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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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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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Garage door broke…..Call American Overhead Door

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-12-2012

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Dec. 23, 2012, 5pm, our spring on one of our garage door broke…It was on the side we use most. It’s probably going to be after Christmas before someone will come out to take a look at it, huh?….Well, not so, Mr. Clem Gutierrez of American Overhead Door, was out here at 9 am this morning and almost before you could say, “how you doing” he had the new spring installed and the door operating again. And the price was very reasonable. That was nice of him, huh, Christmas Eve and he does not mind working on our garage door. If you are in the Albuquerque area and need some garage door work, give him a call a 505-263-5432….He does good work at a good price…

Fiscal Cliff….Come on Guys

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 21-12-2012

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I am a Republican, I think, or  at least I thought so last month. But come on guys, we lost, the Democrats won and America has said what they want, at least the majority of them did. So, Mr. Boehner, try to work with Mr. Obama and try to not take America off the Fiscal Cliff. This is Dec 21, 2012 and we are still here, so we survived that, but can we survive a fall such as we will have to endure after our fall. We will have lots less trouble if we just go ahead and work some things out now. You guys in congress are something else, do you know that, and putting the American citizens through a lot more than we should be put through. Enough is enough……Turn it loose Mr. Boehner and work through things before they happen, ok?…..Dang, what do the citizens need to do to wake you guys up?…Do you live in our world?…Come on…..

Bowl game picks

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-12-2012

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Poinsettia Bowl, BYU and San Diego State…BYU favored but Bronco’s old boss beats him by a touchdown….Beef O”Brady favors U of Central Florida over Ball State but seems to me that Ball State is gonna win this one, so I’m picking them.  The New Orleans Bowl favors La-Lafayette over E. Carolina and I favor them also in a close one. Las Vegas Bowl, Boise State vs Washington, Boise St is favored and they will win this one.  Hawaii Bowl has Fresno St playing SMU and Coach Jones is going to get beat when he returns to Hawaii…Sorry Coach…..I have spoken so now all I have to do is cross my fingers…..Honestly folks, please don’t put any money on my picks…thanks, I didn’t figure you would but I wanted to be safe and tell you anyway….Pete

Wow..Good singing

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-12-2012

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These guys are a knockout, sort of…..Anesthesiologists sing this, and……

http://nottotallyrad.blogspot.com/2009/11/waking-up-is-hard-to-do.html

 

Shootings…Not Gun Control but TV Control

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-12-2012

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I am not sure I am the one to present this message but maybe a more forceful and stronger voice can try and make my point. Have you watched what your child is watching on tv and at the movies, all the shootings, crimes of all sorts, mayhem, cruel situations of all kind. Our children grow up with that information in front of them daily, go out and do some of the things, those violent things they have watched on tv or in the movies turning loose their imaginations, and the guns get the blame for it. Every NRA member in the world and those of us that are not NRA members feel terrible about what is happening in our world and literally cry we feel so badly that these things happen. But they know what I know, its not the guns, it is the twisted world in which we live. We, as parents, let out children watch that crap from the time they are toddlers until they are young adults and some of them believe it, they try to emulate it, it looks so exciting on tv, they can do it they feel…..Yeah, lets blame the gun and lack of gun control until only the crooks have the guns and then everything will be ok….Another movie plot is exactly what you are asking for with that attitude, that we will live happily ever after…..Folks, all our hearts are heavy with these precious people dying in Newtown and all the other places this is happening….But, it AIN”T the guns, I’m sorry, but it ain’t the guns….Give America one generation with no violence on tv or the movies and I promise you a better, safer, saner America…..Pete

U. S. Corp of Engineers…oversee dry arroyo

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-12-2012

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Per the Albuquerque Journal, Dec 13, 2012 by T. S. Last “Arroyo Cleanup Irks Federal Agency……..

Back up on New Mexico Highway 14 Peter Smith cleaned up an arroyo, removed debris and dead trees and dumped garbage, cleared out salt cedars and cleaned up the arroyo with his tractor and bush hog. Shortly thereafter he received a certified letter from the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers stating he was in violation of the Clean Water Act because of the clean up on about 150 yards of the arroyo. This was in June 2011. Mr. Smith stated he thought there was some mistake. But no, it was no mistake as the Corp was saying the Gallina Arroyo was “jurisdictional waters on your property” and was water of the United States. Further cleanup on this arroyo requires a permit and if they did not get said permit legal action would be taken. Guess what, the Smith’s beat them to the punch and took legal action against the Corp of Engineers. Jennifer Fry, attorney for the Smith’s says that “we are aiming to stop federal regulators from becoming national zoning board with unlimited control over land use”……You can read the complete article in todays Albuquerque Journal…..But I agree as this little arroyo is 25 miles or so from the Rio Grande and I don’t see how it could effect the Clean Water Act as except for a major rain or snow storm, it never has water….Wow, but why should we be surprised as these folks are here from the government and they “are here to help”…..Good luck Mr. Smith….Pete Hester

