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Least Read Postings….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-04-2013


One of the things that surprise me on this web site is what does get read and what does not seemingly attract any attention…..The songs I have put on the web site get very little comments and I am not sure if anyone listens to them…So maybe songs are not good for this site.. I need to really be impressed to post any more..

My chili receipes are not received all that well. Red and green chili may be a New Mexico thing. (In our restaurants out here you are always asked, red or green. Sweetie is red and I am green, except for dishes made in a red sauce .) We have a Mexican food fix about once a week, sometimes more. A few comments are recieved on the hot food stuff, but not a lot. However, if a find a good’un I will probably post it. I love Mexican food….

A couple of post went without comments on Obama, “It ain’t my Fault” and on Sen. Simpson about us old folks collecting social security…Like we have not made any contributions to that program..(Well, I don’t want to get started on him.) But, no comments…But, like me, you may not have wanted to go to cussing on the web site. Thanks, I appreciate that….

Crying about the web site visitors, or lack thereof, is not well recieved. However, this has been the most productive year ever for the web site. April is already over 8500 visitors (and over 27,000 year to date), the most ever by April and there are several days left. So, I want to talk about what you folks want to hear when you visit. Some of the more popular post, if you want to call them that, seems to be the water woes of New Mexico and Texas and  the west in general, and the buried treasure of Mr. Fenn’s has been well recieved.

Anyway, thank you kindly for coming by. I appreciate it. And I will keep trying to find suitable topics……. Pete

Buried Treasure Poem by E. V. Hester (Fenn’s Treasure)

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-04-2013


Buried Treasure by Pete Hester  (Folks, this is a poem I wrote, not the one Mr. Fenn wrote.)      I am wondering if Mr. Fenn’s treasure chest is not found soon and it is not found until, oh say, 50 or 60 years from now…What will the finder say or think? I hope Mr. Fenn left a note for that person. Or will Mr. Fenn have a change of heart and go retrieve the chest if it is not found soon. I think he is about as old as I am so he should probably go to plan b for his families sake….This may be a drop in the bucket to his family fortunes though…..I mean if I hid a couple of hundred bucks I would want the whole dang family to know where I hid it….Maybe he will tell us that story also…..Reckon?  Nah, probably not….click on title to read the poem….Thanks, Pete

Toe Fetish Man Must Toe the Line

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-04-2013


This lady from Santa Fe has been having a heck of a time with her boy friend. Back in Feb. he attacked her and went for her left big toe, biting it down to the bone and bit her nail off in that attack. She tried to get a protection ordered, which I understand may have been somewhat delayed.  Anyway, she moved to Albuquerque after that attack to get away from him. Well, he found her a few days ago. He attack the girl, tied her up and  first started biting her toes, then he took to using a cigar cutter, the paper stated it was a violent attack and it mutilated her toes. She managed to get loose and attack the man with a fork and clawed his face and flee from him. They caught the old boy when he turned up at the hospital to have his face seen about…..I’m a writer of fiction, but I could not  think about writing stuff like that….You can’t make that up, can you?….Well, at least my thinking has never been about loving on or attacking  big toes…. yuk….Pete

NBC’s Miller Criticizes Golfer Summerhays

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 07-04-2013


Johnny Miller is or was a great golfer and I suppose that gives him the right to be critical of young golfers. Yesterday, Summerhays chose to use his putter from the fringes on a putt. He was about 5th is the standing or so at that time. There were two fringe cuts that he would have to putt over and Miller said he should chip it on the green and not putt. Well,, Miller was right, he knew he was right, however, he was very arrogant in his remarks when apparently two people in the crowd applauded with Miller saying at least two Summerhays fans agreed with the golfer. Mr. Miller, I think you can comment without rubbing your superior know how in. The kid is doing the best he can do and he want to earn a little money and I am sure he knows his limitations and what will work for him….. Well, maybe it was just me, but I for one did not like his “two fans” comment. Did you catch it?…Pete P S…Summerhays finished about 7th in the tourney, not to bad…..

