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

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Confederates move to Brazil...John W. and Lisanna Brownlow... Otis Vaughn is interested in locating members of the Brownlow (Vaughn descendants) family who relocated to Brazil after the Civil War. In the past, I have had several readers from Brazil and if any of...

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The Saga of Zachary Williams, The Sabine Kid My book publisher gave me the rights back to my book, The Saga of Zachary Williams, well, kind of saying it was just "sorry and no good"....nah, he didn't say it that way but that is how it kind of came...

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Immigration Reform

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-03-2014

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Can we talk immigration reform and have the conversation limited to immigration reform. To reform immigration is to redefine what our immigration policies are.. It is not about amnesty or children of illegal immigrants or open borders or closed borders, it is about reforming our immigration system, allowing more green card candidates for citizenship and workers vista, allowing more contract employers to bring in sufficient workers to  handle the work load they have…..Let’s talk immigration reform….Lets stop illegal immigrants from entering the USA, and have legal immigrants coming in, in a number and manner that we can handle…..

Tween Seasons

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-03-2014

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Wonder if Old Man Winter has trouble reading? Reckon he needs new glasses? My calendar says it’s spring. His should also. We are trying to start baseball now, Mr. Winter….Go ‘way….The boys of summer are getting cold trying to practice and play warm up games…..Go on, go away until next Christmas or later….Well, ok, you can snow on Christmas Day and that’s it…Ok, see you!!! (Don’t we all wish it was that easy?)…Pete

Duck Dynasty watching Michigan Basketball?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-03-2014

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Yesterday, the phone rang while I was watching Texas play Michigan on TV and waiting on Wisconsin to play Oregon. My daughter from Tucson called to say my son who lives in Wisconsin was in that  arena watching the Texas/Mich game and she told me where he was seated approximately. So we hang up and I got to looking for him. I kept seeing this dude who looked like a Duck Dynasty cast member, heavy grey beard. And once the camera got closer, I could tell that white bearded guy was my number 3 son. I have not seen him in several years. I got to see him several times after that as I just kept looking for Santa Claus. He and his family set in the same place for the Wisconsin/Oregon game as well. It was almost like having a visit with him, a little one sided however. It was so good to see him. Once Sweetie said, that was a good play, wasn’t it? I said, sorry, I was watching my son. Maybe I’ll get to see him at the next Wisconsin game as they won again. It would be nice…..Go Badgers…..

New Mexico Lobo’s BB..One and Done

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-03-2014

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Well, it’s one and done for the Lobo’s again this year. And after a great season from 1st year Coach Neal. And there a several fans on their case for not going deeper into the tournament play saying we “just don’t have what it takes” and other such statements about getting beat so early in the tourney. We had a great team, great players. Stuff happens. We need to pat our boys on the back, tell them what a good season they had and how much we appreciated the way they handled themselves. Some say the great programs don’t go the one and done route, well, Duke is going home, Kansas State is going home, Oklahoma State is going home, Cincinnati is going home, VCU is going home, UMass is going home, Colorado is going home….all a one and done and all of them great basketball programs. To Coach Neal and the 2013 – 2014 basketball club I would like to say thank you for the very enjoyable season. I am proud of you. We are  already looking forward to next year…..GO LOBO”S…..

Sad Day…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-03-2014

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I learned today of the passing of a high school classmate, class of 1954, Pickens County High, Reform, Al.  She was a beautiful girl and a wonderful person. I know her family will miss her. Also, I got word from my cousin’s wife that he is unresponsive and is failing fast. She does not expect him to make it unless God intervenes. (He is the one I based the character of C. C. in my 4 books in the Cousin series.) So, it has been a very sad day for me. That said, I know where they both are going. Isn’t that great, that we can know where our loved ones are, those that believe anyway, and have the assurance that we will meet them again and spend eternity with one another. As the song says, “when we have been there ten thousand years” we have “only just begun”….We can thank our Lord Jesus Christ for dying for our sins,  and assuring our place in heaven if we accept and claim Him as our Lord and Savior. Thank you, Lord, for doing that. I hope those of you who read this will also accept Him as Savior of your life. If so, I’ll see you in heaven.,,,, The days ahead will be sad  because of the temporary separation from our loved ones….It’s only for a little while….

