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One Woman's Opinion

Order Mary Buxton’s books
imageLife and love in the rural tidewater area of Virginia is a common thread that runs through nearly all of Mary Wakefield Buxton's books. The push and pull of old and new, North and South, man and woman, life and death, are discovered, illuminated and reflected upon in each of them. Such is the heart and soul of a writer.


Becoming a Lady, Part 1
In 1959, at age 17, I left my hometown in Vermilion, Ohio, for Lynchburg, Virginia, and Randolph-Macon Woman’s College where, according to Father, I was to become educated and, according to Mother, I was to become a lovely lady and find a good husband.


Remembering Special People at Christmas
imageThere are many people in Middlesex County who inspire others. They are often just everyday people we run into during our day that for one reason or another leave us better off than we were. Here are just a few fellow citizens that I have admired and the reasons why. You may have known and loved them too.


Advice From My Lawyer
The other day during the midst of the tragedy of Ferguson, when an 18-year-old man was shot and killed by a policeman, I asked my lawyer how the tragedy could have been averted. “Easy,” he answered...


Who Invited You?
imageNot so long ago a friend told me she had been invited to drop by a gathering of women in the church who met regularly at a restaurant for dinner. As she sat down to enjoy friendly gaggle of feminine conversation, a lady turned to her and asked . . . “Who invited you?”


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