This our celebration of and is the 1,000th post to this blog, The Port of Danger Bay, Minnesota.
The blog was originally named Our Saint Paul, and the first post was published, July 8, 2007.
One of the hallmarks of this blog is the inclusion of real people as characters. They kindly lend their likeness and sense of humor to this blog.
Alumni IRL Characters: Ines Hegedus-Garcia, Lysa Napolitano, Bob Carney, Dale Chumbley, Bill Lublin, Jeff Turner, and our first-ever IRL Character: Maggie Dokic, who first appeared May 5, 2007 in the old Active Rain series Codger Melodramas© & Codger Corners and continued as the Mayor of the Port of Danger Bay.
Two very special friends made a limited appearance each as characters and writers on this blog, as they showed us their home areas:
Linda Davis took us on a tour of the sights near Gales Ferry, Connecticut:
Lenn Harley took us fishing in the Chesapeake Bay area:
For your enjoyment, GENTLE READERS, some then and now illustrations:
Med & Jay’s Cyber Cafe home of the original Old Men & Coffee Shops series:
Original Joe’s Cafe & Coffee as it first appeared here:
Joe’s Cafe & Coffee Today:
The original downtown Danger Bay:
Part of downtown Danger Bay today:
Downtown Pioneer Danger Bay 1873:
It has been one heck of a ride, so far…and a whole lot of fun. My thanks to everyone who has participated in our stories, and to all the GENTLE READERS for keeping me motivated to write my cheesy fiction!
Feel free to Hijack the COMMENTS & GRAB A MUGFULL!