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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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Sad Day…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-03-2014

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I learned today of the passing of a high school classmate, class of 1954, Pickens County High, Reform, Al.  She was a beautiful girl and a wonderful person. I know her family will miss her. Also, I got word from my cousin’s wife that he is unresponsive and is failing fast. She does not expect him to make it unless God intervenes. (He is the one I based the character of C. C. in my 4 books in the Cousin series.) So, it has been a very sad day for me. That said, I know where they both are going. Isn’t that great, that we can know where our loved ones are, those that believe anyway, and have the assurance that we will meet them again and spend eternity with one another. As the song says, “when we have been there ten thousand years” we have “only just begun”….We can thank our Lord Jesus Christ for dying for our sins,  and assuring our place in heaven if we accept and claim Him as our Lord and Savior. Thank you, Lord, for doing that. I hope those of you who read this will also accept Him as Savior of your life. If so, I’ll see you in heaven.,,,, The days ahead will be sad  because of the temporary separation from our loved ones….It’s only for a little while….

Jury Duty….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-03-2014

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Well, many of us go but few of us serve. I don’t know the criteria of a juror, but I don’t have it. I think you must have to  look smart or intelligent or alert, well, maybe I’m just different. Anyway, I have not been selected to sit in on a trial yet. A whole bunch of folks chime in on why they should not serve, while I have been quiet, just waiting to be picked, but they have not chosen me…yet. I have another week to go, and they may be saving me and a few others for the BIG one. I think I am really glad that I have been passed over, on the other hand, I would like to sit through at least one (I think) to see how the process works. But, you hear of those cases that go several weeks with the jurors being sequestered and I am sure they are not happy campers suffering through such as that. Like everything else I guess, you are danged if you do and danged if you don’t. One lady I spoke with today, her Mom was ill back in New Jersey, her house had just been flooded due to faulty plumbing and workman were there redoing several rooms to her house,, so I ain’t gonna complain, no sir, I ain’t….. I’m probably  much better off writing  this blog, relaxing in my jammies, than listening to a lawyer tell me how innocence or guilty the party involved is or was and it is my duty to……..well, whatever he or she would want me to consider….Yeah, this blogging ain’t bad…

March 17, 2014

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-03-2014

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No. 2 grand daughter is having a birthday today. She is, er, uh, well, she is old enough to do as she pleases…And it pleased her to come by and see grandma and grandpa this morning. She calls us Nan and Paps. Of course it was good to see her and catch up on all the goings on in her life. You folks in Alabama will know her as she traveled to a reunion there with me a few years ago, a trip that she still talks about and loves. She really fell in love with all my Alabama cousins and kin and I believe it was a two way love affair. She is working out, looking good and is having a wonderful day. Aren’t grandkids nice? Mine are kind’a getting old,….. oh, no, no, no,… no.2 I didn’t mean you……..

March 15th….On this day in history…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-03-2014

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On this day in history, March 15th…1493, Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after exploring the new world…1913, Woodrow Wilson held the first presidential press conference….1922, WSB, Atlanta, GA,  was the first southern radio station to broadcast…1954, CBS Morning Show with Walter Cronkite and Jack Parr aired….1968, the US Mint stop buying and selling gold….1968, Pete Hester saw his youngest daughter for the first time, she was so beautiful and precious and healthy, relieving the fears of her mother and father that the mother’s conditions during the pregnancy would not adversely affect the child. What a blessing and we thank you, Our Heavenly Father, for her and we are grateful for her…And today, we wish her a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY and hope this day is special….Mom and Dad

Countries to visit Hesterbooks so far this month

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-03-2014

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This is the first time Thailand has visited this heavily. I hope they can read it…Same for Hong Kong and China. But I am glad you guys came by and keep up the good work….Pete

Countries Pages Hits Bandwidth
th Thailand th 3,671 3,671 11.12 MB
us United States us 3,533 6,558 315.67 MB
hk Hong Kong hk 2,273 2,273 6.79 MB
cn China cn 1,427 1,464 54.76 MB
ua Ukraine ua 725 726 13.80 MB
ch Switzerland ch 536 536 2.06 MB
de Germany de 189 213 8.66 MB
ru Russian Federation ru 179 179 1.83 MB
in India in 164 164 557.89 KB
fr France fr 161 161 3.75 MB
pl Poland pl 143 143 3.82 MB

Psychology 101

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-03-2014

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Excuse the crazy print….but good story line….
Psychology 101               –
If you               start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage,               hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of               stairs under the banana, before long a               monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the               banana. As soon as he               touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold               water. After a while               another monkey makes an attempt with same result …. all the               other monkeys are               sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries               to climb               the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent               it. Now, put the               cold water away.
Remove one monkey from the cage and               replace it with a new one. The new               monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the               stairs. To his shock,               all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of               him. After another               attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries               to climb the stairs he will be assaulted. Next, remove               another of the original five monkeys,               replacing it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and               is attacked. The previous newcomer takes               part in the punishment…… with               enthusiasm, because he is               now part of the “team”.Then, replace a third original               monkey with a new one, followed by the fourth, then               the fifth.
Every time the newest monkey takes to               the stairs, he is attacked. Now, the               monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not               permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are               participating in the beating of the newest               monkey. Finally, having replaced all of               the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever               been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless,               not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the               banana. Why, you ask?               Because in their minds…that is the way it has always               been!
This, my friends, is how Congress               operates… and this is why, from time to time: ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED               AT THE SAME               TIME.

