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.
Religion in America
One of my favorite characters to poke fun at is . . . Mary. She’s a rugged individualist operating in an often politically correct and conforming world. Such a species is disappearing fast in America.
05.08.2013How to Write Comedy
The other day I was minding my business writing stories in my office at the “Pineapple Palace,” with “Lady” dutifully under my desk and asleep, so I could nudge her with my toe every now and then to let her know I loved her, when lo and behold the lawyer comes out from his tool shed in the backyard where he has been holed up all afternoon. He has a most happy look on his face, always a dangerous sign.
05.01.2013The Factory Whistle
An early memory as a child born in 1941 in Vermilion, Ohio, was hearing the “fackie fickle.” That’s what I called the whistle that blew every morning as Father left for work at the F.W. Wakefield Brass Company.
04.24.2013Remembering Mrs. Washtack
Years later I imagined Mrs. Washtack’s real name was Washkansky. She had changed her name after arriving from Poland. I remember feeling stunned that someone would ever change their name. Even more years passed before I understood why.