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.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Good News!

The famous Rabbit Hash General Store in Kentucky reopened this past Saturday.  It was destroyed by a fire over a year ago but neighbors and friends pitched in to rebuild it.

Reminded me of Buzzy's fire in 1983.  Thanks to the efforts of our local Fire Department folks who responded so quickly and extinguished the fire and folks such as Pete Peterson and Duncan Lepper who patched and repaired the fire damage, Buzzy's was open the very next day. (To read entire story click on link below.)
I have discussed Rabbit Hash General Store in several previous posts and have viewed several videos about the place. However, it wasn't until I viewed this one that I learned that at one time the store was owned and operated by a Wilson and a Riddell.
Makes me wonder if that isn't a fluky coincidence since spelling-wise Riddell and Ridgell are very close.  The County had that Kentucky connection where several families relocated from St. Mary's to Kentucky so maybe there's a relative in the woodpile somewhere.

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