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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...


Bedroom revisited, twenty years past the scary night. Scratching limbs on a roof top Can give a girl an awful fright.   Twittering Tale #54

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   CHOOSE LIFE :—Psalm 106:34-38 “…they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs, they worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them. They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons. They shed innocent blood, the blood of their … Continue reading

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When I wrote Red Velvet Bible a few days ago I told you I would read and report.  I finished it last night.  It was a very short saga of a Bible which had the affect of changing the lives of … Continue reading

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The villain stopped his swagger immediately upon hearing the hoot of the owl perched on the lower bough of a tree snuggled in the musky forest.  His tough aura vanished as he sat on the log.  He reached for the … Continue reading

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indestructible youth?

Beautiful! Perfect health! Danger creeps insidiously. Mesmerizing ashes grow longer. Death! Trying an “Elfje” as described by Mandibelle16.  Picture prompt Woman Smoking Cigarette.  Word prompt: “tapping her cigarette”

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I haven’t written on of these QA things for a while so I’m sharing a Facebook status with you today.  Killing two birds with one stone. 1. Favorite Smell? Sammy’s cologne, if it is not too strong 2. Last time … Continue reading

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October prompt for today “red velvet.”   My mind goes, “What can be unusual about red velvet?  My doll in the red velvet dress?  My granddaughter twirling so beautifully in her red velvet skirt?  No.  Okay, how about red velvet cake, … Continue reading

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M’s October prompt for today is “The journey beyond.”  I am linking a post recounting a crises in my life when I believe I had a “near death” experience. I think I have new readers who have not read it, … Continue reading

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ON SPARROWS AND DANDELIONS.  I remember the delight of dandelions.  I remember the delight of sparrows.  I was about the same age when I found out they were both pests.  Since then I’ve been fighting them.  Pulled up dandelions the … Continue reading

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What flower is plentiful and plush: pretty and prolific;  healthy and hardy;  hale and hated?  The Dandelion. The lot of most dandelions is to be lopped, hacked, snipped, trimmed, dug, and dumped. The goal of a dandelion is to  be plucked, … Continue reading

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