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.

The Sun Kisses the Clouds Goodnight

A summer evening drive with my husband. We park on the shore of a lake unknown. The sun dips below the Olympic Mountains. A breeze stirs the lake moving the bugs away. The warm air cooling. Twilight approaches. Hints of cedar … Continue reading

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Cats: Caught in the Act

Three simple photos. Christmas Eve 2006. Our newly adopted cat, Olivia, discovered the sideboard table we set up for our buffet dinner. Clearly this set up was for her viewing pleasure. Fortunately, clean table cloths waited in the closet for … Continue reading

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More Amoré If You Please

My husband and I work together in the real world—a mom and pop operation. However, lately he’s been traveling more than George Clooney in “Up In The Air”. Which means, love threw up a road block with the strength of … Continue reading

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Welcome to Western Skunk Cabbage Season

If you’re not familiar with Skunk Cabbage, welcome. They show up in early spring. The pod-like flowers give off enough heat to melt surrounding snow. They love swampy, forest wetlands, and grow wild. While theses flowers look delightful, their delightful … Continue reading

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Rosey Grier, More than a Football Career

Originally posted on The Blog of Funny Names:
Greetings funny names fans. We are on a football roll here at the BoFN with our funny names in the 2017 NFL draft. Vote for your favorite name here. Polls close at…

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The Winter of ’07 Kicks the Spring of ’17

Our spring weather is still hanging out with the lion. Cool, windy, dark, rainy, with a few tantalizing sun breaks. After combing through old photo albums, I reconnected with these photos and counted this year’s spring lion in the blessing … Continue reading

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Crater Lake National Park

This week’s post is in celebration of National Park Week. Last week I browsed through some old family photo albums. I discovered photographs taken by my mother and grandmother in the summer of 1940. The family vacationed in Oregon and … Continue reading

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