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Peering through dense fog,

Patrick struggled against panic.

Was the watchtower manned?


Dedicated to faithful workers who might not see themselves as very important. Your alertness might rescue someone some day.

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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4 Responses to ESSENTIAL JOBS

  1. shoreacres says:

    Just today I read about Galveston hiring new lifeguards for the season. This doesn’t look like a very safe swimming spot, but it certainly looks like a lifeguard’s chair!

    • oneta hayes says:

      I considered using a picture of a lighthouse, but it seemed a step above what I wanted to point out might be a non-essential job – one that would be closed due to covid mandate. I consider a professor’s aide more non-essential than a lifeguard. I don’t know if I have ever actually seen a professor teach his/her class. Oh, I know, I’m exaggerating a bit.

  2. oneta hayes says:

    I only used it as a convenient example A lot of local governments and private businesses are having to downsize. For instance, a school might decide to cut expenses by cutting the hours for a crossing guard. That sort of thing. Thanks for the comment. It drives me to think deeper.

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