

As if to prove the point I heard a ping…it was Vickie’s text telling me that the cookies on the latest edition of Azalea Magazine looked too good not to try…so there was a bag of the almond cookies on my front porch with the word (storm) “Provisions” on it. *This is what I mean about neighbors and kindness always take precedence over material settings and locations.

So until tomorrow…As I took a nap yesterday afternoon Dorian turned slightly more west- It was Jackson, just back from Princeton visiting Matthew and Jhasmany that updated me on the phone when she returned to Columbia…thus potentially putting the storm closer to land. (So we will see how it all shakes out…no matter what…God knows…and He is with us.)

The only thing I purposefully left on the empty deck:

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh

Be safe everyone….love you!

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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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5 Responses to Who Knows What Today May Bring…for that matter…Tomorrow Either?

  1. Patty Knight says:

    Praying for you, Becky🙏

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    • Becky Dingle says:

      Thank you Patty….As Julian of Norwich said…..“All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.” 🙂

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  2. Beverly Dufford says:

    Just checking in to say, “Be safe and God bless you!” Enjoyed your blog. We decided to stay, so we will all bunk out with my next door neighbor, who as you know is also my wonderful daughter and her family, and my precious first-born, Kelly will be with us too. Guess you might say it is a hurricane family reunion which has the making of some fun, lots of food and thanking God for our many blessings. Have been away from the computer for a number of days, so enjoyed catching up on all of your stories. Happy Birthday to all your September folks!

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    • Becky Dingle says:

      Have fun Jo! A hurricane party is always more fun with family! Just keep rocking and rolling so you never know when it even comes in…you out-rocked it! 🙂 Take care and God bless!

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