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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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Women in My Family

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 11-10-2012


I told you that I get in trouble when I talk about the women in my family on this web site. They are very private and do not want me talking about them, even if its to brag on them…..It’s a no-no….However, that said, I have to tell you that my no. 2 daughter is a traveling nurse and her travels have brought her through Albuquerque. She is kinda making her base here for a while. And fortunately for me, some of her off days have been on my “yard days”, mowing, trimming,etc. That girl gets out and helps me, and get this, allowing me to supervise even…How about that. Well, anyway, she does a real good job, helps me out a lot and I just have to give a shout out to this young lady for helping her Dad, even if I do get into trouble….Thanks, no. 2……

Flying Balloons Today …. 10/07/2012

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 07-10-2012


Saturday’s mass ascension here in Albuquerque did not happen….The weather always has the final say in things…The winds shut us down yesterday….Today, Sunday, just right for balloon flying and we watched on tv as the balloons traveled south and southeast, or in other words, away from our part of town. But that’s ok as we are glad they are flying, giving the folks what they came here to see and do…Fly, ride or watch all the beautiful balloons….oh, and eat all those spicy burritos and other good foods that abound around the balloon park…..Folks are here from all over the world….Welcome to Albuquerque and enjoy your stay……Pete

Albuquerque Balloon Festival

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-10-2012


This weekend is the start of the Albuquerque Balloon Festival and the time of the year for Sweetie and I to take off to other places on vacation. This year, however, we got a kink in our plans and are having to stay in our crowded metropolis for the duration. No, believe me, I want you to see our festival, it is worth the trip out, but it takes us locals forever to get to where we want to go, oh, well, you know the story. Here, our motels and hotels sell out, the rental car agencies have very few cars available at this late date, restaurants are full….all good for our economy, but a good time for us to have full pantry and  eat at home and watch the few stray balloons that fly over our house. Some years, with the right wind conditions, our patio becomes a very good spot for balloon watching. Now, the special shapes very seldom make it out this far, but the regular shaped are routine visitors. Anyway, we are already planning for next years absence from Albuquerque in October….We will see..

God in OUR Government??????

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 28-09-2012


I think you will be surprised by this little tidbit of information. What a history we have and why God did put the hedgerow of protection around America. I hope we will stop tearing the hedgerows down….Will you help?

http://stg.do/Iwpc <http://stg.do/Iwpc>

Election Year…as if you did not know….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-09-2012


We are facing a very important election this year, for a few reasons…One: Our economy is the pits and it will take a valiant effort to turn it around in another four years. Two: The nation debt is so large and we are dependent on China for our cash and our relationship is a bit shaky, right? Congress will not work with folks across the aisle and that is very bad… Three: World politics and say what you will, but the Muslin world is different. They want to exist, but they want Israel totally out of the picture, which ain’t a gonna happen. And since we are a CHRISTIAN nation, the roots of our nation is Israel. That will not change and we will always support them.. It’s your call folks, vote as you will and vote for who you think is the best candidate, but before you pull that handle, please pray that you are voting for the right person…… I do know that voting for what the government “can do for me” is the wrong attitude. The “gimme, gimme, gimme” attitude just ain’t gonna cut it, but you already know that….Don’t you?…..Pete

CBS News…Scot Paulsen….Please read this….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-09-2012


http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/cbs-scot-paulsen-on-2016-the-movie/question-3154263   see 2016 on Fox News Sunday night at 7 pm Mountain Time, 6 pm Central….Make up your own mine….Fox is the only network willing to show it…..

Muslins pray for What?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-09-2012


The paper stated this morning that after Friday’s prayers, the Muslin worshipers went out and started burning American and other Western countries businesses. What do they ask Allah for, maybe matches or cigarette lighters, good kindling or fast burning fires? Crazy, huh?……I don’t understand those folks, it’s just weird….

America…A Christian Nation…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-09-2012


I was very disappointed and surprised when Obama said that “America is no longer a Christian nation.” He tried to point out all the different beliefs of people who now live in America and are trying to change America to fit them….That does not sit well with me and a bunch of others. There are still millions and millions of us Christian believers who do not share his sentiments. They are a few non-Christians who live here, but they were invited in and no changes were ever promised to accommodate any of their beliefs, what ever they were. So, back off Obama, we are still a Christian Nation….America, can you say Amen?….Thanks, Pete

Squash Plant

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-09-2012


I have four squash plants, one of them a white squash….Our first time to plant white squash…What a plant. It has taken over the little area I have. The other plants are there but you can’t see them. We do get a yellow or Mexican squash from time to time, but the white or patty pan are just unbelieveable in production and taste. Below are a couple of pictures. One of my neighbors asked if the plant was going cross the street…

Cigar Box Guitar

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-09-2012


Until a few days ago, I had never heard of a cigar box guitar….But, cigar box guitars and fiddles date back to the Civil War. I attend church with Hector Pena who builds them. I have not heard a tune played on one yet, but maybe one day I can report to you on that. Here is a picture of Hector playing one of his guitars. Hector probably sells these things so if you have any interest let us know…Pete