Monthly Archives: July 2016

To Build A Set

The other day, in going through boxes of my notes, I found one of my sketches for the set design of “Beyond The North Star.” To Build A Set By Richard Mabey Jr. In the dawn of 1988, I began … Continue reading

Posted in 1989, Amalgamated Consolidated, Believe in yourself!, Beyond The North Star, Christmas, Determination, Dreams, Earl Mabey, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Grandpa Mabey, Homecoming, Humility, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park History, Lincoln Park Journal, Love of Family, Mabey History, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Morris Canal, My Old New Jersey Home, Never give up!, Old Beavertown, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 2 Comments

From Earth To Heaven: Happy Birthday Earl Hamner Jr.

One of my hands-down, absolute favorite pictures of Earl Hamner Jr. In this photo, Earl is at a book signing for his book, “The Twilight Zone Scripts.” I just doesn’t get any cooler than that! From Earth To Heaven: Happy … Continue reading

Posted in Believe in yourself!, Dad, Determination, Dreams, Earl Hamner Jr., Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Homecoming, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Love of Family, Memory, Never give up!, Schuyler, Small Town America, Television, The Waltons, Wisdom | 1 Comment

My First Editorial

My first editorial for my college newspaper, Youngtown Edition, was written to encourage students to visit residents in nursing homes. My First Editorial By Richard Mabey Jr. Why is it that we remember the things that we do? What makes … Continue reading

Posted in 1972, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, County College of Morris, Determination, Eastside High School, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Healing, Humility, Life's Dreams, Memory, Moving On, Penny, Romance, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom, Youngtown Edition | 2 Comments

To Honor World War II Veterans

For myself, getting my tribute for the World War II veterans on the front page, was a big deal. I was to learn that some of the people of my old hometown did not really appreciate the tribute at all. … Continue reading

Posted in 2004, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Dad, Determination, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Healing, Humility, Life and Leisure, Life's Dreams, Memory, Modern Life, Moving On, Newspapers, Old Beavertown, Second World War, Small Town America, Stand Tall, The Old Grocery Store, Wisdom | 2 Comments

Faith, Perseverance and Hard Work, Bring Dream to Life

I had the great honor to cover the story of the premier of Dad’s pictorial history book about the town of Lincoln Park. Faith, Perseverance and Hard Work, Bring Dream to Life By Richard Mabey Jr. My Dad was a … Continue reading

Posted in Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Boy Scouts, Christianity, Cross-Talk Television Talk Show, Dad, Dangers of being too trusting, Determination, Dreams, Earl Mabey, Encouragement, Faith, Fighting Cancer, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Forgiveness, God and Country Award, Healing, Hickam Air Field, Humility, Leadership, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park History, Memory, Mom, Old Beavertown, Old Beavertown Christian Church, Second World War, Surviving Prejudice, Troop 170, Wisdom | 4 Comments

Finding My Lost Fury

The first part of my tribute article to the great Don Knotts. Finding My Lost Fury By Richard Mabey Jr. There was a time in my life, when a flame of fury, determination and persistence burnt brightly in my heart … Continue reading

Posted in Age Prejudice, Believe in yourself!, Dad, Determination, Don Knotts, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Life's Dreams, Memory, Merle Haggard, Stand Tall, Surviving Prejudice, Wisdom | 1 Comment

September 1971

There is something very romantic about autumn leaves. September 1971 By Richard Mabey Jr. In early September of 1971, I turned 18. Swartswood Lake was a favorite place for my old girlfriend Penny and I. At 62, a man reflects. … Continue reading

Posted in 1971, County College of Morris, Dreams, Friendship, Giving, Humility, Love Poems, Love Story, Memory, Penny, Poetry, Swartswood Lake, Wisdom | 1 Comment