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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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Illegal Immigrants

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-03-2014


One article in the paper this morning left me wondering about some folks. They had a turn out yesterday of people supporting “immigration reform” which is really about a pathway to citizenship and not any reform at all. But, anyway, this one lady was speaking and said, “we have to find a way to make the illegal immigrants legal”. Really….That’s a pretty tall order…..Let’s remove that stupid southern border, shall we?  That ought to make them legal, huh? Seems to me a lot of us Americans, ain’t Americans….

ps…there may be an ad for immigration reform in my web site…I had nothing to do with it. I am for immigration reform, not for citizenship pathways or amnesty. Click on the ad if you like…

My Facebook Posting Today..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-03-2014


Pete Hester (from my Facebook page today)
While out getting the paper this morning shortly before sunrise, the birds were singing so loudly. I listened closely to try and figure out just what they  were saying. It seemed to me some were singing, “Oh, Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder”, and it seemed some of the others were singing, “oh, beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain”. And to me, it was a worship to God thanking Him for what they have and what I have to be thankful for. Thank you Lord, for the little birds, for some reason they also bless my heart. I know your eye is on the sparrow…and me..

Immigration Reform

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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