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.
A Priest For All Seasons, Part 4
Father John Boddie of the Church of the Visitation makes no secret of the fact he came from a ghetto background in Newport News. Perhaps this is what makes his story so riveting.
05.27.2009A Priest For All Seasons, Part 5
The end of my five-part series on Father John Boddie. It has been a rich experience for me, talking with, getting to know, and writing about this “priest for all seasons.”
05.27.2009Mother’s Day, 1959
1959 was a bad year. Not only had I partied so much that I had flunked out of college, but Mother was ill and in the hospital with some sort of undiagnosed ailment. I had managed to get into a small college in North Carolina that had taken me for a trial semester, and I was working hard to get back on track. My plan was to earn good grades and be re-accepted to my other college.
05.21.2009High hopes in Urbanna
There are high hopes in Urbanna these days. The old Urbanna Inn has been purchased and is being refurbished to open soon as the Chesapeake Inn.