Monthly Archives: October 2015

Of Days Gone By

Of Days Gone By By Richard Mabey Jr. O’ leaning pitchfork, symbol of a father’s hard work, to dig deep into earth, to bring value and worth, to this English name.   O’ creaking floor, of wooden porch, hold dear … Continue reading

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The Call of Drums

I got my first drum for Christmas in 1956. I was three years old. The Call of Drums By Richard Mabey Jr. There is something, innately inborn in all of us that calls us to a specific purpose in life. … Continue reading

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The Blessing of a Loving Mom

Mom and I, when I was o’ so very young. The Blessing of a Loving Mom By Richard Mabey Jr. I was blessed to have a strong, hard working father and a compassionate, loving mother. In so many ways my … Continue reading

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My Tribute to Reverend Melvin Travis

Working with Reverend Melvin Travis was a great honor for me. My Tribute to Reverend Melvin Travis By Richard Mabey Jr. From 1993 to 1997, I worked with Reverend Melvin Travis on a television talk show, called “Cross-Talk.” The show … Continue reading

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Remembering the Poetry Readings

Some of the members of the Creative Writers’ Circle of Northern New Jersey, at a poetry reading at a NJ bookstore. Remembering the Poetry Readings By Richard Mabey Jr. From 1995 till 1999, I had the distinct honor to serve … Continue reading

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Remembering the Delaware River Trips

A classic photo of the late former Lincoln Park Mayor William A. Dixon Jr., gallantly leading the Senior Scouts of Boy Scout Troop 170 on their annual trip down the Delaware River. Remembering the Delaware River Trips By Richard Mabey … Continue reading

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Remembering Lincoln Park Journal, Issue Four

It was in the fourth issue of Lincoln Park Journal, that I wrote the news story of my dad receiving Scoutmaster of the Year and Jack Floyd receiving Assistant Scoutmaster of the Year. As Editor, I made the executive decision … Continue reading

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The Humble Life

My desk from where I write my blog and work on my novel. The Humble Life By Richard Mabey Jr. These days I live a humble life, living in a gated community in Central Florida. I work the early afternoon … Continue reading

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My “Clark Kent” Days at the Daily Planet

My old ID Card from my days at the old Daily Record newspaper. My “Clark Kent” Days at the Daily Planet By Richard Mabey Jr. From April of 1984 till June of 1985, at the age of 30, I fought … Continue reading

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Reflections of the Stamp Collecting Merit Badge, Chapter 2

This is a rare photo of the top tier of my old backyard tree fort. My friend, Stuart, is shown in this picture. Stu helped me to build the second and third tiers of my tree fort. Reflections of the … Continue reading

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