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.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Stone, Stella and Sol

In yesterday's listing of Buzzy family special days in August, I overlooked a couple of very important ones both of which will occur on 8 August.

My Grandson Stone will be celebrating his one year old birthday with his Mom Caitie, Dad Brady and big brother Blaise.  Happy Birthday to a happy boy!  

My In-laws and housemates Stella and Sol Aroesty will be celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary also on the 8th of August.  Congrats to them for such a long run together and best wishes for many more anniversaries to comePhoto below was part of a family photo taken at their wedding.  Sol is on the left as Stella is seated between her father Theodore and Mother Palomba.

And speaking of interesting names for folks, Pat Woodburn wrote a good article on the subject in the current edition of the Historical Society's Chronicles. In addition to discussing the many unique nicknames for folks here in the County, Pat mentions how last names were often used as middle names for folks. He wrote: "And almost a guarantee of local culture was the use of a surname for a middle name to commemorate a 
Thank you Pat for including Stone in there with such a great group.

Nice song/video to play on an endless summer day like today:

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