New Mexico Bowl, Albuquerque, NM 12/15/12 plus…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-12-2012

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The New Mexico Bowl will feature Arizona playing Nevada this year. This kicks off the bowl season and it should be a good one. My grand daughter is a Wildcat graduate and a big fan as is her dad, husband and grand dad. So my heart says Arizona, and the bookies say Arizona by 7, but my head says Nevada…Nevada is the better team I think….so Nevada by 3….UPDATE…What a game, Arizona 49 – Nevada 48…I quite watching with 2 minutes left and Arizona trailing by 10 points…Then I heard AZ won…I missed the ball game, huh? Must have been an outstanding game.

Same day, Dec. 15, we have the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl with Utah State playing Toledo. Utah State is favored by seven and that’s about the way I see it also. Toledo played some good ball this year but I did not watch any of their games. I watched two games with Utah State, they impressed me and I think they will take it. We’ll see…Pete  UPDATE….I got this one right, Utah State won by a good margin…

A Life of Peace by Alan Bonner

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 08-12-2012

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Cousin Alan Bonner has once again written an article for us. I hope you take to heart the words he has written and will leave us a comment regarding the article. Thanks to Alan for his contribution. Pete

A Life of Peace by Alan Bonner

Folks like Mine Are Not Forgotten……

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-12-2012

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The song says, Way down yonder in the land of cotton, folks like mine are not forgotten, look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land…..How true it is…..Folks like mine are not forgotten, Granddaddy Bonner, Big Momma, Uncles Horace, Lloyd, Shorty, Dee, Buck, Ren, Aunt Noit, Aunt Vera, Uncle Stillman, Mom and Dad, Sam, Gent, several more Uncles and Aunt that did not live right there in Coalfire and a host of cousins, plus the nephews and nieces and close friends…..There was something about living in that close proximity to all those kin folk…A kid could not get away with anything. Aunt Noit figured I would spend a lot of my adult life in prison as mean as she thought  I was. Well, I guess I was a stinker….maybe a little worse…Later on she professed her love for me, I mean really…Aunt Vera is the reason I can harmonize so well, er, I mean, I do pretty good anyway, teaching cousin Cecil and me to harmonize around age nine. and she is also the reason I eat all the food on my plate and the reason I love all the vegetables. Her thoughts were if she cooked it, you ate it, you took some of everything and ate everything you took. That was a valuable lesson. Uncle Dee gave us a love of fishing and of sports and always had a job for us. Uncle Buck taught me a lot, lessons about life, giving, loving and doing the job right. I was pretty young when he put me on his tractor and told me to disk up that field. He left. I plowed. I plowed half then turned and did the other half. I was so pleased when I finish and had Uncle Buck look it over. He said, “how come you plowed that ditch down the middle of the field? You need to fix that.” “How do I fix it Uncle Buck?” “Well, he said, you changed directions, throwing the dirt one way on a pass and the next pass you threw the dirt the other direction. Now you need to plow that ditch out of my field.” And then he left. I fixed it….He didn’t get mad or upset he simply said for me to fix it. Things like that shapes lives. Uncle Stillman loved frog legs and told us boys, *I don’t care what time of the night you come in, bring me all the frog legs you get.” He is the only one who ate them and we brought them to him. I never ate one, since he said they taste like chicken, I just kept eating chicken. I could tell you stories about everyone of my folks and you can read in my downloads, Chapter Six of Cousins, to read about our Big Momma. What a wonderful lady she was. And on and on it goes about them all……No sir, folks like mine are not forgotten….they are alive and well inside my heart and mind and the heart and mind of all my cousins…..Look away, look away, look away….Dixie Land…Pete Hester

Plagiarized: My web site?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 02-12-2012

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This web site received a comment from a spam source, which I did not publish, asking me how I handle plagiarism and what I do about it…..Well, to be truthful I had never thought about it before that comment. I hope any who use any of this material will give me credit for it and if they have financial gain by it they must share that with the writer as well, er, that would really surprise me as it seems to this writer that writing is not about money, its really, er, fame and er, well, seems like there is something else….I’m kidding.. Of course the satisfaction is deep within my soul and I hope all you folks read all my stuff and tell others about it…..do get my name right, ok…that’s E. V. Pete Hester….I’m kidding about some of this stuff…I don’t think I have ever been plagiarized, do you?..Naw, not me……