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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.


Hard Times, Part 6
imageAt the same time (1961-62) I was struggling to make a go of it in Cleveland, the Wakefield Corporation, which the company was now called, was entering a time of intense competition in both domestic and global markets.


Hard Times, Part 5
Growing up in an environment of wealth and privilege can do terrible things to the young . . . encourage immaturity and irresponsibility, destroy initiative and motivation, and retard maturity and character development. Even worse, it most disastrously delivers the illusion there is no bottom line. There is always a bottom line.


Hard Times, Part 4
imageDivorce is common today. Statistics claim that half of all marriages end in divorce. But in 1961 small-town Ohio, divorce was almost unheard of. Growing up I knew of no one with such circumstances.


Hard Times, Part 3
Thanksgiving neared that dreary fall of 1961. I had moved into a drab apartment in the old Alexander Winton lakeside mansion and I needed a job. Mother had left a supply of groceries in my primitive kitchen of cracked linoleum flooring and archaic appliances and Father had paid my first month’s rent.


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