Monthly Archives: August 2015

To Answer The Question: Why?

My old girlfriend, Penny, had a great fondness to wear her dad’s old army shirt. From the first time I saw her, I was totally smitten with her. This essay is an attempt to answer one of my most commonly … Continue reading

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A Dedication to David Wesley Storms: 1859 – 1931

A Dedication to David Wesley Storms: 1859 – 1931 By Richard Mabey Jr. David Wesley Storms was my great grandfather. He was my dad’s mom’s dad. He lived in the small town of Lincoln Park, New Jersey all of his … Continue reading

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Stand Tall!

Just like a giraffe, walking in the forest, stand tall! Stand Tall! By Richard Mabey Jr. There are times when it feels like we are swimming upstream. Everything seems to be going wrong. It’s times like this that we feel … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Lost Lamb

Originally posted on Journey to Truth:
Jesus and the Lost Lamb By Richard Mabey Jr. In the Holy Bible, Jesus spoke of finding the lost lamb, of the joy of finding the lost lamb. In many ways, I believe that…

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The Old Comfortable Chair

Although this picture is slighted blurred, it is still a good picture of the old comfortable chair in the formal living room of the old Mabey Homestead, where I grew up in old Lincoln Park. The Old Comfortable Chair By … Continue reading

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Farewell Jimmy Olsen

Mr. Howard B. was a giant among New Jersey newspaper editors. I had worked for Mr. B. on one of the newspapers that he served as Editor-in-Chief. That was several years before he appeared as a guest on the Cross-Talk … Continue reading

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Remembering “Miking Up”

The process of “miking up” was a race against time. Left to right shows myself, a camera operator, one of our many guests and Reverend Melvin Travis. “Miking up” taught me many valuable lessons. One of which was the value … Continue reading

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