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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.


Thoughts at Christmas, Part 1
imageThe universe, the realm of God, has always fascinated mankind. During the summer of 1970, I sat in a geology class at the College of William and Mary and first learned from geologist Dr. Gerald Johnson of the “Big Bang Theory” and origin of the universe.


John Warren Cooke
A VMI man, past editor and publisher of the Gloucester-Mathews Gazette Journal, he was the state delegate from this district rising to Speaker from 1942 to 1979. A gentle soul with a kind heart, he was truly a man who represented the best of Virginia.


Friendly Fire
imageUrbanna, Va.— Every year in November close to Veterans Day and the anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Marines, there is a celebration at Christ Church to honor Lt. General Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller who is buried in the churchyard. It’s a not-to-miss event.


Fun at the Fest
In spite of cold weather and wind off the Rappahannock River that drove to the bone, my two days of short stints manning the Sentinel table at the Oyster Festival was lots of fun. Readers came from far and wide to say hello. Many locals also stopped by to check in. It was delightful to hear remarks that this column has generated throughout the years.


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