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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.


Guitars, Cadillacs & Hillbilly Music
imageI like honky tonk, country-western music because it is as honest as a cornfield. It expresses genuine human passion belted straight from the heart. Real emotion is always beautiful to me, and I am not one of those classical music lovers who turn up their noses at honky tonk.


A November Christening
Hurrah! Strike up the band! Oh, how Virginians love for children living in faraway places to come home with their babies to our church for some love and affection, Virginia style.


In Pursuit of Fairness
imageThe Southside Sentinel wants to be fair to all. Since my column was political in nature (“Viva La Dreams!” and written in support of Senator McCain for President), it would not have been deemed fair to Democrats and their candidate, Barack Obama (who won the election), because there would not have been time for them to respond to my opinion.


Urbanna Oyster Festival
Urbanna, Va.— Every year I know it is time for the Urbanna Oyster Festival by three indicators: the maple tree in Taber Park turns bright red orange, there is a constant drone of machinery as the town cleans up (leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and trucks hauling in “boothery”), and Lewis Filling, town manager, starts calling me “Ma’am.”


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