” What’s Up Doc?”

Dear Reader:

Today is February 1 and you know we have the tradition of calling out ” Rabbit” ” Rabbit” the first thing when we wake up on the first day of the month. As the story goes… doing this little ritual brings good luck and harmony throughout the month.

And since Tommy will be having his surgery this morning… Mama Boo isn’t taking any chances… rabbits and prayers to God. Will update you tomorrow on Tommy’s outcome. Please keep the prayers going until he is safely back home in bed.

Now you know me and my crazy ” connective” neurons -my mind went… surgery… rabbit… February 1…. ah… Bugs Bunny… ” What’s up Doc?” ( And as a mother that is all I want to know today… ” What’s up Doc?” ( And then I want to hear good news via Kaitlyn! )

Texts, calls, and emails have poured in lifting my spirits higher and higher. It is a great reminder that no matter how crazy our world gets …when the going gets tough.. friends get tougher! I recently read that the German root of the word ” friendship” means ” place of high safety.”

What a beautiful thought but then that’s what your thoughts and prayers are doing for me… keeping my spirits lifted! This safety opens us to God. As Cicero said ” A friend is a second self.” And as Saint Martin spoke” My friends are the beings through whom God loves me.”

So until tomorrow… There can be no greater or simpler ambition than to be a friend.

Today is my favorite day 🤞🙏🏻 Winnie the Pooh

” Rabbit, Rabbit”

On a fun note… James B Edwards School had crazy hair day for fifth graders and twins day for first graders.

The Three Amigos

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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3 Responses to ” What’s Up Doc?”

  1. Jo Dufford says:

    Prayers for Tommy and prayers for those wait.

  2. Rachel Edwards says:

    By now hopefully Tommy is at home…all went well and his recovery will go smoothly. Prayers for him and those who love him will continue.

    Love…love the picture of Eva Cate’s hair and the three amigos…

    I thought about you today. We are in New Bern and we toured Tryon Palace…have been on the outside but never inside. I told the tour guide she reminded me of a friend who taught history by sharing stories to help the students remember the details…remind me to tell you about playing cards….King George’s wife writing a book…and the clothing…love you.

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