Monthly Archives: April 2015

Beloved Father

This is a photo from 1953. My dear mom and dad, Janet and Richard, holding me their first born child. Beloved Father By Richard Mabey Jr. My beloved father held me in his arm, dearly protecting me from harm. Working … Continue reading

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The Brave Warrior

This is a photo of my dad that was taken at the famous Hickam Army Air Base in Hawaii during his service in World War II. The Brave Warrior By Richard Mabey Jr. Not for glory did he fight, Dad … Continue reading

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Dad and His Buddy, Tuffy the Cat

  So dear to the heart. This is an old picture of Dad and Tuffy, taken around 1976. Dear old Dad just loved that orange striped cat to the end of the earth. Dad and His Buddy, Tuffy the Cat … Continue reading

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The Ticking of the Clock

This is a photo of my desk. Simple and humble as it may appear, it is the very place where I have to spend much more of my time these days. Burning in my heart is the goal to see … Continue reading

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Writer

This is one of my favorite photographs of my beloved father, in his older years. My dad often read, thought deeply about his life, and reflected upon his guidance that he received from the good Lord. The Loneliness of the … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can Move Mountains!

Yes, You Can Move Mountains! By Richard Mabey Jr. When I was nine years old and in the fourth grade, something very special happened in my life. My fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Jacobchick, took us on a field trip to … Continue reading

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Missing Penny

I wrote this poem when I was 20 years old. The love of my life had chosen to walk a path that did not include me. In time, we moved from romance to close friendship. In November of 2012, Penny … Continue reading

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