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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...


Sarah opened the door and stopped in horror!  Everybody was gone.  She had been left. Yesterday an EP Leader left a message. “Arrangements made. Exact time unknown. Be prepared. You will have six minutes to meet Escape Patrol behind lilac … Continue reading

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SO YOU ARE A NEW BELIEVER, WHAT NOW? You have invited Jesus in so he lives in you. Revelation 3 :20 “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, … Continue reading

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I am a Christian blogger.  I write most of my blogs as if I am talking to Christian bloggers.  However, the chances are that some readers are not Christians.  I want to be sure I make it plain that I … Continue reading

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  Dwindling common sense Barely makes a ripple. PC run amok! ********** Image: Unsplash, Randy Colas Haiku challenge by

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Did you emigrate to America for OPPORTUNITY? Did you emigrate to America for RELIGIOUS FREEDOM? Did you emigrate to America for LAW AND ORDER? Did you emigrate to America for MONEY AND SUCCESS? Did you emigrate to America for great … Continue reading

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Fall of 1947, I was a high school newbie, straight out of a one-room, one-eight grade school.  My high school was not big – about a hundred kids I suppose, but most of them knew each other because of going … Continue reading

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It was at this hour – eleventh hour – exactly seven years ago.  The whirring of the helicopter, the ministrations of dedicated medical team, the prayers of family and friends were all working in my behalf as my badly broken … Continue reading

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I cannot form a mental image of Jesus in any setting in which he has closed hands. I SEE HIS OPEN HAND GENEROUS   baskets of food left after the multitude was fed. KIND  reaching out as he says, “Arise and … Continue reading

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I understand why many Americans get upset about the Confederate flag.  I understand the pain and shame of slavery that is associated with it. I understand why many Americans love the Stars and Stripes flown by the Union Army who … Continue reading

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After finishing a five hour duty last week, I  decided to stop at Aldi’s to pick up some food.  Since I was tired, I tried to keep my selection to the minimum.  However, I found that I had to carry … Continue reading

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