Learning from “Big Red” and New Clones

A Clone from a Clone

Dear Reader:

I am slowly getting a little more comfortable living in transition. Before my long-( my desk top computer) time friend ” Old Faithful” had her powers of creating new stories abruptly taken from her she had given me a decade of comfort and companionship.

Many human relationships don’t last that long… but I am discovering slowly but surely that I am taking more tech risks than before …when I had every part of my daily needs met like writing my blog, email or ordering on Amazon. Now even while writing blogs from my mobile phone I am starting to take chances and hit new links to see where they take me-just for sheer curiosity.

And I feel that I am not alone- God Winks are in abundance! For example yesterday morning this Natural Life ” Chirp” message was the first thing that popped up in my email!

I did start laughing! Like the creator of St Jude’s Chapel of Hope always said about living with her cancer… In the big picture it is just an ” inconvenience!”

“Big Red” my loyal geranium had to be cloned to survive and it was this drastic change that saved the geranium and even a second little “Big Red” ( in title photo) is thriving now with creeping Jenny all around.

I do believe this did happen for a reason – to force this little bird out of her nest -to make her fly and see all the new possibilities and ways to communicate in our ever-changing world!

So until tomorrow… I am learning to take this latest challenge step by step and row by row-and just like my garden grows so will I-with friends and family support-as well as you patient blog post readers!

” Today is my favorite day”

Beauty in the morning


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.”
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2 Responses to Learning from “Big Red” and New Clones

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Hang in there…you are making strides. Love the planter Honey gave you and the flowers are gorgeous.

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