Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Turning Point

My old girlfriend Penny held this amazing belief in me. She made me reach for the moon and the stars. Looking back, it’s a debt that can never be paid. The Turning Point By Richard Mabey Jr. Each and every … Continue reading

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Thank You Earl Hamner Jr., For Writing All Those Twilight Zone Episodes

Just one of the Twilight Zone openings that credited Earl Hamner Jr. as the episode writer. Thank You Earl Hamner Jr., For Writing All Those Twilight Zone Episodes By Richard Mabey Jr. Earl Hamner Jr. wrote a total of eight … Continue reading

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Reflections of Chapel Hill School: The Cross Road

Dear old Chapel Hill School. At one time it was the only school in Old Beavertown. Reflections of Chapel Hill School: The Cross Road By Richard Mabey Jr. In September of 1964; I turned 11, started the sixth grade and … Continue reading

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Remembering Romero

A scan of the Father’s Day Prayer Card that Romero gave to me. Remembering Romero By Richard Mabey Jr. It was January of 2014, when I was working at the southernmost section of Gated Community, that I first met Romero. … Continue reading

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Remembering My Cousin, Howard Palmer

My cousin Howard and I, during the summer of 1973. Two cool guys! Remembering My Cousin, Howard Palmer By Richard Mabey Jr. During this Christmas season, I find myself feeling this strange and eerie feeling of being homesick. Of dearly … Continue reading

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The Old Red Barn

A photo of the old red barn, taken during the summer of 1995. It held up well over the years. The Old Red Barn By Richard Mabey Jr. The old Mabey Homestead stood upon a two-acre land site. The back … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story of 1972: Chapter 2, The Christmas Card

Christmas 1972. A photo of myself with my cat Tuffy, sitting on the old chair. A Christmas Story of 1972 Chapter 2: The Christmas Card By Richard Mabey Jr. Christmas of 1972 was unlike any Christmas that I had ever … Continue reading

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