Black Cloud

Gangsters BannerPreviously: It was then McOsker noticed a one-eyed man giving him “the eye” and he correctly decided “FBI.” It amused him a little that Mr. Minicucci had NOT noticed this fellow. He excused himself and walked around the casino. Juco had supplied them with 2014 currency, so he played—and didn’t win a dime—the slots.

After about a half hour McOsker walked out to his car closely followed by the one-eyed man.

He turned to the man, “May I help you, FBI Special Agent?”

FBI Special Agent William Black Cloud couldn’t help but drop his jaw in astonishment. Continue reading

Hiram Silverthorn!

Gangster BannerPreviously: The Hupmobile was immediately chosen by Liam McOsker, who liked to drive himself around, The Rolls (of COURSE) was Boss McOsker’s—there was no question—other than who would be his driver, and the two Model A Fords went to the remaining gangsters.

Meanwhile—at Silverthorn’s Café…

Hiram Silverthorn fell to the floor—silently, without warning… Continue reading

Somewhere in Forest County

Gangsters BannerPreviously: Meanwhile—Boomer & Daisy arrived… “Ah, Daisy,” Boomer commented as they arrived at home, “Shad Farkleberry brought the boat, as promised. I wonder if Linda is up yet…”

“Check Facebook.”

In fact, Linda was up and heard them pull up. She came outside—ready to head for Silverthorn’s Café, and before she said a word—she saw the boat moored at the dock. Continue reading

Boat

Gangsters BannerPreviously: The Moosehead City Council decided to establish a town marshal’s office to relieve the Moosehead County Sheriff’s Department of the more mundane duties of law enforcement.

They hired three retired lawmen; Sergeant Peter Moss, Officers Oliver McLintock and Ralph Peterson—all decorated officers, and equipped them with a pair of “Smart Cars” courtesy of Schmelke BMW of Moosehead City.

One of these men will not survive this adventure. Continue reading

Juco

Gangsters BannerPreviously: “Party?”

“Yup, a ‘coming home’ party tomorrow morning for Cap at Silverthorn’s Café.”

“Any ideas about a permanent place?”

“How do you feel about boats?”

“I like boats, why?”

“You’re familiar with Canal Park in Duluth?”

“You know I am…”

“And Crabby Ol’ Bill’s?”

“Of course.”

“I know of a similar boat fixed-up as a houseboat. I’ll show it to you after breakfast.”

All the rest went directly home to grab some sleep—save Chris, Sandra & Mandy, who held a short celebration to honor Mandy’s great work as a spotter… the acknowledged hero of the search. Continue reading

Meanwhile—In 1934

Previously: “Why not wait until we got back?”

“Because—Boomer.”

“OK,” Larry replied, “Why?”

“Because RW Boomer just completed the illustration of a P51D-5NA, the first with the improved visibility of a bubble canopy. It had some issues with what they call ‘lateral stability,’ which was corrected in the P51D-10NA—like the one Linda is flying. That gives us three of the more common P51 variants for the museum.”

“So—essentially what’s happening here is with this conversation, we’re bragging about RW Boomer’s illustrating skills—RIGHT?”

“That about sums it up.” Continue reading

Frammis Adjudicator Microswitch®

Cap BannerPreviously: Just as the Sikorsky approached the disabled MV Maryland & Virginia, the entire air search team made a rather impressive fly-by—almost close enough to see the wide grin on Cap’s face, “I knew it! I knew they’d find me!”

As they flew past the MV M&V, Larry noticed a major change in the Mustang Jay Cooper was flying, “JAY! What happened to your airplane?”

Jay looked over at Larry, “It changed mid-flight—y’all will have to wait until the next episode to find out how that happened.”

“Crap! Deferred gratification—AGAIN!”

After the fighters left for home, after Shaddock was lowered on to the deck of Cap’s boat, ­­the copter landed nearby.

Season Eleven—Adventure 4—Cap—Episode 8: Shaddock Farkleberry, like his big brother Medlar, can fix almost everything—and is very-good at determining the problem ahead of time, and ensure ALL the necessary parts (and more) are available to him—so of COURSE—he had the “Frammis Adjudicator Microswitch®” aboard the helicopter. After a half-hour he had the MV Maryland and Virginia fully operational—and accepted the temporary position of “First Mate” as offered by Cap.

With the MV Jason Everett Martin escorting, the Maryland and Virginia heads home to the Port of Danger Bay.

The Maryland and Virginia heads home to the Port of Danger Bay.

The Maryland and Virginia heads home to the Port of Danger Bay.

Meanwhile—on the flight home to Danger Bay…

“OK, fess-up Jay, how…” Larry began—only to be interrupted (of course) by Flutters.

“Master did it!”

“Not exactly. My spotter, Sarah Boardman here noticed it first—she would, sitting in the back with somewhat limited visibility. She found herself slowly being able to see much better. Apparently, the change happened before we left…”

Sarah Boardman noticed the change first

Sarah Boardman noticed the change first

“How?”

MASTER!

“Shut-up, Flutters!”

“No Flutters,” Jay replied, “Cujo did it while we were in flight, and bent time to place us in the airplane.”

“Why not wait until we got back?”

“Because—Boomer.”

P51B10NA is now a P51D5NA

“Because—Boomer.”

“OK,” Larry replied, “Why?”

“Because RW Boomer just completed the illustration of a P51D-5NA, the first with the improved visibility of a bubble canopy. It had some issues with what they call ‘lateral stability,’ which was corrected in the P51D-10NA—like the one Linda is flying. That gives us three of the more common P51 variants for the museum.”

“So—essentially what’s happening here is with this conversation, we’re bragging about RW Boomer’s illustrating skills—RIGHT?”

“That about sums it up.”

To be continued…

“Chris! I think I found Cap!”

Cap BannerPreviously: Ruby smiled, “ Me too Sandra, I stopped by to see Eleanor as she came in to cook today but am glad to see you.  How are things going with Mandy?”

“Oh what a joy it is to have her here and I look forward to the many adventures we can have together and the good life I know she can build here. She is on an adventure right now, in the thick of the rescue operation.  She is up in the air with Chris—what a thrill for her.”

“Oh—I can imagine!”

“Ruby—were you at the bar the night Zad was killed?”

Ruby suddenly looked very uncomfortable. Continue reading

Ruby!

Cap bannerPreviously:  Meanwhile…Somewhere on Lake Superior… The batteries powering Cap’s long-wave radio went dead—making it impossible for him to communicate with the searchers, “Dagnabbit!”

This was as close to swearing as Cap was capable.

He decided to grab a sandwich from his now-warming refrigerator. There were several there—his wife saw to that, bless her heart. He took the remaining sandwiches (and prepared salads) and placed them in a waterproof bag, tied the bag securely and dropped it into the 40 degree water.

Cap figured it could be many days before he was found—maybe never.

He sighed. Continue reading

LINDA!

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Previously: Sandra wanted to help, so Medlar Farkleberry called Collie McIntyre, who was working in the tower and asked her if she could train someone to help—she replied, “Send ‘em up, I sure need the help.”

A few minutes later—Collie began training Sandra in tower operations… Continue reading