Hand reaching to test

the peach’s smooth fuzziness –

ripened perfection.


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. Oh peaches! My favorite! But not the genetically modified peach…truly, only God can make a perfect peach!;0)

    • oneta hayes says:

      I don’t know much about them, but I do know I haven’t had one I really like for a long time.I generally think it is just that I am spoiled by having so many good things. When I was young we didn’t get many fruits of any kind. Thanks for the comment.

      • GMO’s are scary…I don’t like feeding them to my grandchildren. I try best as I can to buy the real thing. It’s getting harder to do that.

        • oneta hayes says:

          I’m ignorant of the situation. Do you have blogs on the subject?

          • No, I don’t but GMO means genetically modified and more and more of our produced has been changed so that it ships better or looks more pleasing to the eye. That’s why you haven’t eaten a good tasting peach and it is also, reducing the number of varieties of peaches, apples, etc. They are using it on animals too and China recently ‘created’ the first genetically modified dog. There are those who think they will do the same with humans and produce soldiers who are genetically modified in ways to make them better fighters. The picture of the dog I saw had huge muscles on its shoulder and hindquarters. It was ugly and I find the whole idea repugnant. It makes me glad I’m old and leaves me hoping Jesus will come soon. Man is too full of himself.

  2. mitchteemley says:

    Alas, it’s November. Won’t see fresh peaches for many months.

  3. Faye says:

    Peaches are only now coming into our stores. Too hot in my state but from the cooler areas the best are now coming. I try to always get the fresh – they do not last as long but…..some GMV are around and although they look good and last a long time they taste like rocks. (not that I’;ve ever eaten rocks but you know what I mean.) Great picture!.

  4. Vashti Q says:

    Hello Oneta! Yum! I love peaches. Your poem made me want one. Nicely done.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Hi, Vashti Q. I had a Vashti in my Blogging 101 friends, but I believe you must be new to me. I went over and marked your follow because I love meeting commenting bloggers. Yes, the peach is beautiful and I’d love it straight off the tree, but I don’t take chances often from the store. Hard to really get good ones, so I’m almost always disappointed. Thanks for the kind words.

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