Category Archives: 1971

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

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

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