Davy Crockett's Almanack of Mystery, Adventure and The Wild West
When not blogging, I write mysteries and historical adventure. I am the proud (and mighty dang lucky) recipient of the Mystery Writers of America 2011 Robert L. Fish Award. My AHMM story "The Continental Opposite" was nominated for a Shamus award and selected for The Best American Mystery Stories 2016.
Bill Crider sings Elvis! Don't Be Cruel & Blue Suede Shoes - YouTube
One momentous day in history, Bill Crider sent Cap'n Bob Napier a cassette tape labeled "Billy Boy & the B.B.s." Bob thinks it was sometime in the '80s, but could have been a little earlier or later. In any case, the tape has languished in a drawer at Chez Napier all these many years, and made its World Premiere on YouTube just this week. Renaissance Man that Bill was, it seems possible he could have played all the instruments and sang lead and backup vocals at the same time, but it's more likely he used a karaoke tape, just as we lesser mortals might have done. The Bouchercon pics are thanks, once again, to Sir Arthur Scott.
Coming to direct from the height of the Crockett Craze, it's a weird adventure from Forbidden Worlds #39, December 1955. "Tigger" scanned it for Comic Book Plus (.com). Art is credited to Kurt Shaffenberger. If true, it isn't his best. I prefer his work on the later years of Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family.
A couple of months back I posted some of Bob Stuart's fine photos of Portland area collector types. (You can still see them HERE.) Well, here are more of the usual suspects, this time from our May lunch at Szechuan Kitchen. Thanks, Bob, for not catching us with food in our mouths.
Don't fret about names yet. All will be revealed.
Mike Britt and Larry Paschelke
Rob Edwards and Barry Bernard
Cheryl Britt and Bette Wald
Frank Portwood, Dick Wald, Monte Wolverton, Carl Richter
Tim Goodyear (far left), and friends
Debbie Cross (foreground), with June Edwards and Judy Paschelke
Some of many wonders on hand for show and tell
Some weirdo brought this Roy Rogers playset
Some weirdo (me) and Pat Rosenkranz
Paul Wrigley and Debbie Cross, Judy Paschelke and Bette Wald