Category Archives: Central Pennsylvania

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

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The Joy Of Giving

My old Gatehouse. I worked as a Gate Guard for five years in a gated community in Central Florida. The Joy Of Giving By Richard Mabey Jr. Being a Gate Guard for one of these gated communities in Central Florida … Continue reading

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My Tribute and Thank You to Dennis Keaveny

A recent photo of Dennis Keaveny. My Tribute and Thank You to Dennis Keaveny By Richard Mabey Jr. Dennis Keaveny doesn’t know it, but he played a big role in advancing my career as a writer. Here’s the thing, I’ve … Continue reading

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A Stop Along My Journey To Truth

During the summer of 1985, I visited my cousin, Harry Graham, for one full month. I stayed in the attic basement, where I wrote the stage play, “Beyond the North Star.” A Stop Along My Journey To Truth By Richard … 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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The False Accusation

In late June of 2002, a dream of mine came true. The Weekly News published this wonderful insert featuring articles about the history of Lincoln Park and its surrounding towns. It was a project that I had spent six months, … Continue reading

Posted in Central Pennsylvania, Determination, Dreams, Earl Mabey, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Heroism, Hook Mountain, Humility, Life's Dreams, Mabey History, Memory, Modern Life, Moving On, Newspapers, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Surviving Prejudice, Wisdom | 2 Comments

Sometimes It’s Necessary To Retreat

From about 1992 till 2005, I wrote well over 300 articles on the history of my old hometown of Lincoln Park. These articles were published in various regional weekly newspapers. The most recent articles of any given month, went on … Continue reading

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