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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.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Buzzyblog Anniversary - 12 and 4,500

I missed telling you about an anniversary or two that the Buzzyblog celebrated recently.  

On 5 May my little blogpost joke about Sinko de Mayo marked the 4,500th post here on the Buzzyblog.  And the other anniversary I overlooked occurred last month on 30 April marking the 12th year of the blog.  I plowed back thru those 4,500 posts to find and pass along the very first one from 2008:
I enjoyed doing the blog so much that my 21 December 2009 post about the Buzzy Christmas party marked the first of doing a post everyday since then.  I think my rationale at the time was I wanted to upload some photos from the party and did so on the 22nd and things just took off from there.
(Regarding the comments you see posted, somewhere along the line the whole commenting thing became a problem that I never quite figured out. It had something to do with folks needing to have a Google account before they could make a comment.  Initially, I tried to figure out some work arounds that would allow everyone, Google account or not, to comment here on the Buzzyblog.  However, with Facebook taking over like it did, I figured just create a Buzzy FB page and have people use that instead.)

And since I'm doing numbers here, did you know that Chicago's 25 or 6 to 4 was about the song's writer Robert Lamm being up early trying to write the song when he looked at the clock to see what time it was?  Hence the lyrics "Waiting for the break of day."  The rest of the song lyric-wise is about him trying to stay awake to finish writing it.  

You know the original 1969 version of it with the dum-dum-dum-dum-dum intro, but check out this 1986 remake of it.  Not sure I like the remake as much as the original song version but the video is worth checking out if you've never seen it.



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