Monthly Archives: August 2015

Penny’s Wart

Dear reader, I guess you’ll have to take my word on this one. After I wrote this essay, I entered the words “wart on hand” into a search engine. This picture came up of a wart on the base of … Continue reading

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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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The Sad Moment Of Truth; Chapter 3: Love Poems Under Penny’s Pillow

Young love is often plagued with the infliction of good intentions from parents. For in truth, young love is filled with idealism and pure romance. The Sad Moment Of Truth Chapter 3: Love Poems Under Penny’s Pillow By Richard Mabey … Continue reading

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The Sad Moment Of Truth; Chapter 2: The Dashboard Talk

In the course of the two years that I dated Penny, we must have had well over a hundred serious talks in my old Ford Falcon. I know this may sound crazy, but my old steering wheel and the dashboard … Continue reading

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The Sad Moment Of Truth, Chapter 1

County College of Morris was a place where Penny and I spent a lot of time together. On Saturday mornings, I would pick Penny up at her home. She would bring her school books with her and we would study … 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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