Tag Archives: character study


It is so cold.  With a heart for the hurting, I am re-posting from April, 2015. ********* She seemed like a misfit in that room of misfits—clean and well groomed in decent clothing, almost regal, tall, thin, with beautiful gray hair arranged neatly … Continue reading

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As I was driving south on Penn Ave. I noticed a woman walking south. My gut reaction was that she looked so tired. I wondered where she was going and it crossed my mind that I might be able to help. … Continue reading

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With a flourish, she sat down Sparkling smile for all – She’s the super star in town!

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  I’ve known Aunt Delma longer than any other blood relative; she has known me all my life.  She was only three years older than I, so she probably doesn’t remember those years when I was the baby.  I wonder … Continue reading

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Ralph sighed and gazed at pebbles between his slippered feet.  He was unusually lucid today.   The sign says, “Mental health facility” but “It’s a madhouse here;” is what the residents say.  The words sting. At three:  Four siblings, five cousins in … Continue reading

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a boy, a woman, a dress, and me

  Now abideth faith, hope, and charity.  And the greatest of these is charity. Charity.  That’s love.  I love.  Love my family, love my blogger friends, love everyone I associate with.  Why should I not?  You all are – squeaky … Continue reading

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PETE AND AMY STORY – #4 Quote Challenge

I’m starting my Three Quote Challenge with a well known quote from the Bible, I Cor. 13:4.  “Charity suffereth long, and is kind . . .” by relating an incident from Pete and Amy. Amy had a skillet . . … Continue reading

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Meeting the Lord in the Broom-corn Field

In a blog I wrote the other day, https://onetahayes.com/2015/11/02/jay-do-you-remember/ I mentioned my granddad and his brother.  I referred to them as two gangster brothers who became two preachers.  Let me clarify.  I do not know that they were law breakers.  I … Continue reading

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That’s me, my daddy, my great-grandmother, and granddad.  Picture must be about 77 years old. My great-grandmother’s favorite song was Farther Along.  “Farther along we’ll know all about it, farther along we’ll understand why.  Cheer up, my brother, live in … Continue reading

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  Sally was a teenager who had run away from home after having siphoned off a large amount of her family’s money.  Sort of a classic case of teen rebellion.  I put her story on a computer-designed greeting card telling what … Continue reading

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