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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...


As I was driving south on Penn Ave. I noticed a woman walking south. My gut reaction was that she looked so tired. I wondered where she was going and it crossed my mind that I might be able to help. … Continue reading

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The Discover Prompt is “song’ – Great with me, so sing along. (roughly – very rough – sung to tune of Ten Little Indians) Songs in li-fe bring us jo-y Good for a girl, and good for a b-oy. Songs … Continue reading

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Billy Lee Riley in 1960 sang, “Open the door, Richard; Richard, why don’t you open that door.”  I don’t know who was shut out, but I don’t want to be shut out.  I like “open.” Open minds Open books Open arms … Continue reading

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Weary with what seemed like a prayer time during which I failed to reach God in any way, I rose from the altar and said, “Lord, again, I tried and tried but I couldn’t seem to pray at all.”  Wow!  … Continue reading

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Feasting on Ps. 32:1-2 “blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not count against him” No, not against me, because they were already counted against Jesus. Amazing! Can you imagine people who insist on carrying their own sins … Continue reading

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Feeling bright and strong, Avoiding plague of virus, maintaining the fight. Trying to do right With food and exercise, and Getting sleep at night. **************** Ronovan’s Haiku challenge to use words “bright” and “fight” Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt … Continue reading

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YOUR HEART CAN’T SING?  FAKE IT. That is the Six word story I’m sending to Shweta’s blog, the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP).  I invite you to join her challenge and have some fun with her word “fake.” Extenuating … Continue reading

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  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.  …asdfghijk…asdffdsa….asdffdsa….yuiop…yuiop…. “Take off ten points for each error.”  The quick brown fox…  AsDfGhJkL…74 wpm take off 20 for two typos.  That’s not fair!  Seventy-seven wpm minus 30 for three errors. … Continue reading

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Ten to twenty times a day We are to wash the germs away. Twenty seconds for each time You take your turn, I take mine. How many minutes does your water run? We’ve used a lot before we’re done. I … Continue reading

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Only two days old The little bay plans next play Requiring skilled feet. ******* Okay, horse lovers.  This might not be a bay.  Mane doesn’t look very black but what do I know about horses!  I sat on one one … Continue reading

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