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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.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Going to Graceland

Yesterday in rock history marked the day that Elvis purchased his Memphis mansion Graceland (click here.)

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To catch wife Priscilla giving a tour of Graceland (click here.)  I have discussed previously (click here) how Buzzy's and my last trip was a bus tour with one of the stops being at Graceland.  We were supposed to have stayed in a nice downtown Memphis hotel within walking distance of Beale Street.  However, our guide informed us that Katrina victims had been relocated to our hotel and we had to relocate to another hotel farther away and not as nice.  

When we checked into the hotel, Buzzy noted "I think our tour guide made that up because this hotel isn't hitting on much.  Looks like they would have put the Katrina folks here and keep letting the tourists stay in the one downtown.  They're just saving money putting us up way out here."  To read about our subsequent visit to Graceland (click here.)

Buzzy Posing With the King

Guess I should play an Elvis tune, but this one seems more appropriate with the great line "I have reason to believe, we will both be received in Graceland."  Still, it's a rather sad song. 

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