It just HAD to be!


Medlar Farkleberry had stayed up too late last night playing poker with some of the local colorful characters and he was barely awake when he saw the old Ford pulling a large combination horse trailer drive past the new Cooper house and into his gas station, “Fill, please, diesel.”

The voice sounded familiar, but Lar was just too tired & coffee-deprived to pay much attention. It was only after the driver paid (in cash) and began to pull back out on to Silverthorn Avenue that he noticed a familiar, unmistakably familiar beagle in the trailer.

Daisy!” he shouted at the tail lights as the truck accelerated down the street.

Season 7—Chapter 10—Unclaimed—Episode 7:

As Boomer accelerated up Silverthorn Avenue/Historic US 61, he glanced in the mirror, and was surprised that he wasn’t surprised to see that Kidd fellow’s old Chevy following. He also caught a glimpse of the gas station attendant running towards the café he’d just passed.

Kidd followed Boomer out of town ©2012 Jack Boardman

As Boomer accelerated up Silverthorn Avenue/Historic US 61…

He negotiated the curve out of town and began the long steep climb up the granite bluffs overlooking the lake—with Kidd following close behind.

Daisy, riding in the cab next to him, tried repeatedly to speak with him; each time met with a comment about how much she barked. Soon she simply gave up—it was finally clear to her that he no longer could hear sentient critters speak.

Boomer, when not interrupted by the beagle’s barking, was lost in thought—the Kidd fellow claimed to have known him, but not in the present, but in the 19th Century, no less. Boomer couldn’t wrap his brain around that—perhaps this Kidd was jerking his chain—or delusional—or both!

He almost absentmindedly took a left at the tee off of Historic 61 and on to the county road leading to Williams’ Station; a fateful move, ‘though it would be some time for that to become apparent.

Soon they found themselves in Williams’ Station and Boomer’s stomach (at least THAT was working normally) informed him in no uncertain terms that NOW would be a good time for breakfast.

Boomer's arrival in Williams' Station wasn't unnoticed ©2012 Jack Boardman

Soon they found themselves in Williams’ Station…

Boomer’s arrival in Williams’ Station wasn’t unnoticed as Devil’s Track Township Marshal Andrew Boardman recognized…


Meanwhile—back in Danger Bay at Silverthorn’s Café…Medlar Farkleberry rushed breathlessly through the front door shouting “He’s ALIVE!”

Farkleberry arrived at Silverthorn's Café ©2012 Jack Boardman

“He’s ALIVE!”

Doc Shouse who had been having a conversation with Hiram Silverthorn about jumped out of her shoes—she knew, she just knew who Farkleberry was talking about. It just HAD to be!

To be Continued…

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13 Responses to It just HAD to be!

  1. sgtmajcarl says:

    FIRST!!! Nice old Chevy pick-up. But it needs a wash. Hey! How come there are no car wash facilities in Danger Bay? 😀


  2. Sarah Cooper says:

    He’s alive, but he’s just not himself! He needs to be himself!


  3. John James says:

    Of COURSE Boomer’s alive! 😛


  4. Chris Shouse says:

    Yea!!! I hope Boomer does come to himself soon, he is driving poor Daisy CRAZY!!! But I am liking the story.


  5. Daisy Boardman says:

    “…it was finally clear to her that he no longer could hear sentient critters speak.”

    BOL! This is true in real life sometimes! AR-ROOO!!!


  6. Dogs and old cars… and old men. Where did all the cowboys go??


    • Jack Boardman says:

      HA! The guy driving the old green Chevy in the first illustration is wearing a cowboy hat (if you look closely). 😛


  7. Amnesia must be..sumthin will wake him up..he needs some biscuits and gravy!


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