Jury Duty….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-03-2014

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Well, many of us go but few of us serve. I don’t know the criteria of a juror, but I don’t have it. I think you must have to  look smart or intelligent or alert, well, maybe I’m just different. Anyway, I have not been selected to sit in on a trial yet. A whole bunch of folks chime in on why they should not serve, while I have been quiet, just waiting to be picked, but they have not chosen me…yet. I have another week to go, and they may be saving me and a few others for the BIG one. I think I am really glad that I have been passed over, on the other hand, I would like to sit through at least one (I think) to see how the process works. But, you hear of those cases that go several weeks with the jurors being sequestered and I am sure they are not happy campers suffering through such as that. Like everything else I guess, you are danged if you do and danged if you don’t. One lady I spoke with today, her Mom was ill back in New Jersey, her house had just been flooded due to faulty plumbing and workman were there redoing several rooms to her house,, so I ain’t gonna complain, no sir, I ain’t….. I’m probably  much better off writing  this blog, relaxing in my jammies, than listening to a lawyer tell me how innocence or guilty the party involved is or was and it is my duty to……..well, whatever he or she would want me to consider….Yeah, this blogging ain’t bad…

March 17, 2014

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-03-2014

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No. 2 grand daughter is having a birthday today. She is, er, uh, well, she is old enough to do as she pleases…And it pleased her to come by and see grandma and grandpa this morning. She calls us Nan and Paps. Of course it was good to see her and catch up on all the goings on in her life. You folks in Alabama will know her as she traveled to a reunion there with me a few years ago, a trip that she still talks about and loves. She really fell in love with all my Alabama cousins and kin and I believe it was a two way love affair. She is working out, looking good and is having a wonderful day. Aren’t grandkids nice? Mine are kind’a getting old,….. oh, no, no, no,… no.2 I didn’t mean you……..

March 15th….On this day in history…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-03-2014

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On this day in history, March 15th…1493, Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after exploring the new world…1913, Woodrow Wilson held the first presidential press conference….1922, WSB, Atlanta, GA,  was the first southern radio station to broadcast…1954, CBS Morning Show with Walter Cronkite and Jack Parr aired….1968, the US Mint stop buying and selling gold….1968, Pete Hester saw his youngest daughter for the first time, she was so beautiful and precious and healthy, relieving the fears of her mother and father that the mother’s conditions during the pregnancy would not adversely affect the child. What a blessing and we thank you, Our Heavenly Father, for her and we are grateful for her…And today, we wish her a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY and hope this day is special….Mom and Dad

Countries to visit Hesterbooks so far this month

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-03-2014

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This is the first time Thailand has visited this heavily. I hope they can read it…Same for Hong Kong and China. But I am glad you guys came by and keep up the good work….Pete

Countries Pages Hits Bandwidth
th Thailand th 3,671 3,671 11.12 MB
us United States us 3,533 6,558 315.67 MB
hk Hong Kong hk 2,273 2,273 6.79 MB
cn China cn 1,427 1,464 54.76 MB
ua Ukraine ua 725 726 13.80 MB
ch Switzerland ch 536 536 2.06 MB
de Germany de 189 213 8.66 MB
ru Russian Federation ru 179 179 1.83 MB
in India in 164 164 557.89 KB
fr France fr 161 161 3.75 MB
pl Poland pl 143 143 3.82 MB

Psychology 101

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-03-2014

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Excuse the crazy print….but good story line….
Psychology 101               –
If you               start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage,               hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of               stairs under the banana, before long a               monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the               banana. As soon as he               touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold               water. After a while               another monkey makes an attempt with same result …. all the               other monkeys are               sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries               to climb               the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent               it. Now, put the               cold water away.
Remove one monkey from the cage and               replace it with a new one. The new               monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the               stairs. To his shock,               all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of               him. After another               attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries               to climb the stairs he will be assaulted. Next, remove               another of the original five monkeys,               replacing it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and               is attacked. The previous newcomer takes               part in the punishment…… with               enthusiasm, because he is               now part of the “team”.Then, replace a third original               monkey with a new one, followed by the fourth, then               the fifth.
Every time the newest monkey takes to               the stairs, he is attacked. Now, the               monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not               permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are               participating in the beating of the newest               monkey. Finally, having replaced all of               the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever               been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless,               not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the               banana. Why, you ask?               Because in their minds…that is the way it has always               been!
This, my friends, is how Congress               operates… and this is why, from time to time: ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED               AT THE SAME               TIME.