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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.


imageThe shock of losing “Lord” last week is starting to wane now and we are getting back on our feet here at the Pineapple Palace. Isn’t it amazing how much we love dogs? Every time I lose one, it seems it’s even harder to recover.


Death and Dying for a Dog in America
Dogs don’t live very long. What we hope most for them is that we can spare them a miserable death at the end of the line. For our beloved golden retriever pup, Lord, who was born under my desk while I sat typing a story (and hitting every other key in a typo), his time on earth was really short.


The Splendor of Rome, Part 4
imageBack in Rome in 2012, I was determined to find the Trevi Fountain and toss in my coin, even though I had found my true love and been married to him for 49 years. It’s never too late to make a wish for love and toss a coin in a fountain.


The Splendor of Rome, Part 3
Leaving the dogs and traveling far from home is always difficult for me, but taking a bus tour in order to tour the Vatican along with 25,000 other people scheduled to visit that day (an “off day” in November) is even more of a challenge.


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