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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.


VMI Revisited
“If ever joy and gratitude consumed me, it happened the week of August 18, 2015 when our granddaughter Sam Fuller became a VMI (Virginia Military Institute) cadet. . . . ”


Can We Love Imperfection?
imageIn a Letter to the Editor, the local kindly mystery book writer recently shared a refresher course on the Civil War along with a scathing attack on the “repugnant symbol” of the Confederate Flag.


A Visit to Harper’s Ferry
Last summer my sisters and I, along with our husbands, headed to the mountains of cool West Virginia to explore the Charles Town and Harper’s Ferry area. We are all interested in history so we make good traveling companions.


The Confederate Flag
imageIt’s sad to see the Confederate flag used and perceived by individuals today as a racist symbol. Such people don’t know American history. So many Americans today are ignorant of our nation’s past struggles for individual freedom for all people, and are vulnerable to be rudely used by whatever is the “cause de jour.”


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