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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.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Aha! Moments

Groundhog Day always causes me to think of my visitor to Buzzy's Country Store a couple years ago who told me how he once spent the night before Groundhog Day in the Punxsutawney Jail.  He told me that he had been incarcerated for being drunk and unruly and once jailed, he slept on a cement slab.  He awoke early the next morning very hungover, very sore and very dry mouth thirsty.

In the cell across from him he saw Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil nestled very comfortably on a large cushion in a pet carrier with bowls of food and water before him.  He noted that it all served as an "Aha! Moment" for him as he thought to himself "How much lower can I go if the damn groundhog here is being treated better than I am?"  He said it was then and there that he decided to change his ways.  (I have previously discussed this incident so if you want more info on just how the guy ended up in jail (click here.)

It got me thinking about how it is those Aha! Moments that help guide us along the road of life.  In talking to many friends and folks visiting Buzzy's Country Store, I've always marveled at how an Aha! Moment often helped them out.  As was the case with my Jail House visitor above, frequently the Aha! Moment comes on the heels of something bad happening, such as a divorce, death, or accident.    For more info on this phenomena click  Aha! Moments.  
 
Been listening to the 80's channel and enjoying it.  Check out this clever A-ha video and tune.  Lead vocalist Morten Harket nails it.  Remember when MTV was full of great videos like this?

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