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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 1, 2019

February Made Me Shiver

Guy Distributing 2019 Calendar
February is my birthday month, but as I have noted previously, even with that fun day in it, February is also my least favorite month.  (Now that I think about it, my birthday is on the 12th day of my 12th favorite month.)

February comes from the Latin word februs which means "to cleanse."  The Romans celebrated Februalia on the 15th of the month as a festival of atonement and purification.  I'll spare you any thoughts I may have with regards to celebrating atonement, cleansing and purification.
Then again there is Groundhog Day on the 2nd so we have that to look forward to.  But on the other hand, if a rodent seeing its shadow is not your thing, you can circle the 14th for Valentines Day to go out and waste your money on flowers and dining out.  As I said February really is the worst month.  Even the Presidents' holiday stuck in there on the third Monday sucks because it usually snows a ton that particular weekend.

My only consolation is that I have several other Buzzy family and friends celebrating their birthdays this crummy month with me to include:

Tommy Cullison and Roy Norris on the 4th, Lisa Mercure the 5th, Jennifer Adkins the 6th, Linda Lepper the 10th, Martin "Mole" Morris the 11th, Rachel Miller the 12th, Cousin Lorraine Teefey the 17th, Chris McKay and my nephew JC Hofmeister the 19th,  Pat Stover the 20th, my Father-in-law Sol Aroesty on the 21st, my nephew Stephen Taylor on the 27th; and Pat Guy the 28th. 

But speaking of the number 12, here's Rodney Carrington's Dozen Roses.  I seriously doubt if Rodney is seeking any atonement or purification for writing such a semi-dirty tune.

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