Author Archives: Fannie Cranium

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.

Give Thanks for Dorcas Reilly, An American Inventor

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What are the things you associate with Thanksgiving dinner? Turkey, stuffing, salads, pumpkin pie, and green bean casserole? What would Thanksgiving dinner be without green beans, Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup and…

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In the Still of Predawn

For days wind, rain, hail, thunder and lightening cleared the air and soaked the parched earth. In the still of predawn the clouds parted. The lapping water rippled its mirror surface. Salt water scented the chilly air, air cold enough … Continue reading

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A Special Edition: Post Halloween Wrap-Up Party

It’s Thursday. Carl the Camel and I are tired. He spent all day Wednesday celebrating. My husband and I’ve been drying out and wrapping the Halloween candle holders—all 240 of them. We discovered a mermaid set up shop in the … Continue reading

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A Special Edition: Halloween Countdown 2018 6 Days . . .

Only 6 haunting days left until Halloween. The decorations are almost finished. Families new to the neighborhood are finding their way to our graveyard. Word is spreading about  “You’re Never Too Old to Trick or Treat.” Even my beloved aunt … Continue reading

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A Special Editions: The 2018 Halloween Count Down

Only 12 haunting days left until Halloween. The decorations are coming together. Our alien mummy was quite perplexed by the deflated cat on the top of his coffin. Witch Wanda’s students await her arrival for their first broom riding lessons … Continue reading

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Freddie Perren and Boogie Fever

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Embed from Getty Images 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…

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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? What about those dewy-eyed moments when your resident witch spends her loot for her new Coach cross-body … Continue reading

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