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Top Reads...this site Thanks folks for spending some time on the site reading our stories. The reason I say "our" is because I cannot take credit for some of the stories being read. The top stories so far this month are...

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Parkinson's....Boxing Helps...Part 2 Rock Steady Boxing Part II A personal statement on benefits of RSB Authored by Otis Vaughn February 28, 2019 Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) really works and greatly slows the progression of Parkinson’s...

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Apaches, Buffalo Soldiers, That Female Reporter, And... Chapter One       Returning to the Black Range and the land of the Warm Spring Apache Indians, I could not believe what I was seeing. The last time I was here the magical portal...

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Follow the Sun by E. V. Pete Hester Follow the Sun By E. V. Pete Hester Copyright Pending 2015     Foreword Butch Madison told this story to me several years ago and swore that everything he told was true and...

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World Wide Visitors

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-03-2016


The top 5 countries to visit my web site are as follows and in the order of their ranking….France, United States, Ukraine, Canada, Israel. …This is the first time that France has visited this strong and I am certainly not sure I have written anything that would promote the visits.  However, that is ok, I’m glad to have them coming by….Matter of fact, I’m am thankful for all you folks who take the time to visit my site. I appreciate it very much. Remember on this site, thanks is my only pay, and you visiting this site it a big “thank you”  from you to me in my eyes. …I checked my ranking among world wide sites the other night, there are over 8 million, I just don’t know how many over 8 million there are…could be 10 million or more. Anyway, this report said sites could vary in ranking month to month depending on the writings and keywords that pulled in the visitors. My ranking they said was 5, 324,000, thereabouts. It kind of made me feel badly until I thought about me being in the middle of the pack. That site said I could pay them some money and they could improve my ranking right away….That’s ok…5,324,000 ain’t all that bad.

Angels Singing Caught on Tape

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-03-2016


E V Pete Hester shared Megan Acker Pratt‘s post.

March 11 at 7:17am ·

 I wanted to share some of my Facebook page on my web site…Can I verify this? No. But  there is no way 7 people could make all this music. Amazing to me…

This still gives me chills.

Real Angels Singing Caught on Tape

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Laz-y Boy…Something you should know…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-03-2016


We bought a new recliner…A lazy boy…Our old one was about 10 years old and had served us well. We bought this new one and the sales person said that they would not haul the old one off. We asked if the delivery crew would move the old one to the garage. Yes, of course, was the reply, so I did not seek help to move it. When the delivery crew got here they said , no we are not suppose to move your chair. If we do there will be an extra charge. Well sir, I have a pretty quick temper at times and today was one of them. I uttered a few expletives and grabbed the chair and started moving it by myself. Only thing, that wasn’t too smart as I have a 50 pound weight limit due to by-pass surgery and a second surgery to repair broken tie around my rib cage several months later because I lifted a mattress….. One of the crew did help me get it through the door and a couple of time when I got caught on something trying to drag the chair. If Lazy Boy had told me up front that there was a charge or that the crew would not help I would have arranged for someone to help me. So, if you are buying from Lazy Boy, you better make sure you know all the things they are going to charge you for. And you cannot even pay them to haul off the old one, keep that in mind. You might want to compare shop for your next recliner…..

J. I. Hall, Jr…..A Western Novel by E. V. Pete Hester

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 09-03-2016


This is my latest novel and it is not in a good format for reading, however, it is readable. I enjoyed writing this book and I had problems finding a publisher….so, what the heck, I wrote it just for you guys anyway.. I hope you enjoy it. To read or download, click on the title below:


J I Hall, Jr

Mr. Trump…Has He Woke Up America?

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 05-03-2016


Mr. Trump has certainly stirred up America, if nothing else…You know what,, that is good. The folks in Washington are thinking “what the heck is going on”. He may even become The Candidate winning the Republican nomination. It’s very possible. He is not my choice, but it seems Americans are “fed up” with the Congress, both parties, and they are voting….Voting in record numbers. Makes me think of, “We the people”….We the people want God back in America. Others can say what they will, but we are a Christian nation. But the hedgerows God put around America in Washington’s time forward are being torn down little by little as we have crowded God out. But now, Christian voters are pushing back as “the people who are called by My Name” are repenting and taking our country back. I am not for Trump, but I thank God that he has started a process to get us back on track. Am I giving Trump to much credit?…..I don’t think so….We are thinking again…. God bless America

Kasich…Should Be The Republican Party Nominee

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-03-2016


Governor Kasich has been in the shadows for the entire Republican debate process. He has been quite, civil, intelligent with answers, knowledgeable in foreign affairs, knowledge in the economy, seems to know the working of Congress and I am just now beginning to see all that. I am now hoping that the rest of American will decide he is a pretty good candidate as well. The fighting between Trump, Cruz and Rubio has grown old and seems juvenile for the national political stage. So, I’m backing Kasich….Sorry I am so late getting on his bandwagon…

Election Year Blues….Or Not?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 02-03-2016


