One Woman's Opinion
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Life 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 Factory Whistle
An early memory as a child born in 1941 in Vermilion, Ohio, was hearing the “fackie fickle.” That’s what I called the whistle that blew every morning as Father left for work at the F.W. Wakefield Brass Company.
04.24.2013Remembering Mrs. Washtack
Years later I imagined Mrs. Washtack’s real name was Washkansky. She had changed her name after arriving from Poland. I remember feeling stunned that someone would ever change their name. Even more years passed before I understood why.
04.17.2013Can Government Save Us?
For this discussion let’s look at what I believe brings man down—the “seven deadly sins” of sloth, gluttony, anger, greed, lust, envy and pride. If it is true that a man’s own behavior can destroy him, could government eliminate such negative behaviors?
04.10.2013Reflections on Government
Urbanna, Va.— The longer I live, the more I see how alike people are. Yet, people are different, too. We have different political opinions rooted in individual life experiences.