We don't mention the many characters who have been in the different stories on Ranger Bill as often as I would like. So I thought now would be a good time to begin talking about some of these folks. We are all probably familiar with some of the regulars on Ranger Bill such as Frenchy DeSalle, Officer Pat O'Roark, Sheriff Cal, or crippled Jimmy Benson from "Jimmy's Christmas Miracle." But do you know that Knotty Pine has its own blacksmith? What do you know about Col. Anderson? Who is/was Bill's dad and mom? Did you know Stumpy was once married?
So to begin this new year of 2010 let's ask the questions, "Who are the oldest characters on Ranger Bill?" and "Who is the oldest in Knotty Pine?" Do the honors go to our favorite senior ranger, the "Old Walrus" Stumpy Jenkins? Now that I've suggested Stumpy as a prime candidate, I'll mention one more person. Do you remember Pete Granville and his Civil War "junk" in "Pete's Civil War"? How old is Pete?
Now it's your turn. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions for the oldest member of the Knotty Pine community by Sunday, Jan 10, 2010. Try to include the show title or description of the show in which your character appeared. I'll post your nominations right here on this web page. Then we will vote on the oldest Ranger Bill character.
Good luck and good hunting!