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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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Virgil E. Bonner….1934 – 2012

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 21-08-2012


I would like to pay my respect to another cousin lost this year. A great guy, a good father, and good Christian man. And he was a good football player, he played in the line for the Pickens County High Crimson Tornadoes, Reform, AL  and a lot of times good play from a lineman goes unnoticed. I played linebacker behind him when we ran a 6-2-2, well, it was a long time ago (does anyone play 6 down linemen anymore?)…Anyway, we were in a game and Virgil was held…He screamed at the ref,” hey, Ref he held me,”  the ref replied, “yeah, I saw it” and penalized the other team. Next play, same thing and again Virgil hollows at the ref that he was held. Again, the ref said he saw it and penalized them again. Next play same thing and the same comments from the ref. Virgil gained more yards for us that night than any of the running backs. One other story about Virgil is that in his youth he was very strong. One night we were out coon hunting with several other cousins and two or three of our Uncles. Every thing in the swamp was wet, no dry wood for a camp fire anywhere. Virgil got the idea that we could push over a rotten tree nearby. It had no limbs and was a very tall tree. Virgil started pushing on the bottom of the tree, got a real good rhythm going and instead of the whole tree falling, about ten feet of the top of the tree broke off, fell and centered right across the top of his head, breaking into. It buckled his knees, but he jumped right back up and ran the dry tree over to our Uncles. He got the praise of all the Uncles that night and we all enjoyed the fire,  but I wondered if he didn’t also get one heck of a headache. If he did, he never complained. I only saw Virgil a few times after we graduated high school, at funerals and the like, but his disposition never changed as far as I know. I understand he was a deacon there at the First Baptist Church in Reform, AL and I feel sure that everyone who knew him will testifity to him being a good man. We will miss you, my Cousin, see you up there….ps…Virgil, Cecil Bonner and I were saved at the same revival meeting at Coalfire Baptist Church. Read Chapter Six of Cousins in my downloads….I changed our names in that book and for the life of me I don’t know why, but that is us three….Thanks for loving us, Big Momma….Pete Hester

Lucinda D. Hester…Gail, Borden Co.,Texas

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-08-2012


I have some kin down around Gail, TX or at least West Texas. This was in some  of Dad’s papers, showing my grandfather as power of attorney for Lucinda D. Hester in the matter of the estate of R. B. Wilkins. For those of you doing research on the West Texas Hester’s, this may help as some of their roots were in Pickens County Alabama. Drop me a line if you would like a copy of this document. I visited the cemetery at Gail, TX and was unable to find her gravestone there. I was not able speak with any locals so she may or may not be buried there. Drop me a line if you would like a copy of the above document. pete@hesterbooks.com…… Pete

Winston Churchill on Islam….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-08-2012


This was written several years ago, still it’s an eye opener….I think you will enjoy reading this….



Growing Weed?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 09-08-2012


Sweetie brought home a plant a couple of years ago. I swore that the plant was weed. “Not so” Sweetie says, “it’s King’s Daisies”. I was a little afraid that after I planted it she would turn me in for growing weed. She didn’t and sure enough at the end of the growing season the darn thing had pretty yellow flowers all over it and that gave me great relief. I have no idea what “weed” really looks  like other than pictures I see on the news. Anyway, for you folks that have seen this plant sticking up over the fence before it blooms, here is what it looks like in full bloom. Pretty, huh? Well, I think so anyway….

Anita Moncrief…On Obama, His Crew(Acorn whistleblower)

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-08-2012


From a friend in Dallas: to read more on Anita Moncrief go to EmergingCorruption.com…..I kind’a like the way this girl talks…..Pete


Hooray for Chick-Fil-A

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 03-08-2012


Stand your ground folks…. If you are gay, you are different…Say what you will, but Bill and Phil should not be a couple but if that’s what you want to do I have no problem with it. God said He does however and I hate to see you make him mad. But keep in mind that I make him mad too but I usually figure out that I was wrong and try to correct the problem. We don’t tell God to change His commandments just cause it does not fit our way of life. Matter of fact, if I recall my Bible school teachings we are suppose to tell those who are sinning that they are doing wrong….Soooo, same sex couples the Bible says you are doing wrong so you need to repent. And for your information, I’ll work on  repenting from my sinning too….Eat mor chick-en…..

