Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Old Clubhouse

The Old Clubhouse By Richard Mabey Jr. O’ if the clock could just go back in time, when Mad magazine was but a quarter, and comic books were just a dime, and Kool-Aid packets read “just add water.”   To … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Purpose

The Blessing of Purpose By Richard Mabey Jr. From very early childhood, I was dearly blessed by my parents who engrained in my heart and soul that I had an important purpose in my life. The good Lord gave me … Continue reading

Posted in 1956, Dad, Dicky Jim, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Grandma Mabey, Grandpa Mabey, Homecoming, Humility, Kindness, Love of Family, Mabey Homestead, Memory | 2 Comments

My Tribute to Moe Nitkin

A great photo of Moe Nitkin sitting outside his famous sweet shop, during a Lincoln Park celebration day. His faithful son, Bob, is standing next to him. To the far left of this picture is Moe’s dear wife, Rose. My … Continue reading

Posted in Beavertown, Comic Books, Dad, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Homecoming, Howard Palmer, Humility, Kindness, Lincoln Park, Love of Family, Mad Magazine, Memory, Moe's Sweet Shop, Route 202, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 6 Comments

A Tribute to a Fine Cousin, Billy Bay

A most recent photo of my good cousin, Billy Bay. A Tribute to a Fine Cousin, Billy Bay By Richard Mabey Jr. My good cousin, Billy Bay, went Home to be with the Lord tonight. Sadness fills my heart. Billy … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Dad, Delaware River, Encouragement, Faith, Fishing, Friendship, Homecoming, Humility, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Love of Family, Memory, Rod Serling, Spiritual Lesson, Twilight Zone, Wisdom | 1 Comment

The Green Book

This is the Independent News front page story that I wrote about Lincoln Park’s famous “green book.” The Green Book By Richard Mabey Jr. In every small town in America, there are legends that are bigger than life. There are … Continue reading

Posted in 2000, Beavertown, Beavertown Historical Society, Dad, Encouragement, Faith, Independent News, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Museum, Old Beavertown, Old Books, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, The Green Book | 2 Comments

The Fall

This is a picture, from about Year 2000 of the maple tree that I fell from when I was 11 years old, during the summer of 1965. I had turned 12 in September of 1965. I took some artistic liberty … Continue reading

Posted in 1965, Dad, Determination, Divine Protection, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Faith, Love of Family, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Mom, My Old New Jersey Home, The fall from my tree fort, The Old Maple Tree, The Old Tree Fort, Wisdom | Leave a comment