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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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Mr. Fenn’s Treasure….Not at his house….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 02-08-2013


In this mornings paper there was an article about a man from Arizona parking in Mr. Fenn’s driveway there in Santa Fe. I don’t know if he was looking for the treasure or looking for clues on where the treasure might be…He may have been thinking that by blocking his driveway, Mr. Fenn would give him a clue just to get him out or get rid of him…..Well, I guess that is one way to do it, but it does seem a little extreme. I am surprised they were able to get that close to Mr. Fenn….So, Mr. Fenn, if you read this I would be extra cautious as people do harm to people over 20 dollars. You know where a quarter million dollars are….Please rethink your situation sir, maybe hire a guard to keep watch on you and your property for awhile….Just a thought, sir,  but in todays world one has to be very careful, especially rich ones……

Rain…Drought relieving RAIN…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-07-2013


The monsoon has been good to us this year….Albuquerque proper has had almost 3 inches in July. Out here in Paradise Hills, not quite so much, probably half that amount, but it is all really appreciated. Thank you Lord Jesus for hearing and answering our prayers. The mayor said in this mornings paper that the cost for the storm clean up would be about a million dollars. Total cost to the city and New Mexico would have been lots higher had there not been any relief to the drought. It is a good sight to drive over the Rio Grande and see a goodly flow of water heading south to restock the waters in Elephant Butte Reservoir. It is not nearly enough for what we need, but it helps. Hopefully there is more to come….We shall see…Pete



Pickens County High, Reform, Al … Class Of 1954

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-07-2013


I heard today that a fellow student of Pickens County High, Reform, Al had past away yesterday, July 21, 2013. I think he was about 5 or 6 years behind my class, none the less, a fellow student from that school. I knew of him because our high school had grade 7 through 12 under the same roof in 1954. I am sorry to hear of his passing.  Having lived in New Mexico for all those years in between high school and now, with the exception of a 3 year period down in Texas, I lost track of most of my classmates. I started wondering today how many of my fellow classmates are still alive. I still have my high school year book and can flip through the pages and list all of us on this web site. Some of them my not want their names on this site. So, if you are a fellow class mate, leave me a note and we can exchange some e-mails. I would like to hear from you and about your lives the last, er, (how many years is that?) and whats been happening …If you prefer you can e-mail me rather than make a posting to this web site…E-mail your note to phhester6@aol.com or pete@hesterbooks.com . Some of you know me only as Elmer…During my growing up years my parents called me Pistol Pete, later dropping the Pistol and calling me Pete. I then preferred Pete. I have since grown to appreciate the name Elmer, however, during school the reference to Elmer Fudd turned me off to my given name. No problem on that now, however….Now I go by and write under the name E. V. Pete Hester. Please let me hear from you. (As I write this I having serious doubts that any of you are aware of this web site, but maybe a friend will tell you about me wanting to hear from the, PCHS,  Class of 1954…Thank you, Pete Hester…..ps Since Otis Vaughn has commented on this site I don’t think he will mind my using his name. He is doing well and living in Northern Alabama…Uh, does that make him a yankee???  I’m kidding, I’m kidding……It makes him a good buddy…..

Do you wonder just how ugly old Elmer “E. V. Pete” Hester is today. Well, here he is:

Hester BooksKind’a sad, huh….Pete

Crazy World, but the rules are still in place…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-07-2013


Well, I opened my bible this morning to see if anything had changed….Nope, it reads like it did last year, and the year before that, and the year before that and even back to when Big Momma Bonner told me the things that were wrong then….You know what?….It says they are still wrong. Thou shalt not kill, yet all over the nation the killing of unborn children is being done. Yet, a few folks say that’s ok now. Those folks need to think on that a good bit. And other folks are saying it is ok for a man to lie with another man. I checked this morning on that and it still says the same thing, don’t do it and since it is not right for man to do it I’m sure it’s not right for women to do it. Now, I’m not guilty on either one of those issues, but there are plenty I’m guilty of, only thing, I don’t pussy foot around about it trying to tell everyone that what I do is ok,  I just go ahead and pronounce myself guilty because the bible has convicted me of these sins, ask forgiveness and start trying  all over again to do better. One thing I know, I know for sure because of my deep belief in the bible, I’m gonna die and then comes life everlasting or the second death, one or the other…. Hell is an awful, awful, place….If you have read this far then I think you believe in the hereafter also…..Think on it a good deal, my friends…..Jesus Loves You….Turn from your sins…….

