Ice Cream Solves Everything…

Dear Reader:

What a wonderful way to spend Election Day! I voted early so I could just enjoy playing with the grandchildren-Mollie was gone about an hour and half… encouraging voter turnout today without being overwhelming … due to record-breaking early voting opportunities.

We gathered the children and went to the East Bay Deli at the Market at Oakland-delicious lunch… and across the street was the Artisan Dulce Churres, Ice Cream. Mexican ice cream. Best ice cream I ever tasted and the most creative combinations!

The flavor I chose was banana caramel.

Yum! Yum!

As we sat in front of the wall sign saying ” Ice Cream Solves Everything ” a thought came to me. Wouldn’t it be wonderful …if on Election Day… everyone could come together and share ice cream in a Mexican ice cream parlor with diversified tastes from many regions and countries. We could laugh and swap stories and concentrate on the things that we all share in common… providing a bright future for our children, our personal freedoms guaranteed us in the Bill of Rights, equality of opportunities. and acceptance and kindness towards every American regardless of race, culture, or religion.

Mollie said that inside the restrooms were mantras like ” Looking Good” ” Beauty Lies Throughout You” and … other positive uplifting things that had Eloise and other little girls grinning back at themselves in the mirrors.

Earlier in the day I gave out red noses… and yes I know red noses come under Comic Relief … that shows up in late May… a fundraiser for impoverished children. But Monday I was texted by the organization … telling me that because I had participated every year… in the month of November-this Thanksgiving they were saying ” thank you” for annual donations. On Election Day … couldn’t we all use some ” comic relief ” and remember the children ( who need us) when we vote.

St. Thomas ( Walsh and Mollie’s neighborhood) reminded everyone to vote

But Walsh was our family hero last evening … after working 12 hours he went to vote and got in the line shortly before seven… over a hundred people in front of him-tired, hungry but around 8 he finally got to vote!!!

Voting at Phillip Simmons Schools Complex

So until tomorrow… God Bless Our Country and instill integrity, honesty, respect for others and compassion in future leaders.

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

Another beautiful sunset-one of God’s life ‘s Extras to Man!

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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