blogger friends
(I’m enjoying reliving some of me Blogging U assignments from two years ago.
Hope you do to. )

So do I understand this fourth assignment right?  I am to decide and discuss who I am writing for—otherwise, who is my target audience?  Eeeezee!  I am writing for anyone younger than I!

‘Nough said!  But no, I’ll not stop.  Who ever heard of an eighty year plus woman who would give up her platform that easily?  Let me “sub-classify” some of my reasons.  By “sub-classify I mean “make a list.”

  1. I’ve got more to say than I can put on my tombstone. (Boy, would I like to stay on this topic for a while. I’d love to have it said of me, as was said of Enoch in the Bible.  “Oneta walked with God and God took her.” Now wouldn’t that be something.)
  2. I hope to show in my writing that life is wonderful—even past twenty-nine!
  3. I want to be remembered by my descendents for at least a full four generations.
  4. I want to pay tribute to wonderful people I have known, the wonderful country in which I live, the communities in which I have lived, the churches who have claimed me as their own, the God who sends shivers down my back when I really give him a portion of my time—well, maybe not shivers but tears flow easily in some of those most priceless times.
  5. I want to be funny now and then.
  6. I love words. Most of the ones I use are very simple and easy but I like to stir the pot a bit once in a while and say something like:  It is my sublime pleasure to utilize a unusually diverse vocabulary in order to energize your brain activity.  (I can’t find my thesaurus so I can’t play around much more than that!)
  7. I love picturesque speech. One of my favorite sentences was regarding Lot’s wife who became a silent stone statue standing still.
  8. When I die, I don’t want to be “dead and gone.” My precious offspring are going to have me longer than that!
  9. I want to leave them a hope – my hope – in the eternal. I want them to say, “No way did gramma’s spunk, faith, love, and teachings go to the grave with her.”

That’s it.  I’m climbing off the platform.  Would someone hand me my cane?  Just joking, I don’t need one.  Hey that gives me an idea of another thing I want to write about!


(Today June 13, 2017 – Well there have been many days that I had to use the cane since then, even a wheelchair.  I guess my idea at that time was to write Cane Pain.  Some of you have read it, but if not or if you need another laugh, go see.)

image:  don’tpanicmom

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. frankhubeny says:

    They all look like good reasons to continue writing.

  2. luckyjc007 says:

    Very enjoyable and I hope you get your wishes. 🙂

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you. I getting some things I did not expect, namely I’m finding it very nice to interact with bloggers such as you. I’m also enjoying the reading part of blogging. 😀

  3. calmkate says:

    lots of fabulous reasons to write … I write because I have to and am most grateful that others seem to like reading it 🙂 So i don’t have a ‘target audience’ as such but am excited about the universal appeal 🙂

  4. Faye says:

    Reasons to write. It is a part of me. I write with hope that what I write may be of help and blessing to others. Inspiration for me always comes from God hence all that I have written has that kind of heart-beat. Love reading your inspirations and articles. Oneta.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thankful for a ministry of writing and for an audience of some size to write to or for as the Lord inspires. I understand the desire. And thank you for your encouragement.

  5. A good article and The click to tweet going to put on my sight. I hope it makes a difference and it will help to make it easier for others to share on that platform, too.

  6. I love everything you listed up there and you my lady make me smile with your words.

  7. calensariel says:

    I’m still impressed that you found your way to the library to keep up blogging when your computer crapped out. That was YOU, right? You have my admiration for you sticktoittiveness!

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