Dear Friends, I will be out for a few days. My first reason was exciting and I have been anticipating it. That is because we will be attending home coming and alumni activities. We will see many long time friends and former students. Also Sunday will be a special day for church friends. So that’s all good, but busy.

Now the additional sad news. I received word that my brother, Clyde, 85, passed away. He had been to Amarillo hospital for check up. He was taken there by a friend, Andy, a long time acquaintance. Andy was driving him back home maybe three hours. Clyde was lying down in the back seat. When they got near Clyde’s house, Andy said he heard Clyde say “I see home,” then he was gone. He couldn’t have seen home when he was lying in the back seat, so those of us who are left to grieve for him take great comfort in believing he was seeing into his heavenly home. We cry but rejoice that he has reached his goal. He was a good man.

I started to say he was a good man, even though he was a Democrat, but I guess I won’t say that. 😀 Giving a tease to my Democratic blogging friends.

There was nothing Democrat about him except that he ran for sheriff one time, and there was no chance of winning if he wasn’t a Democrat.

When I get back I will be posting a series honoring veterans, by telling a story given to me by a Viet Nam Veteran. I believe you will enjoy it. It is Steve’s Story.

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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25 Responses to GONE FOR A FEW DAYS

  1. shoreacres says:

    I’m sorry for your family’s loss, but that certainly is a wonderful story. Safe travels to you, and a safe homecoming.

  2. biloxigal43 says:

    Oneta, thank you for sharing your joy and your grief! Homecoming’s are good for the soul! Clyde’s last words are comforting and I feel that in his passing, he was at peace. A message to the natural from Heaven is a gift for all, he wanted his family and friends to know that he has joined his Hevenly family! Clyde, your only brother, is having a Homecoming of his own!!! I rejoice for him and morn with you! Like life itself, ups and downs! Godspeed on your travels to your destination and lfe itself!!!

  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    I am sorry to hear about your brother’s passing. I am glad to hear that he saw home.

  4. atimetoshare.me says:

    So deeply sorry for your loss, Oneta. What a lovely passing memory for you though to know that he saw home. You will see each other again. Great comfort. Love you.

  5. capost2k says:

    Safe travels, dear one. Although these young women are not Christ-followers (yet), they went through a very difficult time when their mother passed away over a year ago from cancer. If you blog about your brother’s graduation to his new Home, you may want to send it to them as they frequently invite “visitors” to submit blogs about grieving. They posted my Mother’s story not too long back. Katie and Evee are at https://thegriefreality.com/.
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you. I believe I have read some posts from that link. I do plan to write something – particularly since my niece, his daughter, asked me to write something for the memorial service. Then I will share some memories.

  6. joyroses13 says:

    So sorry for your loss! Prayers! But what a precious last memory, knowing he saw his heavenly home. ❤

  7. Faye says:

    SORRY FOR Your LOSS and longing to hear you have had a WONDERFUL TIME away.,

  8. wow Oneta—what a contrast in your activities—both of joy and reunion…as well as grief and sorrow….as your brother did see his path home we may rejoice…despite those democratic way 😉
    Many prayers and much love my friend—I will miss you. Remember I’m still back in the classroom with a few prophet questions..Hugs my friend!!!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Yes, I see you excited little hands on lots of things, particularly those which you believe will lead you to a greater understanding of our Master Teacher. Thanks for letting me know of your excitement. If we each had twelve like you, we would be blessed indeed. Just imagine what Jesus did with twelve. Wow.

  9. So sorry for the passing of your brother but good news he is home now.

    I am praying for you.

  10. Oneta, I’m so sorry for your loss. What a blessing and joy that God has comforted you with Clyde’s final words. Safe travels and prayers for a wonderful time of reunion at your homecoming.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Actually this last weekend did not entail driving out of town, but the memorial service will. We have reservations for two nights. We expect to leave on Friday and come back on Sunday, so there will be another few days of missed blogs. I have gathered so many blogging ideas the last few days. I excited about getting to write some of them down. That always happens when I get out of the house and see people. I like that. Thanks for the comment.

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