Monthly Archives: September 2016

Thank You Art Smith

Dad standing beside the large photograph of his dear uncle, Earl Mabey, who was killed in France during World War I. Thank You Art Smith By Richard Mabey Jr. It was in the early 1990’s that a moment came, that … Continue reading

Posted in 1991, Art Smith, Art the artist, Beavertown, Beavertown Historical Society, Believe in yourself!, Dad, Earl Mabey, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Forgiveness, Friendship, Giving, Healing, Heroism, Homecoming, Humility, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Museum, Love of Family, Mabey History, Memory, Wisdom, World War I | 2 Comments

Three Bananas

My old high school yearbook picture. At 17, I was very shy and painfully insecure. I had fallen deeply for this incredible girl, whom I was sure was way out of my league. Three Bananas By Richard Mabey Jr. In … Continue reading

Posted in 1970, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Humility, Kindness, Memory, Penny, Produce Aisle, Small Town America, Stand Tall, Time Travel, Wisdom | Leave a comment

My Crazy, Hair Brain Scheme To Be Fonzie

Yours truly, standing beside his brand new scooter, about four years ago. My Crazy, Hair Brain Scheme To Be Fonzie By Richard Mabey Jr. About four years ago, I got this crazy idea to buy a motorcycle. Well, I settled … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Advice to the younger set, Believe in yourself!, Central Florida, Destiny, Divine Protection, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Gate Guard, Gated Community, Humility, Life's Dreams, Memory, Moving On, Richard's Scooter, Richie Cunningham, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 2 Comments

The Evergreen on Mabey Lane

The evergreen at the end of Mabey Lane stood proud and dignified, even when carrying the weight of a heavy snowfall. The Evergreen on Mabey Lane By Richard Mabey Jr. The Christmas of 1996 was a distinctively different Christmas for … Continue reading

Posted in 1996, Amalgamated Consolidated, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Christmas, Creative Writing, Cross-Talk Television Talk Show, Destiny, Divine Protection, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Grandma Mabey, Grandpa Mabey, Incline Plane Ten East, Kindness, Lincoln Park, Love of Family, Mabey History, Mabey Lane, Morris Canal, My Old New Jersey Home, Mysteries of Old Lincoln Park, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Stand Tall, The evergreen at the end of Mabey Lane, The Mourning Heart, The Unexplained, Wisdom | 2 Comments

The Sacrifice

The only remaining Tonka toy truck that I have from my childhood. I had sold my entire collection of well over a dozen of my Tonka toy trucks, to continue publishing the old Lincoln Park Journal back in the summer … Continue reading

Posted in 1955, 1987, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Homecoming, Humility, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Journal, Little One, Mabey Homestead, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, Never give up!, New Jersey, Newspapers, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Sacrifice, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 2 Comments

To Honor, Earl Hamner Jr.

Earl Hamner Jr. at a book signing for his book, “The Twilight Zone Scripts of Earl Hamner.” To Honor, Earl Hamner Jr. By Richard Mabey Jr. There is a certain ache, a sense of mourning, a feeling of loss that … Continue reading

Posted in Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Civil War, Creative Writing, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Earl Hamner Jr., Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Healing, Homecoming, Independent News, Kindness, Leadership, Lincoln Park, Memory, Mourning, Never give up!, New Jersey, Nostalgia, Old Lincoln Park, Schuyler, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, The Waltons, Twilight Zone, Writer's Block | 2 Comments

Farewell Not, Kind Childhood Friend

The ticking of the clock continues, without favoritism to any of us. Farewell Not, Kind Childhood Friend By Richard Mabey Jr. I don’t know what it is. The most recent passing of a childhood friend has hit me hard. I … Continue reading

Posted in Chapel Hill School, Childhood Friend, Cindy, Destiny, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Healing, Homecoming, Humility, Lincoln Park, Memory, Mourning, New Jersey, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Rheumatic Fever, Small Town America, The Mourning Heart, Wisdom | 2 Comments

My Tribute To Cindy, A Dear Childhood Friend

The flame of friendship is a flame filled with love and good will for another person. My Tribute To Cindy, A Dear Childhood Friend By Richard Mabey Jr. I just found out yesterday that Cindy, a dear friend of my … Continue reading

Posted in Book of Bible Stories, Boonton High School, Chapel Hill School, Childhood Friend, Christianity, Cindy, County College of Morris, Destiny, Encouragement, Faith, Friendship, Homecoming, Humility, Kindness, Lincoln Park, Memory, New Jersey, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Route 202, Small Town America, The Mourning Heart, Wisdom | 5 Comments

The Old Tree in the Middle of the Morris Canal

The old tree in the middle of the Morris Canal was a noted landmark to a lot of the kids who walked the tow path of the old canal during the 1960’s. The Old Tree in the Middle of the … Continue reading

Posted in 1964, Batman, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Comic Books, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Mabey Lane, Memory, Moe's Sweet Shop, Morris Canal, Old Lincoln Park, Small Town America, The Old Tree Fort, Wisdom | 2 Comments

The Haunting, Eerie Indian Head Of The Old Lincoln Park Museum

The haunting, eerie Indian head of the Old Lincoln Park Museum, was always placed on the right hand side of the old map of Morris County. The Haunting, Eerie Indian Head Of The Old Lincoln Park Museum By Richard Mabey … Continue reading

Posted in 2002, Art the artist, Beavertown, Beavertown Historical Society, Believe in yourself!, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Museum, Lincoln Park Public Library, Memory, Mysteries of Old Lincoln Park, New Jersey, Old Beavertown, Old Books, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, The Old Indian Head, The Unexplained, The Weekly News, Wisdom | 2 Comments