” Weather” We Like It or Not… We are in ” Fools’ Spring”…

Dear Reader:

On a chilly, cloudy, dreary ” fools’ spring” day… ( yesterday) the fabulous Jo Dufford came a’ calling… and she was sorely needed.

I was overdue for her homespun humor and knee-slapping laughter. Get two old history teachers together and the stories start flowing. I need to remember to record one of these impromptu story ” jam” sessions!

Jo arrived bringing spring… literally… starting with Peeps and a ” Spring Green” rabbit vase with artificial greenery… that like the theme of Easter is eternal… just have to dust off the leaves in future years. Loving it!

Then she told me about a funny weather chart that showed up on her computer by one of our local weathermen-Bill Walsh on CBS. She emailed it to me and then we shared laughter over ” The Twelve Seasons of South Carolina.”

Even though the arrow points to Fool’s Spring… (and with the weather turning southern ” wintry” this week it does apply) I think we are farther along than that. Our Pollening is almost over ( thank goodness) and ” actual spring” has azaleas starting to wither. It would be a great time, however, to have a wedding celebration around the front yard pear tree with all the white blooms lying on the ground.

Tomorrow I am going to the gardens to give my George Patton speech since Wednesday and Thursday morning are hovering in the freezing zone inland.

Something along the theme of ” When the going gets tough… the tough get going.”You know what to do garden- take cover and stay strong … only the strong survive! 🫵

So until tomorrow…

You got this garden! A cake walk!!!

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

In fact-they are here… now! My opinion-pick one and STICK WITH IT! Sorry… I’m tired! 😂😂😂

Here are two cuties … with new haircuts-Atticus and Pip

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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