$250,000 Treasure/Forrest Fenn

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-03-2014

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Well, to kick off my return to the web site, I e-mailed Mr. Forrest Fenn at the Old Santa Fe Trading Company and asked if the treasure had been found or if there was any additional information at this time. I heard from him this morning stating that the treasure was still out there, all 250,000 dollars of it. So, folks, if you are considering a vacation this year and have not yet selected a destination, consider New Mexico….Now, Mr. Fenn, did not say it was in New Mexico, but I believe I know New Mexicans and I don’t think he would bury it any place else. Some clues, you will recall are: North of Santa Fe….Above 5000 feet (and that is most of Northern New Mexico), not in a graveyard and he said it was not necessarily buried…well, I made several post on his treasure so you can keep turning pages to read about them. You know, you could go by Old Santa Fe Trading Company and visit with the man himself, wouldn’t that be neat. I doubt he would give you any additional clues on purpose, but he could slip and let one out….Well, probably not, but you would love the visit with him, I’m sure and love seeing Santa Fe. It is a national treasure itself…Pete Hester

He’s back…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-03-2014

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Ok, it has been two or three weeks and I am missing my web site, I’m not as tired as I thought. I have been posting on Facebook and reading all the Facebook friends posts and it just was not getting the job done in terms of amount of writing done per day. So, here I am, ready to go again. I might even come up with some good posts, hopefully soon. That would be a change, huh?…. Just in time for basketball season’s March Madness. I may need you folks to help me fill out my brackets. Stand by for that, ok?…Well, I will be writing more later….Pete

We are a Christian Nation…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-02-2014

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Thanks, Bill from Lubbock, you keep coming up with great e-mail info and how right it is…..Pete
—– Original Message —–

Subject: We are a Christian Nation – read and pass along 
This is short and  to the point.  Please read and pass along.
 
Charity Hospital run by  the Sisters of Charity in New Orleans, along with the Upjohn company developed  the plasma system in the 1930’s that saved so many lives in WWII, Korea,  Vietnam and in the middle east now.
During the Civil War  most of the nurses were nuns.
EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT  CATHOLIC, THIS IS EYE OPENING..
When the Catholic Church  was founded, there were no hospitals. Today, one out of five people in this  country receive their medical care at a Catholic hospital.
When the Catholic Church  was founded, there were no schools. Today, the Catholic Church teaches 3 million  students a day, in its more than 250 Catholic Colleges and Universities, in its  more than 1200 Catholic High Schools and its more than 5000 Catholic grade  schools.
Every day, the Catholic  Church feeds, clothes, shelters and educates more people than any other  organization in the world.
The new Obama Health  Mandate could end all this and the tax payers would have to make up the loss. 
Also, all Catholic  adoption services would come to an end; a human disaster.
There are more  than   77 million Catholics in this country . It takes  an   estimated 50 million Catholic votes to elect a president  .
I am asking all of you  to go to the polls in 2014 and be united in replacing all Senators and Reps with  someone who will respect the Catholic Church, all Christians, and all Religions  with perhaps the exception of Islam.
Mr. President, you said,  “The USA is not a Christian Nation”. You are wrong – we are a Christian Nation  founded on Judeo-Christian values allowing all religions in America to Worship & Practice Freely. Something Islam will never do.
Oh, by the way, on  MUSLIM HERITAGE IN America …
Have you ever been to a  Muslim hospital,
heard a Muslim  orchestra,
seen a Muslim band march  in a parade,
know of a Muslim  charity,
ever seen Muslims  shaking hands with a Muslim Girl Scout,
or ever seen a Muslim  Candy Striper volunteering in a hospital?
Have you ever seen a  Muslim do much of anything that contributes positively to the American way of  life?
DON’T KEEP THIS –  please SEND IT OUT TO YOUR LIST!  Let’s circulate this to as many as  possible.  And remember the elections coming up in 2014 and 2016! 
 
 

Super Bowl….Denver 2nd place….The Manning’s, winners

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 03-02-2014

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Well, I could write about Seattle being in first place, after all they won. But, I am not a Denver fan nor a Seattle fan, but I am a real fan of the Manning family, class people and all of them winners…Payton had a good year, just a bad game yesterday. That’s how it works, you win some and lose some. Collectively, Denver looked bad….Collectively, Seattle looked great. I know the Denver Broncos feel very badly today, but guys, there were 30 teams sitting home watching you play, envious of you being there, remember that…Pete