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, September 9, 2020

Wally the Walnut Tree

Those of you of a certain age will remember  Larry the Lobster (click here.) I couldn't find the original SNL video of Eddie asking folks to vote one way or the other on Larry's fate, but here is the followup video:


OK, so why am I telling you about Larry the Lobster and voting on his fate? 

Well, it's because I'm facing a decision about whether or not to remove the walnut tree that has stood alongside Buzzy's Country Store for all these years.  In keeping with SNL's alliterative naming construct, I have dubbed the tree Wally the Walnut Tree and am now going to ask you guys and gals to vote on whether or not Wally should stay with us. 

As for why I am thinking about giving Wally his pink slip, my reasons are threefold.  One, I want to redo and expand the deck area around Wally and he's in the way of doing that. Two, in case you haven't noticed of late, Wally is not doing well. My Buzzy tree experts advise me that it is only a matter of time before Wally needs to be Kervorkianed.  Three, Wally's many walnuts lying around pose a trip hazard not only for me who already has a new hip thanks to an errant walnut, but also to the other folks entering and exiting Buzzy's.  

Still, in spite of these very valid reasons, I can not quite bring myself to saying goodbye to Wally.  Thus, I'm going to pull a SNL here and let you vote on it.  Lemme know what you think - does Wally stay or go?  Either text, email or just tell me when you are in Buzzy's what you think about Wally's fate.  However, PLEASE no racist letters about me being a redneck who does not like trees! 

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