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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.


Carrying On
imageThis Christmas a collection of columns I wrote in 1964-65 titled “Letters from Japan” were given to me by Chip who had dug them out from musty archives, and had them retyped and bound together in a book. The columns told of our lives in Japan when he was in the Navy stationed on the USS Mars, a ship that supplied our troops in Vietnam.


A Small Town Christmas
Christmas nears. It’s cold now in Urbanna with the frigid northwest wind blowing frigid white caps onto shore. Increasing winds have finally downed the leaves of the maple tree in the front yard.


Happy birthday, Ruby Lee!
imageToday is Ruby Lee Norris’ birthday. I happen to be one of the few people in Middlesex County who knows how old she is. But I’ll never tell. I may be foolish but not that foolish.


Seasonal Adjustments
Have you noticed the latest U.S. trend is the “mature” (old) grandparent? This is happening because children are having their babies so much later than earlier generations. We had our children in our 20s, but many of our children are having their babies in their 40s.


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