Beyond that hill is a magnificent house owned by Sadie.

As a young widow, Sadie had to work hard to supply food for her family.

One day she plowed up a treasure. Half million dollars worth. Lots of money in those days.

Sadie was a worker. She liked to produce something with her hands. She tried out growing plants. Worthwhile plants. Eureka! She found her calling.

She has help now. But she is still happiest when she is nurturing the folks who drop by for free vegetables.

Inside the stand is Sadie’s inspiration, a sign that says: “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Sadie does.


Rochelle’s 100 word story based on picture prompt. You can find more stories at PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox Go visit Rochelle and see how others have been inspired by this picture challenge.

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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20 Responses to SADIE DOES

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    I am glad to hear she is sharing those free vegetables.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Hi, Frank, I’m glad to see one of your comments come through. This is the first I have received in a while. I do get your likes. And I’m glad you approve of Sadie’s generosity.

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    A simple motto that means an awful lot.

  3. James McEwan says:

    Well done Sadie. It looks like she found Calico Jack’s casket. I like the kindness you had shown at the end of the story.

  4. I like the sound of Sadie!

  5. draliman says:

    I’m glad the money didn’t change her 🙂

    • oneta hayes says:

      It doesn’t change the heart of people; it just changes their ability to act and look different. I’m glad Sadie remained herself. Thanks, draliman, for the comment. I’ll look for you next FF. 😀

  6. It’s very nice Sadie used the money to help those in need. A hopeful and encouraging story, Oneta. May we all love our neighbors so well!

  7. Margaret says:

    Sadie’s a lovely character. The world needs more like her.

  8. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh her love shows in her produce! Nicely written.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you. I’m just thinking about how many of us aspire to be like Sadie, but we just keep procrastinating. We think “I can be more generous as soon as I get this bill paid off.” The principles in the Bible pretty much teach us to give first. That’s hard to do. Blessings to you on this Memorial Day.

  9. granonine says:

    Oneta. I love this simple story with a complicated message. Why complicated? Because we have to sort through all our human reasons for why we CAN’T.

    • oneta hayes says:

      So many have good intentions but just do not get around to doing anything about the nudges the Lord gives them to good deeds. Thanks for adding your comment.

  10. notestowomen says:

    If only we lived by what that signs says, this world would be a much different place. Inspiring story, Oneta.

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