1,000 POSTS!

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.

Current IRL Characters: Sarah Cooper, Susie Blackmon, Carl McIntyre, Chris Shouse and Larry Yatkowski with occasional appearances by Erik Hare.

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:Linda Davis & Her Visitors

Lenn Harley took us fishing in the Chesapeake Bay area:MV Maryland & Virginia off Calvert Cliffs

For your enjoyment, GENTLE READERS, some then and now illustrations:

Med & Jay’s Cyber Cafe home of the original Old Men & Coffee Shops series:Med & Jay's Cyber Cafe 2007

Original Joe’s Cafe & Coffee as it first appeared here:The Original Joe's Cafe & Coffee 2007

Joe’s Cafe & Coffee Today:Joe's Cafe & Coffee Today

The original downtown Danger Bay:Original Downtown Danger Bay c2007-08

Part of downtown Danger Bay today:Part of Downtown Danger Bay Today

Downtown Pioneer Danger Bay 1873: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!C'mon in Grab a Mug & Speak Your Mind!

About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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73 Responses to 1,000 POSTS!

  1. Carole Cohen says:

    I love seeing the original cafe…congratulations Boomer! It definitely takes me back. I’ve a hankering for some of that really good coffee about now……

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  2. Today is also National Day of the Cowboy. What a perfect day to celebrate post #1,000 – – now, where is my mount? (I mean Josie!)

    Congratulations!

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  3. Ann Cummings says:

    Woo Hoo Jack and The Port of Danger Bay! Love seeing these original graphics with the current ones. I remember following these way back in the AR days when many of us started there.
    By the way, I sure hope you included some nice ice cold beverages at your refreshment station you mentioned above…… ;-)
    [___]D <<for you and [___] << for me

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  4. Sweet Woman says:

    Congrats Jack..your doing a fine job and great to be a tiny part of your gang! Good morning..keep the brews coming! :)

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  5. sgtmajcarl says:

    Hey…Wait! You weren’t supposed to start until 0430hours! :-)

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  6. Paul Harriott says:

    Congratulations and well done to all involved. I know it’s coming from a part-time n00b but here’s to the next 1000 C|___|***clink***|___|D ….. :-)

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  7. Chris Shouse says:

    Wow we have come a long way!

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  8. Sarah Cooper says:

    Congratulations, Jack! I remember way back when Maggie first appeared in Danger Bay — what a shock to see real people pulled into cyberworld! But wait, these were people I already knew online, so it almost seemed natural once I thought about it. And of course PepperCooper took right to it. Dogs are awesome that way.

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  9. Chris Shouse says:

    Another 1000 posts will be great…here is to you Boomer and to the others that contribute to such a wonderful place!

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  10. Ann Cummings says:

    I’m hungry…….

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  11. boomerjack says:

    Carl! Where did you go?

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  12. daisylegs says:

    I’m here! AR-ROOOO!

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  13. Congratulations!

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  14. Kim Wood says:

    Your talent and creativity is amazing! Thank you, Jack. I’m so glad you share with your readers your skills and provide many laughs along the way :) Congrats on your 1,000th post //HUG

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  15. sgtmajcarl says:

    Collie & I have to get back on the road to reach our stopover for tonight on time to register. I estimate three hours of so and I’ll be back.

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    • boomerjack says:

      Safe trip! We’ll be off to the Downtowner/Woodfire soon as well. I’m sure someone will hijack the comments in our absence. :-)

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  16. Nancy Miller says:

    Hi Im here to save the day with Fresh Warm Apple Cake for the party!

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  17. John Lauber says:

    Congrats on 1000 Boomer! That’s quite the accomplishment!

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  18. Nancy Miller says:

    Yall have a fine day..keep the blog rollin rollin rollin keep them critters rollin :) ENJOY!

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  19. boomerjack says:

    :-D !

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  20. Maggie Dokic says:

    Boomer congratulations on this achievement! 1,000 posts is no small feat. It’s been an honor to be part of it.

    Nancy, thanks for the warm apple cake. Yum!

    Now, if I’d only known downtown Danger Bay was going to develop so quickly I would have been the exclusive real estate broker instead of the Mayor!

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  21. Erik Hare says:

    Congrats! This is always great stuff – and proof that the blog world has room for some truly unique expression. This is exactly what we need a lot more of just for the fun of it!

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    • boomerjack says:

      Thanks Erik. Someone else somewhere else may just be doing this same thing…glad I don’t know about it–it MIGHT be lots better! ;-)

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  22. lgbennett says:

    Wow…loved seeing the names of people I’ve known over the last 4 years. Great job with your blog, Jack. It’s truly one of the best I’ve ever read. Here’s to another 1,000 posts!

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  23. sgtmajcarl says:

    It’s pretty quiet here now…

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  24. DianeGuercio says:

    :) Proud to know you, Jack.

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  25. sgtmajcarl says:

    Jack! Get over here, NOW!

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  26. Elizabeth Miller says:

    Lottsa fun! Here’s to the next 1000 *plus!*

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  27. Paul Harriott says:

    Stopping off here again and mighty parched…..Ale ale and ale will do the trick….at least for an hour. Have a great day 2 St Paul groupies!!!

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  28. Leave ’em dangling. Way too visual for this blog.

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  29. ines says:

    CONGRATS!!!! this is what I call dedication and imagination!!! Always and forever a HUGE fan! :)

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    • boomerjack says:

      Thanks Ines. It makes the time invested in matching the cheesy fiction up to the illustrations worth the effort. :-D

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  30. sgtmajcarl says:

    Nice to see you got around to uploading tomorrow’s post. ;-)

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  31. It’s not like me to be late to the party!! Kudos to your dedication, imagination and creativity, Jack.

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    • boomerjack says:

      The IMPORTANT thing is you made it here, Thanks Kathy! The party’s kinda petered out, but all parties do. The good news–there’s no one passed-out under a table somewhere–I had Daisy check. :-D

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  32. gotbob says:

    Ok late to the party…but I am honored to part of this crowd that was created looooonnnng ago on Active Rain. Those were the days…. I really miss those days. Thanks Jack for making me part of your history.

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    • boomerjack says:

      We had us some fun, didn’t we. Everyone who stopped by and commented, or simply stopped by are CHARTER MEMBERS of this INCLUSIVE bunch, at least to my way of thinking. :-D

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  33. boomerjack says:

    I’m calling it a night. This has been an absolutely marvelous experience. I am HONORED to have each and every one of you as cyber-friends, and even a few IRL friends as well.
    THANK YOU!
    THANK YOU!
    THANK YOU!

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