Monthly Archives: June 2016

1986: The Era Of Writing On My Brown Paper Lunch Bag

In 1986, I was working as an editor and writer of an in-house company newsletter. It was a very small company, and I would often eat lunch by myself. I would use the brown paper bag that I used for … Continue reading

Posted in 1986, Beavertown, Beyond The North Star, Determination, Dreams, Earl Mabey, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Grandma Mabey, Homecoming, Humility, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park History, Love of Family, Mabey History, Small Town America, Wes | 2 Comments

48 Years Later

I had kept a poem, inspired by my playing the bass drum in my high school marching band, in an old box for 48 years, before publishing it. 48 Years Later By Richard Mabey Jr. On the seventeenth of May … Continue reading

Posted in 1968, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton High School, Boonton High School Marching Band, Determination, Drums, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Grandpa Mabey, Healing, Homecoming, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Memorial Day Parade, Memorial Day, Memory, Never give up!, Poetry, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 2 Comments

The Passing Parade

A photo of Boonton High School’s marching band, in a parade in Boonton, NJ. Sincere thanks goes out to my friend, Bill Accinni for providing this great photo. The Passing Parade By Richard Mabey Jr. In September of 1967, I … Continue reading

Posted in 1968, Boonton High School, Boonton High School Marching Band, Drums, Encouragement, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Memorial Day Parade, Memorial Day, Memory, Small Town America, Stand Tall | 1 Comment

The Golden Opportunity

The actual class schedule for my first semester at County College of Morris. I fell in love with the idea of going to college, right from the start. The Golden Opportunity By Richard Mabey Jr. In September of 1971, I … Continue reading

Posted in 1971, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Eastside High School, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Ford Falcon, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park Herald, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Never give up!, Penny, Professor Keeler, Romance, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, The Old Grocery Store, Wisdom, Youngtown Edition | 1 Comment

My First Front Page Story

My first front page story for Youngtown Edition was published in my freshman year of college, in October of 1971. My First Front Page Story By Richard Mabey Jr. My father often told me that I should be proud of being … Continue reading

Posted in 1971, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boy Scouts, County College of Morris, Dad, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Humility, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park Herald, Mabey Homestead, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, Newspapers, Professor Keeler, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom, Youngtown Edition | 1 Comment

A Most Painful Truth

There was a time when promise filled my work experience at Amalgamated Consolidated. A Most Painful Truth By Richard Mabey Jr. The corporate name of Amalgamated Consolidated is a fictional name of a real corporation that I worked for, from … Continue reading

Posted in Amalgamated Consolidated, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Dangers of being too trusting, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Humility, Life's Dreams, Memory, Modern Life, Never give up!, Spiritual Lesson, Surviving Prejudice, Wisdom | 2 Comments

The Graveyard Shift

The graveyard shift is the loneliest shift of all. It was lonely, it was eerie, and at two in the morning, a person’s imagination grows wild. The Graveyard Shift By Richard Mabey Jr. In my four years of humble community … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Steele, Believe in yourself!, County College of Morris, Dad, Determination, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Gate Guard, Gated Community, Good Neighbor Sam, Homecoming, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Mad Magazine, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 10 Comments