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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...


Veteran and rabble rouser Book lover and web browser Working man and petty thief Garbage collector and police chief Saint/sinner Loser/winner Invalid/athlete Taxpayer/tax cheat PhD’s and CEO’s Fledgling rookies and seasoned pros Student and teacher Waitress and preacher President/White House … Continue reading

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As long as farmers vote for those who pay them for not farming; As long as teachers vote for those who give more dollars to education. As long as elderly vote for those who give more Medicare; As long as … Continue reading

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It has been completed – this dream of my life;  then why am I so filled with anxiety rather than joy? I made it through high school by cheating; there was no other way I could do it.  Even though … Continue reading

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The entry lights up the ethereal beauty of the exoteric community, belying the evil that lives within. The residents had enough to be comfortable and did not care to emulate the elite who lived elsewhere – somewhere beyond the easements … Continue reading

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John 7:24 KJV: Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgement.   “JUDGE NOT” – that partial scripture is probably quoted more often than John 3:16. But almost no one completes the verse – “…For in the same … Continue reading

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  With a thankful heart, I watch her chest rise and fall. Behold God’s marvel. *****************

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(A continuation of 2 Peter 2;1-3, False Prophets, from yesterday. 2 Peter 2:1-3 “…In their greed these (false) teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up.” Of course our minds are immediately drawn to the extravagant TV … Continue reading

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  2 Peter 2:1-3 “false prophets…false teachers…many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up.” The Bible does not state … Continue reading

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As I look around the yard I see rose bushes in various stages of beauty. Granted I do not think “beauty” when I see the lush colorful flowers drop and leave only hulls. But think again, if the bloom doesn’t … Continue reading

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My last breath finished, I’ll be united with God. A blissful future! *************** Submitted in response to Ronovan’s prompt words, “breath/unite” And the prompt word “finish” by GirlieOnTheEdge.

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