Mr. Fenn’s Treasure….I’m not giving up yet…and site numbers for June, 2013

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 11-07-2013


I am trying to organize a hunting expedition to search for Mr. Fenn’s treasure. I’m still thinking it is in New Mexico, his home state….Remember he’s an old man, well, kind of, too old to lug a 42 pound treasure chest a great distance. How far off the road would you think he would carry it and how rough do you think the terrain would be…Not very, if you ask me. I tried to carry my fishing tackle and tackle box down a twenty foot bank in a heavy rocked area, and I am in pretty good shape.  But hey, that was scary as crap. Mr. Fenn is not as old as me but he “ain’t” a heck of a lot younger, so believe me when I say, from a roadway to the resting site of the treasure is not very far. And he is a millionaire, how long is he going to be out driving around in the country side away from his cigars, toddies and demanding business????? Not long, not long at all. I would doubt all day, more like a half day. He has said, not in Utah, not in Idaho, not in Nevada, not around any structure and not around any graveyard and above 5000 feet and in the Rocky Mountains and at least 8.5 miles north of Santa Fe…….I should not say this publicly, with me trying to organize a hunting party, but just to say thanks for reading my site, here is my best guess today……RIO ARRIBA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO….Now, if you do find it based on my tip I would like one of the gold coins as a reward….ok?…Thank you and good hunting….Pete Hester…ps: remember the famed artist Georgia O’Keefe lived up at Ghost Ranch….Was she friends with Mr. Fenn?????

Hesterbooks.com had their best month ever in June, 2013. Visitors, 21,771, hits, 183,385, USA, Japan, Philippines, Mexico and Russia Fed were the top countries to visit the site. Most read stories were: Cousins in Mulberry Branch Hollow, Cousins, Final Chapter and guest writer Alan Bonner’s “Alabama the Beautiful” being the top three….Thank you readers. I appreciate it and am very humbled by the big numbers.

Stuff….Important stuff…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 08-07-2013


July 4th is over….Our fireplace mantel must be changed. All the flags, red, white and blue décor must be changed to, er, well, whatever sweetie elects to use…maybe angels….but it is important….I like her angels….

Calvary Chapel…Skip Heitzig is a heck of a preacher. He is really a teacher. Both Sweetie and I really enjoy his sermons and are fed by his teachings. Thank you Skip for making your sermons so interesting and informative. But Skip may be hard of hearing and if he is not, he soon will be in my opinion. His bands crank up the amps so loud it sounds like a rock concert, the bass can make your chest vibrate at times. Sweetie has often said she thinks I am hard of hearing….well, I sure ain’t down there. It will give you a head ache sitting though the music. I still want to attend, but I am wearing ear plugs until the amps burn out (they can’t last much longer). Don’t jump on me too much folks, I’m just being honest….I think this is important stuff….and you?  what you thinking?

NFL Training camps….July 20th is the start of training camp for the Dallas Cowboys. This year will be the year of the Cowboys, or, or…..they will be getting a new quarterback…what you think? Am I right? I like Romo and last year his  O line was suspect. I hope they have solved that problem. If not, then they still need to replace Romo with a more mobile quarterback, like Johnny Football down at A & M. Time is running out for Romo. That boy can get out, I say out, of some of the worse fixes you ever saw……And that boy can get himself into, I say into, some of the worse fixes you ever saw. You gotta love him but the time has come. Tony, we need a championship team this year….And Tony, this is really, I say really, important stuff…..

