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!
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!
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.”