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Rivah Visitor's Guide

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.


George Washington Was Right
In a time when ideas of our Founding Fathers are being challenged perhaps to a degree never seen before. I want to discuss one idea with which I emphatically agree—George Washington’s distaste for political parties.


imageEvery family has at least one “corrector” that comes in the form of a parent, aunt or grandmother, and we should probably be thankful for them. They set standards for the family, make sure all know and obey rules, and take personal responsibility ensuring the family does not waver or weaken in the next generation.


Double Taxation
Some years ago several attorneys in Urbanna questioned whether such double taxation on Urbanna residents was legal. It doesn’t seem right that anyone should be taxed twice by dual governmental entities on the same property.


A Disappointing Presidency
imageOne would have hoped the election of Barack Obama in two elections would have delivered a stellar performance to this needy nation. It has not. His term in office has been major disappointment.


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