Monthly Archives: December 2016

Remembering Reverend Duitsman

I was rather proud that my tribute to Reverend William Duitsman made the front page of the prestigious Life and Leisure newspaper. Remembering Reverend Duitsman By Richard Mabey Jr. In February of 2004, I wrote a tribute article to one … Continue reading

Posted in 1965, Alfred E. Neuman, Be Strong!, Bible Stories, Christmas, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Healing, Homecoming, Reverend William Duitsman, Rheumatic Fever, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | Leave a comment

Remembering Grandma Mabey

Originally posted on Journey to Truth:
My beloved Grandma and Grandpa sitting in front of their nine children. Left to right are: Carl (who was nicknamed Skip), Gerald, Edward, William, David, Richard, Violet, Earl and Harold. Remembering Grandma Mabey By…

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When Someone Breaks Your Heart

When Someone Breaks Your Heart By Richard Mabey Jr. When someone breaks your heart, it is not an easy time at all. It is a painful time. Sometimes five minutes seems like five hours. You want to scream. You want … Continue reading

Posted in Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Broken Heart, Compassion, Destiny, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Love Story, Moving On, Never give up!, Romance, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, The Mourning Heart, Wisdom | 2 Comments

The “Dear John” Letter

My first “Dear John” letter came from this sweet, kind girl in my eighth grade class, Pamela. The “Dear John” Letter By Richard Mabey Jr. The “Dear John” letter is the one thing that every man fears receiving. Oh, a … Continue reading

Posted in 1966, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Chapel Hill School, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Dear John Letter, Destiny, Dreams, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Faith, Humility, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Love Story, Memory, Nostalgia, Pamela, Romance, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | Leave a comment

My Tribute to Bill Accinni

A recent photo of Bill Accinni. My Tribute to Bill Accinni By Richard Mabey Jr. I graduated from Boonton High School, Class of 71, with Bill Accinni. There were about 500 kids in our class. We had the biggest class … Continue reading

Posted in 1969, 1971, Advice to the younger set, Baseball, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton, Boonton High School, Boonton High School Marching Band, Boyhood Days, Childhood Friend, Christianity, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Drums, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Football, Friendship, Giving, Good Neighbor Sam, Heroism, Humility, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Wisdom | 2 Comments

Happy Birthday Ron Sanborn!

I remember Ron Sanborn as having one of the most enthusiastic examples of scouting spirit, when he was a scout in Troop 170. This is a recent photo of Ron. Happy Birthday Ron Sanborn! By Richard Mabey Jr. Today is the … Continue reading

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The Gift of Kindness

This is the very book that my good friend, Mary Tafaro, gave to me when we were both in grade school. The Gift of Kindness By Richard Mabey Jr. One of the most precious books that I have in my … Continue reading

Posted in 1963, Bambi, Boyhood Days, Chapel Hill School, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Dad, Destiny, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Faith, Friendship, Giving, Homecoming, Humility, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Mary T., Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Books, Old Lincoln Park, Romance, Route 202, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 2 Comments