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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, September 14, 2018

Grin and Bear It

(Note:  While behind the counter in Buzzy's Country Store I hear numerous hunting tales.  With the exception of Herbie McKay's goose hunting escapade on the Eastern Shore where he was accidently shot by a fellow hunter, the hunting stories told in Buzzy's discuss life and death situations for the hunted and not the hunter.  The following  post talks to situations involving dangers for the hunter.)

When in Alaska, scheduled for a 3-4 hour bus ride from Denali Park to Fairbanks I learned that I was out of reading materials.   This happens to me near the end of just about any trip I take, and here I was once again searching for reading material.  

Thus, while waiting for the bus, I visited the Denali gift shop and was scanning their periodicals and paperbacks when this one caught my eye:
By Bob Bell
The book cost $14.95, which was $5 more than I believe in paying for a paperback.  However, an announcement came over the loudspeaker that our bus was here and that we should start boarding.  I had to make a decision - settle for some John Grisham novel at $7.99 or go for the one that seemed more interesting to me but was almost twice the price.  

Usually the Buzzy in me will hold sway on decisions like this and I'll settle on the cheaper option.  However, this time I went all out and plunked down $15 for the Gonna Die book.  Glad I did as it turns out I've really enjoyed reading it and was worth the 5 extra dollars above my limit. 

To give you an idea of the sort of material covered in the book I've included this excerpt for you:
To purchase Oh No! We're Gonna Die (click here.)

Found this video and its not bad for a song about a bear:

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