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, May 1, 2017

May Birthdays

May is named after the Earth Goddess of Springtime - Maia.  As far as Greek/Italian Gods and Goddesses go, Maia is a little bit of a mystery (click here.)  However, she was famous enough to have gotten a month named after her and, along with her six sisters, a constellation of stars dubbed the Pleiades (click here.) 
Ironic thing about Maia and May is that the Pleiades constellation is hardest to see in the month of May.  It is at its brightest in November and has a link to the origins of Halloween (click here.)   That it disappears in May led a Mexican tribe to plant their seeds at that time of year:
This dove tails with something I heard Capt. Jerry Norris say in the Store the other day about planting potatoes the first full moon after Easter.

Buzzy's May birthdays include my niece Regi Hofmeister on 1 May; Dave Berg 10 May; my cousins Joe White and Sister Marianne Ridgell on 10 May; Robby Norris' Carol on 11 May; Kevin Adkins 14 May; my nephew Todd's wife Sherrie also the 14th and then their daughter Piper on 18 May;  Kim McKay celebrates on 17 May;  Clyde Ridgell 18 May and Richard Mandeville on 19 May.  Bootsie Norris celebrates on 31 May. 

My daughter Reagan celebrates her big day on the 19th.

Patrick and Mom
Another Ridgell turns 21 on the 6th and that is Patrick, Clyde and Michelle's son.  Patrick has assured me that his first legal beer will be consumed at Buzzy's Country Store so I may have to open a little earlier that Saturday to accommodate him.  Later on Saturday evening a party is being planned, so swing by Buzzy's and have one on Patrick.

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