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Sports fans in Albuquerque…two fans anyway

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-01-2013


Day before yesterday (1/8/13) in the letters to the sports editor of Albuquerque Journal, a fellow by the name of Nathan suggested that the fans of Alabama go back to their mobile homes and grits to celebrate…Very poor taste for one thing, grits are great even in New Mexico and we have many mobile homes here. Then “The Dr.” wrote in today stating what a miserable state New Mexico is, nothing but desert and he would take Alabama any day over the ugly state of New Mexico, or words to that affect. Both of them have a right to their opinion but how wrong they are. I am a Alabama boy, left the state in the fifties and spend the rest of my life in New Mexico. All of us know the beauty of the great state of New Mexico, from the flat lands and river valleys to the snow covered high mountain peaks. Some of the prettest timber you will see anywhere is in New Mexico and that may surprise some. Dry climate, no bugs to speak of and a little dust to test our love for the state in spring……The road is open “dr.” so take your little mind on back to Alabama and enjoy the beauty of that state and we all know how beautiful it is….Green, lush, good fishing, beautiful streams, ie, Coalfire Creek, lakes, hill county of northern Alabama, gulf coast and on and on….Nathan needs to take a trip down there to see for himself….Only thing, Nathan I must warn you that if you wise off down there about how bad Alabama is you may….well, just keep your mouth shut would be my advise…”Dr.” you probably need to keep your mouth shut also…..Now as to the National Championship game…..Bama won, Bama deserved to win and I think Texas A&M deserves to be number two……That’s how I see it anyway…

Twas the Night of the Championship

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 09-01-2013


Subject: Fwd: “‘Twas the night of the Championship
“‘Twas the night of the Championship, and all through South Beach, Notre Dame fans were saying, “Another title’s in reach!”
The luck of the Irish had carried them through, with wins over Pittsburgh and even Purdue.
The Domers were nestled all snug in their seats, with visions of crystal…just one team to beat!
And I in my houndstooth and crimson and white, knew for the Irish, it could be a long night.
When out of the tunnel there arose such a thunder, fans stood to their feet with amazement and wonder.
The ground shook like an earthquake had just hit the field, and I felt Irish fear beginning to build.
They scattered and looked for some place to hide, as the announcer proclaimed, “And here comes the Tide!”
I sang “Yea Alabama,” yes I sang every word, as Notre Dame marveled at the elephant herd.
Led by a man both lively and quick, everyone knew that he was St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles, his coursers they came. He whistled and shouted and called them by name.
“Now Lacy! Now Milliner, McCarron and Fluker! On Barrett! On Mosely! On Warmack and Cooper!
Miami is where Notre Dame’s luck shall end. The BCS trophy is ours to defend!”
Then after the kickoff, a beating began. The Irish now knew that they were outmanned.
They tried to get going, but never could start. They were just simply no match for the defense of Smart.
Brian Kelly cried out, “This just isn’t fair! Saban was given a month to prepare!”
But his cries were not heard, they fell on deaf ears. “We have to adjust! We have to switch gears!”
Then Notre Dame ran what nobody expected. They faked the reverse, but the pass was deflected.
The ball was picked off! The crowd let out a roar, as the Bama defender walked in for the score.
Saban spoke not a word to his crimson machine. As the seconds ticked off, to number 15.
If one thing was learned in Miami that night, it’s that you don’t bring a leprechaun to an elephant fight.
And I heard the crowd yell to the losers in blue, “We just beat the hell outta you!”
Sent to hesterbooks.com by a true Aliceville, Al native and cousin to this writer….I LOVE IT….Pete

Bama Beats Notre Dame

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-01-2013


I like Notre Dame, er, most of the time, but this time Bama gonna beat up on Notre Dame, pretty bad and become the National Champs again. Well, pretty bad may be a overstatment, but the important thing is Bama wins. Roll Tide….National Champs…….

Woe is me….Not really, Thanks for coming by

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


In 2012 this web site had 45,197 visitors and 290,687 hits…Well, that’s pretty good, but in 2011 this web site had 56,879 visitors with 376,759 hits….Toward the end of the year my numbers were coming back up but one always hates to lose anyone….Well, if each of you would ask one person to come by for a visit maybe I could get my numbers back…..That is important but one thing that is up and is a good sign that my visitors are staying longer, reading or downloading some of my stories or maybe just reading through  the long list of posting and comments by some of the readers…I wish more of you would let me know your thoughts and believe me, even though you don’t think like I think, usually I will publish your thoughts. Anyway, if it is a quick visit or an hour of reading my stories, I thank you and hope you enjoy them and it would be nice to hear from you. Best wishes for 2013 and I hope it is your best year ever….Pete

