If there were a 'Life and Times of Donald Duck' May 19, 2020 15:49:33 GMT
Post by The Moose on May 19, 2020 15:49:33 GMT
Do the flashback events in "Sign of the Triple Distelfink" occur before or after Scrooge's return to Duckburg? Has Rosa ever stated, or are there any in-story indications?
Also, this story cements for me that Donald and Della grew up with their parents rather than on Grandma's farm. I also don't like the idea that Quackmore and Hortense lived on Grandma's farm ... Quackmore is an accountant in the Rosa-verse, surely he would need to live in the city (even if he wasn't working for McDuck Enterprises).
On another thread, we discussed how the early Barks stories (and Taliaferro strips) have Donald living in Burbank. Perhaps the most logical way to deal with this is to mentally substitute "Duckburg, Calisota" for "Burbank, California", but I think we also speculated that after their estrangement with Scrooge, Donald's family decided to move from Duckburg (since they would no longer be working for McDuck Enterprises) and moved to Burbank for Quackmore's job. It was there that Quackmore died, that HD&L were born, and then Donald came into guardianship of his nephews. Then for some reason, perhaps after Hortense also passed (does "Christmas on Bear Mountain" state that Donald lives in Duckburg? Maybe he's still living in Burbank at this point and drives over to Bear Mountain), Donald and the boys move back to Donald's old hometown (and next to Jones). One problem with this is that Donald's early adventures with Tabby and Fethry would then have to take place in Burbank, not Duckburg.
BTW, is it accurate to say that Taliaferro introduced Daisy by having her move in next to Donald? Could someone repost that strip here? I believe that we discussed it in the context of a discussion about whether Daisy was related to HD&L, but I can't find it easily. But yes, I prefer Donald and Daisy meeting in adulthood to knowing each other in childhood or going to high school together.