autograph book 2

Yesterday’s sayings were from my mother’s book.  Today I will share some from my own.  I confess to a thumping heart when I would have courage enough to ask a male classmate to write – such trepidation as I waited to read the verdict.  (Some were in a book from 1940 (child, 6) others high school.)

When all your friends forsake you and others love you not; Run to me, my darling, just as fast as you can trot.  

Love is such a funny thing.  Its shape is like a lizzard.  It wraps its tail around your heart, and jumps into your gizzard.

When this whole world is flooded, and I am doomed to die; I’ll stand upon my arithmetic book, because it is so dry.

Snow on the mountain, the sun can’t melt it.  I love you, and I can’t help it.

Rain falls from clouds, Clouds fall from above; but he greatest fall you’ll ever make is when you fall in love.

The higher the mountain, the cooler the breeze; the younger the couple, the tighter the squeeze.

You have many a friend and many a lover; to give you more room, I’ll write on the cover.

I had a little dog; his name was Jim.  I put him in the bath tub for a little swim.  He drank up all the water, he ate up all the soap.  I took him to the doctor and he said, “No hope.”

Crackers are dry without the cheese, So is the kiss without the squeeze.

First comes love; then comes marriage; Then comes Oneta with a baby carriage.

Before you’re married, it’s honey and pie; After you’re married it’s root hog or die.


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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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  1. Roos Ruse says:

    Evidently you started out brilliant, Oneta, and you keep stoking that fire.

  2. calmkate says:

    lol love these too, especially that dry maths book and the mountain and sun melting 🙂

    • oneta hayes says:

      The dry math was one I recalled from long ago. It is a keeper. Have a good day; I’m about to go to bed without having completed much of what I wanted to get done. Grandchildren came. They will be here a few days. Good, but it put all kinds of detours in my routine.

  3. Faye says:

    Thanks again. GREAT! love the dry maths one.

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