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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...


“Psst! Psst!  Listen, right here by your left shoulder.” “Me?  You talking to me?” “Of course.  You don’t see anybody else listening to a stuffed reindeer, do you? Wow, do I have a story to tell ‘bout things going on … Continue reading

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Crystal bells, wreath on door, Crunch of crumbs on the floor; Crazy crowds wanting more, Credit woes, men tremble; Crowns seen, precious symbol. Crude critics complain, but Christ has not come in vain.

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‘Tis the season to be jolly Drop donut crumbs and spill the coffee! “Alas, alas,” the new carpet cried, “Somebody do something,”  –  So the church board tried.   Got out their pens and with much chagrin Wrote “Fifteen Rules … Continue reading

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  Heart rate smooth and strong. Pacemaker doing its job; Steady sixty beats. Thanking the Lord for the ingenuity of man when man uses it for the benefit of mankind – more specifically, for me.  😀  I’m just sitting here … Continue reading

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Too busy to write, Too busy to read. Just taking a look Here and there. Grabbing bites; Settling fights. Who is right? Late into night. Playing old games; Learning new names. Meeting new folks; Telling old jokes. “Come on in, … Continue reading

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“When you do more than you get paid for eventually you’ll be paid for more than you do.”- Zig Ziglar. (A re-blog from two years ago.)  I am against a minimum wage; I know that sounds harsh but . . . … Continue reading

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  Tall, thin shape today Sexy look will go away. Short? Stout? Here to stay. ***************** Image from Pixabay

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 I am remembering the Limerick Challenge which was hosted by Rashmi.  I am reprinting one because it was so much fun and it is so appropriate for me today.  Does anyone know of someone else who is hosting limerick challenges … Continue reading

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DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH For a few days I’ve been talking about what one will “sell out” for. Let me change the thought to what will one “hold out” for. I saw a beautiful blonde on a talk show.. She … Continue reading

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  A TEST I ALMOST FLUNKED! In my school I had a reputation of being an outstanding teacher, respected by administration, parents, teachers, and students. I was lead teacher, assigned to committees, in charge when the principle was gone, all … Continue reading

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