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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.


imageAmericans are spoiled. We have been raised in freedom and we hardly know what life would be without it. Yet from the beginning of mankind, very few have known individual freedom and opportunity Americans have enjoyed.


Urbanna, Va.— The recent Veteran’s Day tribute in the Sentinel that featured photos of Middlesex County vets was a resounding success. It was really great to see the pictures of the many county citizens who have served or are serving in the military.


Thank God It’s Over, Part 2
imageI definitely must be getting religious because every night since the Urbanna Oyster Festival, I’ve thanked God that it’s over. Of course, I really don’t mean it. If it weren’t for the Oyster Festival, Middlesex County would be bereft of hundreds of thousands of tourist dollars each year that are very much needed.


Thank God, It’s Over!
Am I the only one who is burned out with all the fireworks—the acute frustration, bitter acrimony, passion, fury and downright rudeness that passes in today’s world as political debate? Is anyone else exhausted with politicians who divide one American against another?


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