It’s All in the Tone and Expression… REALLY!

Dear Reader:

Did you know there are three different ways to use the word REALLY? And you kinda have to be there to hear the voice tone and/ or see the expression to identify each.

1) In actual fact… to be true or at least plausible or possible… ( not imagined…as in ” So what REALLY happened?”

2) REALLY- synonyms-very or thoroughly

” I think he’s REALLY great!”

3) Exclamation-Really as in Surprise or Doubt

” I’ve been working REALLY hard… on my homework says a little boy. ” REALLY? ” replies mother. ( She has just discovered that this response from her son is in doubt since he forgot to bring the assignment home to complete. )

Americans are more leery today about the propaganda the nation is exposed to daily through television, newspapers, magazines and the biggest culprit-the internet -than ever before… even worst than the ” yellow journalism ” of America’s imperial age.

Today, in hindsight, the Spanish-American War was more about greed, acquisition, and personal empowerment among major ” players” … than one unsubstantiated explosion-sound REALLY familiar?

It is REALLY important that American citizens do their ” homework” before jumping to conclusions… illiteracy doesn’t just mean not being able to read… it means accepting information without researching the liability of sources . Let’s face it …we all know right from wrong… what paths we need to follow to maintain a democracy that understands the art of disagreement without dueling for misplaced personal conquests and supremacy.

So until tomorrow… Let’s all pull together to bring ” sense and sensibility” back to ” Our country ‘Tis of Thee.. Sweet Land of Liberty ” … together we REALLY can do it!

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

I bought Ben this putting machine that ejects the golf ball if it goes in the hole… I had fun playing too… I putted 10 times and made it in the hole 8 out of 10 putts! 🙌REALLY!!!

Ben told me he added the Grace Cross sign to his bed back board to remind himself that God is still leading his life and there is a purpose for everything that has happened!

The 50th Flowertown Festival is getting closer … starts tomorrow… you know when cotton candy goes up … it’s yummy close!

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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