De-“Booing” Day…Halloween Out…Thankfulness In

Dear Reader:

The day after Halloween is always De-“Booing” Day. Over the years I have collected so many “Boo” items from friends and family that it takes quite awhile to replace “Boo” Halloween decor with fall wreaths, plain pumpkins (no jack o’lanterns) and every thankful fall object I can find.

The first thing on the porch to go was “The Witch is In” sign…now the witch is out…gone (she flew away)… replaced by fall decorations and Boo’s Blessings…the only “Boo” still allowed…me! 🙂

Out with the “pumpkin patch” and ghosts…Gather stays…as in Thanksgiving gatherings…

I am glad I have so many pumpkins because they continue to work…especially the silver ones on the table….I love this time between Halloween and Thanksgiving…a special time to use to remember to be thankful and so grateful for all our blessings.

The butterflies love my new pansy basket and just resting in the sun!

School picture time…Lachlan and Eloise at pre-school; Rutledge at Phillip Simmons Elementary- First Grade


Anne texted me a creative calendar for November on grace and gratitude that is circulating on the internet…love the idea. Not sure I can participate everyday with a photo but the ideas are marvelous…might save some of them and my responses in  a  ‘grace & gratitude” bucket!

So until tomorrow…

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh

*Ann Graves is doing well with her radiation treatments and won a beautiful handmade quilt… made each year by a generous, talented woman and then given out to one cancer patient in a drawing…Ann’s name was selected! It was definitely a God Wink since she normally would have been finished by now with treatments and thus ineligible…except for  some delays that happened to keep her name on the cancer list through October…Congratulations Ann!

Anne Peterson is putting some of her artwork in the Charleston Convention Center Art Exhibit, along with the local fair…Remember this painting…this was the title that won 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 De-“Booing” Day…Halloween Out…Thankfulness In

  1. my daer Becky,
    You very health stories, thank you so much for you always made my day


    • Becky Dingle says:

      I hope you got my email thanking you for making my day with your sweet comment. Love your name….hope you will continue to follow chapelofhopestories and leave comments behind. Have a beautiful day! Warmly, Becky


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