Freddie Perren and Boogie Fever

Ever wanted to know who started Boogie Fever? Check it out over at the BoFN.

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American songwriter Frederick James “Freddie” Perren produced records, arranged music and was an orchestra conductor. He graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with future Capital Records executive Larkin Arnold.

He started his career with Barry Gordy over at Motown in 1969 co-writing hit songs for The Jacoson 5 like I Want You Back, ABC, The Love You Save, and Mama’s Pearl among others. With the birth of Disco in the 70’s, He shifted into the Disco arena and produced hits like Do it Baby and Love Machine for The Miracles.

In 1976 Perren reunited with his friend, Larkin Arnold, Vice President, over at Capital Records. In the next two years Perren helped The Sylvers achieve success producing their first two Capitol Albums. They had two Gold singles with Hotline and then Boogie Fever which reached number one on the Billboard Top 100 and Hot Soul Singles.

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A Special Edition: The Halloween Countdown 2018 Continues

Only 20 days until Halloween. The decorations are coming to life, figuratively speaking.

What graveyard wouldn’t want to host a two-headed, fire-breathing dragon?

Indecision is not an option when you have two heads and are rockin’ a spare skull.

What about those dewy-eyed moments when your resident witch spends her loot for her new Coach cross-body for tottin’ her cat, Whiskers, after winning the Most Acrobatic Take-off from an Over-stuffed Garage Competition: Northern or Southern Hemisphere, at the Witch-lympic Games. *Sniff, sniff. We’re so proud.*

Witch Wanda takes the cake at the Witch-lympics. News at 11.

Well folks, I better get back out to the graveyard to polish a few more of those tombstones. Happy haunting.

Until next week!



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A Special Edition: The Halloween Countdown 2018

A Special Edition: The Halloween Countdown 2018

Only 27 days stand between us and Halloween and only 24 days left until our second annual “You’re Never to Old to Trick or Treat” Day.

We sent out this postcard to all the local assisted living communities in the area.

Trick or Treat. We prefer to give the treat. Just saying.

We have no idea how many people will attend this year. One of the local coffee shops is displaying our postcard to help get the word out. Perhaps we will get double the trouble this year . . .

This is our sixteenth year haunting our small town. In that time some new friends have found their way into the graveyard.

The kraken beckons all those brave enough to enter.

Calling to the seafaring folk of our maritime village.

Gren, the woodland spirit—an Ent of no mean proportion, suffers from day glow. But come nightfall he will greet the unsuspecting Trick or Treaters.

He traveled from Middle Earth to join us. The Ents are among us.

If you don’t show up on October 31st, you’ll miss the show.

By 11:51 p.m. the decorations will disappear from sight and only a lone string of Christmas lights wrapping the eves of our home will greet any late comers.

Happy haunting everyone!



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The Sun Sets on Summer Travel

Summer is officially over in the northern hemisphere. We caught the sun setting at the rest area near Dry Falls.

A nice place to rest.

I’ll be honest here, I’m more excited about decorating for Halloween than writing this post. Please forgive me, but I’m heading outside to get out my Halloween decoration, dusting off zombies and alien mummies and haunted pirates chest. I’ll be pounding nails into tombstones stands and digging the pit of despair.

I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t decorated it myself.

I love this time of year. Lookout pumpkin field, here I come.

Only 34 days left until Halloween.

Enjoy the sunset. Have a great weekend.


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Dry Falls, Wet Lakes

On these last few day of summer, welcome to Dry Falls, a remnant of the last ice age. Created by the massive flood melt off, only a pothole lake left. An amazing landscape along the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail.

Sunset at Dry Falls.

It is located in the heart of the Grand Coulee. Also known as the Dry Falls cataract. It is a 3.5-mile-wide basalt chasm with a 400 foot drop created by repeated flooding events.

Wherever Fall takes you, have a great trip.






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Gutzon Borglum meets Mount Rushmore

Ever wondered who sculpted Mount Rushmore? Meet Gutzon Borglum over at the Blog of Funny Names.

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Welcome back funny names fans!

We interrupt this post for an announcement . . . I am busting to tell you about some good news. I received word over the weekend that my book proposal for dementia home care was accepted.

*Fannie does a happy dance and blows a party horn.*

Thanks for taking the time to celebrate with me.

Now back to our regularly scheduled post.

Gutzon Borglum may look glum, but he had an exceptional mustache.

John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum commonly known as Gutzon Borglum, was an artist and sculptor with a pretty darn good name.

He was born on March 25, 1867 the son of Danish immigrants, His Mormon father, Jens Moller Haugaard Borglum, in a polygamist marriage to his mother, Christina Mikkelsen Borglum. Christina’s sister, Ida, was Jens first wife. They lived in Idaho where polygamy was legal at the time. Do you imagine…

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A Pacific Northwest Taste of Monuments

Welcome new readers!

If you’ve ever visited Monument Valley in Utah or watched a John Ford Western, you’ve seen the towering buttes shimmering above the heat-soaked landscape. The early morning light making the colors pop red and orange.

We didn’t have to drive far to find our own buttes, but we did have to get up before the sun even yawned to catch this beauty towering over Banks Lake near Coulee City, Washington state.

A butte by any other name, might look as sweet, but it wouldn’t sound half as funny. Just saying.

Banks Lake is a 27-mile-long reservoir in the Grand Coulee created by a series of dams on the Columbia River which runs from Canada to the Pacific Ocean.

If you’re wondering what the heck a coulee is, in North America it’s a deep gulch or ravine which is usually dry in the summer. Everywhere else in the world it’s a solidified sheet of lava.

Warning: I am a Halloween junkie. The month of October will be dedicated to converting the front yard of my home into a spooky graveyard. I will post photos of the transition since I won’t be able to concentrate on anything else. Only 48 days and counting until Halloween.



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