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, October 13, 2017

Out of Darkness

Here is a very worthwhile cause to support.  The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of Darkness Community Walks is an annual walk to raise money for the prevention of suicide and to assist survivors of suicide loss. 

Locally, Janet Whitt and her Granddaughter Brittany Hammack (right) are coordinating contributions in two ways: There is a collection jar on the counter at Buzzy's Country Store and/or you can contribute  at Brittany's site https://afsp.donordrive.com/.

The issue of suicide always makes me think of m
y friend Doug Courtney who took his life at 22 years old.    I was with him earlier and still often wonder if there was anything I could or should have said to him as he talked about killing himself.  I don't think I have ever quite gotten over it.  I don't think I ever will.
As I have noted before, this was Doug's song - ominous lyrics and all.

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