“Sunday morning at CQC Network! Welcome to News-Notes,” announced Bud. “Any locals, Mindy?”

“Sure,” said charming Mindy. “Before the mundane and anti-climatic world news, we have a local celebration going on. It started eighty-seven years ago today, January 24, 1934.

Applause began in the audience some of whom were in the know regarding persons of distinction in their county.

Mindy continues, “We have our Honoree from that day. There she is. Stand up, Oneta Hayes, we want a good look. Not that anyone would overlook you with your face placarded all around the town.”

Oneta bowed humbly as the Happy Birthdays rolled.


Written for rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers 100 word challenge based on the picture prompt. Picture this week is from rochelle’s own file. PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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. shoreacres says:

    Happy Birthday! I hope you do have placards all over town — you deserve them. Lacking that, I hope you’re deluged with cake and cards!

  2. neilmacdon says:

    Happy birthday, Oneta

  3. atimetoshare.me says:

    Happy birthday sweet friend❤️

  4. joyroses13 says:

    Happy Birthday Oneta!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  5. Faye says:

    PLACARDS AND POSTCARDS. Happy Birthday! You are LOVED from above and valued her below.

  6. Frank Hubeny says:

    Happy Birthday, Oneta!

  7. msjadeli says:

    Happy Birthday, Oneta!

  8. grAnnie Roo says:

    Best wishes for celebration to last all year, my friend!

  9. grAnnie Roo says:

    Best wishes for a celebration to last all year, my friend!

  10. pranabaxom says:

    Happy birthday partner and many happy returns of the day.
    Stay blessed and stay safe.
    Enjoyed the post.
    So this year both of us are six years old. Now you figure that out after a big piece of cake😀.

  11. And happy birthday to you!

  12. ghostmmnc says:

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! 🙂

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