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.

Chinese Lantern

Despite epic wind storms, snow, rain and hail, this hearty Chinese Lantern’s seed pods survived the maelstrom winter threw at it. I can’t wait to see what it has in store for spring. Advertisements

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A Special Edition: February 20th is only Five Days Away

In my small town we support a YMCA.  Three years ago one of the janitors fed me a gym secret. I’m going to share . . . again.  * * * We’ve all done it, made a resolution. January 1st, … Continue reading

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Ethel Merman Revisited

Originally posted on The Blog of Funny Names:
Ethel Merman, what more needs to be said? Belated greetings Funny Names Fans. A few funny things happened on the way to today’s tardy Tuesday post. Yes, I know today is Tuesday,…

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A Harbor in Winter

Snow falls so rarely in our area that one inch will shut the region down. At four inches, people abandon their cars on the interstate and trudge home. On this day our small town boasted our small harbor dusted in … Continue reading

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If it’s the Day before Ground Hogs Day, Will an Orange See its Shadow?

On the eve of Punxsutawney Phil’s unveiling to deliver the news of an anticipated early spring, if we look at an orange in snow today and it casts a shadow, does that mean six more weeks of winter? I see … Continue reading

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Burl Ives’s Likeness

For those fans of the Rankin and Bass 1964 classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, you may have seen the profusion of inflatable characters popping up around Christmas time in the U.S.. We were no exception. “Sam the Snowman” is our … Continue reading

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Post Christmas Clean-Up

A fire crackled in the fireplace. White Christmas played in the back ground. My better half and I filled a box with Christmas ornaments. I reached for the next box to find it filled with the best gift of all, … Continue reading

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