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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...


(Given the current Bloomberg dust up, the following re-post seems timely.  With thanks and appreciation to my daddy/farmer.  In the picture are some of my daddy’s brothers. The near one on the right looks like daddy, but my daddy had … Continue reading

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Most of you know I’m pretty “churchy,” and I am quite traditional about it. After a reading of Psalms 26 and 27, I am again reminded of how delighted I am to be able to go to the “house of … Continue reading

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I have a new accessory; They say it’s a necessity. I wish it were a bracelet or a purse. I guess it could be something worse. But I don’t like it, not one little bit. I prefer music and puppies … Continue reading

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      How about that three cent stamp!  This was the letter Sammy wrote my parents in 1953. Letterhead was Southwestern Bible College in Oklahoma City.  Dated April 10, 1953: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers,         … Continue reading

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I thought I was humoring kids when we prayed for their pets, until one morning ….. **************** I glanced out the icy window,  I must find Buttons.   I had looked until it got too dark.    He’ll be so cold.  … Continue reading

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Isaiah 26: This chapter includes scriptures most church goers have heard over and over, V. 3, 7, 9. However, I have never heard Verse 18 commented on, “We were with child; we writhed in pain, but we gave birth to … Continue reading

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  Closed mind is dark as night. **************** Challenge was to use “night” as a prompt for six word story. Shweta does an excellent job keeping us together.  Please join the fun.  Instructions and rules are at  

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  Being a follower of Christ is wonderful.  Having your sins forgiven is amazing.  Experiencing the grace which gives you eternal life is abundantly satisfying. But knowing God entails more than a Sunday Morning Hour. God tells us repeatedly to … Continue reading

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  Claire checked the note again.  Number four from bottom on right. Long hair.  Her name is Chantay. Holding back tears, Claire smiled.  The parents had kept the name Claire had given the two-hour-old baby with Claire’s DNA.  The baby … Continue reading

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HEY YOUNG FELLOW, YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO PAY FOR YOUR GRANDMA AND YOU? My first retirement (teacher’s) began 29 years ago; my second (social security) about 25 years ago.  I remember when I had to start paying SS … Continue reading

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