When in Doubt…Yell “Rabbit!”

Dear Reader:

I hope everyone had a marvelous Fourth! Mine was just like Vickie, my neighbor, expressed when she texted me a message from a friend of hers that she loved and forwarded it on to me. It was perfectly true!

“Hanging out with your adult children is like visiting with the most beautiful and precious parts of your life.”

Dee Lesko, my wonderful zany “church friend” shared a funny anecdote with me right before I left…and I thought it was too cute not to share…so here it is!

If you remember on the July 1 date I had the usual reminder (at the end of the post) to say “Rabbit Rabbit”  as a good luck charm to have a great month….Dee got it halfway right. 🙂

Have a Happy 4th with your beautiful children and precious grandchildren!  You’re going to LOVE this!  Yesterday, July 1st, NOTHING was going right for me–nothing bad, Becky.  Just one of those kind of days… I was chatting with Susan Johnson.  I was grinding, “griping,” and moaning about my day and…Susan asked me:  “Dee, did you remember to start the month with Becky’s advice?  Did you say:  “Rabbit, Rabbit?”

YIKES, BECKY, THAT WAS THE PROBLEM!!!  I forgot that it was the “oneth” of the month and when I awoke, I was confused and I said:  “Bunny, Bunny” instead of “Rabbit, Rabbit.” Shame on me!  Hugs and Love, Dee

I reminded Dee that “bunnies” had not built up enough magical power yet to pull off the best good luck months…they still needed more training…so remember, learn from Dee’s experience….Don’t yell “Bunny Bunny” on the first…yell Rabbit Rabbit! ” 🙂 

A glimpse at the family Fourth!

“On your mark, get set, GO Rutledge and Eva Cate!”

My patriotic contribution to this Fourth was watching HAMILTON…mind-blowing talent. It made an ole’ history teacher proud!

So until tomorrow….Remember…every day we make history…our choices determine the outcome. For the sake of generations to come who must try to live in what we pass on today…the right choices lie heavily on us…

“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh

The setting sun last night brought its own red, white, and blue.


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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1 Response to When in Doubt…Yell “Rabbit!”

  1. Rachel Edwards says:


    Loved your 4th pictures. We rode up to Georgetown for the day with Emily and Blake and on Friday we did Beaufort. Emily had never bern to either of these places and since we were celebrating our Country’s bday it seemed appropriate to go to the 2nd and 3rd oldest cities/towns in SC. Last night our neighbors on all sides provided us with wonderful fireworks…we don’t know if they always do them because we are always at Shem Creek…but they did a fantastic job and we didn’t have to drive to Mt Pleasant. Happy 4th.


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