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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.


History lesson at the courthouse
The Middlesex County Museum, under the leadership of Marilyn South, does an excellent job in providing historic programs on and for our county. The recent program by Urbanna resident Bill Hight is an excellent example. Bill spoke at the historic Middlesex County Courthouse and gave an overview of local history.


Never Give Up on Your Dreams
imageLife is full of trouble, challenge and heartache. There is never an end to problems and occasional failure is a necessary component to achievement. But whoever you are, wherever you are, and especially no matter how old you are—never give up on your dreams. Set goals, work hard, and never give up working to achieve your dream-come-true.


Going to the Dogs!
Well, maybe the lady wasn’t a famous writer, but it’s sure she was a great lover of dogs. And I believe she was absolutely right too, because every time I gaze into my dogs’ eyes, I absolutely see God. Try it, you’ll see.


Let’s Work! (Conclusion)
image“You are 70, my dear,” he said gently, with a kindly tone, as if he were talking to a little old lady suddenly plunked down in his office chair. “I know perfectly well I am 70!” I retorted with just a wee bit of heat. “But I can assure you I still don’t have any plans on passing away any time soon!”


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