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.”

I Love Living …Where the Angels Sing

  Dear Reader: A few months ago when Rutledge and Eva Cate spent the night with me…I took them to our new Art Center in downtown Summerville…we were each given one of these pretty bookmarks. The other day one fell … Continue reading

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The Guardian Angels in Our Childhood Toys

Dear Reader: Can you believe it  has been a month since I started the StoryWorth Album Mollie gave me for my birthday? My fourth “Monday” question came yesterday…“What was your favorite toy(s) in your childhood growing up?” For me…my love … Continue reading

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Classifying People…is not Classy

Dear Reader: Today…in business terms…diversified portfolios are “In”…very popular. College students are told to try out as many ventures in life as possible and put every experience in their job interview portfolio. Colleges are right. Tommy is a prime example. … Continue reading

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Saturday “Fall” Surprises

Dear Reader: Yesterday was a “freeze frame” day for so many different reasons…beauty, cool sixties, dappling sun with elongated shadows, sapphire skies,  football games, family, and friends…and yes, fun pranks from fabulous friends! 🙂 Yesterday was the complete package of … Continue reading

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Duty vs Delight

Dear Reader: These days, as I fall in love more and more with “Big Red” the cloned geranium who has made my white bench (on my front porch) its home for twelve years…I think of “Dr.” Chelsey, my young neighbor … Continue reading

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We Are All In This Together

Dear Reader: I love hearing from everyone involved in the family….whether through comments, emails, texts, or messages. It reiterates what we already know…that by simply writing how the blog has helped you in some way or starts your day off … Continue reading

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The Sacred Spiral in Nature

Dear Reader: I spent most of Tuesday night running outside with my flashlight to try to get the last bloom unfurling from the last bud on my moon flower trellis. Bless its heart….the spiral bud began unfurling late in the … Continue reading

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“Getting on the Right Track”

Dear Reader: If you have ever had time to think about some of the best analogies or metaphors for life…you would be hard-pressed to find one better than a train. Humans have had a love affair with the train since … Continue reading

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To Mom with Love

Dear Reader: I just finished my question from StoryWorth for Week Three. I am really enjoying working on it…it is bringing back memories I thought once lost. This week it asked me to describe my earliest memories of mother. I … Continue reading

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“Big Red” Immortalized…Life is Good

Dear Reader: Anne texted me Saturday afternoon to tell me that she was bringing my birthday present over yesterday…her watercolor of “Big Red,” my extraordinary twelve year-old red geranium… who has been my front porch “guardian angel” through the ups … Continue reading

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