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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.


Tough Sailing Ahead
imageThe presidential election held no good news for me. I was hoping for change. I think the nation is headed down the wrong path by a president who must finally accept responsibility for bitterly polarizing the electorate to a point seldom seen before. What a tragedy this division is for our nation.


Casting Laughter at Life
With so many of my friends and family departing this life, I often think of my own demise. I guess this is a natural process of growing older. While in college, I once asked Father if he ever thought about death. The question must have shocked him because he looked startled. “Why, no Mays, who would ever think about death?”


A Visit to Stratford Hall
imageIt was blessedly cool, a mere 75, as we headed to Montross recently to visit Stratford Hall, birthplace of Robert E. Lee. I had already visited the Colonial Virginia mansion but my husband had never seen it. A rare day off from work offered us an opportunity for a long-awaited visit.


Welcome to Urbanna
Every year a certain madness arrives to Urbanna along with the vibrant changing colors and cool weather of autumn. We call this madness the Urbanna Oyster Festival. The event attracts visitors from all over the state and nation. It would be fun one year to have a contest to see who came from the most distant part of the world.


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