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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.


One Hot Summer
Urbanna, Va.— What a summer. I’ve reached the age where they pass quickly . . . Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day tumbling right on top of each other. Not so when I was a child and days dragged by, often because of awaiting some wondrous event—school letting out, a birthday party, Christmas.


Family Stories
imageWhen I married a Virginian in 1963 after several years at Randolph-Macon Women’s College (now the coed Randolph College), being from Ohio I expected different family traditions.


A Stalled Ship of State
The flaw in democracy is politicians make irresponsible promises in order to win elections and voters elect them. With a debt nearing $16 trillion, surely one principle every citizen should realize by now is that there really is no such thing as free lunch.


My side of the story
imageIt was raining and Urbanna Creek was spring cold. We didn’t care. The water felt good against our thick, furry coats. Lady headed for the beach and I followed. Lady’s the bad dog. I can go either way. She’s the ring leader. Mom says that’s because Lady was a rescue dog and learned bad habits before Mom adopted her and put her through her School of Kisses.


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