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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.

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Hard Times, Part 4
imageDivorce is common today. Statistics claim that half of all marriages end in divorce. But in 1961 small-town Ohio, divorce was almost unheard of. Growing up I knew of no one with such circumstances.

10.12.2016

Hard Times, Part 3
Thanksgiving neared that dreary fall of 1961. I had moved into a drab apartment in the old Alexander Winton lakeside mansion and I needed a job. Mother had left a supply of groceries in my primitive kitchen of cracked linoleum flooring and archaic appliances and Father had paid my first month’s rent.

09.28.2016

Hard Times, Part 2
imageWakefield is an Anglo-Saxon name with coat of arms dating back to 1000 A.D. But the Norman Invasion of England in 1066 took all land from the natives, turning them into serfs, and the Normans became the ruling class for many centuries.

09.21.2016

Hard Times, Part 1
I was born in Vermilion, Ohio, in 1941, just three months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, into a family (as it is now called) of “wealth and privilege.” I was saved, however, at age 19 from a life of wealth and privilege by my father, who introduced me to poverty and hardship.

09.15.2016

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