We Americans are hard to please, aren’t we?  Looks like we are going for the front runners of both parties and the front runners are not my choices…They are certainly somebodies though. But to me, I’m kind of scared of the leading candidates….Trump is his own man, that’s for sure, but there are several issues that could start a blood bath, in my opinion anyway, that is unless Congress can control him. If he gets into a shouting match with Russia or North Korea or Iran or any of the others that have quick to act type leader…look out world. And Trump could get about half of our citizens infighting on issues most all American feel strongly about that requires some delicate handling. Trump has never been one to handle anything delicate.  And on the other side, if Hillary is elected, do we become putty in the hands of the other world leaders or be a credible world power under her leadership or lack thereof? Who knows. And handing our government money in an already stretched economy such as ours  today is also scary. I would like Rubio or Cruz or Carson to be the candidate then I could vote without a lot of worry. But Bernie Sanders is so far left that I could never vote for him and I don’t even want to write about the man. I think that what’s his is his and what’s mine is his, ok, I know, I really don’t want to go there. I hope that one of the other Republican candidates will pull through to become the Republican candidate forcing Trump to run on a third party ticket….Well, I’m not a political person and I know it shows, but I am an a American and I know that shows as well…America will be ok as long as God is on our side. I feel like His patience is getting pretty thin with us and He is about to take down the hedge rows of protection surrounding our nation.  And you, what do you think?

Owner/Slave=Friends …Submitted to Hesterbooks.com by Dan Hall

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 24-02-2016


Owner/Slave=Friend….submitted by Dan Hall

Pretty much everyone has seen this photo of Andrew and Silas Chandler, but you may not know the back story of them.

“One of the most famous accounts of a close master/body servant relationship was of Andrew Martin Chandler and his servant Silas. Chandler, 15 years old at the time, joined the confederate service and was put in Company F of the 44th Mississippi Infantry. His 17 year old formal servant accompanied him as he always had done.
Silas Chandler just received his free papers just before the war began but chose to stay with his friend and followed him off to war. After the Battle of Shiloh, Chandler was thrown in a Union prison in Ohio. Silas ran various errands back and forth from the Chandler homestead back in Palo Alto, Mississippi to the prison, seeing to Chandler’s essentials. The boy was soon released and the two were very excited to rejoin their outfit.
During the fighting at Chickamauga, Andrew Chandler suffered a great wound to the leg which the surgeons were ready to amputate off. But Silas pulled out a gold coin that the boys were saving to buy some whiskey. Bribing the doctors to let Chandler go, he then carried the injured boy on his back to the nearest train. They rode all the way to Atlanta in a box car. Once there, the hospital doctors saved the boy’s leg and life.
Soon after, they returned to home to Palo Alto, where they continued their friendship until their deaths. Chandler gave Silas land to build a church for the black community and saw that his friend got his confederate veteran pension in 1878.
His grave was adorned with a Confederate Cross of Honor that was placed there in 1994. Shortly after that, the great-grandsons of Silas and Andrew met. Traveling from Washington DC, Bobbie Chandler introduced himself to Andrew Chandler Battaile who still lives in Mississippi. They both maintain a long distance friendship that was rooted over a hundred years ago.
Here’s a quote by Andrew about Silas:

“Silas was considered a servant by the other men and blacks in the unit, he was very much an equal, displaying just as much hatred for the Yankees as anyone in the whole unit!

Andrew Martin Chandler, 1912  information courtesy of Desert Rose Films

'Andrew and Silas Chandler. Co F 44th MS Inf'

Building a Wall…Our Southern Border

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-02-2016


Someone posted on Facebook today that we should go ahead and build the wall across our southern border. I really don’t think it will ever happen if it comes to a vote…Consider some numbers, and I know these are rough numbers, but you get the idea. California has a population of roughly 39 million and 39 % of those are of Hispanic origin, roughly 72 % of those 39 million are democratic voters. Texas has about 27 million and 37% of those are of Hispanic origin and probably at least a 50% of those are democratic (I could not find a number or percentage but it is probably at least that.) 29% of Arizona’s 6.7 million people are Hispanic and half the voters or more are democratic. New Mexico is 48% Hispanic, more than half are democratic with a population of a little over 2 million people. If the wall issue comes down to a vote, “forget about it”. If we should get a bunch of conservatives elected, I reckon it could happen…. We really need to think along other lines of defense. I think investing heavily in industry in Mexico and getting Mexico out of the two class system and developing a middle class would solve most all of our problems and a lot of our illegals would want to go home. Do you suppose one of our politicians could come up with something like that or even better than that…..I’ll bet they could…Ah, heck, that may require a little work though….Well, it was just a thought.

Follow the Sun by E. V. Pete Hester

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 21-02-2016


Really, I have not forgotten this novel and have not forgotten that I promised to finish it. Sometimes life gets in the way of what we want to do and makes us deal with things we have to do. I am thinking now, that because of the lull in writing that I may finish off this present story line and jump to a later time period for these same characters, a volume two if you will. Barring further interruptions of life that is my plan. So, give me some time here to get back in the grove, if that is possible, and I’ll start cranking out some words. One of the things my cpanel does is lets me see what is being read on the web site, so I can see Follow the Sun is one of the story being read consistently. Thanks for that. I’ll go to plugging away, whatever that means, and see what happens…….