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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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  1. shoreacres says:

    As a reader, there’s rarely a time
    that I pause just to take in a rhyme.
    But when limericks form
    and the rhythm is born,
    not to stop would be surely a crime!

  2. oneta hayes says:

    Perfect and fun. I’m tempted to do another – first line already formed “Oh, yes, with you I agree” – then I say stop it, Neta. Neither you nor shoreacres have the time to do that. But it is a fun first line, isn’t it? Just think, agree, tree, free, me, see, bee. (Again Oneta, stop it!) I could become addicted. Thanks, for the spark.Next time I go to school, I will see if they offer Limerickocology.

  3. Neta – I love love love this! Thank you so much for participating! 🙂

  4. Faye says:

    I would have said I haven’t time but then a limerick comes like a silly rhyme….
    Don’t think this is a limerick but anyway it is a silly but true rhyme..
    The dog liked food but ate OUR lunch
    Now, outside through window, he drools,
    watches as we munch.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Hey, Faye. Come on with the cute rhyme. Love the accented “OUR” giving a needed beat. I can just see how that dog hunches as he munches your lunches. He probably loves your lunches bunches!. As I told shoreacres it’s hard to stop this kind of thing!

  5. dawnlizjones says:

    Hahaha! I’m so not a poet! Well done! My husband loves poetry, and being a teacher, you’d be proud of him reading Dante’s Inferno and Milton’s Paradise Lost. He also writes poetry, etc. Me? I’m more toward the “there once was a woman from Niger” side of the continuum. Question: I’m working on a post re: veterans in the Christian army. I would like to include a link to your site, and if that’s okay, may I also include your age?

    • oneta hayes says:

      I’m honored that you would think of me in that research subject. I’m honored to be included. I am eighty-one; my birthday is in January. And if we ever talk poetry at your house, I am definitely going to sit on your side of the discussion. Rated one for “woman” and ten for Dante,” I’m a one. I never tried Dante; but I could handle Paradise Lost in abridged form! Well, that’s one up from Cliff’s Notes. So you also live with one of those intelligent husbands; mine is also, I’m a Reading Specialist and still can’t read the things he reads for fun – human anatomy, microbiology, microbiology. I’ll just rest with Dick and Jane! …!

      • dawnlizjones says:

        Oh how I wish our husbands could meet. Bob is a professor of molecular bio at our local private college in town. Sounds like their minds are somewhat cut from the same cloth! And thank you. My little post will go out on Vet’s Day.

  6. That’s a lovely Limerick!

  7. Short, sweet, sensible and impactful!

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