Monthly Archives: May 2016

Four Words That Changed My Life

Good old Moe’s Sweet Shop, circa 1970. Four Words That Changed My Life By Richard Mabey Jr. I think that it was in the Spring of 1970, that my mom and dad joined the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the … Continue reading

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My Dad, My Favorite Guest Star

It was always a blast to have my Dad as a guest star on Cross-Talk. My Dad, My Favorite Guest Star By Richard Mabey Jr. The sun has set on Memorial Day. I missed my Dad, so very much, all … Continue reading

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A Simple Truth

A Simple Truth By Richard Mabey Jr. I think every man knows this truth, the hard lesson learned from youth. It’s not the girl you dated for years, It’s the girl you talked to for a mere minute or two, … Continue reading

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For April, Wherever She May Be

For April, Wherever She May Be By Richard Mabey Jr. I remember so well, this lost story to tell, it was five minutes before curtain, my friend said for certain, you came into the theater.   That night, that cool … Continue reading

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My Father’s Love for Motorcycles

Dad riding his motorcycle, upon returning home from World War II. My Father’s Love for Motorcycles By Richard Mabey Jr. My beloved father came home from the war in 1947, he was 20 years old. There must have been such … Continue reading

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Sleeping Out in the Backyard

The old pup tent provided ideal shelter for sleeping out in the backyard. Sleeping Out in the Backyard By Richard Mabey Jr. In the summer of 1964, I was 10 years old. In September, I would turn 11 and would … Continue reading

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Believe in Yourself!

Believe in Yourself! By Richard Mabey Jr. Believe in yourself! Believe in yourself, with a strength and courage that spans a distance deep into space and runs a depth, deeper than the Atlantic Ocean. Believe in yourself, with all the … Continue reading

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