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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...

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO EAT?

“Where do you want to go eat – a special treat for Birthing Person Day.” Jake asked with a smile. “I don’t care,” Elly replied. “Come on, tell me where?” “Okay I’ll tell you. I want to go to Denver. … Continue reading

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Some tongue in cheek fun today, sparked by watching Family Feud, in which Steve asks Rate, 1-10, how much fun a baby is.”  First contestant said 7, second contestant said 7, had to change so he said 6.  I might … Continue reading

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AT MY LEFT? A RANT

This post is part of SoCS: https://lindaghill.com/category/prompt-2/ Aim of SoCS challenge, write something that prompt – closest thing to you on your left – brings to mind. Write with little editing or planning. On my desk to my left are three folders, … Continue reading

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PUT ME IN REMEMBRANCE, talking to God about death, part two

Several years ago I wrote a paper called “Put Me In Remembrance,” which was I was inspired to do at the bidding of Isaiah 43:26 where God said, “Put me in remembrance…..” God keeps record of my acts for him, … Continue reading

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PUT ME IN REMEMBRANCE, talking to God about death, part one

Several years ago I wrote a paper called “Put Me In Remembrance,” which was I was inspired to do at the bidding of Isaiah 43:26 where God said, “Put me in remembrance…..” God keeps record of my acts for him, … Continue reading

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MOTHER, MAY I?

This post is part of SoCS: https://lindaghill.com/category/prompt-2/ Aim of SoCS challenge, write something that this word brings to mind, may, write with little editing or planning. Aww,  “may” is the word.  Quite appropriate on this first day of May; however, it is … Continue reading

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Bakers Dozen

As covid and age has kept me at home this year, almost all my “good works” (under the law) routine has been dropped aside. Any/all righteousness I have is in Christ – in his grace alone. If I could work … Continue reading

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PUT ME IN REMEMBRANCE, moved church membership

Several years ago I wrote a paper called “Put Me In Remembrance,” which was I was inspired to do at the bidding of Isaiah 43:26 where God said, “Put me in remembrance…..” God keeps record of my acts for him, … Continue reading

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WAITING

“Looks like fun goes on down there.” “I wonder whether my mom and dad are at the party.” “What makes us think we even have a mom and dad?” Such statements could be heard among all the little personalities who … Continue reading

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TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS

Graduation Day! The great thrill of achievement, Amidst moms’ sadness. ************ The caps go to the air about three hours before “what now?” becomes reality. With my blessings, I pray that graduates in my family will walk the path God … Continue reading

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