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.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Gloria and Pinky

This past Sunday Janaree Nagel hosted a get together at Buzzy's Country Store in memory of her parents Gloria and Pinky who were interred in Arlington last Friday.  This is from her FB page:
Charlie Simms and Pinky were best friends all thru and after their many years of service in the Navy.  Here is a photo I took of Charlie posing Sunday with Janaree and Bonnie Watson: 

It sent me to the files where I also found this 2011 photo I took of Charlie and Pinky at Buzzy's with their wives Dot and Gloria (click here.)

The occasion here was Charlie's 85th birthday celebration at Buzzy's.  Afterwards, the 4 of them went out to dinner.  (For another post I did on what a great guy and good neighbor Pinky was (click here.)

My thanks to Janaree and all who attended Sunday's tribute to Gloria and Pinky.  I was very honored to have hosted it at Buzzy's a place where friends still meet and enjoy each other's company.  Do it while you can.   

Music-wise there are not too many "Pinky" songs out there but I have dropped the tune Gloria on you several times previously.  Here then is a behind-the-scenes explanation discussing the three chords E, A and D that make Gloria and so many other songs so great (click here.)  

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