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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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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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Southern Border

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-04-2019

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Activities around the southern border is getting a little more extensive every day. Illegals are coming through, asylum seekers are demanding more agents help them, legal truck transportation needs agent to get them inspected in a timely fashion so they can get across the border with factory goods, border patrol  check points are having to be shut down due to not enough agents to man them and the democrats don’t think there is a need for more help down there. Somewhere in the accounting system of the United States Government there is a system overload and no one is watching or someone it watching and not reporting,  or someone is watching  and reporting and the reports are not going to higher level supervisors. Anyway, as the Fram Filter guy used to say, “you can pay me now or pay me later” but pay we will. Really this needs to stop. Someone needs to listen to Trump on the southern border issues…..PLEASE

 

Alabama Football Fan (A Repost of an Earlier Posting) by Dan Hall

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 09-04-2019

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Big Alabama Football Fan by Dan Hall

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-01-2016

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Big Alabama Football Fan

I was watching Alabama play in the national championship game Monday night and got to thinking about one of the biggest Alabama football fan I grew up with, Pop loved the Tide. He talked about listening to the 1925 & 1926 Rose Bowl games on the radio & then going to Tuscaloosa to see them get off the train after winning the National Championship games. He talked about listening when Johnny Mack Brown made that great catch in the 1931 Rose Bowl. I guess between him and my uncles Sam & Pete, they are the reasons I love football & especially ALABAMA football so much.
Back in the early 1960’s Alabama football was not on the TV every weekend, maybe once or twice a year. But they were on the radio, and at the time the best radio Pop had was in the car, so he and I would get in and listen ( him letting me start it up very 15 to 20 minutes to keep the battery charged) to the Tide Roll. Now Pop loved Bama winning but he didn’t like for Bama to lose, as none of Bear Bryant’s teams didn’t lose many times. If Alabama did get behind, Pop would get out of the car saying something about Bear Bryant needing to do better. He would be gone about 15 minutes, come by and ask me ” how they doing now ?”, if we were still losing he would leave again, only to come back again in another 15 to 20 minutes. But if they were back ahead or driving for a score, he would get back in the car to listen some more. We talked a lot listening to those games, about many things but mostly football, Alabama Football.  I really enjoyed listening to those games with him, and watching one on TV was great, he would talk to the coaches & players about what he thought they needed to be doing.
He would love it now that they are on TV every week, and the way Coach Saban has them winning games and National Championships.
Pop got to listen to or see the first 12 of Alabama 16 national championships……
He loved football, Pickens County High School football and Alabama football. He saw his brother-in-laws, sons, nephews, and grandson play for the Tornadoes.  I don’t know about the earlier games, but Uncle Pete’s and my games at PCHS, he was always standing by the fence in the north end zone. I bet at the other games he was in that spot.
And yes, Uncle Pete I was young but I remember going to your games at PCHS…”.

 Dan Hall is writing about his Grandpa and my Dad, D. W. Hester and he was a big fan…He did not take Bama losing very well at all. Thanks, Dan, good story….
Posted April 9, 2019  This is one of my favorite articles written by my nephew Dan Hall. I just wanted to share it least one more time…..Alabama just keeps on winning National Championships…I’m pretty sure Dad is watching with a lots of other Alabama fans from Heaven….(well, I don’t really know that,  but if they can, they are…..)
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White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 03-04-2019

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Some of the most beautiful sand you will see anywhere is in the White Sands National Monument near Alamogordo,  NM. It is a wonderful place to take your family and play in the sand or just drive thru the park taking the tour. You will be glad you did. Many years ago my youngest son’s cousin came to visit him from Alabama. He wanted to see the White Sands and we agreed to take him. Only thing was, it was March during spring break, and the wind was having its way with everything not tied down in New Mexico on that particular day. He loved it. He had studied the old desert fox, Rommel, and thought the day was wonderful that he got to experience the winds that sting your face and eyes and makes you struggle to walk against it. I figured he would hate it, but what did I know. Seeing how much he enjoyed it, made me enjoy it even more. It’s windy around New Mexico nowadays….wan’na come out and play?

ps…if you double click the picture I think it will take you to more pictures of White Sands Park…..