A Special Edition: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

Somehow the month of September moved straight off my schedule. Can you believe October is next week?

My husband returned home a day earlier than expected. Yay me! Which means we’re continuing with the special editions for one more week.

We shared this sunset when he came home.

A September SunsetI hummed Peaches and Herb’s “Reunited” all weekend—mostly because the only way I can carry a tune is in a bucket. Monday morning, I woke up to him singing, “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.” And his voice makes my heart twerk in my ribcage.

Forgive me if I feel no guilt for not completing my regularly scheduled post this week. I didn’t even wake up this morning wondering if I misplaced an em dash. . . .

*Fannie looks in mirror and smiles.*

Nope, no guilt. Maybe a little perma-grin though. 😉

Instead, I’ll leave you with this thought for your weekend. From my not yet written book: The Naughties Guide to Innocent Behavior. This would be “Rule Number 3—If you can’t get your significant other to help you with the dishes, rename it Porn. Help them realize the benefits involved and you’ll reap the rewards. *Warning: The Surgeon General should warn perma-grin may result after bouts of heavy dish washing.”

So here’s “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” from the 1937 film, Shall We Dance, with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. They never danced to that song.

Until their reunion film The Barkleys of Broadway in 1949.

Okay, so I couldn’t resist sharing a dance scene with Astaire and Rogers.

*Fannie raises her tea cup.*

Until next week.


About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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11 Responses to A Special Edition: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

  1. amb says:

    Oh, my. Innuendo and Broadway. I’m so happy right now !!! 😀

    Gorgeous sunset. So glad you got to share it with your other half (and a day early! Yay!!)


    • Thanks Amb. Broadway and Innuendo go together like a horse and carriage don’t you think? 🙂

      The sunset was amazing, it rained almost a full inch that day. When my husband pulled into the driveway, we had our first sun break for the day. It was gorgeous.

      We’re expecting anywhere from 4 to 8 inches this weekend. Good thing I have “duck feet”. 🙂


  2. aplscruf says:

    Yay, glad Richard came back early! Thanks for yet another earworm with “Reunited” though. I did like the Fred/Ginger video…that made up for previous earworms! ha And Heavy Dishwashing…love it!


    • Earworms are my gift for the month of September. 🙂

      Isn’t “Reunited” just stuck in there like glue though?

      On a separate note, will you ever think of dish washing the same way again? LOL…


  3. aplscruf says:

    Hahaha! Yes, I need to make some household chore word substitutions. On a similar note, our son was conceived over a long spring break, and we happened to stay home without any plans (we were poor teachers). We played lots of tennis that week, among other things. Lots of tennis. Tennis has a whole different meaning for us now!


  4. Liz says:

    Why Fannie, you are a naughty little girl! 😉 Love that your heart still twerks for your hubby. Great songs/earworms. Though gotta say that dishwashing will always be just dishwashing in this house. We’ll figure out another way to reap rewards–it just can’t involve housework. haha. Maybe a little bacon jam to start the party? Just sayin’…


    • Liz I suspect dish washing might be an occupational hazard in your household.

      However, a little bacon jam could go a long way. 🙂


      • Liz says:

        housework has never made me anything but grumpy–no matter how many Don Ho tiny bubbles are in the d@mn dishwater–so I don’t see how that’s gonna be good for my love life.

        But kudos if you can make it work 😉 And lol, a little bacon jam does indeed go a long way. That stuff is intense!


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