Virginia Dale (Genie) House, My Grandmother

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 07-04-2013


California Jo by Genie House Genie House was my Mother’s mother. She died shortly after giving birth to my Aunt Lenoit McCool, my mom’s youngest sister. She was born sometime in the late 1800, like 1890 or so, and married my grandfather, J. I. Bonner 10/7/1907. Sometimes in her teen years before marriage she wrote an epic poem. I had seen it and had a copy of it but have misplaced it.  My nephew sent me another copy the other day and I it did not want to let it get away from me this time. So I am going to publish it here and I hope that all of you will read it, but I especially hope that all my cousins and kin will read it. It is a great honor for me to publish it on this web site. I think she did a super job. I tried to leave the spelling as she had spelled it and the name Jo, spelled as she spelled it. A hundred years or so later I think it is still good reading….Pete Hester   update: Cousin Norma Bonner Elmore supplied me a picture of Genie House Bonner’s tombstone, which reads, born Aug 1876 died Mar 1920. Thanks, Norma   Update: Cousin Sandra McCool Acker enlighted me on Grandma Genie’s real name…..Harriet Emma Virginia House Bonner, born August 16, 1878, died March 21, 1920, the day after Sandra’s mother, Lenoit Bonner was born. Thanks Sandra for the update.


Public School Kids Visit This Site….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-04-2013


I want to thank the public school systems nationwide that allows their children to come by this site and read some of my stuff….Excellent location for English and Literature teachers for “how not to write”, syntax useage, etc, and so on….. Well, sorry, grammar was never my thing, but my English teacher liked me so I got a C. I guess if she had like me better I would have gotten a C + or maybe even a B. Work hard, kids, listen to your teacher or you could end up like me. Well, ok, like me ain’t too bad, but better than me is a whole lot better. Teachers, I promise a clean site….Thanks for letting your charges come by to visit…..Pete Hester

New Coach for New Mexico, water rights and stuff….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 03-04-2013


Coach Neal was selected to lead the New Mexico Lobo basketball team for a while, six years I think. The players, alumi and supporters really like Craig Neal whose nickname is Noodles. They say the nick name is from his long, slender build while playing basketball for Georgia Tech. He has to have a good dispostion to allow his players to call him that, but now that Coach Alford is gone Noodles becomes “Coach” and that will become his new name….Trust me on that…

Water rights down in southeastern New Mexico is becoming a battle between Carlsbad on the one hand and Artesia and Roswell on the other. Carlsbad being further south of the other two cities, claims that the pumping from the underground reserviors are pulling water from the Pecos River. The Pecos is the only source of water for the Carlsbad Irrigation district and Roswell and Artesia uses pumps for irrigation. Carlsbad is sueing the two farming community in those cities to stop using the pumps. Man that can turn nasty in a heart beat. It is very similar to what Texas is saying about users in Southwestern New Mexico pumping water from underground in the Rio Grande River valley.. I hope the Lord will smile on New Mexico and send us a little more rain this year. I lot more will be ok.

I really appreciate all of you who have visited this web site and read some of my stuff. You don’t comment much about it but my cpanel records the visits you make…It does not idenify you but it does tell me the area you are from and records each visit. In 2012 I had over 290,000 hits. Already, in the three months of 2013. I have had over 100,000 hits. Thank you so much and keep coming back to see me.

Happy Easter

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 31-03-2013


REJOICE…..HE IS RISEN…AND HE LIVES FOREVER…..And thanks to our Saviour, the blood he shed covers our sins, if we ask Him to, and we too can live forever in the mansions He has prepared for us….Join me in celebrating this grand occasion and honoring Him today and every day henceforth….

Buried New Mexico Treasure…11th clue

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-03-2013


Well, there you have it. Clue number eleven. Why would the man bring up out houses? I think, (that’s a troubling thought, huh, me thinking), well, anyway I think for him to bring up outhouses that there is a rest area out in the middle of out where, close to a stream, and a hot spring dumps into the stream, but it’s above 5000 feet (anywhere north of Santa Fe is over 5000 feet), with a dry canyon close by….if you find one, stroll up that canyon about as far as an old man would walk…That’s six or eight feet for me, probably more for Mr. Fenn, but probably not a heck of a lot further, remember he was carrying several pounds and a bulky treasure chest….. He did not say it was in New Mexico but the man is a true New Mexican and he would not bury that treasure anywhere else….It is in New Mexico….Folks, now is a good time to tour New Mexico and have some fun…….Drop me a line if you are successful…..Pete Hester…ps..my Houston friends updated me on the 11th clue…Thanks C & S

This from a Jew…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 28-03-2013


 From a cousin in Alabama….Thanks, Cuz, very true…

Subject: FW: Remarks on CBS on Sunday morning

Only hope we find GOD again before it is too late ! ! 

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.
My confession:I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat…Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.

In light of recent events… terrorists attack, school shootings, etc.. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school… The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he’s talking about.. And we said okay..

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard it… no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don’t sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,

Ben Stein