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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, March 20, 2021

Happy Women's History Month!

Did you know that March is Women's History Month? (No jokes please that it coincides with March Madness too.)  

Related to this topic, the other day as I was heading down to Buzzy's Country Store, I noticed this historical marker positioned in front of the St. Mary's City Post Office:
I thought "Gee, how come I've never noticed that? I've driven down this road probably a couple thousand times or so in my lifetime, and I have never really noticed, much less read this marker.  I really am losing it."  My consolation was "Well, I never noticed it when I supposedly was still on my game,  so it's a moot  issue."  (As you get older, you will find that more and more of your issues become mooted.)

Well, no so fast there, struggler.  I did some research here and learned that this marker has only been in place for a couple of years (click here.)  Granted, I still hadn't noticed it in that time, but in my defense, I have been cutting thru Rt. 489 to avoid driving thru the College and really hadn't noticed it the few times that I have driven thru there.  That I finally did notice it is a good thing I guess.  Here is a photo/blurb from an October 2019 Enterprise article.
St. Mary's County Library Microfilm Collection -- Microfilm Image Viewer (archivalweb.com)

To learn more about the 1915 Pilgrimage (click here.)
Granted, Ziggy was not exactly talking bout women's voting rights here, but at least he's got the title right, so voila:
For a more risque and probably no longer PC version of this tune check this out and stay for the finale (click here.)
 

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