I was twelve years old when my sister got her driver’s license. Mom let her take me to the drive-in movies to see ‘PSYCHO’. At the cellar scene with the chair turning round, seeing the corpse of Norman’s mother, and hearing the blood curdling screams, I put my hands over my ears and jumped out of the car! Of course, with all the speakers on I couldn’t escape the terror!
I have been following the A and E series, ‘Bates Motel’. It’s quite awesome now that I’m grown and have my courage up! The series fills in the missing pieces of Norman’s early life and continues into the madness of his adulthood.
I found this quote in season 4, episode 2 quite appropriate…Norman reading to Norma from ‘Great Expectations’…”You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. The stones of which the strongest London buildings are made, are not more real, or more impossible to be displaced by your hands, than your presence and influence have been to me,…Estella, to the last hour of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil.”
Norman should have started to read with this part of the dialogue…”You are part of my existence, part of my-self.” Wouldn’t you agree ?!
PMCBurkey 2016


What’s in a Name ?

At work, we wore name tags displaying our first name, not an uncommon procedure. As my name consisted of eight letters, I used the first four which was considered my nickname, not an uncommon sounding name.
One day while doing business with a woman and her son, the mother asked, “Is that your name?” Surprised, I replied, “Yes!” Having no idea what she was thinking, I asked her, “Why?” She then told me that in Spanish, it refers to the male appendage, and seeing my name tag embarrasses her son! I then proceeded to tell her, “Well, I’m not Spanish, and if anyone should be embarrassed now, it’s me! Go look up the origin of my name, which is Greek in the full, and English in the short, meaning the weaver of threads.”
Granted, there are a growing number of Spanish in the USA now, but I will not change to suit them. I am who I am, and that’s all that I am !! (2016)


Deposit / Withdrawal

Funny thing happened at the bank drive-thru today. Once a month Priscilla makes a deposit of a box of Milk Bones for her and her doggie buddies. Then every week she makes a bone withdrawal when Hubby goes to the bank. The employees enjoy seeing Priscilla, speaking to her, and watching her enjoy the bone each visit. Today, the box of bones was accepted and the bank business was completed, but the lady didn’t put a bone in the money envelope. Hubby didn’t want to embarrass her, so he didn’t say anything. Good thing we have a couple bones in the glove box because Priscilla surely would have been disappointed !!
PMCBurkey March 2016