I’m repeating a Thanksgiving blog from 2016. The following bloggers have been regular readers from five years ago. We were probably brought together by the Blogging University. A great experience to build community. Barbara at https://en.gravatar.com/ghostmmnc, Dawn Marie at https://en.gravatar.com/dawnmarie823, Yinglan at https://en.gravatar.com/yinglangao2003 I think some others were also readers then, but you did not leave a like so I can’t tag you.

My Blogging Friends, we have some things in common to be thankful for:

The ability to spell and write coherent sentences

Discretionary funds which allow the equipment necessary for social media

Physical strength, health, and mobility

The drive and unction which made us enter this cyber world

Enough confidence to put our “selves” out for critique and evaluation

Now for some thanks from me to you.  With age comes a dwindling of opportunities to socialize, to educate, to learn, to have fun, to argue, to influence, to inspire.  My experience in Blogging has opened all these opportunities to me.  I am grateful to you, my Blogging Community. Thank you.

 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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 Thanksgiving to you, Oneta! There’s plenty to be thankful for, and we’re all thankful for you.

  2. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Oneta!! So thankful you’re part of my cyber world. 🌹

  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Oneta! I’m so grateful to have gotten to know you a little bit and thankful you’ve put yourself out there blogging.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you, I.B. You have given me an “adjustment” in my thoughts on several occasions. I think we have accepted that God did not make us all “saint-like” even when he made us saints.

  5. pamkirst2014 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Oneta! I love the phrase “the drive and unction”… I am thankful for you and our blogging community members who sue words in ways that make us think and grow!

  6. Enjoy your Thanksgiving xx

  7. Faye says:

    Thanksgiving celebrated in some nations as a special HOLIDAY reminds us ALL of what we have and should focus us towards the ONE whose BIRTHDAY we now journey towards remembering. Exuberant thankfulness of heart to ALL because He came so long ago. Happy advent as we remember in His Word the old, old story. Blessings.!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Historically you did not have the same reason for a Thanksgiving Day, but you do have much reason for Thanksgiving. Hope our historical celebration sparks some thankful memories in your hearts also. God’s faithfulness is a reason for thankfulness from us all.

  8. Faye says:

    I am eternally thankful too for all I have come to know through our blogging. Thank you Oneta always informative and helpful, You are valued and loved.

  9. Dawn Marie says:

    So grateful that unction carried me your way too, Oneta! Hugs to you this thanksgiving and beyond.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Hugs and blessings! Indeed you are. You have certainly had a change in your family unit during these last five years, haven’t you. I know you are blessed and are a blessing.

  10. I think a lot of us feel that way, Oneta. Over the past two years, many of us have been thankful that we had a way of connecting with others all over the world without leaving our kitchens. I’m glad you are a friend I got to know a little better during this time. Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I think we bloggers get to knew each other in important ways not often acknowledged in our face to face meetings with friends. Thanks for sticking with me in this sphere.

  11. Kally says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!! Hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends!

  12. ghostmmnc says:

    Hope you and your family had a lovely Thanksgiving, Oneta! Hard to believe the year has gone past so fast. I’m so glad we connected through our blogs way back then. It’s been such a pleasure to read your posts and thoughts. ❤

  13. Happy belated Thanksgiving Oneta— the Mayor and Sheriff have been keeping me a bit busier this holiday so I’m trying to play catch up!!!!!

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