Here and There

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-08-2012


The year of our Lord 2012…..Wow, where has it gone? Does it seem like it is going fast to you? Let me know if there is a way to apply brakes to a fast moving year, now laying in a hospital bed is not an option, but other than that….Subject matter for writing blogs: I run  out of words from time to time and I am there now. I guess my life is getting extremely dull. If you have some ideas let me know on that. I might even ask you to do a guest posting…….I met a man yesterday, 90 years young, who was still running his ranch and real estate company. He is on a walker and on oxygen but that does not seem to slow him down at all and he had a very good attitude about life. That is great, huh? More of us should take a page out of his book, which, by the way,  he is in he process of writing…..I will be looking for topics to write on this week, if you think of something drop me a comment on this posting and I will see what I can do. Thanks, Pete

New Novel….Not a Winner

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-07-2012


RE: Marilyn Brown Unpublished Novel Competition…..I did not win says Utah Valley University, Dept. of English and Literature, Orem, UT. However, they did welcome me back for another go next year. Well, that’s something as it shows promise, huh? Judge 2 from the University said the novel “had all the elements of a classical western novel” and a few more very nice comments, and then the dreaded, “but”……That is how we grow and develop and it was so nice of Judge 2 to send me the critique in order to see where I need improvement. Will I take the time to try and improve my J. I. Hall, Jr. novel? Probably not, but maybe. I am into Chapter Five of another new novel using the same old failing methods. I am reading and re-reading the critique in hopes of producing a winner this time. I’ll keep you posted if you are interested….if you are not interested, well, can you just say, “Bless him, Lord?”   Thanks, Pete

President Obama…A Question

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-07-2012


President Obama: I have seen you on several videos saying you are a Muslim. Yet you have attended a Christian Church. My question is very simple…..Are you a Muslim?… You can answer with a simple yes or no. Let me know before November, 2012….Thank you, Sir….E. V. Pete Hester  ps..The reason I ask is that I am a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ, Son of  Jehovah God of Israel and I need our President to be pro Israel in this position, favoring Israel over Muslim countries. Let me know, ok and I will pass on your answer. This is a very important question sir and I am waiting on your answer…..PS…Did you know that Muslim believe that Ishmael is the heir of Abraham promises and not Isaac as our Bible states? If it were not the biblical stories they would not even know about Abraham….or Ishmael….God did make some promises for Ishmael but his covenant was with Sarah and Isaac…But most of you know all that, however, it seems a few don’t, like maybe a billion people….

Coloradans hates Texans?????

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-07-2012


I hear that Coloradans hate Texans, not all but a lot, and unfortunately I think the report is true.  I worked for a Dallas based company for many years and for a time covered the beautiful states of Colorado and Wyoming, along with parts of West Texas and New Mexico. None of the customers I called on were ever rude to me nor did they seem to dislike me. However, one lady that I called on remarked to one of my Colorado based co-workers that if she heard “Yes Mam” from me one more time she was going to scream. My co=worker reported that to my superiors and later I was removed from the Colorado, Wyoming territory. Maybe not for that reason, but I never really connected with those customers like I did my West Texas and New Mexico customers who were really more like buddies. Of course, I called on them for years and really enjoyed the work. Well, so it goes, but for me I have to say “Yes Mam and Yes Sir” as that was the way I was brought up and it was automatic. Sorry….Seems strange to apologize for saying Mam, huh?… Hate may be to strong a term, so lets change the hate to dislike….Maybe we use the term different? Excuse me a second….”Lord, please bless all the salesman and others on the road today, trying to make a living traveling all over the country, spending the nights alone in motels and hotels. Help them to stay focused on the reason they are there and keep them away from the demon alcohol. And if a Texan is working in Colorado, help him and his customers to become fast and long time friends.  In your name I pray, Amen”…..Well, let me know…Pete