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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, April 29, 2021

Dexter's Store



Awhile back, I saw something on Massey's You Know You're From St. Mary's FB page about Dexter's Store.  Then yesterday as I was rumbling thru the Enterprise newspaper archives looking for articles on Rich and the Raley Softball Team, I landed on this 1984 story about the closing of Dexter's Store (click here.)

Dexter's was a small store located on St. Andrews Church Road where the BJ's Gas Station now stands.  It was owned and operated for 34 years by Regina and Jack Dexter.

The article is not the easiest to read due to the way it was copied, but it's worth trying to do so.  For instance the Dexters talk about being stationed in Pearl City, Hawaii when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.  They also tell a funny story about trying to find a place to stay once stationed here at Pax and ended up living on a boat in Park Hall.  

As for selling their store in 1984, they relate how they travelled to Waldorf to check out their potential buyer, the Western Steer, before they agreed to sell to them.  Here too, is an excerpt with Jack talking about getting out of the Navy and deciding to stay here.
P.S.  I was unable to find out anything about whatever became of the Dexters.  If any of you have heard, please let me know and I'll pass it along.

Music-wise, since Pearl Harbor was mentioned, there is this from Faith:

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