‘ Oh Summerville, Oh Summerville… How Lovely is Your Christmas…

Summerville, last Christmas got chosen as one of four small towns, in the country, for its Christmas Charm!

Dear Reader:

Exactly one year ago today… Summerville was spinning from all the excitement of being chosen one of four best small towns to live in at Christmas!

The town went all out to show the television host, Megan Alexander, author, mom and producer of the television program…Small Town Christmas… just how wonderful our town is! In order to meet the deadline for airing on Christmas Eve… merchants, entertainers and the townspeople had to be ready ” put on the dog.”

Front store Christmas decor started going up in early November…

Live storefront displays!

Hutchinson Square went all out.,,

What a way to celebrate Summerville’s 175th anniversary! Meghan stayed in the quaint Linwood Inn while filming.

She toured many of the charming homes of Summerville…

Tim Lowry, our famous storyteller, entertained with the Christmas Carol performance

I caught Meghan Alexander recently on one of the morning talk shows… she has just completed a children’s book ( she has three children) called The Magic of Small Town Christmases.

So until tomorrow.. as Thomas Wolf commented … we might not be able to go home again …for Christmas …but all of us can bring that small town feeling to our family’s Christmas … with a sprinkle of Christmas Magic!

Today is my favorite day -Winnie the Pooh

A shout/out to my longtime friend and neighbor… ” Miss Janie” who celebrated her 95th birthday yesterday … in other words she has won the lifetime longevity lottery award! Way to go girl!

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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1 Response to ‘ Oh Summerville, Oh Summerville… How Lovely is Your Christmas…

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    How woderful… our town is beautiful…all the displays…gorgeous homes…a renowned storyteller….Happy 95th to Ms Janie…love her…🎄❤🎄🥰🎊🎉


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