Karen 2020

What’s been said about a sister?

Cool, glamorous, smart, encouraging, stimulating, loving, witty, calm, patient, loyal, and inspiring.

Sometimes you know that their sisters cannot be all that!

Must be some exaggeratin’ goin’ on.

Ain’t nobody got a sister like that ‘cept me, Verna, and Clyde.


Today my focus is on my sister, Karen, because it is her birthday.  Karen is easily one of the most blessed gifts God ever gave to a family.  Happy Birthday, Karen.


Discover prompt:  Focus

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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15 Responses to JUST ONE LIKE THAT!

  1. I understand. I have one sister (no brothers), and it’s a very special relationship. We fought like cats and dogs growing up, but now that we live thousands of miles apart, we look forward to getting together for our annual “sisterly adventure” out West in her motor home. People can’t believe we can travel in that thing for two weeks and get along the whole time. 😉

    • oneta hayes says:

      There were too many years (10) between us for us to have those sisterly fusses. But Verna and Karen were close in age. If they every had a conflict I was no aware of it. Your sisterly adventure sounds delightful.

  2. gifted50 says:

    Happy birthday to your wonderful sister. You are very blessed indeed.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you, Pene. Hope I am right about the name. You have a nice blog. I’d love knowing you better. It appears you do not have a Word Press Follow button. I do not do the direct email thing. Sorry I may miss you. Hope you have the joy of having a sister, even one who might not be blood related. Sometimes cousins have very close relationships. The key to that kind of relationship is Jesus. He fills so many needs.

      • gifted50 says:

        The follow button is on the main page, I do have to see about having a “floating” one I think they are called.
        I hope God will bless me with a “sister” who I can truly have a good reciprocal relationship with one day.
        Thank you for the wonderful comment. Blessings.

  3. Sisters and brothers are indeed a blessing. At least now they are….perhaps as children it did not always seems so.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I missed that stage because of the ten years between us. Don’t have that sibling rivalry thing going. There were things that Karen got as a teen that I did not get. By then I was old enough to know it was not a sign of more love to her; it was a benefit of my folks having more money. That is really the reason most “babies” in the family get more goodies. That as well as not having so many children to care for since the older ones had moved on and made their own living. It is nice that the Lord does not have limited resources. His resources are available to all. 😀

  4. I wish I had had a sister like yours — or more aptly— a sister period 😌

    • oneta hayes says:

      You did have special obstacles to overcome because of your birth situation. You have overcome beautifully my dear. Did you ever have students who were only ten years younger than you? I’ll bet they adored you. Have you taken note of Psalms 68:6 that says God sets the lonely in families…? I love that. You are loved by many. But, yes, I agree you have missed having a real live blood related sister fight, love, and fight for. 😀

      • That is lovely Oneta—- thank you!
        I did find a half sister on my fathers side. That is the side that I’ve actually learned the most about-mainly because there is a first cousin who has been so very kind. I’ve reached out multiple times and she finally responded only once. She said that she had resisted but reconsidered her thinking but just as quickly shut and locked the door of communication . The cousin doesn’t understand but I told him I will respect her decision and not force myself on her and remain patient and hopeful for ‘the one day’…

  5. Faye says:

    What a beautiful tribute to your sister. Thank you for sharing.

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