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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.


Throwing Stones
imageIf some readers dislike my work so much — I must be writing some powerful ideas? I have long learned as a writer the closer to truth a pen strikes, the more furious the response. I must be hitting on someone’s nerve, then, a nerve so sensitive that my little voice in Middlesex County must now be silenced?


Bonhoeffer is correct
I recently had the chance to read the writings of German Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer written from a Nazi prison just before his execution in 1945. It’s one of those must read works that leaves the reader profoundly moved.


Ruby Lee Norris
imageWhat a grand lady was Ruby Lee. A retired school teacher, a proud graduate of Mary Washington University and longtime member of the board of trustees, Ruby Lee was one strongly opinionated lady full of spunk and class. Age never seemed to show on Ruby Lee. She was always beautiful. I always thought she looked as if she had just stepped out of Glamour magazine.


A mid-winter toot
Winter comes occasionally on skippered feet, and except for a few cold spells, sleeping gardens and leafless trees, one hardly knows he has arrived. Such is this winter, far milder than usual even for Tidewater, never known for its severe winters, and we are thankful for it.


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