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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.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Buzzy Behind the Door

At Chesapeake Nursing Home with Mom, I visited the area where they have posted the plaques of folks who have been selected into their Hall of Fame.  Buzzy was inducted when he was a resident there in 2008.  (I've discussed this in a couple of previous posts (click here) (click here.))

When I found his plaque, I was a little disappointed because it is situated on a wall concealed mostly behind a door that is kept permanently open.  My first thought was "I got to say something to someone to get him relocated to a more visible spot."

But then I recalled Bart once telling me that he did not particularly like the photo of Buzzy on that plaque.  (I had a copy of the plaque up on a wall in the Store.)  Bart told me "That's not the Buzzy I remember.  He doesn't look like himself in that picture."  Bart then walked over to the Buzzy photo on the Store chimney and said "This is the Buzzy I remember - has his hat on and is smiling like he doesn't give a shit.  That's the Buzzy I remember."


Per Bart's input, the Hall of Fame Buzzy plaque will remain where it is at Chesapeake Nursing Home behind the door.  As for my copy at the Store I have long since taken it down and stashed it in a corner.

With all my talking about a door, this video seems appropriate:

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