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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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Fenn’s Treasure..Man Lost Searching For It

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 28-04-2016


There has been a search going on since back in January, 2016 for a fellow lost searching for Mr. Fenn’s 2 million dollar treasure (or whatever the value is). His blue backpack was found on the Rio Grande River northwest of Santa Fe while running the river in a raft. This backpack has been identified as his. The search was called off for a while, but now it is back on in hopes of finding him…. you can get clues on the Forest Finn web site or on hesterbooks.com web site. On mine, put Fenn’s Treasure in the search engine and there are several posts concerning the treasure. The fellow in question did not consider some things that should be considered….Listen to me, folks….Mr. Fenn is an old man and was in questionable health when he hid the treasure…It is not going to be far off a traveled road, it is a heavy chest. He did not  walk very far carrying that chest and he did not bury it. He hid it….So travel the back roads, read the clues and don’t walk over a few yards from the road. He did not carry that thing very far…I’m sure as he said no one else knows where it is, so he did not have help….So, look accordingly following his lead…Don’t get crazy over it….

Apologize to Japan….Never

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-04-2016


President Obama is scheduled to visit Hiroshama, Japan in May, 2016, and the paper stated this morning that John Kerry was over there in preparation for that trip. It is said that Obama is going to apologize for America dropping the atomic bombs on them…..Let me tell you something Mr. President, you will never apologize for me. Japan did a sneak attack on us Dec. 7, 1941 and I will never, ever, forget that, and what about those in the Bataan Death March, are you forgetting that….Don’t offer an apology for me, ever…. We told them that we had a weapon of mass destruction and asked them in advance to surrender. They turned us down….My brother’s birthday celebratiion was interrupted that day and our world was changed forever. I went from a child to a teen hearing of the war and deaths of family and friends daily…..Sir, you are not speaking for me….I will never apologize for America stopping that war….Never, never, never….You should not either.

New Mexico Lobo Basketball, The Neal’s and Fans

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-04-2016


University of New Mexico fans are extremely good and intelligent fans…and plentiful. Every game at home is almost always a sell out. It is always a fun and entertaining outing when I get to go. But it is disturbing to me how a few sour apple critics can spoil the joy the fans, players and coaches have. The coaches son, Cullen Neal is leaving with two years of eligibility left, going to Ole Miss for the rest of his college career. I don’t really blame him. Can you believe he received death threats this year from a person or persons about his play, or maybe his playing style. Certainly those threats were from these critics or maybe Lobo haters, but what a shame that it happens. There is a Sports Speak Up section to the local newspaper where these critics get to sound off and spread their hate. You would think that the editor would at least weed out the worst of those, allowing the fans to enjoy the season. We are going to lose some games…we are going to win more than we lose…win or lose we need to be fans. Fans don’t bad mouth coaches and players publically.

Akiane Kramarik’s Painting of Jesus

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-04-2016


Todd Burpo, writer of “Heaven is for Real”, a story about his son Colton going to heaven when he was four years old during surgery. There was no proof that Colton died that day, but the stories he was able to tell after the surgery was remarkable, and at four years old he would have had no other way of knowing about heaven and in-depth knowledge of Jesus. Todd had showed some pictures of Jesus to Colton and he always said they are not quite right. So when Todd learned of a report of a 8 year old girl painting a picture of Jesus whom she had seen in a vision, he watched her story as reported on CNN. He called Colton to the computer to view this painting and asked him what he thought of it. Colton replied, “Dad, that one is right.” …..You can view this painting by goggling Akiane Kramarik and reading about her and seeing her paintings. Her mom was an atheist and Akiane had no preschool training, yet at 4 years old she was having visions and painting such realistic paintings and drawings that her mom became a believer.  The painting of Jesus looking right at you is so amazing. I hope you will goggle her and see these paintings for yourself. You’ll be glad you did…

Anti-Christ…Now Coming On Our Scene?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 11-04-2016


We have new world leaders in lots of countries now and some more on the way. Is the Anti-Christ among them? Considering the condition of the world today, he could be close to making a world wide appearance, if he has not already. I do not think the Anti-Christ will be from America. From a biblical point of view, I don’t think we will figure into the leadership role in this one. I think he will be from one of those countries right in the middle of all the fighting we see in the war torn middle east countries today, making a temporary peace and wowing all of the world with his peace making abilities before becoming the devil’s advocate and showing his true colors. No, I have not received a revelation or anything like that and truly only God knows……But He said to watch….and be ready….gloom and doom I’m not. But the world is a’changing folks and I’m not sure how long God waits before He steps in for the final chapter of this old world.

