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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.


The Grand Tour, Part 3
Margaret Mitchell complained that when she traveled to Havana she was so harassed by the men that she could not leave her hotel. Author of “Gone with the Wind,” she discovered she could not travel alone as a male author could have done. In 1963, traveling alone in Europe, I was having similar problems.


The Grand Tour, part 2
imageMark Twain wrote of his “Grand Tour” to Europe in his book, “Innocents Abroad.” Every American who first travels to Europe could write the same tales. We are the same pea from the pod . . . honest, trusting and a bit naïve when it comes to life on The Continent.


The Grand Tour
While we wait for spring and are still caught in the pit of winter, let us take up pen and do adventure. It is January 1963, I was 21 years old and John F. Kennedy was president in a time the media so winsomely called “Camelot.”


Florida Update, part 4
imageThese are difficult times. Just walking down 5th Avenue in Naples this year demonstrated the nation’s unusually severe economy. Unemployment is over 12 percent in southwest Florida and there has been a high turnover of stores and restaurants.


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