Category Archives: Boonton High School

To Honor A Friend: Charlie Nowacki

From the Lincoln Park Memorial Day Parade of 2003. Charlie Nowacki is on the far right hand side. His Dad, Michael, is on the far left hand side. To Honor A Friend: Charlie Nowacki By Richard Mabey Jr. This past … Continue reading

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To Honor Mayor William A. Dixon Jr.

From the front page of the old Lincoln Park Herald, a page from my dad’s scouting scrapbook. To Honor Mayor William A. Dixon Jr. By Richard Mabey Jr. In doing rewrite after rewrite of my book, there are times when … Continue reading

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A Reflection of the Old Playground

The old playground was located near the center of town in Old Beavertown. A Reflection of the Old Playground By Richard Mabey Jr. In Old Beavertown, there was once a playground located near the center of town. It consisted of … Continue reading

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The Turning Point

My old girlfriend Penny held this amazing belief in me. She made me reach for the moon and the stars. Looking back, it’s a debt that can never be paid. The Turning Point By Richard Mabey Jr. Each and every … Continue reading

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Remembering Grandpa Kemmerer

A photo of Grandpa Kemmerer and I, from the summer of 1961, when I was seven years old. Remembering Grandpa Kemmerer By Richard Mabey Jr. My maternal grandfather, Edmund C. Kemmerer, was a very smart, kind and deeply religious man. … Continue reading

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The Call of Drums

I got my first drum for Christmas in 1956. I was three years old. The Call of Drums By Richard Mabey Jr. There is something, innately inborn in all of us that calls us to a specific purpose in life. … Continue reading

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To Answer The Question: Why?

My old girlfriend, Penny, had a great fondness to wear her dad’s old army shirt. From the first time I saw her, I was totally smitten with her. This essay is an attempt to answer one of my most commonly … Continue reading

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