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.”

Easter Is Never Deserved

  Dear Reader: This is one example of the types of “Pause” sentences in the Mitford series that would make me literally stop reading, pause, and then re-read the line.  What did it say again? “Easter is never deserved?” After … Continue reading

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Spring Time Adventure for the Memory Books

Dear Reader: When you head into the “frontier of grandchildren” you know it will be crazy, fun, and utterly exhausting…AND you look forward to the next adventure in their lives…the memories being left behind and the stories to accompany them. … Continue reading

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Finding Our Own Self-Sanctuary

Dear Reader: The older I get the more I realize how important it is to niche out time in each day for reflection…to have a quiet place one can retreat to for some introspection. One of my favorite artist’s Kelly … Continue reading

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Life…It’s All About Attitude

Dear Reader: I do believe if everyone (all mankind) started out on earth equally…physically and mentally…and lined up next to each other for the Race of Life…given the exact same obstacles (ahead of them) to deal with…some participants would handle … Continue reading

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God’s Love of Music

Dear Reader: Have you ever wondered what kind of music God loves best? The natural music He put on earth in its creation moves me daily…the sound of a breeze blowing through the trees, a creek gurgling over rocks, birds … Continue reading

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Reacting to Others…Connecting Together

Dear Reader: Sometimes when I think about the conscious or unconscious influence of being a role model for loved ones coming after me and those who surround me in my daily life…it forces me to never forget just what an … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Look UP….Climb UP and Look Down!

Dear Reader: Yesterday I finished the blog post by observing that sometimes we need to stop and look up (the balloons caught in the tree)…you never know what you might see and looking up helps us climb over obstacles. Now … Continue reading

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