sam oneta july 20

Aberystwyth of the Hinterland

In the hills of Wales

Gave safe harbor to an English lad   

Who lived to tell some tales.  

To celebrate his birthday on July 22, I will put this English lad’s story in the cloud this week. Each post will be a picture into a segment of his life – the childhood and teen years of the man who became my husband, Samuel Hayes.  Hope you will enjoy his story.  I think you will find his story interesting.  The series will consist of six posts.


Challenge by Sammi Cox for a submission using 87 words on the prompt “Hinterland.”

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. Can’t wait for a tale of both birth to life!

  2. Faye says:

    What a great endeavour. Not sure how to access the cloud but thank you.

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