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, June 11, 2020

Buzzy Remembered

I don't have many photo's of just me and my Dad.  Looking back, that's something I guess I should have been on a little more what with me being the world's greatest photographer and all.  (In fact, that may have been part of the reason that I don't have more of just the two of us because I was always the one taking the pics versus being in them posing with him.)

Of the few photos that I do have of us however, here are two of my favorites.  

My Mom took this first one of us when we were visiting the Grand Canyon.  Someday I need to revisit that big hole because I sure as hell don't remember anything about this first visit.
This second one was taken in Peru by Iris Willey.  We were rafting down some river and had stopped along the way when Iris suggested that Buzzy and I pose together for a photo.  He and I both begged off and told Iris not to bother but she insisted.  I am very glad that she did so.
Eleven years ago today he passed and I find myself wondering where has the time gone?  I thought today would be a good day to reopen the Store just for awhile and if nothing else drink one in his memory.   Drop by if you're out and about later.

This tune always makes me tear up.  You'll see why:

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