Celebrating Christ’s Birth occurred in our home Saturday, Dec. 14th and what was not to love?  Nothing.  We had much food and fun.

The picture above shows my two handsome sons cutting up – doing a version of Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.  I think their version was Grandma Got Drunk on Cranberry Juice; at least I accused them of that.  I had told all my family I wanted kitchen towels from the Dollar Tree for Christmas.  So they had just given me a kitchen towel with a picture of red wine and cheese. I thanked them for the nice picture of cranberry juice in the bottle, very appropriate for my kitchen.   Ever up to the occasion and with the guitar in Carl’s lap, they tried to up-stage me.  So now I’m getting even by sending this picture to the cloud.  Gotta teach my kids to stay humble.  😀

By the way our drink for the day was iced water with slices of lemon and lime. I forgot the cucumber, but it adds a great flavor.  Try it.  No head aches come with it!  

Carl and Vicky, Roger and ReNee, My ever lasting love to you.  You help make my life a joy.  Merry Christmas!

In every day life they look like this:


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. ReNee Hayes says:

    Lol we loved every minute of it and love you! 😘

  2. says:

    Beautiful family ❤️

  3. Ellyn Fitzhugh says:

    I know that couple!!! They’re pretty fine!!!!

  4. Elizabeth Johnston says:

    Love the outfits your sons are wearing. So funny😂

  5. A handsome family – and all with a great sense of humor – gotta love it! Joy shining like a bright light. Thanks for shining it on us with your blog.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Awww, thanks, Stephanie. I am blessed in so many ways. When I think I’m not, I find out later that I was and didn’t know it! He works all things for good., Stephanie, I’m always on the look out for Christian fiction writers, so I’ve been browsing. “Voices…” in the wind is fantasy, a genre that I don’t care very much for. What would you recommend for a starter with you?

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