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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 am going to be off blogging for a few days.  My choice, no health problems or other crisis.  I have just decided I must get with my home chores a bit more seriously.  However I am still mindful of … Continue reading

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When I told about my near death experience a few weeks ago, I said I was going to come back with some funnies from that hospital stay, so now is the time. Then I can get rid of this note … Continue reading

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Looking out the lone window, I see an ornament on the leaf-stripped tree. With other ornaments, they were a beautiful sight dancing in the breeze reminding me of days gone by. Now I can hardly move but sometime I thrash … Continue reading

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I have often blamed television for the break down of the family. That wasn’t the problem. I remember television as family unity – at first. Small houses, television in the den could be seen from the kitchen. Put on “I … Continue reading

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I prepared this Saturday and posted but something went wrong because it did not publish. It was too much fun to not try again although it is not Saturday. I know I posted because it went to my Facebook with … Continue reading

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“Lord, please make it easy for (…fill in the blank…) to happen. In the name of Jesus I ask and thank you.” How simple! Just give me my way! How many times have I prayed for something that is not … Continue reading

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About 1950, daddy made a deposit on a chicken farm in Oregon. When we returned to our farm in SE Colorado, mother became ill and could not move. Daddy lost the deposit. How would I be different if we had … Continue reading

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How about me starting a Tuesday Tidbits?  I just seem to have more to say than I can say in my Baker’s Dozen—especially with inflation when I can’t give you thirteen.  So here are my Tuesday Tidbits, most of which … Continue reading

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PRESENT PRACTICES WHICH WILL BRING THE EXTINCTION OF MANKIND BEFORE GLOBAL WARMING HAS A CHANCE! I am doing an edited post from blog in February, 2017. I believe it is worth another read from a different perspective. ************  Situation One:   … Continue reading

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1. Time for me to share my bits of humor, satire, wisdom, fun, and faith.  Ready? 2. My sister, Karen, and my daughter-in-law, ReNee,  went shopping. ReNee had a couple extra things she needed to take care of.  So Karen and I … Continue reading

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