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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...


Just making my way from room to room and finding albums, pictures, scrapbooks, memorabilia lying around all over the place, I’m thinking “I declare if this weren’t my house, I’d think an old woman lived here.” Ta Da, I’m off … Continue reading

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First I want to explain that my post yesterday, “It Takes a Village” was meant as a dire warning as to what might happen if big government gets more control over family life.  It is insane what some people have … Continue reading

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If Ammie had not had to go to the hospital, the chair wouldn’t cause me so much pain. “She’s okay,” the doctor said.  “She has a brilliant mind.  We are going to keep her for some testing and studies.” It … Continue reading

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 Love: So thankful for love so deep it doesn’t have to be expressed to be known – and also for love so deep that it calls to us in words sometimes also. Most people never find this kind of love … Continue reading

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I have a reasonable supply of first aid on hand in case of emergency.  If a couple kids fall out of tree and scratch their knees, no problem.  If twenty kids fall out at the same time, I’m probably going … Continue reading

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Kleenex had been around twenty years or more But unknown to me until nineteen-forty-four. A girl passed me a tissue for my tears in church, She noticed  that I, for a hanky did search. I’ve found that Kleenex is certainly … Continue reading

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(Edit and copy from four years ago.) Long ago and not so far away, there was a Sunday School Superintendent (Leon Crosswhite) who needed a SS teacher. He asked me if I would teach. I told him I would not. … Continue reading

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No eaglet ever had clipped wing staying in nest – Nor freedom to soar. **************** Image: unsplash Haiku Challenge by Ronovan

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Face Book pulled up a memory from seven years ago.  I am sharing.  Sorry to say, there are no clippies on the floor now.  Too much gaining, not enough losing. ************** Report time, I have great ambitious early mornings! At … Continue reading

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“Nope.” the sign read. Feeling unwelcome but determined, Claire went inside and asked anyway. “Do you have the Guest Books from former years?” “Yes, some.  What year do you need?” “So far, so good.”  She thought. “From eight years ago.” … Continue reading

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