Moving on Down the Path

Come tour my new ” home” for the next couple of days

Dear Reader:

When the fire tragedy took their home in March of 2020… it also marked the official onset of Covid. Things looked bleak… but now two years later we can look back on all of it as a catalyst that sparked amazing changes and much happiness! Let me show you!

I am getting an unusual experience founded in tragedy and evolving into pride and accomplishment by staying with Tommy and Kaitlyn … re-living the onset of what would lead to Tommy and Kaitlyn’s newly renovated home … the fire that occurred on Friday the 13th, March of 2020…burning their home to inhabitable status… thus making it impossible to return until almost a year later… out of the ashes arises the Phoenix-turning their home into two adorable units-one of which Tommy and Kaitlyn live in and have a short-term rental on the other side -where I am staying while hopefully helping out.

Living Room

Kitchenette and dining

My two favorite colors are Orange and Yellow-check out the two bedrooms!

Back bedroom
Front bedroom
Tommy and Kaitlyn are one street off Coleman Blvd in Mt Pleasant near Shem Creek-Sullivan’s Island and downtown Charleston! Location Location Location!!!
Mandy and the children stopped by to see Uncle Tommy today

These days this charming air b ‘ n b is simply known as Stay Here. It is located on 7 Shem Drive right off Coleman Blvd ( behind OOPS ! ) Two years ago Tommy and Kaitlyn had to learn the hard way about sudden change, initial fright and sadness and finally perseverance, hope… success and happiness!

So until tomorrow… From the beginning, the key to renewal has been the casting off of old ” skin ” -leaving behind the familiar, the comfortable and the safety of stability. Letting inward change turn our vision and dreams outward and letting go of what once was.

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

Light of life shines brightly with family! ❤️

Once again… thank you for your prayers, comments, emails, calls and cards… you lifted me higher than my fears could climb!

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 Moving on Down the Path

  1. Honey Burrell says:

    So thankful all seems to be going well. Tommy and Kaitlyn’s Air B&B is amazing! It should be featured in a magazine! I love all the extra touches!
    Lots of rain. Hope you have a great day and all continues to be well for Tommy!❤️

  2. Rachel Edwards says:

    So glad that all is going well for Tommy. Their home is precious….enjoy your time.

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