Meanwhile—In 1934

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


“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.”

Season Eleven—Adventure 4—Cap—Episode 9: The Historic Air Force airplanes were home and soon the maintenance crews would begin the task of checking their airplanes—the pilots only borrow their airplanes, after all!

The Historic Air Force airplanes were home

The Historic Air Force airplanes were home

For their part, the pilots were tired, but happy the mission ended a complete success—all headed for home—save one, “Is there a hotel nearby?”

“Fahgedaboudit, Cuzzin,” Boomer said, “You don’t want to check-in to the closest motel, Linda—trust me. I have a hide-a-bed at my place for tonight. We can make permanent arrangements after the party.”

Linda hitched a ride with Boomer

“Fahgedaboutit, Cuzzin,” Boomer said


“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.

Meanwhile—In 1934 White Bear Lake, Minnesota…although Prohibition had ended in 1933, they were small-time Prohibition-Era gangsters, still working the system, switching from booze to gambling—they were about to get hit as they were enjoying their vacation on White Bear Lake. It seems they ran afoul of Ma Parker and her bunch—with Parker believing they were trying move on their operations…

Those cars are NOT theirs

“…they were small-time Prohibition-Era gangsters…”

…at least one of them should look outside…those cars outside are NOT theirs.

Thus ends Adventure 4…But our story? To be continued…


About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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14 Responses to Meanwhile—In 1934

  1. Chris Shouse says:

    Oh a new adventure!!! I am excited these boys look dapper 🙂

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  2. lhalvor says:

    Your uncles on the Reed side would
    Have fit right in here. Isn’t that Mert on the left?

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  3. lhalvor says:

    White socks?

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  4. Sarah Cooper says:

    Love their ties! You know, if they had dogs, they’d know about those cars outside.

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    • Jack Boardman says:

      I found those outfits on-line… the suits in one place, the ties in another. Changed them a lot colors, textures and such, so as not to cause copyright issues…new hats & heads. But didn’t give them dog-people. 😉


  5. sgtmajcarl says:


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  6. Lori says:

    Oh, I’m so nit picky. 1) Fahgedabou(d)it. Review the pronounciation, I think it ends with aboudit instead of aboutit. 2) Your small time prohibition gangsters look swell in their attire. Spats and all, but what about those gangsters behind the table (counter?) Only farmers wore blue jeans during that era. And yours have their cuffs turned up. On the plus side…Your illustrations, especially backgrounds, are revealing more and more depth, really capturing perspective. Your night scenes are great. The new storyline should be exciting to follow. Jack, you keep outdoing yourself. Watch out, you might move beyond cheesy into acknowledged lit-era-ture!

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    • Jack Boardman says:

      WELL! Where to start:
      1. “Fahgedaboutit”—was a typo—which, of course the WordPress spell-check didn’t catch—it DID NOT like the either spelling. Status: Corrected to “fahgeddaboudit.” Good-eye!
      2. Jeans—changing that will take several weeks, as posts are scheduled now through December 5th. BTW: Rolled-up jeans were common in the 30s-era westerns (Gene Autry & Roy Rogers, Buck Jones, etc.). But you’re right, city-folk would not wear them. Status: This will take some time.
      3. Backgrounds—I must be doing something different with the same backgrounds—as I use them over and over again—BUT THANKS FOR YOUR KIND WORDS!
      4. “Acknowledged lit-era-ture?” NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! SAY IT AIN”T SO! 😀


    • Jack Boardman says:

      The gangster-thugs were much easier to fix than I anticipated, it took about an hour.
      Gansgter Thug


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