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Follow The Sun Novel Now Reinstalled...Volume 1 follow-the-sun-by-e-v-pete-hester This novel, click on the title and when reading, it moves right to left by using your little wheel on top of your mouse. A little different but you soon get used to...

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A Repost On The Abortion Debate Doesn't Belong On Billboards Kathleen Parker wrote: Abortion Debate Doesn’t Belong on Billboards Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-05-2019 2 Pete Hester wrote Kathleen the following e-mail today: I...

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Coalfire Stories....from an earlier posting 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...

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St. Jude Children Research Hospital. Please Give. ... Luke 18 verses 15 - 17...."Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belong to such as these"....I try to give something every month to St Jude. What an institution...

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When Is One Old

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-06-2021


When do we get old? …….I put that into my computer this morning and got several answers….Some say you are old at 43, others after 50 and the older one think it is 65…So, none of those cover me, so further investigation reveals that we have the term ….elderly, now that seems to be around 75 or so for early elderly….then we come to the, er, uh,, well, the late elderly, not in “late” as passed, but in late in still hanging on I reckon. That’s apparently where I am….still here,  hanging on, enjoying the days and nights (until 9 o’clock or so anyway). I’m in that “late elderly” category, but I don’t feel like “late elderly”. But I guess that can change in a heart beat, from not feeling it to really feeling it…So, after some careful consideration, maybe you guys should just call me “ripe elderly”….Yep, old Pete is ripe….hasn’t dropped off the tree just yet, but he is dangling….a dad gum strong wind could bring him down from the tree…I reckon ripe fits, don’t you?

Dr. Aruna Khilanani….Fantasies in Shooting White Folks

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-06-2021


In a lecture given to Yale University this doctor, if you can call her that, Aruna Khilanani, said she has fantasies about shooting white people in the head, burying them and walk away thinking she had done the world a f—— favor. Wow…How can she get away with saying things like that. And saying it in a lecture at Yale of all places. And no one there stopped her which is also amazing. This old white boy objects as I have white children, white grand children, white great grand children, white friends and she is walking around free….Does she have a gun?….well, if so the police should not let her out on the streets and she definitely should not be around a group of white students. She is border line crazy. “Houston, we have a problem”….Well, ok, let’s change that…”America, we have a problem.”

ps….In the opinion of this writer Aruna Khilanani would have to smarten up just a wee bit to be classified as an idiot.


Interviews by hesterbooks.com

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 20-05-2021


You know, I have had this web site for over twenty years now. My son fixed me up with it I believe in the year 2000. During that time I have spoken to several people and used what they said or reported to me but I don’t think any of them was a formal interview. At least one was black and several were brown and white. Today I read where the mayor of Chicago said that he would only give interviews to black or brown reporters. I really had no intentions to interview that person and I do not know him, one thing I can say with confidence that, “He ain’t white”…..A white mayor would not dare make a comment like that. America is no longer a level playing field. Blacks are not bigots, are they? Surely not…Not with all they have experienced…They would not act like that, er, would they? Black lives do matter….but I’m  beginning to wonder about us old white boys…

oops…..He is a she….She is black…..She is gay….She has been removed from my list of people to interview…


Stoning Stephen…Saul Giving Approval To His Death…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-05-2021


Yep…it says so right there in Acts 8.1, “And Saul was there giving approval to his death. Skip over to Verse two, “Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him.”  Verse 3, “But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house he dragged off men and women and put them in prison.”

That’s quite the start for the church. And for some time Saul continued to be persecutor of the followers of the church. God caught up with Saul on the road to Damascus with letters to arrest  followers of Christ, but Jesus struck him blind, spoke to him telling him to get up and go into the city and there further instructions would be coming to him. Then, He told Ananias  to go to him. Ananias told God all he had heard about the evil doings of Saul of Tarsus. Acts 9.15, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles and their kings and before the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer in my name.”  And thank goodness Saul became Paul, telling the  gentiles. Saul changed and did exactly what God asked of him.

There is a story in there for a lot of us. It tells of the power of our Lord and Savior. And we also need to listen to Him…. Paul spread the gospel story. And it is still being spread.

Yep, old Saul went from stoning Christians to spreading Christianity…Yep, Jesus got hold of him….

Marijuana….Now What

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 03-05-2021


Well, I’m confused, which is nothing unusual, but I read this morning concerning legalizing marijuana that there are presently about 330,000 people in jail for illegally using or selling marijuana, most of them black the article stated and it further states that it was a result of white business men taking advantage of poor black kids who went to jail for selling and using that marijuana while making them (the white businessmen) rich. ….Now that marijuana is being legalized those same white business men will become rich for doing the same thing that the poor black kids went to jail for, is what the articles states….

