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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.


The cyst the size of a lemon
It had been 20 years since my last visit to a hospital for surgery to remove a gall bladder. A stone the size of a lima bean had nestled snugly in some unknown duct and necessitated removal. In those days a new surgery, “laparoscopy,” made the procedure quick, painless and easy with an overnight stay.


The Golden Mean
imageIt’s not easy to run for elected office or serve at any level of public office. It takes great reserves of patience, tolerance and goodwill toward one’s fellow man to serve the public. Pleasing everyone is the toughest job on earth and it’s often said that it can’t be done.


Summer, 2018
What a summer! Terrible heat, torrents of rain, a month of dry hot weather, damaged corn crops, and worse than usual mosquitoes and chiggers. But, no stinging nettles! In the midst of it all, husband Chip turned 80, quite a milestone.


The Writer I Always Want to be
In my recent “A year in Japan, 1964-65” series in my One Woman’s Opinion column in the Sentinel, I left out a very important story. I thought it, even these 53 years later, too distressing to write about.


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