Bread Crumbs and Memories Show Us the Path Home

Dear Reader:

Have you ever considered that the symbolism of personal paths (that take us back to God’s Home) just doesn’t apply to human ” everyone’s ” but to everything God created?

All we have to do is watch a few nature documentaries and we see that every single creature God placed on this earth has a path to follow but man is the only one who gets to accept or reject their given path.

Saturday, at Winnie’s funeral, Anne and I found a pew together… while waiting for the service to start Anne commented on a necklace I was wearing … the symbol on it looked Celtic and she wondered if Tommy and Kaitlyn had brought it back from Ireland. I told her ” no” but later remembered I got it when we went to Ireland several years ago.

It symbolizes a secret Christian greeting to identify oneself for safety reasons. On the back it reads: Jesus loves me. I either wear it or take it with me to every oncology check-up.

In particular the Irish and Native-American cultures recognize that the path of life is traveled by everyone and everything… on the ground, on the seas and in the oceans and the skies.

The famous Celtic knot is revered in Ireland encircled by three spirals -life, death, and rebirth. When it comes to knowledge and wisdom the spirals tell us to learn names, causes, and their influence…and leave this knowledge behind to help others on their paths.

Native-Americans worshipped the Sun God who brought life to the world everyday…they revered animals and nature. The ” Path of Life” was symbolized by the Hopi tribe called ” The Man of the Maze.” ( It shows a man entering the maze which represents birth and he must follow his Path of Life -filled with happiness, sadness, obstacles and adventures )

If one has ” beautified ” the path you walked and left the world a better place for your existence in it …if your memories of good acts are completed… then the memories act as stepping stones for those who come behind you to follow and the Creator blesses you and brings you into the next world.

So until tomorrow… ” It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.” Albert Einstein

Unfortunately the deer or a deer found a path to my moon flower trellis and ate the middle of the abundantly-covered moonflower vines and leaves.

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

Pardon the grandmother BooBoo Bragging Corner but Walsh took Rutledge to Charlotte to play in another Lacrosse competition including a team from Texas this weekend while Mollie held down the fort with Lachlan and Eloise.

The Lowcountry team won every game concluding with the final -the Championship and Rutledge was named MVP of the tournament. So proud of you Rutledge!

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 Bread Crumbs and Memories Show Us the Path Home

  1. Honey Burrell says:

    I too am so proud of Rutledge! He is great in everything he does! Way to go Rotledge’n
    So sorry the deer won’t leave your beautiful garden alone! Have a great day ❤️

  2. Beverly Dufford says:

    Congratulations to Rutledge and his team! I like to think that being a grandparent gives us certain freedoms with our grands such as: rocking the babies long after they are asleep, allowing them to make a mess, giving them sweets just before they go home, spoiling them and certainly showing a little family pride (some call this bragging, but whatever you call it, I think it is good for the child to know that you are always proud of them.) I think those deer are very brave to wander around in a developed area. I’m sorry they have found your garden. They used to put up scarecrows to keep the crows out of cornfields, but I wonder what would scare a deer.

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