Thanks Hayley, for the Liebster nomination.  I am joining the game.  Sort of like Tag  –  I tag you, your IT!  Maybe like tag-team in wrestling.  I work real hard, then I tag someone to take over.  (I’ll tag someone in a few days.)  Today I’m answering questions for  my second nomination by

  1. What is your favourite colour? Do you associate that colour with anything in particular? I prefer black and white for clothes: maroons, blues, purple, for inside decorating; champagne for cars; pastels for babies; and red for clothes, decorating, cars, and babies.  If I were pinned down to one color however, I would have to go with yellow.  Yellow gives me a lift in about every way.
  2. What is your most embarrassing moment? The one your friends and family like to remind you of!   This is easy.  Hands down, my family laugh and tell a story of my naivety when I came from the country to the city.  I got a good job in the Vocational Rehabilitation Dept. of Oklahoma.  My first day at work I raised my hand to ask permission to go to the bathroom!  I should never have told that  – and here I am doing it again!  I don’t think I was surely that dumb but old habits from the classroom were hard to break!  I have another that equals that, but I will wait for a blog for more.
  3. If you could change one thing from the past, what would it be? Or do you prefer to live with no regrets? I have been overweight most of my life with a lot of wasted energy and frustrations with dieting-giving up syndrome.  I just keep hoping bodies in Heaven will look like those from the Renaissance Art period!
  4. What is the funniest joke you’ve heard in a while? (Don’t worry if nobody else finds it funny – as long as it makes youlaugh!)  Three retired gentlemen lived in an elegant senior community in Florida.  One said he was very thankful to be living in such high style.  He had worked hard and achieved much in his business, but a fire had burned it all down.  The insurance, however, was good so he took the settlement and retired.  The second said that he had had a similar experience but it was broken water pipes that had destroyed his home by flooding everything in his absence.  Good insurance, however, so he took his settlement and retired to Florida.  The third gentleman expressed sympathy and said, “My story is very much like yours, except it was a tornado that wiped me out.”  The other two joined in chorus, “A tornado.  How in the world do you start a tornado!”
  5. What is one of your first memories from your childhood? It can be the simplest memory, or one which stands out for a particular reason. I have felt like I can remember my daddy holding me in his arms while walking up some steps into a church.  It was special to me because I remember the little bonnet I had on.  (I asked my mother about it and she felt like it was a real happening.  She even identified the church.)
  6. How would you like to be remembered? This is really a great opening for a gag line like I want to be remembered as being the oldest rich woman who ever lived.  In truth, I hope to be remembered as a woman of joy, integrity, wisdom, and  love who leaves a legacy to my descendants that proves the “abundant” life promised by Jesus in John 10:10 consists of much more than money, fame, and technical gadgetry.
  7. What is the most inspirational book you have read (fiction or non fiction) – or the one that has left the biggest impression on you? “Your God is Too Small” by John Bertram Phillips.  It inspired me to take some risks for the sake of others and for the sake of  God’s kingdom.
  8. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? My husband is from England; therefore, I was concerned about dating him.  What if he wanted to go back there?  Would he take to my country ways?  What about his accent?  That sort of thing  My mother set my mind at rest about that situation.  We dated.  We married.  We have shared over sixty years (here in the good USA, I might add.)
  9. What makes you literally laugh out loud? (and I mean full on belly laughs!) Puns, I love puns.  “Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off.  He’s all right now!”  or “Eating clocks is a bother.  It is so time consuming!”  Don’t urge me for more.  I don’t know when to stop.
  10. Finish this sentence: “I wish.  I wish I had been as smart at thirty as I think I am now. Oh, edit that.  I wish I were as smart now as I think I am now! 




About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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2 Responses to LIEBSTER AWARD – Part 2

  1. shoreacres says:

    What did the baby chick say when it found an orange in its nest? “Oh, look at the orange Marma laid!”

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