Category Archives: Boonton High School

My Battle With Chemistry

This is the very desk, upon which I studied at during my first year of chiropractic school. My Battle With Chemistry By Richard Mabey Jr. In June of 1973, I graduated from County College of Morris. During that summer, I … Continue reading

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48 Years Later

I had kept a poem, inspired by my playing the bass drum in my high school marching band, in an old box for 48 years, before publishing it. 48 Years Later By Richard Mabey Jr. On the seventeenth of May … Continue reading

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The Passing Parade

A photo of Boonton High School’s marching band, in a parade in Boonton, NJ. Sincere thanks goes out to my friend, Bill Accinni for providing this great photo. The Passing Parade By Richard Mabey Jr. In September of 1967, I … Continue reading

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Four Words That Changed My Life

Good old Moe’s Sweet Shop, circa 1970. Four Words That Changed My Life By Richard Mabey Jr. I think that it was in the Spring of 1970, that my mom and dad joined the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the … Continue reading

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Believe in Yourself!

Believe in Yourself! By Richard Mabey Jr. Believe in yourself! Believe in yourself, with a strength and courage that spans a distance deep into space and runs a depth, deeper than the Atlantic Ocean. Believe in yourself, with all the … Continue reading

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Thank You, Thomas Wolfe

Thank You, Thomas Wolfe By Richard Mabey Jr. In the summer of 1967, between having graduated from Chapel Hill School and starting Boonton High School, I read Thomas Wolfe’s novel, Look Homeward, Angel. I read it as one of the … Continue reading

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My Tribute to Merle Haggard

One of my favorite photos of Merle Haggard. My Tribute to Merle Haggard By Richard Mabey Jr. I really don’t know where to begin. Merle Haggard is my hero. I write “is my hero” because even though dear old Merle … Continue reading

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