Monthly Archives: March 2016

Faith

Faith By Richard Mabey Jr. In early September of 1965, I turned 12 and started seventh grade. About two weeks after school started, I found myself in the old Barnett Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey with a serious case of … Continue reading

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Hold Dear to Heart the Precious Shamrock

Hold Dear to Heart the Precious Shamrock By Richard Mabey Jr. My great grandmother, Catherine Cavanaugh, was born in 1872. She came from Ireland to the U.S. with her parents when she was a little girl. They went through Ellis … Continue reading

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Tribute to Penny

Tribute to Penny By Richard Mabey Jr. I remember when I first saw you, I thought you were out of my league. For in your eyes lied solemn and true, your beauty, charm and mystical intrigue.   O’ the afternoon … Continue reading

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Journey to Truth

Journey to Truth By Richard Mabey Jr. The long, enduring journey to truth, begins at precious childhood, and then through trials of youth, a gentle sapling among the wild wood.   This sacred call, this inner voice, guides us all … Continue reading

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The Precious, Golden Rod Has Passed

A great photo of Earl Hamner Jr., when he was a young man. The Precious, Golden Rod Has Passed By Richard Mabey Jr. To say that I am mourning for the passing of Earl Hamner Jr. is an understatement. I … Continue reading

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There Are No Words…

One of my favorite photos of Earl Hamner Jr., sitting on the front steps of his childhood home in Schuyler, Virginia. There Are No Words… By Richard Mabey Jr. Yesterday, March 24th, Earl Hamner Jr. went Home to be with … Continue reading

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Journey to Truth

I wrote this poem in the summer just before starting my senior year of high school. I had worked on it, during a week-long hike on the Appalachian Trail, that I walked with my dad and fellow scouts of Boy … Continue reading

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