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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, September 7, 2020

It Was 25 Years Ago Yesterday

Twenty five years ago yesterday Cal Ripken, playing in his 2,131st game, broke Lou Gehrig's streak of consecutive games played (click here.)  My first thought was "25 years ago?  I am soooo old."  

My second thought was to track down a print that my sister Lila and her husband Dan Hofmeister gave me sometime after Cal broke the record.  Here is that print titled Chesapeake Feast done by Jonathan W. Brown (click here.)

As to why I had to try and track it down, I had forgotten just where my framed copy of it was hanging.  As you can see in the photo here, it is in a not-so-noticeable place on the back side of a center column in the Ridgell Hacienda.  Since I seem to recall that I had it hanging up in the kitchen, leads me to think that Pam just may not have been as keen on it as I am.  

Music-wise this song came to mind not only for personal reasons about getting so old, but also  because I'd like for the Orioles to be back where they were again as the best team in baseball.  This tune is one of those "earworm" songs that you can't stop hearing in your mind once it is played.  Consider yourself forewarned because - you will be humming it all day:

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