Category Archives: Baseball

Remembering Lisa, Chapter 3

Dear old Boonton High School. The very setting for this true-life story Remembering Lisa, Chapter 3 By Richard Mabey Jr. There comes in the life of each and every one us, a hurt. A hurt so deep that time cannot … Continue reading

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Remembering Lisa, Chapter 2

It was in the hallowed halls of Boonton High School, back in 1968, that I was to feel the pangs of young love. Remembering Lisa, Chapter 2 By Richard Mabey Jr. My fateful walk from Room 210, down the hall, … Continue reading

Posted in 1968, Accomplishment, Acts of Kindness, Baseball, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Boonton, Boonton High School, Boyhood Days, Broken Heart, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Geometry Class, Giving, Good Neighbor Sam, Healing, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lisa at BHS, Love Story, Moving On, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Ron G., Sacrifice, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 2 Comments

The Old Baseball

The old baseball on a shelf on my bookcase. I keep it in the very cup that Russell Hiatt, the real Floyd the Barber, gave to me as a gift. The Old Baseball By Richard Mabey Jr. In the Spring … Continue reading

Posted in 1969, Acts of Kindness, Advice to the younger set, Baseball, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton High School, Boy Scouts, Boyhood Days, Central Florida, Central Pennsylvania, Chapel Hill School, Chemistry, Chiropractic, Compassion, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Eagle Scout, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Grandpa Mabey, Homecoming, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Herald, Love of Family, Love one another, Memory, Never give up!, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall | 1 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

That Homesick Feeling

My tribute to Steve Avallone, was a classic example of the type of article that I loved to write for the small town weekly. That Homesick Feeling By Richard Mabey Jr. In a few weeks, I’ll turn 63. There is … Continue reading

Posted in 1987, Baseball, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Destiny, Determination, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Homecoming, Jack Floyd, Leadership, Life and Leisure, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Journal, Lincoln Park Memorial Day Parade, Memorial Day, Memory, Moe's Sweet Shop, Never give up!, New Jersey, Newspapers, Nostalgia, Old Lincoln Park, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, The Weekly News, Wisdom | 1 Comment

Remembering The Christmas Of 1966

Yours truly, proudly displaying the Christmas Tree Village that Dad and I created back in 1966. Remembering The Christmas Of 1966 By Richard Mabey Jr. The Christmas of 1966, was a dearly special Christmas to me. For me, it was … Continue reading

Posted in 1966, Baseball, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Christmas, Dad, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Healing, Humility, Kindness, Love of Family, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Mom, My Old New Jersey Home, Radio, Rheumatic Fever, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 1 Comment

Remembering Earl’s Meadow

A photo of the northwest corner of Earl’s Meadow. Remembering Earl’s Meadow By Richard Mabey Jr. Earl’s Meadow was this magical, wonderful open field that was located north of the old Mabey Homestead, near the end of Mabey Lane. It … Continue reading

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