November 9, 2018

Christmas is such a special time. It caps off the end of each year like a beautiful present tied up with a bow!

There are many lovely traditions that we look forward to enjoying each Christmas. There are also some older traditions fallen by the wayside that are worth reviving.

One of my favorites is the tradition of singing Christmas carols, and more specifically the act of “caroling”.  For generations Christmas carolers were welcome visitors in the evenings leading up to Christmas.  The image of carolers with their lanterns and songbooks, bundled up against the cold, singing on street corners or strollin...

August 31, 2018

When Cecil’s Country Store first opened in 1906, the Sears & Roebuck mail order catalog was the of its day. Filled with products available in every conceivable category, consumers could shop from the comfort of home and purchase items not found locally. Many small retailers were impacted as the Sears catalog grew in popularity and some lost the battle. Still, despite the daunting competitive advantages of the retail giant, lots of small businesses continued to provide local citizens with a necessary and valuable service.

Online shopping offers modern day consumers an even wider array of product...

July 3, 2017

Since the first English settlers arrived at St. Clements Island in March of 1634, St. Mary’s County has accumulated a wealth of fascinating American history.  From its earliest years to present day, this deceptively quiet, rural county has hosted an eclectic array of statesmen, celebrities, and adventurers.

While the usual history of St. Clements Island, St. Mary’s City, and Point Lookout is taught in classrooms – there’s also a lot "unusual" and very interesting history in St. Mary’s County.

At Cecil’s Country Store, you will find a delightful collection of books filled with little known facts and anecdot...

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