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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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An Old posting…Muddy a slough..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-06-2014

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Muddy a slough

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-06-2009

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Our trip to Alabama is gonna be quick. We have so much already lined up to do. I wish I had time to show my grandsons how to muddy a slough. You can still do that, can’t you? Or has the State of Alabama changed it fishing rules? Surely not, thats unAmerican. That used to be my favorite way to fish. You know how, don’t you? Take some type of paddle and stir up the water in the slough until it is muddy as it can get. Pretty soon those old fish try to come up for some air, then you take your paddle and slap them out of the water. One of you go around gathering them up….Be careful and don’t stick your finger in an old jacks mouth ’cause some fingers look like a big fat worm… I’ll tell my boys, but that may be something to do on the next visit…I sure hope its still legal….

ps…Linda Bonner Beachler, your daddy Virgil did get his thumb in a jack’s mouth one day and did that dang fish do a number on his thumb. But, being the trouper that he was, he wrapped it and went on……

Chester Nez, Jan.23, 1923 – Jun 4, 2014, American Hero

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-06-2014

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Chester Nez, a Navajo Indian, a Marine, and a true American hero, the last of the original 29 code talkers, has died.  One of the first 29 that developed the code and then taught it to the 400 or so code talkers to follow. The Japanese never could break the code, enabling the marine in the Pacific to communicate  with each other without fear of the Japs knowing what they were doing.  Mr. Nez was born at Chi’Chil’Tah, NM and help tend the family’s sheep farm until leaving for boarding school at Tohatchi. He was attending Tuba City Boarding School when recruiters came to his school looking for recruits. The students did not know they were looking for code talkers. Phillip Johnston, a veteran and non-Native American grew up on the Navajo Reservation and spoke fluent Navajo, proposed to the military to develop a code based on the complex Navajo language.  These 29 recurits worked for a long time to develop the code and commit it to memory. It was not written down. The code talkers  developed an alphabet using common Navajo words. For example, A became the Navajo word for “ant” or wolla-chee.” A”  could also be bella-sana, the Navajo work for apple or tse-nill for “ax” The use of multiple words for a single letter helped make the code undecipherable. Military termin0l0gy was also developed. The submarine became iron fish and the tank became a tortoise and a hand grenade was a potato. The code talker worked day and night, during meals, traveling overseas, committing the codes to memory. They worked in two’s, one talking on the radio while the other cranked the radio, then they would switch……The Japanese were baffled as to what the heck these boys were saying……What a debt of honor we owe to these American hero’s. To the Nez family, to the other descendants of the other code talkers and to the entire Navajo Nation, we say thank you and we are deeply appreciative of the contribution to the war efforts in World War Two by these men. Truly they are American heros……Thanks to the Albuquerque Journal, Thursday June 5, 2014 who has provided most of the information used in this report…..E. V. Pete Hester

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Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-06-2014

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Well folks, I hope you can find me on the internet. Seems as though the one month absence did away with the website name as far as search engines are concerned. Keep trying to find me and I will keep trying to get noticed. Things like this take time. Hopefully we can recover in a few days.

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Crolls Cabin, Lake Vallecito, Colorado

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-06-2014

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You guys have seen this picture before…..Last year’s fishing trip….We will enjoy it again this year. Bob Croll reports that the runoff this year is very high and that the water is up near these rocks just under the sign. The Hester boys are ready…Every one is making a list and checking it twice, making sure of plenty of hooks, sinkers and floats. Bob reports that the rocks play havoc with your fishing equipment. Click on the picture to enlarge and it gives you the phone number of the cabins…Bob is a great host and his cabin are nice and well kept. Give him a call….or use his web site crollcabins.com

I’m back…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-06-2014

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I took several months off and have missed the web site a lot. I think all the short stories and novels remain  along with all the old posting. I will be adding more stories as we go along with the old stuff. I posted some Coalfire stories on Facebook that I hope to add to the downloads shortly. In the meantime, Sweetie is needing me in the yard, for, er, uh, some work, so I reckon I better take care of that before writing some stories. I hope all of my readers come back. I look forward to hearing from some of you. Later….bye

Albuquerque Protest Police Killings

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 31-03-2014

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Yesterday we had a group out protesting the police shooting so many folks here in Albuquerque, some mentally deranged, and while I don’t know a lot about any of the shootings, it does seem like it happens far to often. I would hope they had just cause to shoot these people but presently it does not look good. I watched some of the reports on TV last night showing the protestors and the police lined up in the street facing off the protestors. One scene showed a girl tearing an American flag  in two pieces and handing one piece to her companion and  both of them used the flag to cover their face. I wish they would review the tape and try and arrest the person for desecrating the American flag. I am very tired of that type behavior and the flag certainly had nothing to do with the APD problems. Makes me wonder about the people doing the protesting….Pete

Illegal Immigrants

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-03-2014

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One article in the paper this morning left me wondering about some folks. They had a turn out yesterday of people supporting “immigration reform” which is really about a pathway to citizenship and not any reform at all. But, anyway, this one lady was speaking and said, “we have to find a way to make the illegal immigrants legal”. Really….That’s a pretty tall order…..Let’s remove that stupid southern border, shall we?  That ought to make them legal, huh? Seems to me a lot of us Americans, ain’t Americans….

ps…there may be an ad for immigration reform in my web site…I had nothing to do with it. I am for immigration reform, not for citizenship pathways or amnesty. Click on the ad if you like…

My Facebook Posting Today..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-03-2014

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Pete Hester (from my Facebook page today)
While out getting the paper this morning shortly before sunrise, the birds were singing so loudly. I listened closely to try and figure out just what they  were saying. It seemed to me some were singing, “Oh, Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder”, and it seemed some of the others were singing, “oh, beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain”. And to me, it was a worship to God thanking Him for what they have and what I have to be thankful for. Thank you Lord, for the little birds, for some reason they also bless my heart. I know your eye is on the sparrow…and me..

Immigration Reform

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-03-2014

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Can we talk immigration reform and have the conversation limited to immigration reform. To reform immigration is to redefine what our immigration policies are.. It is not about amnesty or children of illegal immigrants or open borders or closed borders, it is about reforming our immigration system, allowing more green card candidates for citizenship and workers vista, allowing more contract employers to bring in sufficient workers to  handle the work load they have…..Let’s talk immigration reform….Lets stop illegal immigrants from entering the USA, and have legal immigrants coming in, in a number and manner that we can handle…..

Tween Seasons

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-03-2014

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Wonder if Old Man Winter has trouble reading? Reckon he needs new glasses? My calendar says it’s spring. His should also. We are trying to start baseball now, Mr. Winter….Go ‘way….The boys of summer are getting cold trying to practice and play warm up games…..Go on, go away until next Christmas or later….Well, ok, you can snow on Christmas Day and that’s it…Ok, see you!!! (Don’t we all wish it was that easy?)…Pete