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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.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Why Drop A Ball?

New Year's Eve at Buzzy's Country Store and we will be dropping a 10 ounce Bud can.  Of course in New York City they got that whole ball dropping thing going on at midnight.  Ever wonder how that came to be?

Found this article explaining how it originated from something known as a time ball atop tall buildings.    Excerpt follows but click here for full article on how time balls started.


Clapton's most famous cover of a JJ Cale-written song is probably Cocaine.  However, his first cover of a Cale tune was a good one too as Cale himself said here:
http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1279

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