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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.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

When You Go

He caught me by surprise when I asked him how he had been doing.  He motioned me to the side away from some other folks and teared up as he said that his lady friend had died a few months ago.  I didn't know the lady.  Also, I had not heard anything about her passing, so it caught me by complete surprise.  I didn't really know what to say to my friend to try and ease his pain.  

As a result, I didn't say much.  I started to say something goofy about life being a hard road to travel full of detours and dead ends; but instead I just shook my head and said that I was sure sorry to hear that.  Looking back I realize I should and could have been more supportive.

As we said goodbye, he told me that he reads the Buzzyblog everyday.  Because all this reminded me of Bob's tune about women who come and go, this one's for him:

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