” It’s all Guess and by Golly”

Dear Reader:

As luck would have it… I texted Anne yesterday and asked what she thought happened with the weather prediction of a 70% chance of thunderstorm and pouring rain. She responded: ” ” By guess and by golly” I reckon.

I started laughing-had never heard that expression -told her it must be a ” Yankee” expression! It means… relying on guesswork and luck… like weather forecasters! 🤣

But finally around 5:30 yesterday afternoon the 70 % hit all at once as you can see from the title picture! Then it turned into 100%!

Actually I was glad it held off since this was moving in day for Camp Christopher at Seabrook. I could hardly wait for Mandy to get home and tell me all about it. It took awhile to get everyone settled in and to Eva Cate’s great relief one of her friends was in her cabin… slowly the hopeful smile appeared!

Sadly my day turned into guesswork too wondering what was going on with my brother. He had a dizzy spell yesterday and ended up in the ER unit at Conway Medical running through a battery of tests.

As I type this Ben is being kept for overnight observation and checks on his oxygen levels. He talked with me and sounded fine… but I am anxiously awaiting the doctor’s assessment today. Please keep him in your prayers!

I hope the magic of Anne’s first moonflower is a good sign that God is watching over first year campers and big brothers.

So until tomorrow ” by guess and by golly ” don’t we all rely on God’s steadfast vigilance over each of us? The only guesswork is on our end most times but never God’s…

” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh

My beautiful jungle side garden -expanding in its own natural beauty.

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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3 Responses to ” It’s all Guess and by Golly”

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Prayers for Ben…and Eva Cate too. Enjoyed our visit.


  2. Beth Brewer says:

    Prayers for your brother. My grands went to St Christopher in June. First time for 9 year old but she loved it. Bet Eva Kate will too.


    • Becky Dingle says:

      My brother Ben us still in the hospital waiting on all the test results to be complete so the doctor can make an assessment-he is so ready to be dismissed-thanks for asking and your prayers!
      So glad your granddaughter loved camp-so far so good-for Eva Cate ! No calls! 🤣Always a good sign she is having too much fun to get homesick! Fingers crossed 🤞 it continues! 🤞
      God Wink hearing from you-saw my first two blooms on your Uncle Frank’s manettia vine today! Think all the rain is helping! 😘

      Sent from my iPhone


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