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, June 6, 2020

You Might Be a Redneck (continued)

I was down the Store yesterday getting ready to get ready to reopen (thinking maybe next weekend) when I noticed that my Dee Duffy You Might be a Redneck calendar had not been pulled recently. Here are a couple entries that caught my eye:

But the one that really made me pause was the following one:
It brought up the memory of an argument and subsequent fight between my Brother Stevie and me over Rice Krispies.  (Cap'n Crunch was not yet around back when we were young kids as it was not introduced until 1963.  (For an interesting story on how Crunch was invented (click here.)  

When Brother Steve consumed all of the remaining Rice Krispies I called him on it. Sure enough we ended up rolling around on the kitchen floor doing our own version of Snap, Crackle and Pop.  

Like she usually did whenever we got to fighting, Mom summoned Buzzy from out in the Store to come break us up.  As he did so he said "What the hell is wrong with you two?  I got a whole shelf full of Rice Krispies out in the Store.  Why are you two fighting over it?"

I'd like to be able to say that that was one of my early lessons learned about how fights over unimportant things are really kind of silly and pointless.  I'd like to say that but in fact it remains a lesson that I have yet to learn and master completely. Today of course I am too old and decrepit to physically fight anymore. However, I still find myself getting into verbal fights over silly and ultimately non-important things. Maybe someday I'll learn. Probably not, that old dog new tricks thing you know?  

Note too that the another ironic thing about this whole flashback is that all this came back to me as I stood at the Store counter only a few feet from where Stevie's and my skirmish went down. The doorway leading back into the house was just behind the candy case.  (If you look close you can still the door frame there to this day.) As the memory of all this washed over me, I glanced over at the shelf where Buzzy used to stock the cereal.  I made a note to myself "Put a box of Rice Krispies there." 

 Speaking of breakfast:

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