“You must be Janine Jones.”

Gates Read Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: “Y’know, Sarah,” Boomer was looking at the wall, “I love that wall hanging you have in your showroom.”

“I like that one—and it would fit,” Sarah replied, “You may want to add a loveseat or another easy chair to augment what you have.”

“Any other ideas?”

“Yeah—get ‘T’ up here from the ‘Cities. She has a good eye.”

“She’s coming tomorrow on business.”

“Let’s head out into the garage,” Jay suggested, “I’ll just bet it needs a whole, huge, passel of work.”

“HEY! So, this is where your race car has been hiding.” Continue reading

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“I’ll need lodging”

Gates Read Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: Gates Read met Reverend Tag Guudlender, “I’m Gates Read, a minister of the Gospel and I’m looking for a new home.”

“Welcome, I’m Tag Guudlender, currently the only minister in Danger Bay. I specialize and am educated in all major faiths—what is your calling?”

“Youth and young people,” Reverend Read replied, “Helping them find their way to Christ.”

“Why have you left your last church?”

“It was in a small town near Lake of the Woods of 35 souls. There was a forest fire—it claimed the lives of 30. The survivors all left the area.”

“How incredibly sad.”

Season 15—Adventure 4— Gates Read—Episode 2—Scene 1… Outside the Danger Bay Meeting Hall… “Reverend Guudlender, is there a place for me here?” Read asked, “Considering I know little of other faiths.”

“Of course, there is,” Tag replied, “There’s many protestants in Moosehead County who will appreciate your presence.”

“I’ll need lodging.”

Gates Read met Reverend Tag Guudlender ©Jack Boardman“I’ll need lodging”

“Ah—Mrs. Fieldstone’s rooming house is quite reasonable. Just two blocks west of here. I’m told she has a vacancy. Tell her I sent you.”

Episode 2—Scene 2… At Boomer’s Cabin Greatroom… Sarah & Jay arrived as promised—and immediately went to work:

“That wall needs—something,” Sarah laughed, “And the dining and kitchen needs better lighting.”

Sarah & Jay arrived at Boomer’s Cabin ©Jack Boardman“That wall needs—something”

“Y’know, Sarah,” Boomer was looking at the wall, “I love that wall hanging you have in your showroom.”

“I like that one—and it would fit,” Sarah replied, “You may want to add a love seat  or another easy chair to augment what you have.”

“Any other ideas?”

“Yeah—get ‘T’ up here from the ‘Cities. She has a good eye.”

“She’s coming tomorrow on business.”

“Let’s head out into the garage,” Jay suggested, “I’ll just bet it needs a whole, huge, passel of work.”  

Episode 2—Scene 3… At Boomer’s Cabin attached garage…HEY! So, this is where your racecar has been hiding.”

Inspecting the former garage ©Jack Boardman“So, this is where your racecar has been hiding.”

“Yup—she’s earned her retirement,” Boomer replied, “Since the track closed—and I couldn’t bear to sell her, I keep her on display.”

“I’ll get to work on some additions to this area, and I promise you will like them.”

To be—CONTINUED…

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“Why have you left your last church?”

Gates Read Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: The Reverend Rupert Festus Wilbur, Jr. went into a rage.

He ordered his troops to advance and take the hill.

Confident in their skills and weaponry they began their advance up the hill.

Not one of Reverend Rupert Festus Wilbur, Junior’s men made it to the top of the hill.

Every member of our Posse could claim one or more kills, and the Henry Rifles of the “Warriors” were devastating.

Every one of the attackers was down. Continue reading

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“Where’s my damn truck?”

Nipigon Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: “We’re too late!” Farkleberry exclaimed as he saw the deserted village.

“We gave it our best effort.”

Episode 8—Scene 3… The road leading to the reservation village… The “Warriors” parked and locked six cars spaced to block the road completely from shoulder to shoulder, leaving no way to maneuver past.

To put an exclamation-point on it, they also erected a sign: “We’re looking down from the heights—YOUR MOVE!” Continue reading

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“We’re too late!”

Nipigon Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: “Hey, little brother—playing in the swamp again?”

“Yup,” he replied, “But it seems the mosquitoes were winning, so thanks for getting me out of there. What’s up?”

“Hiram’s life is being threatened by a so-called militia. We sent them away, but I’m sure they’ll return.”

