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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...


NOTE:  I question whether this is in poor taste.   I am not being cynical, making light of a problem, nor being humorous.   I am exaggerating, but I am recognizing that this kind of problem exists.  We need more medical research … Continue reading

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Meditation from my study in the Book of Isaiah. After a series of curses and railings against nations who do not trust in God (Chapters 13-24), I am so relieved to run onto Chapter 25, a praise to God which … Continue reading

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Forever’s Tomorrows

Gentle peace bids come Sound of breeze rustles through trees slight motion of leaves.   There we are welcomed To Forever’s Tomorrows Fears and tears are gone. ************* Ronovan’s challenge: Haiku using “sound” and “motion” ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-244-soundmotion/ Image:  Pixabay    

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Sadie was downcast at the attitude displayed by her friend, Elsie.  Elsie had assured Sadie that Jake was husband material.  She did all but tie a Cupid’s Bow around his neck.  Sadie was stringent in refusing Elsie’s melodramatic, nearly bare-faced … Continue reading

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Do you remember the slogan “When E.F. Hutton speaks, people listen?” It is amazing how much minutiae one’s brain can hold and still  overlook the basic stuff one needs to know!  Seems one should remember that when “God speaks, people need to … Continue reading

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I’m having a bit of a laugh about my blog from yesterday.  Only my son and his wife even slightly suggested their menu before marriage might have included something besides food.  😀  I guess they knew Mom had something in … Continue reading

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GUYS AND GALS: Whatever menu you served to get your spouse, be prepared to dish up for 65 years or so.   Image:  Pixabay  

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The Wall

Is there no end to man’s inhumanity to man?  Man will do things to man that no animal would ever do.  If an animal kills a man, it is because he is hungry or fearful, never does he wound then … Continue reading

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My reason for blogging was brought about by a change in circumstances relating to health and finances.  I was seventy-nine and I had worked for years in ministry to older people or to children.  I do not believe one retires … Continue reading

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Those who know you will all agree To be harsh and angry, you have no ability. Under extreme pressure and disruption, You survive with spirit and joyful gumption. You as a friend is like a First Aid Kit, you have … Continue reading

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