Sammy and I with our two sons and their wives on back. My me is my sister, Karen, and Bob a special friend

The week end with school reunion and church homecoming was wonderful. Many memories, music, and merciful teasing! Everybody had stories to tell. Then good food was available also. It is not often that I go someplace where food has to take second place! I didn’t even gain a pound!

Sammy and I were close to the oldest there – but not the oldest. Our little Bible college of the 1940s and 50’s turned out a lot of talented, healthy, and happy people. I am so thankful to the Lord for those choices I made in those days. I am heart broken that so many reject walking in the path that God wants for them. Even saying that I acknowledge some very bad times that repentedly had to be brought to the cross. But at least we knew that could be done! Bring your sins to Jesus; he will forgive and renew again.

At this time, this small beginnings has developed into Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, OK. It is well worth giving attention to for your young offspring! They have a great athletic department also. Check them out if you are looking for small, personal, loving, and safe! They did have basketball games Saturday afternoon which I would love to have gone to, but didn’t because it was very crowded. Not that I’m old, but I can’t climb bleachers anymore. 😀

My brother’s memorial service is not yet planned, but it will probably be Saturday. We do have reservations for a couple nights in Boise City. It was hard to find a place to stay out in that area during hunting season. It will be nice to see family but it will make me cope with Clyde being gone. I don’t see him often so I haven’t really internalized the fact that he is gone. Well, we will have one of those homecomings with him someday.

I have a series on blog for the rest of the week giving honor to veterans. I am doing it my telling one vets story. I hope you will read Steve’s Story, five parts starting in the morning I hope. It is the first time I have tried scheduling any more than one day ahead, so I hope I have them lined up right.

Thanks, dear people, for caring for me. My attachments with you all run deep.

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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17 Responses to CHECKING IN

  1. says:

    Love you, sweet lady❤️

  2. Welcome back. Still praying for your family in this time of loss. Blessings.

  3. shoreacres says:

    It sounds like a wonderful time! I’m glad your travels have been safe so far. I almost made it to Boise City once. I’d been visiting the Cimarron Grasslands, and dropped south to visit the Rita Blanca grasslands, but I was a little farther east, and came through Eva and Guymon. I miss that area — not to mention eastern Oklahoma. Maybe in spring!

    • oneta hayes says:

      I love to take a walk through the Nature Park or the Crystal Bridge with you. Let me know if you can work that out. I would buy your lunch to pay you for the hour I would slow you down. Really I image I can walk almost as fast as you can bend over for a closer look and take the pictures demanded on such a walk. Thanks for sharing that talent.

  4. Faye says:

    A heart connection with you and yours from across the sea. Knowing Christ is life enrichment for us ALL. Love and Blessings.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks, Faye. If I need a witness in the lower hemisphere, I will call on you. I’m sure that it is more important that you are witness for Jesus in that land. Blessings.

  5. So glad you had such a wonderful time. I can’t believe how much you and your sister look alike! I’ll keep you in my prayers regarding your brother’s service. God bless you, dear sister.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Hey, hey. That’s quite a compliment! Thanks much. I am ten years the older and look it. But I don’t have to worry that I might lose my good looks. Smiling at you. Thanks for the prayers. God bless you as you bless me.

  6. pranabaxom says:

    Oneta, I didn’t know about your brother. So sorry to hear that. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this time of great loss.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I received word of his death on Friday, the day our reunion began, so I sort of stuck it on the back burner to deal with later, as I am doing tonight. My niece, his daughter, has asked about me writing something for the memorial service. That I intend to do before I go to bed tonight. I will put it on the blog, I’m sure, so you can get a glimpse of who my brother was. Thanks for your sweet words.

  7. The ups and downs of life Oneta— thank for sharing both— prayers for joy and comfort in loss!

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