A Toast to Time… Let it be Kind

Dear Reader:

Yesterday we scurried around packing the cars…so we would have time for one last gathering on the front porch … A Diet Coke and water toast to enduring time spent together!

We have decided that we have become ” Edisto” down to the marrow of our bones… We have grown into this nostalgic island of magical beauty and serenity over the years… and now ” Ed-i-SLO” is just our speed!

We have accumulated small rituals… deciding on our night-out restaurant, smiling over the annual whimsical and mysterious creations of fun-living inhabitants, the ocean view, Botany Bay, King’s Market… but most of all our porch talks!

How we love the quiches and casseroles at the King’s Market! In fact as I type… I have one of my favorite casseroles ( Artichoke Chicken and Rice) thawing out … for supper!

The Mystery Tree… Who started this idea and decorates it for every season… unseen…no one knows… or is saying! ( ” Tree” is a rather generous name for something that resembles more of a coat-rack…but the mystery supersedes the title)
” Tanglewood” is the best description for this tangled tree that affords everyone a gymnastic opportunity to climb and slide!

Our new favorite dinner-out spot… what fun we had while dining there!!! Five star fun!

Of course last night I had to let my gardens know ” Mom” was home and thanks to my amazing neighbor, Vickie, they looked terrific… in spite of the hot nineties forecast.

So until tomorrow…the bridge that connects our college girls’ past and hopeful future is not only not in need of repair it is ” cemented” forever in gratitude!

Today is my favorite day… Winnie the Pooh

The Bridge to Edisto Happiness

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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