A Special Charleston Connection to the Coronation

The earliest first permanent English settlement in the Carolinas was Charles Town named in honor of King Charles II -founded in 1670

Dear Reader:

One of my favorite memories after Brooke and I moved to Charleston – following Erskine graduation … was touring Charles Towne Landing… that was completed in 1970 for the Tricentennial of this famous historic site.

Since I taught SC History, as well as, American history-we took the students to this site ( field trips) several times over the years. ***And now… 337 years after King Charles II’s death ended his reign… King Charles III will soon be officially crowned King of England.

King Charles II

I researched all the kings and queens who reigned during the rather long lapse of time between the two Charles and there was a James, William III and Mary II, Anne, a bunch of George’s (I, III, IV) William IV, Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII ( abdicated) George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.

There was 337 years between Charles II’s reign and now King Charles III’s reign!!!

But one other royal name managed to out separate even the two Charles’ reigns. Who you ask! Elizabeth! There was 419 years separating the reigns of the two Elizabeth’s-the I and II!!!

*** This last photo of Queen Elizabeth II was her official 96th birthday picture! ( Pretty in pink) As one bystander was overheard saying yesterday… ” What a dame! What a reign!”

So until tomorrow… I had supper with Susan, Bekah, and Ady Sunday evening…and what a blessing it is to have time to just talk and gather. Staying updated in this fast-paced world is important.

They gave me my birthday presents early and they were great ones-especially the witches ” brew.” Great vino! 😉

And yesterday was officially Lassie’s birthday! Don’t we love our fall birthdays Lassie!

Mollie had texted both boys’ teachers to ask how they were doing over the weekend … and then Lachlan and Rutledge each wrote their teachers a note … Mollie showed me this response back from Rutledge’s teacher.

*** Made a grandmother proud of her family.

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

Fall Longleaf hydrangeas

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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