Vote Busters….Who You Gonna’ Vote For?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 08-04-2016


I think of Ghost Busters and who you gonna call? when I think of the election facing the American people in 2016. There will only be two choices, I reckon, but sometimes we have a third party running. They have never faired very well. I am wondering though if this year it might be different. I don’t like the way things are going presently either for the Republicans or Democrats. Picturing either of the two front runners of both parties on the world stage is scary to me. I think one of them would not stand up for America when action is called for and the other would put America in jeopardy with knee jerk reactions under those same conditions. So if the independents can come up with a good’un, I would probably vote for him/her. Our mindset in todays America is “what can you do for me” without regard to what it does to our economy is scary. There are so many citizens with their hands out that running the government and military, it is mind boggling providing funds. What happened to “One nation, under God, with Liberty and Justice for all?” It is not justice to rob from the rich, those who have worked hard and accumulated much, to give it to those who will not work. And the “Republic for which it stands?”. The Communist probably won’t run a candidate this year as the Democratic party has them covered. And a good independent would not have anyone in congress to work with, so that will not work either…. Well, good luck.  It ain’t looking good, is it?…… So, who you gonna call?…





SPORTS.. WHAT TO WATCH? American Pickers?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-04-2016


March madness is over…The games this year were something else. Some teams got a delight out of ruining my brackets, but they were fun to watch….but, it’s over for this year….Football is a few months away, but we have the draft coming up. That’s always fun. Well, we got golf. The Master’s is always great. What a beautiful course….and the announcers lowering their voices always help me get to sleep, a real soothing effect and the special effects boys seem to always back up and replay the good shots, so you don’t miss much. Then there are a few fishing and hunting show…AND BASEBALL…I just can’t really get warmed up to baseball….When Cody Ross and Shane Andrews were playing, both Carlsbad, NM boys, I watched them with interest, but with them gone I failed to get excited with any team or players. I’m sure they are out there I just don’t know them. Sometimes a story about a player will get me going, but not in a long time. So while I wait on football, college and pro, I’m channel surfing. Trying to find my interest. Is American Pickers a sport? Well, I like them. You know, climbing over mountains of junk to find that gem is exciting for me. So, I guess it’s American Pickers. They are a good year round pick.

Top Reads…this site

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-03-2016


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 J. I. Hall, Jr., and Follow the Sun, both by yours truly, then cousin Alan Bonner who passed away some time back following with his story, “Alabama the Beautiful”, a couple of more by me, Coalfire stories and Saga of Zachary Williams, then a story by Otis Vaughn, “Confederates Move to Brazil” then “California Jo” by Virginia “Genie” House, my grandmother………my Army Air Field short stories follow that…Makes me feel good that you guys are spending the time reading. ps…Alan Bonner’s story “Alabama the Beautiful” was first posted on Jan. 26, 2012. Alan passed away in Dec. 2014 and I am glad his story is still being read by you folks. Thank you. double ps…you do know that you can enter a title in the search engine and the site will bring up the story or writer. So if you want to read about cousin Alan Bonner, just type his name in the search engine, then scroll through the postings that come up…… double thanks….

UNM, School of Dental Hygiene, Class of 2016

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-03-2016


About this time last year I said goodbye to Kayle, who graduated from UNM School of Dental Hygiene. And today, I said goodbye to Maria, who graduates in June, 2016. It is kind of sad to see these girls go, in a way, but in another way they are now out in the world making a very good living, being excellent citizens, and contributing to our economy. I believe Maria told me my Hygienist would be Kayle (a different Kayle) next fall. I appreciate the school allowing the girls to get practical experience on old codgers like me. Maria said today that the experience they gain working on all the different teeth and mouths are very valuable to them all. She says most all of us clients are so different with teeth and mouth variations,  all with different problems so there is stuff to be learned from each one. Well, I am glad to be a small part of that learning experience. Anyway, good luck Maria and God Bless you on your journey in life. Thank you for sharing some of it with me.

Hillary Clinton…Do We Really Want Her As President?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-03-2016


“F**k off! It’s enough that I have to see you shit-kickers every day, I’m not going to talk to you too!! Just do your G*damn job and keep your mouth shut.”

(From the book “American Evita” by Christopher Anderson, p. 90 – Hillary to her State Trooper bodyguards after one of them greeted her with “Good morning.”

Stay the f**k back, stay the f**k away from me! Don’t come within ten yards of me, or else! Just f**king do as I say, Okay!!!?”

(From the book “Unlimited Access”, by Clinton FBI Agent in Charge, Gary Aldrige, p. 139 – Hillary screaming at her Secret Service detail.)

nice lady….Wonder if she will visit some of our kinder garden children….”Learn” them some English….Wow…