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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...


Ps. 40:5 “Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: …they are more than can be numbered.” Hear the … Continue reading

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REVISIT A TIME 8 years ago

This is a post I put on Facebook in February 2013. It was after the hernia surgery I had that month. I had no idea what was coming; it was only five months before the critical heart issue I had … Continue reading

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. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Martin Luther King, Jr Terri never had a home without steps. 1940 First home with mom and dad, a duplex 1954 Moved to a new home in … Continue reading

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“It’s the Holy Ghost and Fire, and He’s all over me and He’s keeping me alive, keeping me alive, keeping me alive. Well, He’s all over me and He’s keeping me alive, Jesus is keeping me alive.” * Written by: … Continue reading

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Whoa, now, Cuomo does have himself in a fix. Those women are coming after him and they are being noticed. Now women coming after most Democrats are generally easily ignored. Who was that who said Biden was too touchy-feely or … Continue reading

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I have a proneness To ache over history, Have no ease today. ********* Where does my help come from? In spite of the fact that God does not change, it seems that people seldom look to Him for strength. From … Continue reading

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DOING IT MY WAY (freedom/boundaries, part 2)

Well, I’ll finish the story I started yesterday (about hitting the car in the parking lot). I first left a note on the car in case the owner came out, then I went inside to see if I could find … Continue reading

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DOING IT MY WAY (freedom/boundaries, part 1)

Frank Sinatra, right? And now the end is here and so I face the final curtain, My friend, I’ll say it clear, I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain…….. I did it my way How nice to be free, … Continue reading

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Mostly I go unnoticed, unseen. Waiting quietly, blended in the scene. There’s a lot of me left – though bended with age. People look as scanning a page. “Gorgeous roses,” I hear in the Spring “See the glistening water drops,” … Continue reading

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I just got a like on “A Lasting Gift” so I went back to see what I wrote. It was the one about my watch. I am embarrassed to see that I did not answer all comments. Sorry, Julie, Ken, … Continue reading

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