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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.


Becoming a Lady, Part 3
That first night the incoming class of ’63 at Randolph Macon Woman’s College, almost 300 students, met for orientation. Each girl was seated under her state sign. Only a few gathered under “Ohio.”


Becoming a Lady, Part 2
imageDuring the flight south to Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, changes came quickly. The flight out of Cleveland in 1959 was a turbo jet, but when I transferred to the tiny propeller Piedmont aircraft in D.C. bound for Roanoke, I had to hang on to the backs of the seats to walk down the sharply downward-slanting aisle.


Becoming a Lady, Part 1
In 1959, at age 17, I left my hometown in Vermilion, Ohio, for Lynchburg, Virginia, and Randolph-Macon Woman’s College where, according to Father, I was to become educated and, according to Mother, I was to become a lovely lady and find a good husband.


Remembering Special People at Christmas
imageThere are many people in Middlesex County who inspire others. They are often just everyday people we run into during our day that for one reason or another leave us better off than we were. Here are just a few fellow citizens that I have admired and the reasons why. You may have known and loved them too.


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