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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...


The following is a repeat, edited a bit from July, ’15.  Not many of you were my readers then.  (Prompt from Krista, a Blogging assignment): You’ve just won $1 billion dollars in the local lottery. You do not have to … Continue reading

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Some things I need to say:  Thank you for those who have said prayers in my behalf.  If you do not pray, I thank you still for the care you have extended to me.  I am making good progress.  Have … Continue reading

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    Jesus Christ…took upon himself the form of a servant…(Philippians 2:5-7) When we think of Jesus being servant, most of us probably recall his washing the disciples feet. Imagine with me: An accident occurs, a great doctor is called … Continue reading

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Is this nature’s law? Must pretty girls filled with bliss Look for guys with brawn?     image Pixabay

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Charming Charlie was a fake A true con artist on the take. He was good at soothing rich widows, He could even charm her kiddos.   Went through the bankroll of three or four Then set out to find some … Continue reading

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Jesus loved his father – and he spent a lot of time communicating with him. What a wonderful choice when the decision was made to send Jesus to live as a man. The earthly Jesus is the being who lived, … Continue reading

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 SO THANKFUL FOR THE FATHER’S LOVE God created man on the sixth day.  Then the Bible says, God saw everything He had made and, behold, it was very good.  Man, very good?  Man?  With all his ability to goof up?  … Continue reading

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  Fire is a tyrant Fury – replacing peace Hopelessness – its wake. ***************** Reminder to pray for the people and lands being affected by the uncontrolled fires in Colorado – and elsewhere.

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I am progressing well.  Home health nurse and physical therapist have been by and the occupational therapist is on her way.  Good care and follow up planned for me.  Thankful for these good services.  Will see the surgeon on Wednesday.  … Continue reading

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FIRST THOUGHT.  MY LAST BLOG “IN THE END, WHAT MATTERS?” SECOND THOUGHT.  “IN THE END, WHAT MATTERS?” I sat with my family in the hospital emergency room answering routine questions.   Do you smoke?  Easy, no.  Do you have a … Continue reading

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