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.”

The Notecard…Thanking Teachers…

Dear Reader: School is quickly ending for another year and Teacher Appreciation Week has arrived. Now, more than ever, teachers should be recognized for their amazing creative abilities, talents, and pure God-given intuitions on how to reach our children and … Continue reading

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Fear Not…

Dear Reader: ” Fear not” is the most repeated commandment in the Bible. Obviously there is a reason for this… Anytime fear is used in connection with God… it is synonymous with awe, reverence, and respect. And in our daily … Continue reading

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Love Notes from the Universe…

Dear Reader: The beginning of my personal storytelling post …back in 2010… was driven by two things: My initial encounter with St. Jude’s Chapel of Hope in Trust, North Carolina ( following my breast cancer diagnosis/ surgery) and Squire Rushnell’s … Continue reading

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Take a JOMO ” Time- Out” …

Dear Reader: As a teacher, mother, and grandmother…I am obviously very familiar with the expression … Time- out! As in ” You are in time- out! ” But I was reflecting the other day how I think it is time … Continue reading

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From Family History…to Royal Family History

Dear Reader: From a swinging rope witnessing our family’s history … to setting my alarm yesterday morning to witness a royal family history ( playing out in front of the world) life is never dull! *** I placed my Ya … Continue reading

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The Rope… Witness to History

Dear Reader: I was “expecting” Tommy ( early 80’s) when we moved to the duplex on Rainbow Road. Mother was moving in with us and a lot of changes were going on in our lives… including new neighborhood schools for … Continue reading

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Cinco De Mayo

Dear Reader: Today is the fifth of May… I took two years of Spanish in college and actually ” aced ” both I and II without being able to speak a word… never had an ” ear” for different languages … Continue reading

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Feathers and Faith…

Dear Reader: Did you know that the floating white feather ( in the opening scene of Forrest Gump) was launched and floated from the Independent Presbyterian Church Steeple in Savannah, Georgia? ( We members of the ” Frozen Chosen” really … Continue reading

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The South Carolina State Bird… Proud and LOUD!

Dear Reader: The Ya’s favorite place to ” perch” at Edisto is on the front porch at Rest in Peace… followed by the back porch. It is the weather that basically dictates which… such as the temperatures, wind gusts, sometimes … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring May Flowers … AND… Winnie the Pooh Blustery Days!

Dear Reader: I remembered to say ” Rabbit Rabbit” yesterday ( first thing in the morning) and overall had an okay day… with just a few ” oops.” ( They were all connected to the ” Winnie the Pooh Blustery … Continue reading

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