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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.


He helped free POWs
imageLester was among the first Americans who landed in Japan after the atomic bomb explosions. His unit quickly pushed their way through Japan to free prisoners of war (POWs) held in a prison camp near Hiroshima before any harm could come to them. Lester discovered that the imprisoned emaciated POWs awaiting release looked more like skeletons than men.


Remembering the Civil War
With mixed emotions I read of the re-enactment this spring of the firing on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina, commemorating the first shots fired in the Civil War. History is painful.


Go Granny Go!
imageGrandmothers of the world unite! We shall take over the world yet! Watch out everybody, here we come… canes, hi-fiber diets, jars of Vicks VapoRub, and all the rest! One might well ask what in the world is Mary writing about today? Well, guess what happened to me at 69 years of age? I was called back to the work force!


Flying the Hump
Do younger generations know about World War II and the ferocious battles Americans had to wage in order to overcome enemies determined to defeat us? I hope so because we may one day have to fight again for survival.


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