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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...

JESUS – THE LIGHT

NAMES OF JESUS IN THE FIRST CHAPTER OF JOHN # 3  HE WAS CALLED LIGHT: John 1:3-9 and 8:12 “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness; but will have the light of life.” … Continue reading

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JESUS – GOD

NAMES OF JESUS IN THE FIRST CHAPTER OF JOHN Word #2:  “GOD”  – Jesus is rightly called God  – the Word was God  – “No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only who is at the … Continue reading

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JESUS – the Word

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  St John 1:1  In other words, in the beginning was Jesus and Jesus was with God, and Jesus was God.  Why is he … Continue reading

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OFF-SPRING OF THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD

  See that silver, sleek, streak whizzing by – that’s ME – an offspring of the Little Engine that Could.   We snicker at the “Greatest Generation” trains down at Central Station. That Little Engine huffed and puffed to pull two … Continue reading

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BLOWN OUT OF EXISTENCE?

What exists today, will forevermore exist. “Where?” is the question.   *************** (Is it possible to be blown out of existence?  I think not.                           This is the basis … Continue reading

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KAREN’S SHOES

My baby sister, Karen: My heart was broken when Daddy spanked you.  You had thrown your baby doll in the floor and he told you to pick it up.  You became very stubborn and wouldn’t do it.  He spanked you … Continue reading

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AMERICA THANKS YOU

Economy’s good and this is the day A time when commercials attempt to sway, Inviting us to come their way. “We offer the best,” we hear them say. “With little work and lots of play.” Your mind calls out for … Continue reading

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BEGINNING OF FOREVER

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”  Psalm 116:15 (Picture 1- Imogene with Vicky:  Picture 2: Imogene with her husband, Herman) How can God call death “precious?”   How can we say, “Amen” or “Even so, … Continue reading

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DIVORCE

Competing partners? The winner might be loser, when marriage is ruined. ************** Haiku using “win/lose”   Challenge by Ronovan. https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/11/26/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-229-winlose/

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DANGER ZONE

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson About a mile upstream, there was a fish’s school A thousand little fishes learned a brand new rule. Always stay together and help each other out And never ever swim in danger under a water … Continue reading

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