Knock, knock. Who’s There? 2017


Some of you know that I had just recovered from an aortic-dissection  and an acute heart attack when I started blogging.  That plus my age loomed large as I evaluated this question.  Why did God choose to  allow me to live against extreme odds? here

Circumstances had squeezed me into making a change in my life.   What could I do?  I didn’t know anything about blogging and didn’t know anybody who blogs, but I thought I could give it a try.  Interacting with people but doing so at home?  Maybe so. Could God use me to share some fun, wisdom, stories, and  testimonies about his goodness to me?  Could I share things about my own life that would inspire others?

I immodestly say that I think I have done some of that – in fact bits of all of that.  But I know some of you now and I’m getting bashful! Yeah, believe it or not!  I say to myself, am I getting to serious for so-and-so, or am I being too scatterbrained for so-and-so?

So here’s to my 2017 New Year’s Resolution.  I pledge to you my readers, that I’m going into this new year reaffirming my goals above:  Fun, Facts, Family, Faith with a smattering of Sense and Sociability – and do so with some Fluency and Flair.  😀 😀


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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32 Responses to Knock, knock. Who’s There? 2017

  1. shoreacres says:

    Good for you. I’m looking forward to following along through 2017.

    • oneta hayes says:

      We’re on it together for another go around, huh? Thanks. I’ll will certainly be enjoying your entries. Anxious to see what changes you make on your blog I know the writing will still be excellent

  2. Well, I wrote you a missive explaining partially my lack of blogging but my computer ate it.
    That ol’ devil likes to make mischief, I guess.
    Anyway, short form: thanks for your concern. This last year passed in a blur. Lack of connectivity and willingness to make the effort to blog as well as computer glitches is all I have to offer for reasons I fell off the charts.
    Write whatever God puts on your heart and mind to share, talk about, put out there.
    I will be attempting to do the same, Lord willing.
    Take care and know you are loved no matter what.
    Lets try this again. 🙂

    • How about that? The computer did not eat it this time.

      • oneta hayes says:

        So glad it didn’t get you that time. Extremely irritating to care enough to do details and find you have prepared an excellent entree for the blogging bug. So glad to see you. I had several months of equipment pain. Not great yet: I do not like Windows 10, but I’ve plowed through or around. New learning is supposed to be good for me. Have a great year, and try some Raid on the computer bugs. No, wait, you probably better consult someone more qualified than I.

  3. dawnlizjones says:

    Standing O! Be your own bea-U-TI-ful self, the one God made and is making. This ole’ blogosphere needs the authentic Oneta Hayes, so puh-LEZE don’t try to be anyone but the saint He is making you to be…for us, and for His pleasure. (You make Him smile! And us!)

    • oneta hayes says:

      Isn’t it just the most fantastic feeling when you make God smile I wrote him a bunch of tombstone sayings (I can’t spell epitaphs). It was fun. It was at a time when I had a hard time mentioning my demise (see I still have a hard time saying death) so I was pouring out my sorrow to him. Never can a sinner imagine having a friend like God wants to be to him And then God throws in some friends with skin on. That’s nice too. I’m oh so glad you like me. I’ll hang on to that when I’m haltering about what to write. Did I use that word right? Or did I rightly use that word? 😀

    • Yeah…What she said 🙂

  4. Looking forward to reading your posts and the tidbits of life you have to share with your readers. May God continue to surround you with love and strength to blog and bless you each and everyday.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you so much for that blessing. It is a great encouragement to know someone is out there saying, “sic-um.” Welcome to my amen corner. I will gladly take some time in yours also.

  5. Yinglan says:

    Happy New Year, Oneta! I like your resolution and looking forward to reading your posts in 2017.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you, dear Yinglan. May you be blessed by learning to know Jesus in a fuller way. Hey you might be past me now for all I know. But I know whatever one’s age, God has lots more surprises waiting for one. He is a wonderful adventure!

  6. Faye says:

    Following your blog in whatever way the Lord leads you will continue to be the ongoing journey in 2017. Yes you inspire and challenge. Knowing the storms you have weathered only encourages me to hold on and BE in the midst of health issues. (I now have a pace-maker and am on cancer radars for both breast and cervical.)….yet….yet God has undergirded and continues to do so. I love all your sharing. (I have a webpage where much in shared of my personal journey). On the WordPress Blog I believe it has to continue in 2017 to be faith reality in a direct and simple way. Each of us are Called I believe, to fulfill in our lives our own unique purpose). I am inspired to write FICTION stories (with the Heart of God in them). Only He can bring this about. Bless you Oneta. I do indeed look forward to reading your posts in 2017.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I had no idea you aspired to write fiction. With your wealth of experience in God, I know you could write some amazing themes. Remember that Jesus was an amazing story teller. He told stories based on fact to illustrate a point. Can you just imagine how it was when he said, “Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed as these lilies of the field.” Didn’t he say that? I think so. It is a great way of teaching. Be blessed.

      • oneta hayes says:

        And, Faye, I did take note of what you said above about your health. Scary stuff sure enough, but with faith in Jesus, you can be at peace. Nothing can come to you without Him in the midst of you to give strength and even joy. I’ll be posting about that, joy, in a day or two. Have it sitting in drafts now. Peace to you, dear one.

  7. Happy New Year Oneta! May yours be truly blessed! 🙂 ❤

  8. ~M says:

    Love your stories and wise words. So thankful for you. Your comments always encourage me so much. Have a very blessed New Year! ❤ xo

  9. judyjourneys says:

    Well, I’m glad to hear that!

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    • oneta hayes says:

      Hi, bookyglover. Sorry I don’t know what all this means. Huh? I went to your URL and didn’t find help there. So I’m at a loss except to say thank you for reading and for the contact. See you later.

  11. Dawn Marie says:

    And please don’t change anything….not one, tiny, little bit!! We love you just as you are!

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