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, May 26, 2017

The Waltons - Ike Godsey's Store

A visitor to Buzzy's Country Store a couple years ago told me that it reminded her of Godsey's Store in the Waltons.  Since I had never watched The Waltons, I was not familiar with the reference to Godsey's Store. 

When another visitor to Buzzy's, just the other day, made the same comparison/reference to Godsey's Store, I figured I should try and find out a little bit more about it. 

I did a little digging and found the following.  First, check out the following account on the origins of how Godsey's Store came to be in the show:
I found this photo of the S and H Store before it burned and was replaced with the C&P Market:


 Joe Conley was the actor who played Ike Godsey.  This is a nice video about him and how he came to be on the show.  (If you want to skip the bio material, the Store itself is discussed at the 4:00 mark:)

Here's a video with some photos of Godsey and his store.

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