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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.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

I Didn't Have to Call

I was trying to sleep in the reclining chair adjacent to my Mom sleeping in her bed.  We were in a room in St. Mary's Hospital where she is currently being checked out for a number of issues most of which are connected with her being 89 years old. 

At some point in the middle of the night, I coughed and it awoke her.  She stirred and said "Steven? Are you ok?" 

I replied "Its not Steve, Mom.  It's me, J. Scott."

She responded "Well you sounded just like him."

And after a short pause she asked "Is he ok?"

Me: "No.  He's been gone for 10 years."

Mom:  "Oh my."

And after another short pause she asked "Are you ok?"

Me:  "I think so."

Mom:  "Well thank you for being here."

Me:  "Not a problem."

With that we both went back to sleep.  (Strictly speaking, she went back to sleep while I gyrated around in the chair for awhile trying to get comfortable.) 

I don't know if my Mom was thanking me for being there in the hospital with her or for still being alive.  I guess in the long run, it doesn't really matter.  She thanked me.

Tim McGraw currently has a huge hit with this classic country tune.  Video makes it easy to see why it is so popular:

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