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.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Country Stores/Community Centers

St. Mary's County Historical Society recently held their annual meeting and featured a discussion of old time Country Stores as community centers.  Unfortunately for me I had some scheduling issues that evening and couldn't attend the meeting but sure would like to have heard what all was said.   

Here for you is a nice article from the County Times on the meeting. For full article click here and scroll down to page 6.).)

Had I been able to attend the meeting though, I could have provided some insights on what it is like to own and operate a country store that TODAY continues to serve as a community center. Granted, Buzzy's doesn't sell groceries nor hardware but still it continues to be a place where folks can relax and talk about whatever they care to talk about.  And believe me, talk is the key word.  

Toby has some other thoughts on talking.  I respect his opinion.  However, he too will someday reach an age where more talk and less action is the preferred approach to life.

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