One Woman's Opinion
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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.
Two words never said enough are . . . “thank you,” yet many millions of Americans will use these words at Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. For no matter what challenges each of us face in life, the truth is—Americans are blessed.
11.26.2014Real Equal Opportunity
Perhaps we should first reflect on the great socialist Irish philosopher and playwright, George Bernard Shaw. In his famous work, “Pygmalion” (which later became known as “My Fair Lady”), he stressed there was no equality in this world simply because of differences in speech.
11.19.2014Memories of Growing Up in Ohio (Part 5)
Back then in Ohio, girls were supposed to become lovely ladies. The only professions open to women were nursing and education. Mother’s advice was “true happiness for a woman comes through marriage and children.” If one can also be a lovely lady, then what more could a girl possibly want?
11.12.2014Memories of Growing Up in Ohio (Part 4)
For those who grow up next to a body of water, what more treasure in life is there than fishing? I learned to fish off placid Lake Erie on fine summer evenings as I stood on the beach and watched the red ball to the west spill into the sea. Father attached the poor earthworms while I suffered.