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.”

Friendship is always Worth the Fight!

Dear Reader: When I sent Libby her birthday card on June 3 -it had a coupon in it -good for a birthday lunch at Oscars and a sleep-over on the B& B side! Yesterday was the day it came together. … Continue reading

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Giving Life Our All

Dear Reader: I think sometimes people immediately think of travel as a substitute for the word ” adventure ” … and feel like they didn’t accomplish much in life if they didn’t travel and experience the world up close and … Continue reading

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Life is all about Connections

Dear Reader: In most schools in the Lowcountry it is count-down week to summer vacation! An oasis of happiness waits on students and teachers! An ending to one of the most challenging years of teaching and student learning… ever-a well-deserved … Continue reading

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” Necessity is the Mother of Invention”

Dear Reader: I never cease to marvel at the creative endeavors and newly recognized entrepreneurs who have risen from the pandemic like a Phoenix from the ashes. Many used the loss of jobs to do what they always wanted to … Continue reading

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Greetings, Salutations, and “Hello”

Dear Reader: I love that my statue of St. Francis greets visitors to my garden! The perfect person to open up his arms to all who enter the sacred beauty of a well-loved sanctuary. When I looked up the origin … Continue reading

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If Ferns Could Talk…

Dear Reader: I am so proud of this sword fern – ( Boston Fern) is part of this family. It is huge and still growing-it is in a location where it gets filtered light and in a high humidity climate … Continue reading

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Stand Aside and Let the Beauty of Life In…

Dear Reader: Just a few years after my initial cancer diagnosis I tuned in to one of Oprah Winfrey’s last shows. A little toddler sitting between his parents – a boy-was stealing everyone’s hearts in the audience but rather strangely … Continue reading

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Life is all About Staying in the Zone… the Auto Zone

Dear Reader: This past week an amazing woman (whose children I taught) had a birthday and friends were leaving wonderful comments on FB to her. All very nice …but what caught my attention was her first line… ” I enjoy … Continue reading

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All Living Things Thrive Better 1:1

Dear Reader: Thanks to Mother Nature, recently, the Lowcountry is pulling out of the near-drought conditions it was headed for just a week prior… I had bought another water can to help me with my side garden since there is … Continue reading

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Pay the Story Forward

Dear Reader: In one of Barbara Johnson’s Daily Splashes of Joy she tells about a man who was moving to a new town. His friends bought him a young sapling to plant in his new home as a reminder of … Continue reading

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