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.”

A Collection of Memories… Just in Time For Christmas

Dear Reader: I can’t believe it! A most wonderful Christmas present. Finally I have told my story! This would have been so overwhelming if Mollie hadn’t acted on this opportunity when she heard about the concept of StoryWorth and spear-headed … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Ending to a Perfect Day

Dear Reader: Yesterday was such a perfect day… I wish I could have put a bow on it. The spirit of Christmas came early-the gift of time. As I went to pick up supper and was driving back home-the blues … Continue reading

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“His Truth Is Marching On…”

Dear Reader: A good night’s sleep and my mobile phone is much happier-no photo problems! Yesterday the December Poster defined the month as one filled with joy, gratitude, and Peace. In November, our Thanksgiving or gratitude month brought us a … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth

Dear Reader: As you can see I have gotten in the Christmas spirit-a little here and there-but I am steadily moving towards my goal. But then last night some ” bad elves” took over my photo inserts and froze everything … Continue reading

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Letting Nature Lead the Sleigh

Dear Reader: Remember as I was leaving for the mountains a week ago… I, incorrectly, predicted my beautiful pear tree would be devoid of leaves and color except for the mountain of leaves on the ground by the time I … Continue reading

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The Joy of Words

Dear Reader: I have had one reoccurring dream since I first laid my eyes on St. Jude’s Chapel of Hope in Trust, North Carolina. I imagine myself standing in front of it in the snow. Several years ago a magazine … Continue reading

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A Pause Between Holidays…

Dear Reader: As I am writing this blog Monday afternoon… it is hard to believe I was still in mountains Sunday and in one day… my slower, relaxing mountain ventures have turned into washing clothes, unpacking and trying to find … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving for the Memories…

Dear Reader: These days Thanksgiving transitions into Christmas or at least Christmas trees faster than you can get home from a Thanksgiving weekend. My pumpkins are still waving at passerby street neighbors as their houses lit up last night with … Continue reading

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Chasing Waterfalls-the Good Kind

Dear Reader: Yesterday was nature day… a most beautiful one! Tommy, Kaitlyn and little Pip and Atticus ( the dogs) and I went chasing waterfalls. The only treacherous part was holding on to the bannister down stone steps where ice … Continue reading

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

Dear Reader: Yesterday we witnessed a little miracle of nature but it will have to wait until all the photos come through and I get home-nature never ceases to amaze me. *** ( It just came through-will add at the … Continue reading

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