The Best Time Capsule -Music

Dear Reader:

Okay… I admit it… I’m hooked on Hallmark’s The Way Home … I was so upset this past Sunday… I was reading that evening …waiting for it to come on.. and fell asleep-waking up just in time to see the last five minutes of it. ” No… No” ! I screamed to myself… what really happened to the little brother and what about dad… was it really an accident?”

But Eva Cate to the rescue… she’s hooked too but it comes on too late for her with school on Mondays so she tapes it. ( Could hardly wait to leave to go to Mt P yesterday for us to watch it together this week. ( John is on a business trip so I am helping Mandy with the grandchildren! )

Haven’t we all imagined how cool it would be to travel through time… especially since ( as a history buff and teacher) I would love to be an eyewitness to several historical encounters and incidences in the past.

But as we are all learning through this television series ( The Way Home) traveling back to the past has its own unique set of problems too. The question becomes ” Not if we can” but ” Should We?”

I have decided that music is the best time capsule… all pleasure and little risk ( except maybe running off the road- keep reading-explanation coming!)

The other day I saw a plaque that read Tonight We Are Young and thought it would be the perfect decor for a reunion or gathering of friends listening and dancing to the songs that were popular when…for just a little while…feeling young and free again!

The closest I come to this feeling is going somewhere with Brooke … like recently to Beaufort because she has all the popular songs we listened to at college-on her radio. We sing there and back… and we are ” young again”

We are not only singing along loudly but swaying too so if we ever “go” in a car accident-know it was a car accident ( not ( Thelma and Louise) and the last song we would have heard most likely would have been…

We have that song down… movements and all… singing at the top of our lungs!

I believe it was every one’s ” anthem ” during those high school and college years because, seriously, who gets through the dating game without getting dumped or hurt… just part of life!

Take a minute and reminisce on some of your favorite songs… when you were ( are) ” young and free.” Then please feel free to share.

I think I will go to Lowe’s and pick up some buttercup seeds … that way I can sing this summer ( while gardening) my favorite ” Oldie Goldie! ”

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

So until tomorrow…

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 The Best Time Capsule -Music

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Do you remember the day we went to get ice cream and sang all the way there and back to Carol King songs …

    And the other song I used to sing all the time in college…Mother came one night to ask me if I was ok…I was trying to get “why” right…🤣


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