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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.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Talking Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving!  
Yesterday's Presidential Pardon means that Tater and Tot won't be on someone's table today awaiting carving.    Click here for a good article on how and why this tradition has evolved as it has.  (Seems that Abe Lincoln wouldn't let a turkey be killed because his son Tad took a liking to it.)

The West Wing T-V show also addressed the subject as seen in this funny video:

Unlike President Bartlett's no-nonsense-approach to the issue of pardoning the turkeys, President Obama has always had a "Why am I doing this?" take on it.  Here he is last year when he pardoned Honest and Abe.  (Can't help but wonder how our President-elect will handle this tradition next year. )


This song seemed appropriate:
Buzzy's Country Store will open at 2 pm today.  Cowboys/Skins game will be on at 4:30.

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