Life Brings You Home…

Dear Reader:

You know when you feel the pull of home… that quiet yearning to return to the beauty of your hometown, the terrific neighbors checking in on your home and gardens…. your flowers, plants, and trees ( your other set of “grandchildren”.) Such a nice thought… then add in the reality of upcoming medical appointments and procedures … sigh… but still it is time to ” return to normalcy.”

I am definitely ready to get a breakfast from Eva’s Restaurant-love their sausages… the best! ( Mandy spoiled me making breakfast every morning. )

One of my favorite areas in Summerville is Short Central Avenue. In 2001 while working on a street project… engineers discovered bricks dating back to the 1920’s! This discovery changed the whole outlook on the purpose and vision of the project.

The town decided to block the road from vehicles and create a pedestrian path that leads people from historic neighborhoods to the bustling town square.

Diverse shops , deli’s, restaurants, taverns offer cultural designs and tastes to visitors.

Another week down for students… and if they are like my grandchildren… they are ready for summer… the count-down begins.

Getting Closer-About two weeks-calendar count-down time!!!

So until tomorrow…

This will be my first thought upon returning home … and the garden always wins!

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

Even the loud-mouth Carolina wren weather! 😂

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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3 Responses to Life Brings You Home…

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Two thoughts on your blog entry today. I went with the retired ADK group on Thurs to Nexton and afterwards I walked over to the shop that you lived in Short Central…Simple to Subline…the owner said to tell you hello…

    And there are now 5/6 little b and bs at the end of Short Central…


    • Becky Dingle says:

      How sweet! I love Samantha… have only been there twice since they moved but missed her both times… don’t go often since that Nexton area is so crowded…

      Sent from my iPhone


  2. Bernice Sturkie says:

    Well, Becky,
    I am having the same garden fever that you have! We bought several lovely potted plants this week. I found the most beautiful “whopper Begonias “ at one of my favorite places, Flowertown Nursery on Hwy 78. One of the owners, Charlene, is my plant guru who always helps me find just the right plant to satisfy that green thumb itch. ; ). So now begins the job of planting them in our back patio containers. So looking forward to having my morning “Mojo” on my swing surrounded by the plant lovelies. Take care, sweet Lady. 🌻


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