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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...


John 15:5  “I am the vine…” dependent: i’m not good enough. i’m not strong enough. i’m not rich enough. i’m not smart enough. In fact, i’m not good, strong, rich, or smart. But i’ll make it, Because HE is. I’ve … Continue reading

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Beyond the forest glen, the realization struck her. I left my lip stick! ************ Thanks, M (and Dorinda) for the Jan. 6 prompt. “Beyond the forest glen, the realization struck her.” Image:  Pixabay

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Okay, so here’s the wrap-up regarding my need or “no-need” to label my fictional pieces as such.  Terrific comments: Thanks, blogging friends.  Your comments were helpful. CONSIDERATIONS: Include “Fiction” in title.  – That’s certainly upfront. Some only Scan or … Continue reading

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A brilliant light shined from the other side of the lake.  The light reached Susan’s eyes before the sound reached her ears.  Smiling, she grabbed her bag and walked to the right which took her around to the scene of the … Continue reading

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PHOTO PROMPT © Russell Gayer In the land of Geomeo, labored survival scientist, Hank Zil.  Amidst the famine, he determined to create a type of corn that produced more than the “ear kind” which  now grew in their limited river valley … Continue reading

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13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”  14 Do everything in love.            I Corinthians 16:13,14  (NIV)   “Be on your guard” Yes, remember the devil is not likely to attack full … Continue reading

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As she walked to the end of the wooden boards, the stars spoke to her.  She sat gracefully and snuggled up against his warm and welcoming body.  Every inch of his body sensed her presence, as he opened his arms … Continue reading

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This is different from my usual fare.  I have a question.  How can I be sure fiction written in first person, is interpreted as fiction – not truth?  Some of my stories like “You Old Goat” and several other in … Continue reading

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PHOTO PROMPT © Randy Mazie “Summer visits, six years to nine, climbing apple tree, goat’s milk, making butter, feeding the goats, playing with kids,”  I chuckled as I wrote.   Old home site memories.  No buildings remained.  The grave stone was a … Continue reading

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I need more followup on the haiku I just posted  So here it is. Today is another beginning.  The Dems are taking control in the House.  Now we have a chance at a new day – a day when … Continue reading

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