A Nutcracker Kind of Day

A Pre- Christmas Girls Day

Dear Reader:

As you know by now my technology problems with blog pictures has ” cracked” my patience and driven me ” nuts” so I suppose it was a God Wink that yesterday was our long-awaited girls day to see The Nutcracker performance at the Sotille Theater in downtown Charleston.

All the girls in the family …from me and Susan, Kaitlyn’s mom , to Mandy, Mollie, Kaitlyn and our two granddaughters -Eva Cate and Eloise. were in on the fun’-(Admittedly for me it had been years since last seeing it live) … and I had forgotten a lot of the story but the performance was wonderful and both granddaughters loved it.

Honey’s tea light holder for me-my favorite colors.

We then left and walked over to Charleston Place to see the amazing train, trees and elaborate decorations-even in the courtyard ” snow” is released at 6:00 PM each evening to the delight of Lowcountry children.

As challenging as it was maneuvering around Charleston and parking lots yesterday…we adults realize we are making longtime memories … especially in two little granddaughters’ minds.

And even though this post’s strange behavior of showing up some mornings and then inexplicably becoming a ” no show” other mornings is extremely annoying… help is coming Monday with Izzy-a former student and now computer analyst… I am learning to do what I can and let the rest go. As much as I would love to include photos on the blog today… from this fun girls’ outing-I will -in all good time -God’s time. The most important thing now is to take snapshots in my mind at the moment it is happening and keep them in my personal treasure box of Christmas memories for enjoyment when I need it most.

So until tomorrow… so many of my Christmas memories center around you dear readers and your support through good and crazy computer times-your selfless generosity of patience sustains me more than you will ever know-a first ‘ shout-out Merry Christmas… the first of many to come!!

Today is my favorite day! Winnie

the Pooh

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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1 Response to A Nutcracker Kind of Day

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Thank goodness for Izzy…he has helped us too over the last month…

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