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.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

September Birthdays

Goodbye August, hello September.  Based on the Latin word "septem," seven, September in the old Roman calendar was the seventh month.  The zodiac signs for September include Virgo and Libra.  They end and start somewhere around the autumnal equinox which can fall anywhere from the 21st to the 24th.  
 (For an explanation of why this date moves around like it does click here.) 

Birthday-wise in the Buzzy family we've got Duncan Lepper celebrating his on 5 September.  On the 6th  El-Chucko Mettam and Pat Woodburn celebrate theirs;  Jim Gray on the 8th.  David "Clutch" Raley on 9/11;  Jack Murphy 9/11; my niece Amy Hofmeister Mathews on the 14th; Paul White the 15th; Joe Cullison celebrates on the 22nd followed by Bobby Wright on the 23rd; Lori McKay and Donna Wheatley celebrate  theirs' on the 25th.  And to conclude a  very busy birthday month, Joan Bean celebrates her day on the 27th.

September Song was written in 1938 for the Broadway show Knickerbocker Holiday.  Frank's version of it  (below) is probably the most famous.  However, did you know that a verse was dropped from the original tune?  The character in the play had a peg leg which explains him singing: "I have lost one tooth and I walk a little lame, I haven't got time for the waiting game."  Given my post-new-hip doo dahs, I can relate to that as I limp my way thru my September years.

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