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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...


Celessa heard his clumsy steps. Her husband, Allo, the hero. The party goer, the entertainer, the man of the hour! For three years now this had been the pattern. He would spruce up, call for Charles, his driver. Go to … Continue reading

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Hank smirked as he listened to himself, “I’ve made it. Three years of work and the take down of a few farmers but now it’s mine. Hay bales four stories high. Now I control the price.” “I’ll take land payment … 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…

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Today I’m taking a second look at my “Cooking for Two” book. The girls pictured above are my mom, Amy, and her sister, Gladys. They would have been about fifteen and sixteen. Therefore, I guess this book was written for … Continue reading

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Linda G. Hill’s prompt for today, Saturday November 12, is “cel” leading me quickly to four words: cell, cellar, celery and celebrate. This book “Cooking for Two” is close at hand so I checked to see what kind of recipe … Continue reading

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Selena sighed as she uttered her prayer. “I am thankful. And I’m thankful for Hank. I thank you for taking care of him wherever he roams; please send him home. He makes me feel secure. I don’t like to be … Continue reading

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1. BLURB, BLURB, I’m just now arising from the WAVE, which unfortunately was not a red wave. 2. I am woman!  I have all the biological make-up to be woman.  But I don’t understand women.  Many of them frustrate me out of … Continue reading

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Okay, the last bit of wisdom I can share before election day. Kevin McCarthy’s blueprint sets four goals: creating “an economy that’s strong,” “a nation that’s safe,” “a future that’s built on freedom” and “a government that’s accountable.” I can … Continue reading

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1. QUESTION.  Since a bill was passed in Congress to do away with “time changes,” but we still have to change tonight at two am, will that be the last change we have to make?  And why do we have to … Continue reading

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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 sons and daughters, … Continue reading

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