Category Archives: Be Strong!

To Climb A Mountain

A rare photo of my climb up Steinhauser Mountain. To Climb A Mountain By Richard Mabey Jr. In the early summer of 1966, I had completed the seventh grade. I was 12 years old. I had just spent one entire … Continue reading

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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

Remembering Lisa: Chapter 1

The long line of the famous cafeteria at dear old Boonton High School, back in the fall of 1968. Remembering Lisa: Chapter 1 By Richard Mabey Jr. All of us have these painful moments in time. We try to smash … Continue reading

Posted in 1968, Accomplishment, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton, Boonton High School, Boonton High School Marching Band, Boyhood Days, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Drums, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, From boyhood to manhood, Geometry Class, Homecoming, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lisa at BHS, Love Story, Memory, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Romance, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 2 Comments

The Salt Shaker Test

It may look like an ordinary salt shaker. But in the corporate world it can be the very thing that holds you back from getting that big promotion. Please note: I made up the name “Amalgamated Consolidated.” It is a … Continue reading

Posted in 1993, Advice to the younger set, Amalgamated Consolidated, Be Strong!, Dangers of being too trusting, Destiny, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Journey to Truth, Life's Dreams, Memory, Modern Life, Never give up!, Sacrifice, Spiritual Lesson, To thine own self be true., Tricks of the Corporate World, Wisdom | Leave a comment

To Find One’s True Self

At the age of 23, I graduated from the first graduating class of Sherman College of Chiropractic. I was filled with incredible hope, endless idealism and an abounding love for life. To Find One’s True Self By Richard Mabey Jr. … Continue reading

Posted in 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, Acts of Kindness, Advice to the younger set, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Chiropractic, Compassion, Dangers of being too trusting, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Ford Galaxie, Giving, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Love one another, Memory, Moving On, Sacrifice, Sherman College of Chiropractic, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Surviving Prejudice, West Virginia, Wisdom | 1 Comment

The Final Tier of My Old Backyard Tree Fort

This picture was taken in September of 1973. It shows the last three remaining boards of the third floor tier of my old tree fort. You can see the cedar tree in the background. The Final Tier of My Old … Continue reading

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