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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.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

August All Over

"While fighting for dominance, he paid little attention to legality or to the normal civilities of political life. He was devious, untrustworthy, and bloodthirsty."

Nope, this not another shot at our Commander in Chief.

(Ah, what the hell why not?)


Actually, the intro quote above is about Augustus Caesar the man for whom the month of August is named after.  His time as "First Citizen of Rome" vs. "First Emperor of the Roman Empire" is worth reading about if no other reason than to check out the similarities to today's divided opinions about our Commander in Chief.  Who says history will teach us nothing?

Meanwhile on the Buzzy front, August features a number of birthdays as follows: 

Dickie Cullison on 1 August, Johnny JW Raley on the 3rd; Bobbi Jo Magee on 5 Aug;  Lori Raley on the 17th;  Cathy Wright the 20th.  On the 29th, Jimmy and Marylou Cullison celebrate their wedding anniversary.   My Mom celebrates her 88th birthday on the 21st and my son Brady on the 25th.  Brother-in-law Dan Hofmeister is on the 26th.

The other day I laid two of Randy's bleaker more sarcastic songs on you so to try and make amends for that, how's about this upbeat Academy Award nominated tune from him?  I always think of this as my Buzzy theme song whenever my good friends drop into the Store to see me and say hello:

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