Category Archives: Clifton

The Eerie, Haunting Quality of Madeline Avenue

In dreams, I return to my old childhood home on Madeline Avenue. The homes were very close together there. The Eerie, Haunting Quality of Madeline Avenue By Richard James Mabey Jr. For the past few months, I keep dreaming that … Continue reading

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Reflections of Madeline Avenue

This picture was taken on March 24th of 1958. I was four years old. It was the old clever trick of taking a picture of Dad, as he took a picture of me! Reflections of Madeline Avenue By Richard James … Continue reading

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To Find Reedie

Reedie and I from a photo taken on August 8th of 1959. Reedie and I were both five years old at the time. I am on the left hand side. Reedie is on the right hand side. To Find Reedie … Continue reading

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The Gentle Call of Home

My old home on Madeline Avenue shown on the right hand side of this picture. The Gentle Call of Home By Richard James Mabey Jr. The gentle call of home has been whispering unto my heart this past week or … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Finding My Childhood Best Friend

My Kindergarten class picture. Brenda is standing, third from the left in the back row. I am standing, seventh from the left in the back row. The Miracle of Finding My Childhood Best Friend By Richard Mabey Jr. Imagine if … Continue reading

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More Reflections on the Hazel Street Era

A photo of myself, in the living room of our old home on Hazel Street. To the left hand side, you can see the front door to our home. Note Dad’s “three-lock system.” More Reflections on the Hazel Street Era … 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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