Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

What you have here is an old guy. In education for 30 years, started teaching elementary, ended as library and media director of community college. I've enjoyed mountain climbing, sports car rallying, was pipe major of a bagpipe band, played guitar and sang during the folk revival, walking and hiking later in life. Now fairly sedentary. Enjoy reading, esp. mysteries and fantasy, but my reading is pretty eclectic. Enjoy movies, giving Netflix a workout.

Friday, November 24, 2006


Strange things happen when you wake up in the middle of the night. Strange thoughts creep into or out of the subconscious and then one lies awake and turns them over until sleep comes once again. Case in point: Fanny. That’s the name that came to mind. What was it a nickname for? And why would someone want a nickname that also meant derriere. Enquiring minds need to know. So the following morning I went on-line. Fanny is the nickname for Frances (female). But it is also the nickname for Nathaniel. How the heck do they get Fanny out of Nathaniel? In my youth there was a very popular cook book named Aunt Fanny’s Cook Book. Long before the Food Network and the celebrity cooks like Rachel, Giada, Mario, Bobby, Tyler and Emeril. But I digress and maybe that’s for another time.


Blogger Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I heard that fanny was the British nickname of a woman's fun place.

2:12 PM  

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