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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.


A Walk in Urbanna
A day never passes when I don’t walk in Urbanna from my house to the Methodist church and back with “Dandy.” This walk is one of my daily treasures.


Stress Test
imageThe day I told my doctor I was feeling tired, run down and fatigued he asked me about chest pain. Oh, yes. Anyone who still eats pizza topped with pepperoni at age 76 does feel an occasional twinge in the middle of the night. He ordered a nuclear stress test.


Lt. George Grummond
We’re all the same and yet we all have different heritages. One of my ancestors, Lt. George Grummond from Detroit, Michigan, gave me a heritage rich in American history. A great-great-uncle on my mother’s side, he came from a ship-building family in Michigan.


The Baptist Chimes
imageOne supreme pleasure in living in the town of Urbanna is hearing the Baptist chimes. They are played each morning, noon and evening. I can just manage to hear them from my home on Kent Street.


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