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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.


Shell Seekers
The best part about the ocean is the never ending roar of surf. A comforting sound, it eradicates all unpleasant sounds of society—sirens, horns, trucks, radios, TVs, leaf blowers, chainsaws, lawn mowers—the noise of modern day man and his infernal machines.


Reflections on a Near Death Experience
imageParents are steeled for the loss of parents, which is bad enough, but finding yourself at the hospital bedside of a child that is barely managing to hang onto life is beyond imagination. Yet many parents suffer the death of a child. How they find strength to endure such grief is almost beyond imagination.


Planning Ahead
Should we be making plans for our old age? For years I was sure I would never be old. But glances in the mirror suggest otherwise. I suppose I ought to plan for my retirement?


Try a Little Tolerance
imageLife experience certainly demonstrates there are some neighbors that are difficult to love. But Jesus commands us to love them, no matter what. I think it’s a goal worth working for because one reason I love living in Urbanna is simply that most people in town love and forgive their neighbors. It makes for a lovely place to live.


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