Pastime of old age

Watching old styles become new

Feeling bittersweet.


Written for ronovan’s haiku challenge using words “style” and “fresh”

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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10 Responses to BITTERSWEET

  1. Judy Martin says:

    I like it! Fashions always seem to make a comeback! 🙂

  2. oneta hayes says:

    Yes, sometimes they come back a little more extreme – like the high heels of today.

  3. Dawn Marie says:

    Exactly!!! Long jean jackets are back in Vogue!! 🎉😎 Hugs!!

  4. shoreacres says:

    Or, as we say in Texas, “What goes around, comes around.” Thank goodness the poodle skirts haven’t reappeared! Let’s see — other things that are well enough gone: elbow length gloves; girdles, washtubs, ironing everything in sight, and (to my taste, anyway) molded jello salads. Oh — and margarine that came with a yellow “yolk” that you had to knead into the margarine to color it.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Well, bummer, I missed the yellow yolk marg. And I’ll probably never have a chance again. Chin up. Sounds marketable to the five-year-olds. My darling Ashlyn would love stirring it up. Linda, those poodle skirts, anklets, and penny loafers were pretty cute. Remember Doris Day. At least that’s who I think of. Am I right? I couldn’t go to movies in that day so I might be all wrong.

  5. vidishakaushik says:

    A delightful read. 🙂
    Here’s hoping you’ll visit my blog at

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    • oneta hayes says:

      Ronovan, thanks for comment on Bittersweet. Glad you understand my emotions. It is hard sometimes to be enthusiastic with the kids when you are thinking that it is the same old thing over again! I need to share their enthusiasm. bittersweet.

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