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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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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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Out of Service….My computer and me

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 28-11-2012


This web site has been down for almost a week due to having to wait on a new modem. I could not connect to the Internet and I sorely missed it. So nothing has been written for several days now. I was so full of Thanksgiving turkey and dressing, etc, that it is probably better that I did not write. I guess you could say that both the computer and me were out of service. Also,  I had another birthday during that period and now I am — years old. I wonder if the clerks at stores would check my id if I tried to buy alcohol or tobacco. I’ll bet they would because I don’t think I really look to be — years old. However, I am guilty of looking in the mirror and wondering who that old fart is looking back at me. I really don’t feel — years old either. Geez, and next year I will be –. Well, the old fingers still respond on the keyboard to the thoughts arising in the old head, so thats something, huh? Yeah, I thought so too….Pete

Coalfire Creek, Coalfire, Al..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-11-2012


Coalfire Creek is just a small stream in Western Alabama and close to where U. S. Highway 82 crosses over Coalfire Creek and is where I was raised…Coalfire, Al….Now most folks will not know about this old creek, yet it has endeared itself to many folks….Folks who have swam in it, waded it, washed cars in it, driven over it, fished in it, been baptised in it and a host of other things in and around it will tell you it is special. It warms my heart to look at the pictures taken by my no. 2 grand daughter during our 2011 reunion. I introduced her to Coalfire Creek at that time. I would like to hear from those of you who find this old stream as heart warming as I do and lets tell folks around the world  what a special little creek it is. Thank you for sharing your thoughts…..Pete Hester  update  12/23/2012  Ps….I just remembered something. Just north of where this picure was taken on Coalfire Creek is that round hole with the cyprus stump out in the middle of it and that particular hole is where the biggest ole aligator gar hung out….Wonder if he’s still there. If one of you fishermen see that sucker or some  of its offspring, would you let me know.  Surely he is dead and gone by now..Reckon?

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-11-2012


We are having about 12 people over today, almost all of them family and the one who are not family seems like family…..It is a good day, a pretty day, in the sixties with no rain or bad weather in sight. So we do have a lot to be thankful for….The eating will be especially good with turkey, ham, brisket, dressing (home made cornbread, not stove top), mashed potatoes, corn, sweet potato casserole, fruit salad, broccoli casserole,cranberry sauce, all the condiments, hot dinner rolls, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, cake, sweet tea and unsweet tea and hot spiced tea. Wow, and I wonder why I’m thirty pounds overweight…. Thank you Lord for my family, my friends and all the wonderful blessing you have granted us. Bless those who also read this posting…..We love you Lord Jesus……The Hester Family

Murder on Essex Street

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-11-2012


The old Cooper hawk it at it again…It brought a lot of excitement to our house about lunch time. Matter of fact, Sweetie had just announced that the soup was ready when number 2 daughter saw the Cooper hawk just outside the window on a nearby limb, er, having lunch. No. 2 and I discussed that the hawk was just doing what it was suppose to do, that is having lunch in a tree munching on a fresh bird…Sweetie took a different view of it thinking that the dang old hawk was eating one of the little birds that we feed and water and she went out and threw a rock at it. Her pitch was a drop however, as it went about twenty feet (maybe) and then dropped quickly. But the hawk took the hint and flew over to the neighbors tree. I think it will be back though, don’t you? We don’t keep all those little birds fat for nothing, huh?….Er, that’s a joke, ok………

Christmas Rocks….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-11-2012


No, no, I don’t mean, rocks as in having a big time, etc…I mean rocks that I have painted with Christmas scenes on them….Wanna see? ok, I’ll show you…One side is the front the other is the reverse. click on the pictures and it will enlarge them.


Same sex marriage is ok now….NOT

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-11-2012


Well, yes says six of our states nowadays. I went back to my Holy Bible and it still reads the same….I don’t know how you can override God’s laws or maybe you can now just ignore them? Seems to me like most all of our nations laws are based on the scriptures, you know “Thou shall not kill, etc” and about 9 other laws and then a host of chapters of thou shall and thou shall nots. Which ones shall we ignore tomorrow? I am pretty old so my thoughts don’t really matter to most of you, but when I break one of God’s laws, I try to ask for His forgiveness right away…Some of you guys scare me when you just go ahead and do those things He ask us not to do and are never concerned what God may think about it. There is life after death and really life is just beginning when you die. Once you really figure that out it turns your thinking around. You tell me, how did it all of a sudden become alright for boys to marry boys and girls to marry girls after 5000 years or so, well, whatever since Adam and Eve. Nothing has changed folks….It still ain’t right for same sex marriage…Just wanted to let you know, ok?

Sand Dune Lizard, Threatened Species in NM

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-11-2012



Sand Dune Lizard

Mrs. Old Lady Thornton’s Treasure by E. V. Pete Hester

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 07-11-2012


Here is the second book I wrote. A Fiction story about some teenagers in rural Alabama. The book is a take on Chapter Seven from my first book Cousins…It came out that I needed two different posting to get it in, probably due to the way I did it….both are different prints but it reads the same…I hope you will read it…I hope you love these teenagers as they are in another story of mine. This same group of kids are also featured in “Cousins in Mulberry Branch Hollow”, battling a ghost music band of guys who haunt Mulberry Branch Hollow,  another scary, funny type story. We will do  it later, but far now enjoy this one,…… at least I hope you will.  Pete

Mrs. Old Lady Thornton’s Treasure

Document Mrs. Old Lady Thorton’s Treasure Part Two

Air Travel, leaving New York City

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 02-11-2012


Today while walking out to get the mail, I looked to the west overhead here in Albuquerque, up into a pale blue sky with contrails east bound and west bound, 3 eastbound and 4 westbound. It made me wonder about the people who where up there traveling…..Were they ones leaving New York City and points in the east who had just faced the terrible storm and headed west for some relief or were they people headed home in the east to see their loved ones who had just lost everything. I suppose I’m an old softy but the last two days as I watched the news and some old folks, like me, going through a home totally destroyed and having lost everything, picking up bits and pieces of their belonging, tears started rolling down my cheeks…I just can’t help it… So, let me just say a prayer that the Lord will bless them with kindness and love them through all this. And if those folks over my head today, traveling eastbound, were headed toward some of their loved one, then I say to you, God bless you and give you strenght to be a major help to those who need you so much during this time. Sweetie and my thoughts and prayers go out to you all….Pete Hester

Hurricane Sandy

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-10-2012


Sounds bad for the east coast residences, huh? They are saying some 50 million people could be affected. Terrible. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them all and to those folks who do not live there but have kin and friends who do live there and are concerned about them. Many folks read this blog that are from that area of the world and we want you to know that you are in our prayers. Several people that I have chatted with in the poker/slots chat rooms are from that area….so, if you are still hanging around the lower lying areas, now is the time to leave….May God bless you and yours…..Pete