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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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Atlanta Braves Fans

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 31-07-2009



Three generations of Hester’s….

Old Cousins, New Picture

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-07-2009



This is us…Really…same cousins…little different shapes, but not much….Lots of fun..We wanted to get together when we were not having a funeral…It was nice to see them all…alive…

Sports writers hang ups!!!!!!

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-07-2009


I listened  to a sports show today singing the praises of the SEC.  And they are a very good conference, I cannot take anything away from them. On and on went the praise, better than the Big 10 and Big 12, etc, etc…… He mentioned Wyoming as in the WAC or Mountain West or somewhere way out there..Gag, Gag…Did he sleep during the Sugar Bowl?… Sometimes when people cannot see the mountains for the trees its like the mountain do not exist…I know the other conferences have to be more consistent, but come on, there are other people who play football and play it well….And I have been singing the praises of the Mountain West, so come on boys and don’t let me down this year…..OK?….

Sons: No 1, No 2 and No 3

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 27-07-2009


No. 1 son got back from the Bahamas and did not have as much fun as originally antipicated. He got an eye infection and spent about 3 hours on a boat with very limited vision. But he finally got well and did better the next few days. He said he was sweating under the air conditioner..He said it was extremely hot and seems glad to be back in Carlsbad America. No. 3 son got back from the Cayman Islands and echoed what no. 1 said, hotter than blazes. Plus, he and his darling got out about 500 yards from the shore and the tide was against them. While trying to get back he grabbed a sea urchin while pushing toward shore…..wrong thing to grab as their spines are on ball joints and swivel toward whatever touches them….it hurts me even to write about it, but he says the barbs are protein and the body will soon absorb them….boy, I hope so…I didn’t ask, but do your barbs stick folks now when you shake hands?…..I just wondered….No. 2 son came by from work today, all rested and ready for another Alabama trip. And ready for work now…We need some of that Alabama/Georgia weather around here. The weather map has gone crazy. The southeast is having southwest weather…..no fair…I prayed for good weather, but I did not intend for God to leave it down there….I’m back now, Lord…Thank you for listening….

Cousins Reunion of 2009

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-07-2009


You know what I did? I did not take a camera to Alabama with me. Some of them promised to send me some pictures and I hope they remember….I am not going to call any names,  I am sure I will see them shortly. When I get them I will try to post a copy on the this site so you can see for yourself what a beautifu…..what a gorg……what we look like….no, I’m kidding, a beauiful family and a loving family…Pictures made right there in downtown Coal Fire…The cousins are just a few years older than the picture posted earlier on this site. At the bottom of each page you see the word “older” and that takes you to additional posts.View the cousins there…. Any of the cousins that can e-mail the pictures, that would be great. Send to pete@hesterbooks.com   …..thanks a bunch, Pete


Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-07-2009


Hey folks, I just wanted to let you know that the price of my books through publishamerica.com has been lowered to 6.99 per copy. I hope you will go there and buy a copy of Lost in the Black Range and The Saga of Zachary Williams. I do not know how long they will hold that price. Thanks for considering a purchase and thank you for viewing my web site.

Ok, it is now Aug 3, 2009 and the prices have gone back up. It was a good deal while it lasted. Walmart probably will not talk to me now….oh, well…what would I do with a bunch of money?….I sure don’t need anymore food…Did you see my pictures?…I look pregnant..

Ghost Stories

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-07-2009


Did you guys read my download,  “Mrs. Old Lady Thornton” from Chapter Seven of Cousins? I wrote a book about her, “Mrs. Old Lady Thornton Treasure” and then I wrote, “Cousins in Mulberry Branch Hollow” about a band of ghost musicians that played up and down Mulberry Branch Hollow protecting a buried treasure. Neither of those two books have been published yet, but I have not given up hope on them. I use the same characters in each book. They are both cute stories, with C.C., Doug, Homer, and Pete letting those old ghost chase them around a bit…. I love good old ghost stories…….don’t you?…Do you have one or two you would like to share with me. If I could get enough together,  I might try to compile a book of short stories on them dad-gum old ghost. If you have some to share, please send to pete@hesterbooks.com but not as an attachment. Be sure and give me your name and address so if it comes to be I will be able to contact you. Come on, let me hear from you…..Thanks, Pete

Certified Rock Technician

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-07-2009


Well, I now have some competition. No. 2 son came over and not only helped with the yard work today, he also allowed me to certify him as a rock cleaning tech…He is so smooth with a shovel and learned to shift the rocks over the screens so quickly, even to the point of becoming better than his teacher, getting good clean rocks to return to the yard…wow…..But I must say his forte is dumping the dirt, it would almost bring tears to my eyes, he was so quick and speedy with the wheelbarrow….I think he may have missed his calling….Only bad thing about it all is now Momma may expect me to clean that many rocks every day….dang, that’s scary..

No. 3 Son

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-07-2009


No. 3 son called today. He and the wife are heading out to the Cayman Islands….Wow…I don’t know anything about the Cayman Islands, so I google, 1st thing “a vacation Paradise”…more wow…But really does not tell me much..I go to my old stand by Wikipedia..Columbus discovered it and named it Las Tortugas because of all the sea turtles, well, thats ok…Sir Francis Drake came later and names it Cayman because of all the alligators, whoa…Now, you guys have fun and be careful, but if you are out and about and if you do have to shoot one, remember your old pappy likes alligator boots…..

Red or Green? (Tomasita’s in Santa Fe, click comment)

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-07-2009


We hear this every time we eat Mexican food out. Red Chile or green chile? I am a green kind of guy myself, but every once in a while, I do make a mistake. I ordered a carne ardovada enchilada with green the other day. The boss looked over at me and she said, “Why?” and I said, “Why, what?” She said, “why are you ordering green on something prepared in a red sauce already?” And I said, “Oh! OK, make that red.” Red is good, don’t get me wrong, but I think the green has a fresher taste. The boss on the other hand says red is just a better taste, period. So, I reckon it just depends on what kind of taster you have, you know, down there in the old throat somewhere. I have learned better than to say, “Oh, it doesn’t get to hot for me!!!” I do like it spicy, and I do like it hot, but beware, folks, every once in a while they bring in those chilies from hell….if you are a newcomer, order tea and water, so you keep something wet and cool in front of you all the time…..just a precautionary measure, understand… Another thing, the boss like chile rellenos and huevos rancheros and orders them all the time. If  I can catch the waitress fast enough and say, “I’ll have what she’s having” or if I am to late for that, its, enchiladas or combination plate for me…..I can’t say rellenos or huevos rancheros….never could…and I don’t think it’s about rolling the r’s…..folks just ain’t suppose to talk like that…..