All the world’s problems are discussed and assimilated here at our bi-annual gatherings. We ” Ya” diplomatic representatives have decided that if we could get the world’s major players to ” Rest in Peace” on beautiful Edisto Island for just a few days … consensus on major confrontations could become a reality. This porch is the balm for any storm.
… And it looks like we might see a high percentage of clouds and rain storms this week but no matter… we are together and protected from the elements on the ” Big White Porch” … weather has never dampened a Ya retreat.
And if the old adage that weather forecasting is the only job you have to be correct only 50% of the time, we should see peeps of sun throughout the week!
This week is also supposed to be cooler than ” normal” lately so we packed lots of sweatshirts but don’t think we will need to pull out our mid-winter retreat famous blue jackets!
The warmth and sun this week will come from within… laughing over funny incidents and memories from the past, and most discussions will come straight from ” the bones.”
And who knows… hopefully witness a little sun surprising us…
So until tomorrow… Let us remember… ” There are two ways to be rich… earn more … or want less.” ( We have all we need… rich in friendship!!!)
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.”
Nothing soothes the soul better than laughter that makes you cry or wet your pants…real laughter and people who see your needs and listen and really care…yall are blessed…♥️