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 9, 2018

Only One

The following was on the front page of a July 1958 edition of the St. Mary's Beacon (click here.)  You can't really read the article but what caught my eye was the listing of establishments where one could register for the fishing contest.
Check out all of the establishments listed and see how many you remember/recognize.  More significantly, how many of them are still around today?  I only know of one place on the list that is still around - C.H. Ridgell aka Buzzy's Country Store. 

Couple others that I recognized on the list are still around but of course they are operated by different folks.  For example  J. Frank Raley in Ridge is now Poogie's Southridge.  Charles Davis is Courtney's.  Ross Raley's is Tru Value.  Peck's Tavern is Los Guayabos Restaurant.  The Malcolm Guy in Callaway is now Abell's Tavern.  

Like Joni famously said "You don't know what you got 'til it's gone."

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