Author Archives: Becky Dingle

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.”

Making Room for Christmas Change

Dear Reader: Quinn Caldwell, in his usual witty and ” right on target” outlooks on life started his December meditation commenting ” Sometimes I think we ask too much of home.” At Christmas it is supposed to smell constantly of … Continue reading

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” Make the Chili!”

Dear Reader: Yesterday Kaitlyn sent me today’s story and as fate would have it… I was talking myself into making more spaghetti sauce to have this weekend to give away… but all the decorating had zapped my energy and I … Continue reading

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An Amazing First Day of December Lucky “Rabbit Rabbit” Day!

Dear Reader: I have been sitting here shaking my head ( for the last half hour) wondering how ” lucky” yesterday, the first day of December was for me…after starting it off with the first words out of my mouth … Continue reading

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Welcome December… The Month to Remember…

Dear Reader: The first day of December… Besides remembering to say ” Rabbit, Rabbit” … I feel a sense of anticipation upon waking up… knowing that by the end of December a special good-bye will encompass twelve months.. a whole … Continue reading

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APRICITY

Dear Reader: Yesterday, Tuesday, November 29, certainly lived up to this definition ( title) that has become obscure with time. The sun was out and the temps in the mid-seventies. Remember my prophetic remark a couple of weeks ago… before … Continue reading

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LOVE

Dear Reader: Love… it really must make the world go round…. in conversation, literature, and quotes… the word ” LOVE” takes first place in usage around our earthly home. Even in these disturbing times… we say ” I love you” … Continue reading

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Sometimes It Ends Up Different… and it is Better that Way…

Dear Reader: As much as failure is not something we would willingly seek or select… especially over success… if you take a minute to reflect back on the successes and failures in your own life… we humans fail more than … Continue reading

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Life is Only As Good as the People You Share It With…

Dear Reader: Never have truer words been spoken. What happiness it brought this grandmother yesterday… the first time all the family has been together in a long time… coming in from Alabama and Fripp but everyone made it. Our gourmet … Continue reading

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Traditions…

Dear Reader: Traditions date back to the earliest human civilizations… actually since the dawn of time. They fulfill four criteria for achieving the ” Four B’s”- Being, Belonging, Believing, and Benevolence. Since traditional gatherings outlive generation after generation… they make … Continue reading

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Learning From the Graces

Dear Reader: The Graces were the Greek Goddesses who represented beauty, grace, and gratitude. The sculpture was just not seen as a monument but a conscious ” stumbling block” prompting man to slow down and look around… before chasing the … Continue reading

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