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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.
Hard Times, Conclusion
In 1963 the U.S. was the most powerful nation in the world. It’s hard to believe now that I actually appeared at the Fleet Landing in Naples, Italy, in January of that year with no ID and simply said, “I’m Mary Wakefield from Vermilion, Ohio, here to see Ensign Joseph T. Buxton III on the USS Antares.”
11.24.2016Hard Times, Part 10
In those years, the early 60s, there was terrible pressure on young women to get married. It was not unusual for girls to marry right out of high school. I was turning 21 and was still unmarried, definitely an “old maid” in the making.
11.18.2016Hard Times, Part 9
My job with Trans Canada Airlines in the Cleveland office was a golden opportunity. If only I didn’t blow it. I was determined to check behavior, work hard and advance as quickly as possible. For the first time in my life, I felt ambition.
11.10.2016Hard Times, Part 8
I returned to Trans Canada Airlines that January of 1962 at the end of two weeks at home in Vermilion typing on Father’s old Royal and passed their typing test with a +37. Not quite the required 40 wpm, but the personnel manager gave me a break. Everyone needs a break in life.