Am I being oversensitive here? Does that make sense to you? The key word to me here is “white business men”. I personally do not believe that is a true statement. I think black business men used black kids and white kids, to sell the stuff also and maybe there were more of them than there were of the “white business men” doing the using. Someone is doing some amazing deductions in the thought process and blame game, if you ask me…..

Wonder what will happen to the 330,000 prisoners when the marijuana does become legal in most states? Will they go free and use the selling skills for other products? I hope for the best if it does happen.

Follow The Sun Novel Now Reinstalled…Volume 1

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-04-2021



This novel, click on the title and when reading, it moves right to left by using your little wheel on top of your mouse. A little different but you soon get used to it…..I hope. Enjoy it


J. I. Hall, Jr. /My Novel Now Reinstalled

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-04-2021


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Life’s Happenings…Same For All

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-04-2021


It does not matter in life what you do, who you are or what your religion is, nor your gender or even if you are a “world made” transgender, the things that happen in life happens. Good, bad or whatever, they are going to happen. The bible tells us that over in Ecclesiastes. However, the way we deal with all those happenings does make a difference. One thing about being a Christian is that Jesus through the Holy Spirit helps us deal with them. We are going to be sick, we are going to have to deal with diseases, we are going to have times of need, and times of plenty…..happy times, sad times, wet years, dry years and experience all the emotions of life…After we pass on, of course, it’s over. The way we have met and dealt with those living moments will affect the hereafter…..having Jesus as our savior is the only way to cover those sinful moments that we all face in life…We ask Him to forgive us and those sins are forgiven. He becomes our blood sacrifice covering all our transgressions. So in life we are going to have it all happen to us to some degree. In the hereafter, however, it’s different…It’s, well it’s, Heaven for  the believer….beautiful, peaceful, no death, no tears, no sickness..For the unbeliever, well, that’s the eternal fire called Hell. We have to choose before we die….It’s all covered in the Bible, don’t just take my word for it, read all about it there.

A Repost On The Abortion Debate Doesn’t Belong On Billboards

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-04-2021


Kathleen Parker wrote: Abortion Debate Doesn’t Belong on Billboards

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-05-2019


Pete Hester wrote Kathleen the following e-mail today:

I  read your article in today’s Albuquerque Journal, 5/24/19. I hope you will return the  favor and read my note to you. First off, it may be debatable as to who is crazy, the old preacher shouting the gospel from a fruit crate or a person writing an article saying that God had written an amendment to His Words saying it is now ok to kill. That old preacher was simply telling it like he had been told to tell the story of the gospel. You are writing what you believe is truth I reckon. I don’t know how it is that I believe him, but I truly do as do millions of others in the USA and all around the world. So, yes I do believe him and not you in this instant. I wish I could tell you that I had never had a transgression. That’s not true, I’ve committed many, not proud of that fact, but I admit my sins and move on. If I was a woman, what would I do? I truly do not know, except for this…..Thou shall not kill has not changed, ever, so I think I would have to give the child up for adoption….And that also is sad. No happy ending in either event. But think about  the other side of the debate. We are  also witnesses to a debate that we would rather not have in viewing those terrible billboards….The woman who has an abortion will never have to face me nor you….She does have to face God….God bless you Kathleen Parker.

Kathleen Parker is with the Washington Post and her full article can be read in today’s Albuquerque Journal, May 24, 2019.

Part Two to the abortion debate, if’s it is a debate is this…..

You remember God assigning watchmen to the walls of the cities in the bible…..Shortened those bible verses simply say, that if I am a watchman I am obligated  to warn the folks in the city of an approaching danger….if you ignore my warning I am not held responsible for what happens. If I go to sleep on my watch or do not report the approaching dangers, then I can be held responsible for not warning you. So, Ms. Parker, that crazy old preacher shouting the gospel from his fruit carte is forgiven since he sounded the warning, telling young women to not get an abortion……You on the other hand are encouraging women to get the abortion procedure done…..That is not what God would want you to do as I understand the scriptures. But you know what, I really think you understand all that and turn a blind eye toward it. Even living in the age of mercy and forgiveness there is another warning we should remember…. For it is written, “FEAR THE LORD THY GOD.

Coalfire Stories….from an earlier posting

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-04-2021


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