Monthly Archives: February 2015

My Tribute to Jack Floyd Sr.

Mr. Jack Floyd Sr., left, repairing one of the many latrines at Boy Scout Camp Allamuchy in New Jersey. Helping him is another volunteer scout leader. Photo taken in 1966. My Tribute to Jack Floyd Sr. By Richard Mabey Jr. … Continue reading

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My Tribute to Shirley M

My Tribute to Shirley M By Richard Mabey Jr. My friend, Shirley M, most very recently went Home to be with the Lord. Sadness fills my heart. I know, deep in the fibers of my heart that Shirley is with … Continue reading

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Journey to Truth

Journey to Truth By Richard Mabey Jr. The long, enduring journey to truth, begins at precious childhood, and then through trials of youth, a gentle sapling among the wild wood.   This sacred call, this inner voice, guides us all … Continue reading

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The Old Clubhouse

The Old Clubhouse By Richard Mabey Jr. O’ if the clock could just go back in time, when Mad magazine was but a quarter, and comic books were just a dime, and Kool-Aid packets read “just add water.”   To … Continue reading

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Reflections of My Early College Days

Reflections of My Early College Days By Richard Mabey Jr. Recently, President Obama spoke of the ideal of providing two years of college for free, for those students attending community colleges. It’s not my purpose to criticize the President of … Continue reading

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The Old Maple Tree

The Old Maple Tree in Winter By Richard Mabey Jr. Its leaves have fallen to earth, along with hundreds of maple seeds. Gone now, Summer’s joy and mirth, the heart and core of a child’s needs.   This tree holds … Continue reading

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