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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.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January Birthdays Pt. 2

On the first day of every month, I post the birthdays of the Buzzy extended family coming up for that month.  Having done it for several years now I have it down to a cut-and-paste operation.

However, my first reference point was always Buzzy's scratched up calendars with various names and dates on them.  For some unknown reason he had two calendars both of which I still consult on occasion. 

Here is one from January.  The ones we still recognize and celebrate are on here.  However, I always try nd decipher the ones that Buzzy had crossed off the list either because they died or they stopped coming in. 

Here is a quick run down of crossed off Buzzy folks for the month of January.   January 5 features a crossed out Saunders and a John Dyer neither of whom I know as is the case with Robert on the 7th. I assume that 9 January's Howard F was Howard Fenhagen one of the Charter 4 O'clock Club members.  Shelly with Brad on the 13th I don't know either.  (LP is scratched off the 14th but that is because Buzzy finally got it correct that LPs birthday is on the 13th.)  Buzzy also had some questions about Chrissie Muchehe as to whether she was on the 15th or 16th or maybe even the 22nd.  Looks like Buzzy wasn't too sure.
My Aunt Sissie's birthday was on the 20th and Tommy Knott's was on the 21st.  Charla  I believe was Sid's wife or girlfriend.  The 22nd has a Ruth MC(?) crossed out along with Steve Heutt on the 23rd.  The 27th and 28th contained Dawn and Dick Wood respectively.

Regarding the folks who stopped coming into the Store, I am reminded of something Buzzy told me once when I asked him about someone who no longer came in; he was semi-philosophical as he said, "Someone else comes along to take their place." 

I'm not so cavalier about any of my Buzzy friends who fall by the wayside but I do see his point.  On the other hand, I prefer the Don and Glenn description of guests at Hotel Buzzy - "You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave."

Patricia Mae Andrzejewski's birthday is today.  I may just have to PM her to see if she wants to drop in Buzzy's later on and help us celebrate it for her.


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