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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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Town Hall Meetings!!!!

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 21-08-2009

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I am one of those guys who try to avoid confrontations. My Mom and Dad fought like cats and dogs during my early childhood, scaring me to death…And it usually was over my Dad’s drinking and maybe some other stuff…But I could never go to a town hall meeting and shout at people or have people shout at me…I cannot handle that sort of thing…If I differ from you I’ll let you know, and I will not back down,  but rather than shout, I’ll walk away…Is that good..no, I don’t think so, but how do people handle shouting at each other in town hall meetings? Do they become enemies or what? Some of the health-care meetings seem to have been knock down, drag out, screaming matches and who cares for that? I have not read anything that has upset me so much that I need to scream at someone or have I missed something? Well, let me know what I missed, just don’t shout at me, ok?…….

One more picture/reunion

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-08-2009

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In my book Cousins, I spoke of 1st and 2nd cousins, cousins once removed and twice removed and stated in the book that I was not sure how to figure it all. These are cousins and I think 3rd cousins….But if any of you know for sure you can enlighten me…How about it my cousins, can you tell me? Anyway, this may be the side we get our good looks from….It was so good to see all of you…

Writer’s write and don’t save!!!

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-08-2009

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Dang…..I wrote some powerful words the other night….you will just have to trust me on that because I did not….SAVE….when I finished….Can you believe that?…Let me rephrase that….I cannot believe that….Well, powerful words might be a little much, but goll-lee, I hated to lose them….you know, they are pretty hard to come by since this was a darn good gun battle, with bullets flying all over, cowboys getting shot, etc, now I have to fight that battle all over again..Its plum scary being this close to all the fighting and blood shed….Oh, well, somebody’s got to do it…..I hope I SAVE this batch of words ’cause I have been lucky so far…If I keep on screwing up they may start shooting at me..reckon?..

College Football!!!

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-08-2009

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I have followed football every year and I try to keep up with all the teams. Of course, you have your Alabama, Michigan, USC, Oklahoma, LSU and many, many others….all the top teams I know about, some lesser one I followed, Rice, Buffalo, Ball State, Louisiana Tech, etc, but all of a sudden, from nowhere comes some teams that just pops on the scene and schedules the top teams in the nation….How do they do that?… I’m talking about two specifically, Fla. International and Fla. Atlantic…look at this, Fla. Int plays Alabama, Rutgers, Toledo, Troy, Florida…to name a few and Fla Atlantic plays Nebraska, S. Carolina, Wyoming, UAB and Troy to name a few…Who are these guys and how do they schedule the big boys right out of the chute…..Maybe they have been around for a long time and we just don’t hear about them out here…I did hear about them back last year, but that is still very fast for this schedule…please tell me about them if you know…Pete

More reunion:

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-08-2009

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These lovely people are spouses of the cousins, except one, my sister-in-law is the one peeking over a shoulder third from left. Two or three of the spouses did not attend, including mine. It was certainly nice seeing them all. They are a pretty good good looking bunch, huh?

Friday!!!

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-08-2009

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My favorite day of the week, for years, has been Friday. Today, I woke up thinking that it was Friday and the happiness that the thought that this day used to provoke was missing. It’s just another day. That’s terrible….just terrible….I’m going to talk to the boss about giving me Saturday and Sunday off so I can get back to enjoying Friday….But, I don’t know…she may want to talk pay cut…..I’ll think on it some more……Retirement kind’a screws up things….

Fishing, Catch and Release!!

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-08-2009

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You know, I was telling one of my Alabama cousins about the catch and release program in New Mexico, you know where you use barb-less hooks and turn the fish loose after you have caught it. He says, “Why would you do that? Catching fish to eat is what it’s all about, right,” he says to me. You know, having Alabama roots myself, I kind’a agree that if I’m lucky enough to catch one I want to eat it also. I was reading in the Albuquerque Journal that Penny Frick of Albuquerque caught a 20 inch, 1 1/2 pounds, on the Rio Chama and released it. Well, it also said  at Stone Lake a fellow, from San Antonio, TX,  landed a 22 inch Rainbow that weighted 5 1/2 pounds…..Did not say a word about that boy releasing his catch….I reckon he also has some Alabama in his background somewhere, huh?,,,,,

Bama/Ole Miss

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-08-2009

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Coach Nutt has done a great job down at Ole Miss, huh? ….It seems as though things are shaping up for a show down Oct. 10…Ole Miss in going to be 4 – 0 (I think) and Bama is going to be 5 – 0…From all accounts, Bama better come to play….a home game for Ole Miss…Ole Miss surprised me last year beating Texas Tech, a pretty good team….So Bama, bring your A game..Several battles shaping up down there…I ain’t talking about Florida….yet

Working, For Free..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-08-2009

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While out walking yesterday afternoon late,  my neighbor and her little girl were out in the yard. We have known this young lady since she was an infant, now 7 or 8…I called her name and asked what she was doing….She said, “I am working….for free.” Her mother and I got a big laugh out of it…Well, this morning while pulling the grass from the flower bed, it hit me, “I’m working…for free” But, when I smelled the breakfast being cooked up in our kitchen, I decided that maybe I was working for a credit…Credit for a free breakfast, fixed at no charge…The give and take of life is really a treasure, don’t you think?….

Autumn

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-08-2009

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We have friends that moved from Albuquerque to Houston a couple of years ago. They spent most of their life in Albuquerque. I was speaking with them a few days ago and mentioned to them that early morning one could now feel fall in the air. She said, “you know, I really miss the four seasons,”… and you know what, I would miss the four seasons also. I tried the last few mornings to leave the patio door open to the kitchen while sitting at the kitchen table reading the morning paper. I can’t…..It too dang cool, almost cold….Of course, mid-day, and we still have some pretty good temperatures…weather man says its our dry air…well, I am glad it finally got back..For awhile there I thought the dry air was going to get stuck over Alabama and Georgia….Man, I like dry and brown….