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.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Happy Birthday John

John Glenn turns 95 today so Happy Birthday to him.  Always felt like he was an honorary county boy given his Pax River connections and his autographed photo in the Roost Restaurant.  He was first stationed at Pax in 1945 and then returned as a Test Pilot in 1954:
First person to ever orbit the earth, wonder if he ever made it down to Buzzy's?
P.S.  Check out NASA's latest launch just last night (click here.)  Hard to believe just how far we've come since Glenn's first mission.

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