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.

77 Days Until Halloween

If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you have caught on I am a Halloween fan. And my favorite Halloween retailers know it. The advertisements started arriving in July!?! A full month earlier than previous years. The … Continue reading

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Traffic Tickets Gone . . .

My husband and I were returning to the office after a sales call. A car passed us on the freeway. The driver held her cell phone in her right hand six-ish inches from her face. Her car advertising something she … Continue reading

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When Your Twin Cats Share the Same Space

Meet Ax and Dently, named for accidentally. Somehow these two brothers managed to squeeze themselves onto the top of a small cat tree made with seating for one—on purpose. Sharing the same space since before birth. Inspiration to squeeze in … Continue reading

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A Shroud of Fog

Instead of wild fires and thick, acidic, choking smoke, this summer blessed us with rain, clouds and morning fog. On the way to the office this week, fog wrapped a gray shroud around the shoulders of Commencement Bay leading out … Continue reading

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Son-of-a-Peach Rose

Happy 4th of July to those of you in the United States. Happy post Canada Day to my neighbors to the north. For the rest of you around this beautiful planet, here is the first bloom from a clipping of … Continue reading

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John Hinerwadel and Syracuse Salt Potato Revisited

Originally posted on The Blog of Funny Names:
Welcome back funny names fans! Summer has just bloomed in full and I thought a summer classic post would be in order. And to tell on myself, I had to get a…

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Twilight in Blyn, Washington

The solstice is tomorrow. This was the view from Blyn, Washington, last Friday evening well after 10 p.m. My cell phone did not do this vista justice. The dark line in the water—hundreds of Canadian geese gliding silently into the … Continue reading

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