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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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Coalfire, Al Story…Plane Crash

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 27-01-2016

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Pete Hester
Coalfire, Al Story….Plane Crash

Well, it has been a while since I posted a story on Coalfire! Where’s Coalfire? (Facebook)  That’s in Alabama, folks….So I reckon its time for another one…. The store was at the new location already, about 1944 or so, during the war years as I recall and at a time when airplanes were flying overhead a lot. We always stopped to watch them doing the maneuvers. There was a training base over at Columbus. (I suppose it is still there.) Anyway, several of us kids were drinking a coke as Uncle Shorty had treated us and was telling one of his famous stories. Cecil Bonner, Virgil Bonner, maybe Donald Bishop and maybe Charles Darling….Cecil and Virgil for sure. We were standing out in front of the store when suddenly we looked up and here comes a plane right over Ms. Mamie Darlings house and a few feet higher than the store. No noise was coming from the plane as it was headed in the direction of Uncle Dee’s house. Uncle Shorty said, “it’s engine has quit, he’s a gonna crash.” And Uncle Shorty went to running as fast as he could down in the direction of the crashing plane, toward Uncle Dee’s corn patch. A beautiful patch of corn about head high to me at the time. Us kids went to chasing Uncle Shorty, but kind of letting him stay in front, for myself anyway, I did not think the end results was gonna be very pretty. The plane went behind the trees down around Uncle Dee’s house so we lost sight of it for awhile. Between Uncle Dee’s and Uncle Stillman’s house it came into view again. It was still moving, mowing down the corn crop, pretty as you please, taking out about 10 to 15 rows as it sliced through the crop. It mowed it down as good as a sickle could. Uncle Shorty had been warning us kids on the run down there to be careful in approaching the plane as it may explode even after it stopped. Well, it didn’t. And when we got there the pilot was climbing out of the cockpit. Uncle Shorty hollows to him, “Did your engine fall off?. The pilot says, “No sir, this is a sailplane. It does not have an engine.” Well sir, we all learned something that day, there was something called a sailplane. He was an instructor over at Mississippi State, Starkville, MS and had a piece of metal flapping and he decided he better put down in the corn field he had seen. All us boys helped him push the sailplane out close to our house near the highway where he waited on help to arrive from Starkville. That was a big deal around Coalfire for a time. Uncle Shorty bought us another coke later to retell the story…..we enjoyed him telling the story again, especially since he was buying…..And I think Uncle Dee made pretty good money on the new airplane runway down through his crop…

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Norma Elmore, Dan Hall and 9 others like this.   From Coalfire! Where’s Coalfire group Facebook page…..

The Saga of Zachary Williams, The Sabine Kid

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads | Posted on 08-10-2014

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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 out. Anyway, I’m going to put it on my web site for you to read for free and I will let you decide. Anyway, I never made any money on it, so, hopefully, I can make a few friends…Let me know what you think. I will continue to add a chapter or two at a time until the entire book is on the site:

 

The Saga of Zachary Williams, The Sabine Kid by E. V. Pete Hester

The Saga of Zachary Williams, Chapter One

The Saga of Zachary Williams, Chapter Two

The Saga of Zachary Williams, Chapter Three

The Saga of Zachary Willliams, Chapter Four

The Saga of Zachary Williams, Chapter Five

The Saga of Zachary Williams, Chapter Six

The Saga of Zachary Williams, Chapter Seven

The Saga of Zachary Williams, Chapter Eight

The Saga of Zachary Williams, Chapter Nine

The Saga of Zachary Williams, Chapter Ten

The Saga of Zachary Williams, Chapter Eleven

The Saga of Zachary Williams, Chapter Twelve

The Saga of Zachary Williams, Chapter Thirteen

The Saga of Zachary Williams, Chapter Fourteen

The Saga of Zachary Williams, Chaper Fifteen

The Saga of Zachary Williams Chapter Sixteen

The Saga of Zachary Williams, Chapter Seventeen

The Saga of Zachary Williams Chapter Eighteen

The Saga of Zachary Williams, Chapter Nineteen

The Saga of Zachary Williams, Chapter Twenty

The End of Zachary Williams Saga

 

Coalfire, Al….My stories

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 27-07-2014

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There is no Wikipedia information on Coalfire, Pickens County,  Alabama….It is not included…So, you are gonna have to just trust me or the twenty-five or thirty or fifty other people who can talk about it…Now, there could be a few more than that, I just don’t know how many of us remain today…At one time there was a bunch of us. The population in the early 1900 was in the neighborhood of 800 or so…anyway, that’s what I was told..Three steam sawmills operated there with a spur rail line running over to them. When the good timber was harvested, the mills left and the little community just slowly died out. A bunch of my kin hung on…Mom and Dad, Granddad, Big Momma, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins (first, second, distant even some double first) and probably some kin I don’t even know about. Anyway, there are a lot of good folks still living there and even more that are FROM there. I have put together some of my stories that I hope you will read. And if you have a story you want me to consider using contact me at phhester6@aol.com and we will see if it can be arranged. You can also comment on any of the stories published here. Please refer to the story number so I can determine the one we are discussing. I have some more to add later…These stories also appeared on my facebook page.

