A Little Birdie Told Me…

Dear Reader:

A little birdie told me yesterday to hold on tight… warp speed Christmas is about to descend. Every fiber in my being agrees with the cute Christmas birdie’s message/ assessment. (adorable gift from Gin-g.)

From this point on the memories of Christmas will feel like a channel surfing experience using the remote… click, click, click… Whoah… there’s St. Nick! It’s over???

Yep… it’s about to get crazy no doubt and it is always unexpected last minute surprises that change one’s planned itinerary and we all know it will happen because it happens every year-still we feel thrown off-kilter every time it happens. Solution? Just go with the flow , hang on tight and don’t let go!

Yesterday was mother’s birthday ( in memoriam) and I took my 94 year old friend/ neighbor out to lunch for her birthday. The waitress blew up a Santa to wish her a happy birthday! Too cute!

Then Mandy brought the kids over to drop off gifts at Aunt Doodle and Lassie’s … staying to let the kids play in Hutchinson Square but to their surprise all the Christmas trees and decorations had already been taken down (????) However there was one ” construction” left -the mystery arch ( I was curious about it earlier.) Mandy said it is called the Snow Flake. A gift to the people of Summerville! It is always beautiful … the sun sending magnificent rays of rainbow colors scattering across the park !

Today, the 23rd, is my Walsh’s Birthday! Kringle Dingle! I brought him home from the hospital on Christmas Day! Best present ever!

Also birthday greetings to Aunt Pap who ending up sharing her birthday with her nephew! Happy Birthday Pap!

Walsh… Hope everyone has fun at the barbecue birthday tonight!

Now do you see why it is starting to get crazy-lots of Dingle birthdays -Tommy’s will arrive on the 29th!

But after everyone left … once again I retreated to my sanctuary -the garden) and pondered another Christmas 2000 years ago and once again peace entered me, myself, and I. Happy Birthday Jesus!

So until tomorrow…Christmas is the day that holds all time together!

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

*** A shout-out to my former student, Pam Bailey ( Craft) who just had her book “Experiencing the Lowcountry” published. . Mandy picked up a copy at Guerin’s Drug Store on the Summerville Square!

Pam… I am so proud of you-my former SC History student!!!

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 A Little Birdie Told Me…

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Loved our visit yesterday …needed it. Merry Christmas dear friend…love you. Thanks fir my gift…we love it.


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