SHOP IS OPEN, COME ON IN.  Mask or no mask fine with me, but choose an un-sugared donut if you plan to eat it here with a mask on.   I am serving quite a mixture.  Eat what you want and spit out the rest NO, NO, NO!  I DIDN’T MEAN REAL SPIT.  Just an expression.  Seemed applicable.  Sorry. Look what I’m serving.

1.  WHY I DOUBT THAT WE had an honest election.  FROM ARIZONA AUDIT.  More than 23,000 mail-in ballots sent to invalid addresses were included in the vote, despite the fact that mail-in ballots are not supposed to be forwarded.  This discrepancy alone exceeds the Biden margin of victory (less than 10,500) in the entire state. (I plagiarized this statement from somewhere; sorry I’ve forgotten to whom I owe credit.)  Another reason I doubt, is that I do not believe more than half the country that —oh well, I’ll not go further.

 2.  “PLEASE DON’T JUDGE even when one has been caught in a sin. By the time it has turned to gossip ……they may have already asked Jesus to forgive them and they are no longer guilty.  (Statement made to my sister’s SS class by a beloved teacher from times gone by.)  I add, God might think you are lying.  Those sins have all ready been cast away forever.

3.  SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP, mind your own business, and get to work. Have you ever heard those words? Or said them? School teachers have learned to refine them a bit – even I was not quite that blunt! If you have, take comfort in being Biblical! I Thes. 4:11 “make it your ambition to lead a quiet life. You should mind your own business and work with you hands just as we told you.

4.  THANKFUL: “Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” Col. 2:6”  BUT HEAVY IN HEART: “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. (Col. 2:7)

5.  OH, MY, WHAT A LOVELY BUT SAD LOSS.  My heart grieves for my sisterhood who paid for new, lush, and lovely botoxed lips just before the mask mandate.

6.  OCTOBER 6TH AND I CAN’T find fall décor in the Dollar store or Dollar Tree.  Don’t know about Walmart.  I think Hobby Lobby has some.  But I have a dollar tree budget.  I have a feeling someone somewhere is messing with our economic system, supply, demand, transportation.  WHATEVER!  I still need Fall for October!  (I hate the expression, “whatever.”  But it is better than driving me to drink.)  HORRIBLE THOUGHT.  What will inflation do to my dollar tree budget?

7.  DID I JUST MENTION INFLATION?  Has anyone else noticed?  We got a 1.3 percent Soc Sec raise in 2021.  I think our President is going to give me more for 2022.  He is in a giving mood.

8.  HEADLINE TODAY.  “Characterizing cancer as a “war” assumes it can be won.  Is that too simple?”  Birthday in Heaven today for my sister.  She fought that war for fourteen years.  Most of it was a life worth living.  And we were glad.  The last couple of years she lost a lot of battles.  Then she left us.  I’m just saying, I’m glad she fought.  I do think cancer can be fought and sometimes won.  Or it can be surrendered to and lost.  My mother’s husband (after my daddy passed) endured the pain of cancer and death of his first wife, then he went through it again with my mom (second wife).  He was diagnosed with cancer shortly after, he appeared to not want to fight anymore.  He died within a few months.

9.  GOD IS ALL MIGHTY.  HE NEEDS NOTHING FOR HIMSELF but he needs us to run the earth.  Just look over the job careers he used to build the tabernacle:   Perfumer (maybe pharmacist, maker of incense), Embroiderer/Needleworker/Dyer/Spinner/Weaver, Engraver, Jeweler, Stonecutter, Tailor, Metalworker.  And of course, he needs the jobs that keep the home fires burning.

10. COVID19?  STILL SCARING the daylights out of many folks.  I’m doing what I want to do mostly.  At my age, that  is not very hard.  Someone said on blog that those of us who don’t get vaxed are fearful.  What?  I thought those who do get vaxed were fearful.  A whole lot fearful of losing a job.

