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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...


There once was a child named Sadie Who bounced, jumped, and twirled As bands slipped from hair uncurled. Would Sadie ever become a lady? Now ninety, age has done her no favors And sitting has now replaced labors. Her mind … Continue reading

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   God called Himself “I AM” to the children of Israel. Later he is “Friend” to Moses. At various times God showed himself as Provider, Healer, Victor, Our Righteousness, Our Holiness plus many other ways. But he did not dump … Continue reading

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The Christmas season turns our minds to Jesus.  I have written other posts regarding names that label, identify, or describe the Man, Jesus Christ.  For this series I will be presenting evidence of the importance of God’s names and tying … Continue reading

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When your neighbor slips Demonstrate generous grace. He’ll save for pay back. Image thanks to Istock

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Who can call an end to fall? We  can put away the trappings, …..That’s all. We can set signs of Christmas out, Send the cards and sing and shout. We can ring bells for New Years Day, Resolve to do … Continue reading

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Of course, I’m in jest with the prayer below, but I have told you before that I sometimes even tell jokes to God. We have fun together! Same is true for the picture. I told my kids I needed a … Continue reading

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I’m so busy Being busy At my family business, That I’m missing being busy At my blogging business. I know you’re busy being busy On your special business. But don’t get too busy Being busy To heed the “THANKSGIVING” business!

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I’m thinking of the hubbub as critics have yelled about paying attention to the science in regard to the methods of President Trump during the Covid crises.  Hummm….. During the nine decades in which I have lived, I have seen … Continue reading

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“Hurry, Baby, we have to get out of here before the snow gets worse,” said Roger to Ashlyn as they went out the door. Sammy and I stood in the door watching them go. Ashlyn hurried along beside her “Haw-Hee.” … Continue reading

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Great-great-grandmother – As the ebb and flow of life Brings me Oliver! _______________ Picture is my real great-great grandson. Adorable, huh? _______________ Written for Ronavan A weekly haiku challenge by Ronavan Writes

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