Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for December, 2014

I Am Not Making This Up: Ain’t No Party Like a Donner Party

When I was in high school, my sister participated in history day (which was like a science fair, only with history). Her project was based on the Donner Party. The movie Alive, about the soccer team that crashed in the Andies and had to resort to Cannibalism had just come out, so cannibalism was on […]

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Yes Virginia, Santa Was a Real Dude

Everyone knows who Santa is, right? Fat dude in a red suit that lives at the North Pole and goes Ho, Ho, Ho! Right? Er . . . maybe not. The Santa that everyone thinks they know is based on a real person. And that person might just have gone on his own naughty list. […]

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Keeping up Promises: My Charlie Brown Ghost, and Shelf Without an Elf

A while back, I promised to post pictures of my Charlie Brown Halloween Ghost. So here it is. The legs are my daughter’s. She was a pink dragon. I wish I’d taken photos of the process, but here is what I did: 1 I bought a twin sheet from Wal Mart. And I don’t think […]

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I Am Not Making This Up: That Time the Mummy Sank The Titanic

This one is a twofer, because I stumbled over two crazy stories about mummies. Firstly: did you know that you don’t have to make arrangements in your will to become a mummy? You can diy yourself right into mummification right now. At least, you could if you wanted to practice an extreme diet for 10 […]

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I Am Not Making This Up: The Custody Battle on the Mayflower

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s a little odd to revisit the pilgrims. But I ran across this story that seemed like something out of a Gothic novel. We all have this idea of the first Thanksgiving. It was the Pilgrims and Indians Native Americans and turkey. But that’s about the extent that most people […]

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