“I’ll radio the boys now,” Willie said, “Pre-dawn attack I expect.”

“As do I.”

“Where are our friends?”

“On the lake fishing. I suspect in their favorite cove on the far side of the lake.”

At that precise moment—Kiwi and what passed as the “Posse” arrived.

“KIWI!”

Episode 7—Scene 2… On Lake Nipigon… Shortly after Kiwi arrived—she called Hiram on their secure phone, “You two are in extreme danger—don’t come back here.”

“Oh—GOOD GRIEF!” he replied, “Okay, we have supplies—we’ll stay hidden in the cove. You stay safe—hear?” Continue reading

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“Honey—mama is pissed! I will do what I must!”

Nipigon Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: “Where are they?”

“Excuse me,” Running-Deer replied, “I have no idea who you are so rudely asking about.”

“Silverthorn & Farkleberry—both are fugitives from the wrath of the Lord-Almighty!”

“Okay—SIR!” Running Deer exclaimed—her patience gone, “It is time for you to leave this reservation—boys?”

“Yes, my Chief,” James White-Eagle grinned, “Our pleasure!”

The twins quickly and, might I add, with no concern for possible injuries that might be inflicted on these two servants of the “Lord-Almighty” roughly threw them out of the hall, “You two ’gentlemen’ are hereby banished from our reservation—for life.” Continue reading

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“And we’re off to catch a boatload, right, Lar?”

Nipigon Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: “This fella’s good people, Herbie,” Mick replied, “He’s my boss, and told him this is the place to for that kind of help. He’s the boss of the Crusaders for Christ—goin’ against them commies who want to take away our 2nd Amendment rights.”

“Well—GOOD!” Herbie replied, “I got just the fellas who can do the job!”

Four men came out of the “men’s room (a hidden door inside leads to a ready-room of sorts)—all carrying sub-machine-guns!

Episode 5—Scene 2… Lake Nipigon Tribal Council Hall… “So,” Medlar said—grinning ear to out-sized ear, “You say there’s good fishing on Lake Nipigon?” Continue reading

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“I got just the fellas who can do the job!”

Nipigon Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: “May your life be long—and your troubles few, Sara Running-Deer,” Lar replied, “It is good to see you again.”

“Oh—you silver-tongued devil.” Running-Deer laughed, “Let us share a drink and the head for the reservation.”

“How’s the fishing?”

“It is good—if one knows where to fish. We have a new restored boat that you may use if you wish.”

“Will you tell us where to fish?”

“No,” She laughed, “It’s best you learn that on your own.”

Episode 4—Scene 2… Ontario Highway 61… Outback, Ontario… The Reverend Rupert Festus Wilbur, Jr. pulled over to the side of the highway, “Where could they be? We should have caught-up with them by now.”

“Let’s not stop here, Boss,” Mick suggested, “There’s a gravel road ahead about a mile, we should turn onto the road, ‘cause it leads to Outback.”

“What’s so special about this Outback?”

“We have friends there—friends who enjoy messin’ with people, just like Dorcas and I do. We’re going to need help if they manage to reach the res.” Continue reading

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“What’s so special about this Outback?”

Nipigon Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: They started their pursuit of the Crusaders for Christ in earnest with lights (and sometimes sirens) on.

“Joey!” Debra teased, “Can’t you get any more speed out of that thing?”

“You’re in front of me—holding me back—GET OUT OF MY WAY!”

“BAHAHAHAHA!”

The Reverend Rupert Festus Wilbur, Jr. knew of Hiram’s notoriety as habitually slow driver—he thought it only a matter of time before they caught-up to him.­ Continue reading

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Haste makes waste.

Nipigon Banner ©Jack BoardmanPREVIOUSLY: Reverend Rupert Festus Wilbur and crew arrived at the border crossing—and other than the Mountie giving the logo on the side of the car a long look—they had no problems, “Enjoy your visit, folks.”

With a “cat that ate the canary smirk” on his face, the Reverend Rupert Festus Wilbur replied, “Thank you—I’m sure we will.”

Episode 2—Scene 3… Cook County MN Highway 61… Chris, Kiwi, Debra and Joey had lost almost a full day before they learned that the Crusaders for Christ Militia were headed for Canada—they were now at full-speed on Minnesota Highway 61 in Cook County.

They were hoping to close the gap. Continue reading

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