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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...

ANGRY ANDREW

I came up with Angry Andrew while passing time on a hundred mile trip with the little ones back in 2016.  They joined in on my impromptu lesson on anger. **************** He was known as Angry Andrew; Any mistake and … Continue reading

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CANE PAIN

Hope you enjoy this rerun.  It is near the top of all my posts as far as likes and comments.  I still get a kick out of it.  Come and grow old with me. ***************** How humiliating!  I had to … Continue reading

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LETTER TO KENLYN

 I’m glad to find this.  I need to read it to Kenlyn now that she is five.  She is still my youngest great granddaughter. My dear one-year-old Kenlyn, In our family, you are the youngest, I am the oldest except … Continue reading

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SIMPLIFYING SHAKESPEARE

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”  So saith the Bard, Shakespeare.   Forgive me, Shakespeare Fans.  My Shakespeare classes are long gone so I can do what I want to with my memories of his writings.  However, … Continue reading

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CAN I BE GOOD ENOUGH?

A few months ago I had a dream in which in was sitting in a church auditorium and watched as children and some adults were ascending stairways on each side of the church.  I realized that the rapture (catching away … Continue reading

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SOUND OF THANKSGIVING – 2014

Thanksgiving – 2014  You learned to play the scale; you are so gifted. – So nice to have you come. – Gramma, I writed you a letter – Got anymore of Vicky’s cake left? – It took lots of pecans … Continue reading

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IN DEFENSE OF A MUCH-MALIGNED, PRAGMATIC, PARENTHETICAL EXPRESSION

NOTE:  This was written in November ’14, for a speech in Toastmaster Club because in my last speech I had been rounded criticized, deservedly so, for saying “you know” excessively.  So just for fun, I tried to offer this excuse.  … Continue reading

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FROM MOM TO SON

Does this mom get a bit carried away with her idioms?  Have fun with this “idiomatic” mom. ************** Dear Son, my own flesh and blood: To see you would be a sight for sore eyes.  You are the heart of … Continue reading

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I’M GOING OUT FOR RECESS

I can’t keep up!  I refuse to give up!  So what can I do during December recess.  I can revisit some of my best posts – according to me – and recycle.  There are very few of you who started … Continue reading

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TWO DAYS AFTER…

This window is intended to show desserts that are left over.  That is – the desserts that are available to everyone, even me. -I taste the pecan pie once in a while.  I haven’t tried the sugar free ones. – … Continue reading

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