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, December 1, 2016

Most Wonderful Time of the Year? Not so Fast

At the risk of sounding more like the Scrooge that I really am becoming, December is probably my least favorite month.  I won't go as far as saying that I hate December (video below) but let's just say that if I had to rank all the months of the year, December would be the 12th on my list.

Why that is, I'm not exactly sure.  All the Christmas churn is a small part of my dislike;  but as I get older I find that I like routines and order more than all the bells and whistles and bon homie b.s. that December brings with it.   

In December there are parties and commitments and traditions to tend to.   While all of that that can be fun, it can also be a real pain.  December reminds me of that wild and crazy friend of yours who is fun to be around for a bit but after awhile gets on your nerves to the point where you can't wait to get away from him or her.

Business-wise December means year end crap to contend with.  Weather-wise, it's cold and  it gets dark early.  Overall, it is just a very screwed up month.  To quote my Grandfather Harry "I'll be glad when it's over."

But it's not all bad in December, because the Buzzy birthday list includes the following party people:  Brother in-law Jerry Taylor is on the 7th; Greg Madjeski 10th; Jimmy Cullison 16th; Mike Fenhagen and Steve Bradburn 18th; Pat Birmingham 23rd;  B.J. Gray 27th;  Brian Barnhill 28th; and Bill Holmes the 29th.  

The Buzzy Christmas Party is set for 17 December and should be a good time.  Capt. Jimmy Cullison is bringing his fryer down and there will be all sorts of good things to eat.  We're starting at 5 pm this year so come early, stay long and join the fun.  I promise to be in a better mood than I am now.  Bah humbug!  

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