Cousins Reunion…..Down yonder in Coalfire, Alabama on July 13, 2013 at Coalfire Baptist Church. Right in the middle of town, folks, if you are traveling through you might want to stop. You will have to leave the four lane and drive through the town  and slow down a little bit so you don’t miss the church. They will be bringing pot luck, but since I will not be there this year, there should be plenty. I am gonna miss being there. We have lost two cousins since our last reunion…..but we know where they went….I think most all of our cousins were saved in that church, our granddad helped build it and died there like he said he would (read Chapter Six of Cousins in my downloads) so this  church is a very special place…..I sure hate to miss it…This is really, really important stuff…Pete Hester…..  ps…I am hoping one of the cousins that attended the reunion will give us a report on it……either here or in an e-mail to me. Thanks  Pete

July 4th…Let Freedom Ring

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-07-2013


Thanks to everyone who has served this nation…We can enjoy our freedom this week and every week, thanks to a mighty nation and caring individuals that make up all our ranks. I like the words of our National Anthem, fourth stanza:

O, thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand, between their lov’d homes and the war’s desolation; Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land, Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserv’d us a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause is just, and this be our motto, “In God is our trust”, And the star-spangled banner in trumph shall wave, o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

The path of some of our citizen makes us wonder of our nations direction, “looking forward”,  because it is certainly different than “looking back”. God and the Bible have been pushed into the back ground by so many people I wonder how long our motto can remain. “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 …….You and I need to heed that advise….This week, will you join me in praying for our nation and our citizens? Pete Hester

Birthday Cupcakes

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-06-2013


I heard this story yesterday, a very cute story and one I would like to share with you folks. A friend brought over a huge cup cake yesterday, the biggest I had ever seen. It had an angel food bottom and a strawberry top. The bottom was 4 or 5 inches thick and the strawberry topping was as tall as the cake and it extended an inch or so larger than the cake. And it was very good. Our friend, a retired teacher, said one of her former students brought it over for her birthday and she wanted to share it with us. She told this story while we were eating the cup cake:

While she was in first and second grade, her teachers always brought the birthday child a cup cake. Since her birthday was over in June she never got one. So in third grade toward the first part of the year the tradition continued for those student having a birthday. She really wanted one of those cupcakes since she had never had one and after another student had one she told the teacher that tomorrow was her birthday. The teacher said no, your birthday is in June. She told her, no that is a mistake, my birthday is tomorrow. The teacher brought her the cupcake and she really enjoyed it and the attention, so much so that a couple of weeks later she told the teacher she was going to have a birthday tomorrow. The teacher said, no, I don’t think so and called her dad about it. Well, she got a spanking for lying, spoiling the joy of the second cupcake. I don’t think she ever got another birthday cupcake while in school. Anyway, I though that was a very good story, one worth sharing with all of you. ……Pete

Paula Deen, Victim

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-06-2013


Someone is out for Paula Deen…..Who among us over sixty has not used the n word, including Rev. Al…..Why don’t someone axe him that…And he has probably used the word honky….Sooooo, are we on his back? Are you on my back because I admit I have used the n word. I have never used it to hurt someone to his or her face, but I have used it. Is that a reason to shoot me down from say writing this blog or doing what ever it is I am doing? Of course not. Someone one is more vicious than Paula Deen, I can tell you that. Their mission is to tear down Paula Deen, pure and simple….And I say shame on them….And shame on Ms. Deen’s sponsors for not waiting to hear the entire case….But then, they are all about money and they don’t care what happens to an individual. Hold your head up, Ms. Deen, we know the truth…….

Cousins Come to Roswell by E. V. Pete Hester

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-06-2013


Cousins Come to Roswell by E. V. Pete Hester

By golly, I think I have it. Try and see, ok? Finally got the link to work….Pete

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