Home, fortunate to be my pleasant place;

my hubby and I talk face to face.

Home, all my belongings there I stash;

got a lot of stuff, just not cash.

Home, cars can park on my one acre lawn;

afternoon naps when I yawn.

Home, food, drink, and company too,

if you were near, we’d invite you.

Home, a place to have the family meet,

games and songs and plenty to eat.

Home, sixty-nine years since we were wed,

tied the knot with unbreakable thread.

*******I have printed this post on former years. But it is still true!

No place like home. At least, a home with Jesus in it.

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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32 Responses to 69 YEARS OF HOME

  1. Debbie L says:

    Hot off the press! I was just notified it was published! Love it and how I wish I was closer, I’d love to come chat in person!

    • oneta hayes says:

      That “in person” thing will happen to us in the beyond because of Jesus’ eternal blessings. I’m close to Highway 40 easy to get to if you happen through, come see me. Pranab did one time; he is a California blogger. However, he doesn’t anticipate a talk in the future like I do with you.

  2. Eileen Clark says:

    Hi oneta, it’s a great poem worth posting many times.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you. Next year will be a new milestone. Maybe I’ll go for a new poem. But it won’t be much different since this one covers the basis of what I mean by a “home.”

  3. C.A. Post says:

    Must be one jewel of a guy to have stuck with you all these years! Or the other way applies, too! 😂
    Just teasin’, of course. With my bride of 32 years, we would not be together but for the grace of God and His lessons in forgiveness, that are more poignant and much deeper in the covenant of marriage. I love her more now than I did 32 years ago, and she shows me more love than she ever did.
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

    • oneta hayes says:

      The much deeper commitment of loyalty and keeping one’s word is the stuff that glues us together when it is rough, which is roughly 62 years of our 69-year marriage. 😀

  4. atimetoshare.me says:

    Many more blessings to you and your sweet husbnd. We’re about ten years behind you, but you are so right about a home filled with God’s love will always flourish. Congrats to both of you!

  5. judyjourneys says:

    Love that picture of an adorable couple!

  6. ~M says:

    Beautiful! 🏡

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you, M. I’m glad you commented. I didn’t know you ever browsed in my blog. Good for me. 😀

      • ~M says:

        Well, when you pop up in the reader I do. 😉

        • oneta hayes says:

          Do you save time reading your followers on the reader? I need to know how to do that. Thanks for letting me know.

          • ~M says:

            I think so… I check it usually in the morning when I wake up and at night before I fall asleep. So I only see the posts that are showing during those times. I don’t get any email notifications at all because I follow several thousand people and I’d never be able to get through all the notifications if I did that.

            • oneta hayes says:

              I tried it out today. But I miss some people who are very special to me. When I add a new follow, I click notification immediately for a few days. After a while I can tell whether or not we connect. If we don’t, I put them on daily notification for some time. If nothing develops I put them inactive. It works, sort of. I still have to dump some most every day. I love blogging, but it does have to have some limits. Glad to know you. You are a great poet.

              • ~M says:

                I’m glad to know you too, Oneta. 🙂 And my hubby says hello. He hasn’t been writing much on his blog lately. Hopefully one of these days he’ll start back up again.

        • oneta hayes says:

          I’m thankful to receive a word from “the soldier.” He was quite poetic in some of his words to you. Does he practice that, at least a little, face to face? Tell him I said for him to give you a yellow daisy with a love note attached. 😀 My husband would suddenly lose the rest of his hearing if someone told him that. 😀 Good night, sweet M.

  7. You look so happy in that picture. Beautiful 😃

    Your poem is stellar and is a perfect description of the bond that holds a couple together. The photograph is glowing with love. A handsome couple that has stood the test of time. Blessings to many more years to come. ❤️ Happy Anniversary ❤️
    Isadora 😎

  9. Adelheid says:

    This is so sweet! 🥰🥰🥰

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