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.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy Paraskevidekatriaphobia!

It always amuses me the variety of phobias that are out there and just what some people are afraid of (click here.)   Many of the phobias I get, e.g. Venustraphobia - who isn't afraid of a beautiful woman?   If you are not, then you should be.  

But some of the phobias I don't get such as the one for today - fear of Friday the 13th or Paraskevidekatriaphobia.  (Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13 and Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th.)  

Some superstitious folks are so afraid of today that they won't even leave home.  This has led to a noted hit to businesses on Fridays when the 13th hits:
This evening at Buzzy's Country Store it shouldn't matter.  LP's birthday party and of course there will be lots of good old camaraderie so come on down.  Don't believe anyone has yet come up with a fear of fun phobia!

There are many versions of this Willie Dixon tune to choose from.  I prefer Howlin Wolf's but this first one isn't bad either.

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