I’ve accepted the Three Day Quote Challenge issued to me by Shilpa   Shilpa’s blog indicates a high degree of expertise in both technique and content.  I recommend that you go to her menu and select “childhood,” and read the two selections there.  So picturesque and sentimental.  Guaranteed to pull you in quickly.


Will Rogers is a favorite son of my state, Oklahoma, USA.  He is well known nationally by his common sense approach to the political scene.

I’m using his quote today because I want to set up a series of quotes on the subject of death.  Doesn’t sound so enticing, does it?  But I want to put to rest some anxieties; therefore, we will be seeing what some others have said about death.

If we could go back two thousand plus years to the land of Judea, we might hear the following:

“Have you heard about Sella? I heard she didn’t even come home last night!” or

“Jacob gave his son a beating again.  What do you think about that?”  or

“Sara wears so much kohl, she looks like a woman of the night.”

Rumors.  For these centuries, the rumors fly.  The characters change as well as some of the details, but they travel far and they travel fast.

Contrast that with the man, Jesus, speaking to his disciples and saying, “ I am the way, the truth, and the life . . .”  The big question.  Was he speaking truth or rumor?  How does what he said affect what is going to happen to me when (not if) I face death?  Does what he said ease or increase one’s anxiety about death?


I am passing the Three Day Quote Challenge to the following:

If you choose to accept the challenge, here are the rules

  • Thank the blogger who challenged you.
  • Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone or anything.
  • On each of the three days, challenge three more bloggers to carry on with the fun! No pressure; nominees are free to decline.





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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7 Responses to RUMOR OR TRUTH?

  1. “Sara wears so much kohl, she looks like a woman of the night.” In fashion circles, Sara would be considered quite fashionable. hahahaha. Looking forward to reading your Quote Challenge

    • oneta hayes says:

      I was trying to think of something that might have scandalous two thousand years ago. I didn’t research, just guessing what a rumor might have been. Today I don’t know whether make-up would indicate a “lady of the night.” Thanks for responding to my post. Love the give and take.

  2. Thankyou for accepting the challenge, for the kind mention and words of appreciation of my blog 🙂

  3. dawnlizjones says:

    And I love Will Rogers! This is so good that you are tackling such an important but albeit mostly uncomfortable topic (for most people). I most welcome your thoughts.

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