” How Hot Is It?”

Dear Reader:

Yesterday morning I was up and out at six am talking to my gardens… warning the flowers it was going to be a hot one… conserve their water supply and I would see them later in the evening.

This week will definitely be a survival test for animals and plants alike. And as luck would have it… my cable is out… so I definitely have no excuses not to catch up on correspondence and reading. The earliest the cable man can arrive is Friday afternoon… ( and have a good day)

But… like the title picture says…only I can handle my attitude and I choose happy. So here we go readers… our game today… How Hot is it? ( Please feel free to send in your ” hot ” responses! )

IT’S SO HOT. …………………………!

A squirrel was seen picking up nuts with a pot holder

A funeral procession was spotted pulling through the Dairy Queen

One can wash and dry their clothes at the same time

My thermostat read” Are You Kidding Me?”

I bought a loaf of bread and before I got home… it was toast!

The Statue of Liberty was asked to lower her arm

The construction market is slammed with people willing to work for shade

And what got me in such a good mood… Jo Dufford … she arrived yesterday morning with a new butterfly garden flag for the garden so now there will always be ” Jo’s Butterflies ” in my garden.

Thank you Jo for your friendship… your mentorship when I needed it the most as a rookie teacher in the seventies! Below Jo is holding one of Honey’s bowls for hope and feeding hunger for an Ukraine fundraiser that she brought this past weekend! So talented!

So until tomorrow… ” Happiness is not readymade, it comes from your own actions!”

Don’t forget today is Flag Day ( Old Glory is 245 years old) AND if we want to see our flag continue to fly over a democracy… get out and vote today wherever primaries are being held. Too many American have sacrificed the ultimate price …for us not to…

Today is my favorite day- Winnie the Pooh

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 ” How Hot Is It?”

  1. Bernice Sturkie says:

    Here you go as requested. IT’S SO HOT. …………………………! ….that it will burn the lips off a chicken! (Used by me when my husband inadvertently microwaves my morning coffee way too much. ; ).
    PS …Honey’s handmade pottery bowl is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.


  2. Beverly Dufford says:

    Thank you for making the choice to make people smile today. In fact, I laughed before I got out of bed. Thank you and Honey for that bowl. She is one of the most giving and kindest people I know. This one is true and happened to me before cars had air conditioners: It was so hot out west …..an egg broke and fried hard on the floorboard of the car.


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