11.   Do what you want with the vaccine, but don’t put my babies in masks.  Science?  Are you kidding.  So we shut off their oxygen supply and clamp carbon dioxide in their face. I thought science has been telling us how bad carbon dioxide is.  Wasn’t that what made John Kerry rich? Maybe keeping it in the childrens’ lungs will make less in the atmosphere.  Perfect answer to global climate dangers. 

12.  I AM GOING TO SHORT YOU today with my baker’s dozen; just 12, I’m not giving 13.  Again I will blame inflation and the fact that our political elite are not funny anymore.  They only make sour dough. 

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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16 Responses to BAKER’S DOZEN – OCTOBER 8, 2021

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    Good point about the political elite not being funny any more making only sour dough.

  2. I always love visiting in bakers dozen day— doughnuts or not!!!!!

  3. pranabaxom says:

    Quite a Trumpite, eh.

    No wonder violence is OK if it supports Trump.

    Anarchy is preferable to an elected government if they fulfill my wish.

    The list gos on an on.

    Bitter truth will go well with unsweetened donuts.


    I am enjoying my hotel breakfast of bagels and scrambled eggs.

    Oh, I forgot. Enjoying your post too😂.

    How are you doing? Take care and stay safe.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Glad for your nice trip. Can’t comment much on your comment, because you seem to read everything through a Trump filter. I didn’t say a word about him or any of his policies, did I? Maybe the first item hitting at rigged elections set you up. Tell me how it is working out for you. Gas went up about thirty cents here today. Did Trump do better than that? You bet he did! But I didn’t say any of that up top. Are you helping hold the nest for President Biden? He appears to be in free fall, much to the detriment of America. Maybe his changing Columbus Day to something else will help us out. Can’t say he didn’t do anything!

      • pranabaxom says:

        Ah, set you up on fire I see😂.

        The trip is going good till now. Pray that we can finish it and be back home hale and hearty. We have visited Glacier National Park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Mount Rushmore National Monument, Badlands National Park, Pictured Rock National Seashore, Port Huron, Niagara Falls and Fort Niagara till now. Only big cities we had been to during this trip was Minneapolis and today we are in Albany, NY.
        Seen all the three big rivers, Columbia, Missouri and Mississippi.
        And the five great lakes. Spent quite a lot of time along them and by their shores.
        And people, lots of people. My belief that at heart all people are good, decent human beings are solidified during this trip. Things like politics, religion, nationality etc are the great dividers. Not too many can bridge that divide and can be partners, can they😂?
        Oh, and I have seen the vastness of the land, how nature has endowed the land with her bounty and how are greed tried too and still trying to destroy it and the yeoman’s services being rendered by many to preserve it for our future generations.

        Only thing that saddens me is that to enjoy nature’s bounty I am adding to the carbon footprint. Wish I had an alternate method.

  4. shoreacres says:

    I confess I’d never considered the grief of the newly botoxed. #5 made me laugh out loud.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I was driving merrily down the street when I glanced into the rearview mirror. What did I see? Thin lips. My heart was stirred for my people who had to cover their faces after shelling out the dough. Can’t say I don’t have empathy.

  5. says:

    I always enjoy your bakers dozen, but got a kick out of the botox #5. Think of how those dear ladies felt. You are a hoot, Oneta. I love you to the moon and back.

  6. Faye says:

    Amazing and thought provoking. What can be done to fix your election system in the US? It seems to be dangerously flawed. The botox comment made me smile. That dangerous nonsense was called out by our health system and funding help denied. i imagine the mask mandate would make that such a sore point for paid crowd anarchists’,

    • oneta hayes says:

      We are certainly living in uncertain times. Can almost hear Jesus around the corner, can’t we? I’ve been planning ahead to Zephaniah. See more evidence that his coming is near. I think you will enjoy it with me.

  7. Faye says:

    THANK YOU. Love you. Keep travelling. Keep putting thoughts on paper. .

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