Document coalfire stories 1 Watermelon Troubles

coalfire stories 2 Coalfire’s Almost Pro Baseball Player

Document coalfire stories 3 Uncle Shorty and His Railroad Crew

Document coalfire stories 4 Cousin Raymond Davidson

coalfire stories 5 Top Sawmill Hands

coalfire stories 6 Fishing and Coon Hunting

Document coalfire stories 7 World War Two Stuff

Document coalfire stories 8 Wrecking Uncle Dee’s Truck

Document coalfire stories 9 Big Momma and Being Saved

Coalfire stories 10 Bunny Bishop

Coalfire stories No. 11 Buggers Chasing Me

Coalfire story number 12 Fear of Heights

Document Coalfire Stories number 13 Pickens County Tornados

 

Virginia Dale (Genie) House, My Grandmother

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 07-04-2013

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California Jo by Genie House Genie House was my Mother’s mother. She died shortly after giving birth to my Aunt Lenoit McCool, my mom’s youngest sister. She was born sometime in the late 1800, like 1890 or so, and married my grandfather, J. I. Bonner 10/7/1907. Sometimes in her teen years before marriage she wrote an epic poem. I had seen it and had a copy of it but have misplaced it.  My nephew sent me another copy the other day and I it did not want to let it get away from me this time. So I am going to publish it here and I hope that all of you will read it, but I especially hope that all my cousins and kin will read it. It is a great honor for me to publish it on this web site. I think she did a super job. I tried to leave the spelling as she had spelled it and the name Jo, spelled as she spelled it. A hundred years or so later I think it is still good reading….Pete Hester   update: Cousin Norma Bonner Elmore supplied me a picture of Genie House Bonner’s tombstone, which reads, born Aug 1876 died Mar 1920. Thanks, Norma   Update: Cousin Sandra McCool Acker enlighted me on Grandma Genie’s real name…..Harriet Emma Virginia House Bonner, born August 16, 1878, died March 21, 1920, the day after Sandra’s mother, Lenoit Bonner was born. Thanks Sandra for the update.

 

A Life of Peace by Alan Bonner

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 08-12-2012

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Cousin Alan Bonner has once again written an article for us. I hope you take to heart the words he has written and will leave us a comment regarding the article. Thanks to Alan for his contribution. Pete

A Life of Peace by Alan Bonner

Cousins in Mulberry Branch Hollow

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 29-11-2012

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Here is the first installment of Cousins in Mulberry Branch Hollow, my third book. CC, Doug, Pete and Homer tangle with a ghost music band who lived during the civil war and they had returned as ghost to protect a treasure buried in Mulberry Branch Hollow. The banjo player spoke with a lisp which added to the humor. Let me know if you like it. I will get the balance of the story in a few day.

Cousins in Mulberry Hollow by E. V. Hester

Cousins in Mulberry Hollow by E. V. Hester.pdf Start Chapter 13

 

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

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

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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

Judge Iverson Hall, Jr. …complete novel

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 12-05-2012

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My new novel is unpublished and if you are a publisher please feel free to contact me regarding this western fiction novel. If you are not a publisher and you have some  comments, good or bad,   I would like to hear from you also. copyrights pending on this one (2012)..

UPDATE: Since there is no interest from any publisher regarding this novel I am going to publish it here, in it’s entirety, and let you guys read it. I hope you enjoy it. Pete

J I Hall, Jr

 

Alabama the Beautiful by Alan Bonner

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 28-03-2012

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My guest writer this week is Alan Bonner again. He has chosen to let you folks know about the great state of Alabama. I hope you like it and any comments this posting recieves will be passed on to Alan.

Alabama the Beautiful by Alan Bonner

Army Air Field series of short stories..by E. V. Pete Hester..3/16/12 edit

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads | Posted on 16-03-2012

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Army Air Field

Army Air Field, Return

Army Air Field, Identity

Army Air Field, The Truth