Author Archives: Jack Boardman

About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.

“We’ll grab the initiative that way!”

PREVIOUSLY: Jay Schmidt & Carl James found no sign of Simpson and Keller—save for the car in the attached garage. “Well Jay,” Carl observed, “Nobody’s home.” “I hope Tim and Al had better luck.”

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“I hope Tim and Al had better luck.”

PREVIOUSLY: “Well, Al,” Keller observed, “This seems like can’t-refuse kind of offer.” “Indeed—let’s pack!” While they were packing, Boomer contacted the St. Paul police chief, “Todd? This is Boomer, we’re sending two miscreants your way and they’ll be staying at … Continue reading

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“SURPRISE!”

PREVIOUSLY: “There’s a thought,” Todd Axtel replied, “We’ll have to find a secluded location, however.” “That’s true,” Jay Schmidt agreed, “We should explore Moosehead County and find a secluded location.” There was a knock on the door—Schmidt answered the knock.

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“The enemy you know doctrine”

PREVIOUSLY: “How busy?” Schmidt asked, “Major or minor crimes.” “Both,” Keller replied, “But, keep in mind—there can be no trail leading back to us.” “But,” Jones said, “They already know who you are.” “True—but we can be ‘killed,’ right?” Simpson … Continue reading

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They all laughed

PREVIOUSLY: “Now,” Merle said, “We wait to hear from Ralph.” “Perhaps,” Chris Earp observed, “We can be proactive, and be on the road outside the Comfortable Suites?” “I’m with Chris,” Boomer said, “Historically—we’ve found that a good tactic.”

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“We wait to hear from Ralph”

PREVIOUSLY: “No such place in town,” Talley replied, “But—in Moosehead County, it’s possible.” “Any Idea where in Moosehead County?” Simpson asked. “Rumor has it that it’s up near Grand Marais,” He replied, “Near the border.” “How many miles?” Simpson asked. … Continue reading

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“Welcome, Gentlemen!”

PREVIOUSLY: Simpson, Keller and new hires checked in to the hotel at ten-minute intervals—each rented their own room. Marshal Talley, a general manager for the hotel chain, overheard Simpson and Keller, “We’ll just stay here a couple of days—and then … Continue reading

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“That ought to work, Al.”

PREVIOUSLY: “I’d like to introduce you to Mac’s bigger; yet younger brother, Merle McIntyre,” Boomer said at the two walked-in. There was stunned silence—only Jay Merton, who knew Merle, spoke, “I’d say it’s great to see you, but.” “It is … Continue reading

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Merle McIntyre!

PREVIOUSLY: And found nobody they’d consider hiring—just a couple of homeless people trying to panhandle. “Can you help a homeless army vet?” one of them asked. Simpson gave him $20—and he thanked him with a toothless smile.

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“Talley-HO!”

PREVIOUSLY: Hugs were exchanged in silence; words were not necessary. Just being together for Mac was enough for all present. “Perhaps,” Collie suggested, “We should remember the good times we’ve had with my husband—I think he’d like that.” “Remember the … Continue reading

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