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Life 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.
Hard Times, Part 2
Wakefield is an Anglo-Saxon name with coat of arms dating back to 1000 A.D. But the Norman Invasion of England in 1066 took all land from the natives, turning them into serfs, and the Normans became the ruling class for many centuries.
09.21.2016Hard Times, Part 1
I was born in Vermilion, Ohio, in 1941, just three months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, into a family (as it is now called) of “wealth and privilege.” I was saved, however, at age 19 from a life of wealth and privilege by my father, who introduced me to poverty and hardship.
09.15.2016Here Goes Nothin’!
“Here goes nothin’!” was what Father always said when he dove off the top deck of our boat in Georgian Bay waters on summer vacations. We three daughters always laughed but we held our breath until he came up to the surface.
09.07.2016High School Years: 1955-1959, Conclusion
The last few weeks of four years of public high school—what had seemed to pass in snail time—suddenly raced by. My senior year was drawing to a close like horses charging out of the chute.