Too busy to write,

Too busy to read.

Just taking a look

Here and there.

Grabbing bites;

Settling fights.

Who is right?

Late into night.

Playing old games;

Learning new names.

Meeting new folks;

Telling old jokes.

“Come on in, you all;

My, you’re getting tall.”

Pot’s boiling;

Mama’s toiling.

Thanksgiving sounds,

Gaining pounds.

For all these things, Lord,

I’m ever so grateful.



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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22 Responses to BEING GRATEFUL

  1. says:

    Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

  2. joyroses13 says:

    Happy you! Enjoued the poem!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Oneta!

  4. mitchteemley says:

    Hope you have/had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Oneta!

  5. shoreacres says:

    Your verse was such fun to read. I hope your Thanksgiving celebration is wonderful — and that you get a full portion of hugs, along with your turkey!

  6. bisimodupe1975 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Dawn Marie says:

    A happy, holy Thanksgiving Oneta – filled with lots of hugs & blessings being sent from far away!

  8. Faye says:

    Sounds amazing! We here marked thanksgiving only recently introduced into our culture as a no holiday but a day to give thanks for all the blessings in our lives including the folks who care for our safety ie firemen, paramedics, ambulances, lifesavers etc. Hope your Thanksgiving Day was enjoyed and well spent.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Wednesday evening, Thanksgiving dinner; Thursday Thanksgiving dinner; Friday, Thanksgiving dinner at three locations. Saturday leftovers. Refrig stuffed. I kept extremely even though I didn’t cook any of these. The good thing about the “busy” was that I didn’t gain weight. 😀

  9. wetraveltoo says:

    So powerful word. Thank you for that!

  10. oneta hayes says:

    Reblogged this on Sweet aroma and commented:

    Reblogging one of my favorites, in faith that my week will be very much like my normal wonderful Thanksgiving weeks. Doubt that I will be back for reading or writing for the week. Have a great week. Praise God for the little things. Big things we might have to wait for. 😀

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