Category Archives: humor


This barber keeps overhead cost to a minimum, but his clientele seem not to care.  Requirement for his business was a towel. a stool, and clippers.  Since the tonsorial service was free, older grandson sits patiently while Papa Hayes sees … Continue reading

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Picture is from Pixabay showing some kinds of palimpsestes, palimpsests I’ve used in past time of my life.     I now use micro-soft Word 8.  I’ll get 10 when I can afford to. ***************** Dear Readers: I am sitting here … Continue reading

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All I want for Mother’s Day is a pregnant guppy No kitty, no hippo, no cockatoo, nor puppy No perfect yellow rose, nor reconstructed nose, No silver spoon from which to sup, No gold-etched china saucer and cup, No trinkets … Continue reading

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1. “I’ll hurry. First let me give my shoes a spit and polish,” says Joe as he spits on the toe of his shoe and shines it a bit on the back of his pants’ leg. 2.  “Come here and … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: PRDT-Xa  designed amazing technological advancement which can function robotically as a giant keyboard – translates all keyboard characters – even Khmer’s 74 characters. It will not be useful in America since it will not be fully developed for … Continue reading

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Putting my hat in the ring….

Friends, Family, and Fellow Americans, I put before you another choice – a choice far superior to what you have heard before.  First I will introduce myself, and list my strengths. ONETA Hayes – unrecognized now but I point out … Continue reading

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BIG QUESTION – continued

Dear Blogging Friends:  I don’t often post twice in one day but I feel it is imperative that I get my announcement made on Friday.  Isn’t that the big surprise day for new flashes?  So here is the second part … Continue reading

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Big Question:  Shall I rejoin the Democrats, so I can throw my hat in the ring for the Presidential Nominee? I was a Democrat for nigh on to forty years under the influence of my mom and the NEA.  Then … Continue reading

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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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I can’t vouch for the truth of this story, but this is the way it was told to me by my great aunt Polly whose mother lived in a forlorn area of Illinois.  She became an intimate friend to Jennie … Continue reading

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