Dallas Cowboys Winners…Today

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-12-2012


The Dallas Cowboys are winners. I think they will win today over a great Washington Redskins team. Reminds me of the seventies and eighties when the rivalry was so intense. I am not a “johnnie come lately” fan of the Cowboys. Yep, Eddie LaBaron was the quarterback when I became a fan, year one, and I have remained a “die hard” fan until this day. I feel strongly that if the Cowboys have any kind of a running game today, we win the game. That said, win or lose, the Dallas Cowboys are winners, and heaven forbid, but if we should lose, then I will start looking forward to next year….But wait, we gonna win, we gonna win, WE GONNA WIN…Go Pokes

Mayan Calender and stuff

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-12-2012


Gee, you know the Dec. 21, 2012 date came and went, nothing happened and it makes you kinda feed disappointed, huh? Several of us been waiting to see the poles reverse or the Almighty’s hand  slap the earth very hard issuing a wake up call to all it’s citizens and none of that seemed to have happened, on that day at least. However, this writer thinks that the Almighty’s hand warns  everyday of things to come. If you read the article by Alan Bonner, then you know of the warnings issued from the bible relating to today’s events world wide, the end is close. Many of us believe that the end times are very close indeed, which could mean tomorrow or many, many, years from now, but it will happen. The exact date will forever remain unknown. Sir Issac Newton said that it would be 2060 or later and he insist that it will not end before 2060. Sir Issac used the bible to make his predictions and I thought it was interesting how he put the dates, ie, “no sooner than but anytime after 2060”. That is unique, huh? A friend of ours says it will not happen until our Jewish friends start rebuilding the temple in  Jerusalem, over the exact spot it was originally. Oh, well, that’s where the Muslim temple is located and it ain’t gonna happen without a big fight. So some of you can enlighten me on that one also. It’s kinda funny, being an old man, seems like I would know a lot of these things…but the older I get the less I know. I have waited on the Lord to tell me these things a long time now, so I suppose the best thing for me to do is listen…ok, I’m listening Lord……Pete

Senator Simpson, take this…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-12-2012


Alan Simpson, the Senator from Wyoming calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security ” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats. Here’s a response in a letter from PATTY MYERS in Montana … I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is!
“Hey Alan, let’s get a few things straight!!!!! 1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole (tit) for FIFTY YEARS. 2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63). 3. My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud.
4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and “your ilk” pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age, 67. NOW, you and your “shill commission” are proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN. 5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now “you morons” propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because “you idiots” mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal our money from Medicare to pay the bills. 6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you “incompetent bastards” spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt. To add insult to injury, you label us “greedy” for calling .attention” to your incompetence. Well, Captain Bumblehead, I have a few questions for YOU:    1.How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?    2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?    3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?    4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies? It is you, Captain Bumblehead, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the “greedy” ones. It is you and your fellow nutcase thieves who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes and your job and retirement security at our expense, you lunk-headed, leech. That’s right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic, political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it. And you can take that to the bank, you miserable person. NO, I did not stutter.
EVERYONE!!!— If you like the way things are in America delete this. If you agree with what a Montana citizen, Patty Myers, says, please PASS IT ON!!!! P.S. And stop calling Social Security benefits “entitlements”. WHAT AN INSULT!!!! I have been paying in to the SS system for 45 years “It’s my money”-give it back to me the way the system was designed and stop patting yourself on the back like you are being generous by doling out these monthly checks!
Always be yourself because the people that matter don’t mind, and the ones who mind, don’t matter.
sent to hesterbooks.com from a friend in Dallas…Thank you my friend… Pete


Merry Christmas

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-12-2012


Merry Christmas to all of my readers. I hope your Christmas has been as bright and merry as ours. Number two son and his family had us out  for a wonderful dinner and gift exchanging evening. What a pleasant evening….Sweetie and I did not have to do any work on the meal and Sweetie mentioned  on the way home about how nice that was. And instead of the 6-6-6 devils flank steaks he fixed 7-7-7 heavenly steaks. In case you have not heard of them, you cook flank steaks seven minutes on one side, seven minutes on the other side and then let it cool 7 minutes before slicing  thinly and serving. Of course when you make the devils steaks you do it with the 6, but if I were you I would alter one of the numbers on the devils to just be, er,  shall we say, devilish and keep old Satan away…well, consider the source, that’s just me, ok….we took some pictures in number two son’s living room and I wanted to show you this one wall of his living room. These crosses are all unique, No. 2 son made some, number two and number three grand sons made some and a couple were special gifts, but all have their story. (My pictures are not transferring to the hesterbooks posting for some reason. I have called on  a grand child to research the problem, perhaps the problem can be resolved soon. Hold on, we will keep trying to post picture.) ok, now we have it…click on it to enlarge…Pete




Garage door broke…..Call American Overhead Door

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


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


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…..