Category Archives: County College of Morris

Happy Birthday Penny

Penny was an essential part of my coming of age. She encouraged me to write. She demanded that I join my college newspaper staff. Happy Birthday Penny By Richard Mabey Jr. On March sixth, Penny would have been 62, had … Continue reading

Posted in Acts of Kindness, Boyhood Days, Central Florida, Compassion, County College of Morris, Destiny, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Lincoln Park Herald, Love one another, Love Story, Memory, Penny, Romance, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 4 Comments

The Old Comfortable Chair

Although this picture is slighted blurred, it is still a good picture of the old comfortable chair in the formal living room of the old Mabey Homestead, where I grew up in old Lincoln Park. The Old Comfortable Chair By … Continue reading

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My Tribute To Cindy, A Dear Childhood Friend

The flame of friendship is a flame filled with love and good will for another person. My Tribute To Cindy, A Dear Childhood Friend By Richard Mabey Jr. I just found out yesterday that Cindy, a dear friend of my … Continue reading

Posted in Book of Bible Stories, Boonton High School, Chapel Hill School, Childhood Friend, Christianity, Cindy, County College of Morris, Destiny, Encouragement, Faith, Friendship, Homecoming, Humility, Kindness, Lincoln Park, Memory, New Jersey, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Route 202, Small Town America, The Mourning Heart, Wisdom | 5 Comments

My First Editorial

My first editorial for my college newspaper, Youngtown Edition, was written to encourage students to visit residents in nursing homes. My First Editorial By Richard Mabey Jr. Why is it that we remember the things that we do? What makes … Continue reading

Posted in 1972, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, County College of Morris, Determination, Eastside High School, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Healing, Humility, Life's Dreams, Memory, Moving On, Penny, Romance, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom, Youngtown Edition | 2 Comments

September 1971

There is something very romantic about autumn leaves. September 1971 By Richard Mabey Jr. In early September of 1971, I turned 18. Swartswood Lake was a favorite place for my old girlfriend Penny and I. At 62, a man reflects. … Continue reading

Posted in 1971, County College of Morris, Dreams, Friendship, Giving, Humility, Love Poems, Love Story, Memory, Penny, Poetry, Swartswood Lake, Wisdom | 1 Comment

My First Front Page Story

My first front page story for Youngtown Edition was published in my freshman year of college, in October of 1971. My First Front Page Story By Richard Mabey Jr. My father often told me that I should be proud of being … Continue reading

Posted in 1971, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boy Scouts, County College of Morris, Dad, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Humility, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park Herald, Mabey Homestead, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, Newspapers, Professor Keeler, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom, Youngtown Edition | 1 Comment

The Graveyard Shift

The graveyard shift is the loneliest shift of all. It was lonely, it was eerie, and at two in the morning, a person’s imagination grows wild. The Graveyard Shift By Richard Mabey Jr. In my four years of humble community … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Steele, Believe in yourself!, County College of Morris, Dad, Determination, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Gate Guard, Gated Community, Good Neighbor Sam, Homecoming, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Mad Magazine, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 10 Comments