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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, February 13, 2018

Parentalia

The ancient Romans used to mark 13 February as the start of a week long celebration known as their Parentalia Festival.  As implied in its name, Parentalia  was a time to recognize one's ancestors.  Unlike other Roman knock down, boozed up, orgy parties however, Parentalia was a more reflective and somber occasion.  Think Catholic Lent, which ironically, or maybe not so, usually starts around this time of year.   

So today why not take a moment  to think of your ancestors who have gone before you?  More importantly, why not take a moment to go visit any of those ancestors who are still alive?   All you got to do is show up, say hello and ask "How you doing?"  Believe me, you will get an earful but you will also make an old person very happy.

Still think that Elvis' Veronica is one of the best songs and videos about the elderly.

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