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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’ve been fighting back with all four feet in a manner of speaking. But it came right on into my dwelling place. I haven’t been terribly, painfully, sick but it takes all I can do to get any kind of … Continue reading

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        In these days of Covid, one is not allowed to feel puny!  And I fell for it.  Okay, I’ll back up a bit.         Last week I began to feel bad, slept a lot, and took a lot of … Continue reading

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BLOGANUARY JANUARY 10 – WHAT ARE 5 THINGS YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR TODAY? I need structure of some kind to choose the five things I’m most thankful for, so I have decided to choose one item that pleases each of … Continue reading

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BLOGANUARY, Prompt #9 What do people incorrectly assume about me? Nobody ever cuts me out to have worked as hard as I have to become a “gabby extrovert.” I started off as a timid and quiet child. I remember when … Continue reading

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PRAISE: God from whom all blessings flow: PRAY: Our Father, who art in Heaven, Blessed be your Wonderful Name, Your Acts, Your Love. Thank you for your daily provisions to us for our earthly and spiritual good. PRAISE: Him all … Continue reading

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Teacher notes in Jeron’s folder “He’s capable but unmotivated.”  Succeeding years revealed the same conclusions from teachers, principles, and counselors.  They tried.  The turn=around happened in a high school math class.  Jeron was doodling in his workbook instead of doing … Continue reading

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Several years ago I was standing in the congregation singing worship songs when it pierced my mind that we only sang songs in worship to God—Like “Exalt Him” or “Awesome God.  If a Hebrew, Muslim, or Sun Worshipper were standing … Continue reading

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Funny to me that a quip, joke, or short story have an unexpected and humorous ending. For that reason, I love puns. “Did you hear about the kidnapping? He woke up.” “What do mama camels have that nothing else has? … Continue reading

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This is my fourth (and last) post regarding the condition of Christ’s vineyard – his local churches. The other three were posted Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. BUT SEE THE LITTLE FOXES dancing around in the shadows where the foxes are … Continue reading

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BLOGANUARY JAN 6  SOMEONE WHO INSPIRES ME AND WHY I’m leaving the Bible characters and the Elites for others to remember.  There are many “ordinary people” in my church world who inspire me.  That is the group from which I … Continue reading

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