Wild party next door.

The police are on the beat

I rest, trusting them.


I know some police like to show their power; some are moody or short tempered; some are too quick to make drastic decisions; some are lazy and neglect their duties.  They are people!

I rest easy at night when I know they are there; I would  tell my little child to go to the police if she gets lost; I hope someone calls the police when my security alarm goes off.  I trust the police.  They are people.


Romans 13:2-4  NIV  Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.  For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong.  Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority?  Then do what is right and he will commend you.  For he is God’s servant to do you good….

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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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5 Responses to THEY ARE PEOPLE

  1. calmkate says:

    So glad that you trust them, overseas here we only hear of all the trigger happy ones! Doubt you would have the same trust if your skin was a bit darker …

    • oneta hayes says:

      In general, calmkate, I trust people. I’m not too much concerned about color. The only way I have ever had trouble relating to “darker” skin was because I treated everybody alike. That is why many folks get into trouble. I’m not much to think in terns of “group think” so I forget. I have no idea how dark your skin is, neither do I know about other blogger’s skin “darkness” unless they have a blog name like “weird black girl.” Then I assume that blogger has “darker” skin. I sat in classrooms many years never thinking about “diversity” until I had to fill out forms, then I had to visualize every little face to see it’s color or features. After years of being forced to think diversity, it still hasn’t rubbed off very well on me. Neither am I very much into gender as related to work, except that I hope some 115 pound girl is not assigned the task of removing me from an upper floor in a fire someday. I’m afraid we would plop – all 300 pounds of us. 😀 I do know a couple of policeman I do not trust at all. It is because I know they tend to fly off the handle in private life – has nothing to do with color; however, they are white. I assume there are blacks who fly off the handle also. But overall I trust people, I trust police I’m thankful to have them patrolling my town.

      • calmkate says:

        Sorry Oneta, never implied you … we hear of too many police shooting innocent African Americans, which is why I commented it’s good that you trust them. Have watched/read too much that African American mothers fear for their children’s lives .. that’s what I was referring to.
        Like you I don’t put any store by gender, age, skin or creed …. we are many so we need a plethora of choices and each are equal in my eyes 🙂

        • oneta hayes says:

          Accept my apologies also, calmkate. There are so many dividers in America, I guess it is rubbing off on me in spite of all. When police shoot African Americans, innocent or guilty, is is a big to-do; therefore, I’m afraid too many police play it safe and in the long run let more crime run rampant in African American neighborhoods. When Pres. Obama began his term the black jobless spiked to over 15% remaining high for two or three years then started dropping. It has continued to drop under President Trump so it is now at 6.9. Hopefully that trend will continue and jobs will help. Good night, friend. Thanks for being nice to me 😀

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