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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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Can We Recover? Part 2
My husband Chip asked me last week why talk about past pain that area citizens suffered. Because the only way for us to recover from it is to acknowledge it, I responded. After the film “Green v. New Kent County” that was shown earlier this month at the Middlesex Historic Courthouse in Saluda, a panel was introduced…

01.30.2019

Can We Recover? Part 1
imageSeldom have I been so upset at hearing what my fellow Americans relate as I was this month. But I was on the verge of tears as a panel of elderly area blacks recounted a few weeks ago at the Middlesex Historical Courthouse in Saluda their memories of integration of area public schools.

01.28.2019

A Butter-less Christmas
“What? What? No more butter? But, doctor, what will I put on my toast?” Doctors have a way of ruining breakfast with their good advice. And, after that, they go right ahead and ruin lunch and dinner too.

12.19.2018

Modest Proposals
imageEach election seems to get worse. The candidates are more outrageous, lies more blatant and scandals more disgusting. The money flowing into campaigns, no longer in the hundreds of thousands, is now in the tens of millions.

12.14.2018

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