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.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dubya, Tommy and the Philly Phanatic

ICYMI: Former President George W. Bush had some words of wisdom for SMU's 2015 graduating class.Share this with friends who could use a little inspiration!
Posted by Fox News on Sunday, May 17, 2015
Reminded me of something I heard attributed to a college president addressing his faculty. He urged them to "Be good to your A students because they will someday return to teach at our instruction. Be good to your B students because they will one day send their sons and daughters to our institution. But be very good to your C students because they are the ones who will someday give us an endowment."
Tommy Lasorda was my daughter Ryan's commencement speaker when she graduated from the University of Hawaii. (While I knew him as the Dodgers' former manager, Ryan and her graduate friends knew him as "the Slim Fast guy.") Tommy included in his remarks words along these lines: "In life there are three kinds of people. Those who make it happen. Those who watch it happen. And those who say "What happened?" Always strive to be in the first group." Here was one of Tommy's shining moments as manager where he was making things happen - to the Philly Phanatic:

No comments: