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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Buzzy's Fire 1983


Mention of the Rabbit Hash Store fire yesterday reminded me of Buzzy's Country Store fire in 1983.  I have done a couple posts on this previously (click here and in that post is a link to another story on it.)
Just last week I was visited in the Store by Dennis Simmons who informed me that he was living in the trailer behind the Store when it caught fire.  Dennis said that a lady named Tina was driving by the Store, noticed that it was aflame and knocked on his door.  He in turn awoke Buzzy to inform him.  Above are some excerpts from the Enterprise article along with some photo's below taken by Ned Pratt.
Will Mettam and Duncan Lepper Ensuring That Buzzy's Was Open the Next Morning After the Fire

Chuck and Pete in Supervisory Mode Leaning on the Bartmobile (Note 2X6 Front Bumper)

I'd forgotten about this tune until just now.

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