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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...


I’m a Family Feud fan.  Steve Harvey is the best.  But I’m uneasy as the first question is asked.   It often begins, “We asked a hundred women…”  Whatever the rest of the question is, it often leaves an opening for … Continue reading

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…. One side sits in stony silence as the other side whoops for joy.  The silence is momentary, then a loud angry roar erupts.  The crowd is in mayhem but I don’t really care.  The ref made a mistake, but … Continue reading

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Life was hard for Talak.  The fields did not produce enough harvest; he had too many mouths to feed; he was not as strong as he used to be; he could not provide little tidbits of luxury for his wife … Continue reading

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Kind of like the road in Mississippi If you make it dark and make it scary The result of a fight between GPS and me! Land O Goshen!  ‘Twas a mess, When I ignored the GPS! My sister, the driver, … Continue reading

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William Newell, born in the 1800’s, has had an impact on my life.  He was a prodigal whose father did not give up on him.   His pastor father pleaded his cause to   Dr. R A Torrey to allow William to … Continue reading

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Depository For collection letters gives Only fake relief *************** I’m not sure if I am following all the right procedure since this is my first haiku entry for the following challenger who provided the picture:

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So many have expressed about my age  since I appear so much younger, I thought I might ought to go into a bit of detail about how I know for sure I am eighty-five.  I’m doing new math to prove … Continue reading

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So yesterday has been here and now is today.  I find I’m only one day older than I was yesterday, even though I had to add a year.  Does that seem right?  At least it explains how the years roll … Continue reading

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The years have turned to decades; The decades, to scores. Age can bind the body But still love’s spirit soars. I’ve loved Him since I was but a child. He’s my friend when the storms are wild. When forsaken by … Continue reading

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The joy of 84 years and 362 days!  You ask me the ways?  I’ll tell you.  A clothes closet packed full with clothes – none new.  But oh, the possibilities of a new combination.  I found one today and I … Continue reading

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