Category Archives: County College of Morris

The Dumb Mistake

Like the tide rushing in, love can be washed away in a moment’s time, by simply saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. The Dumb Mistake By Richard Mabey Jr. January of 1973 marked several landmarks for me. Some … Continue reading

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Life After Penny

An old photo from 1972, complete with scratches and folds. I would give a lot of talks on the subject of the spiritual life, every chance that I got. Life After Penny By Richard Mabey Jr. In June of 1972, … 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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The Old Red Barn

A photo of the old red barn, taken during the summer of 1995. It held up well over the years. The Old Red Barn By Richard Mabey Jr. The old Mabey Homestead stood upon a two-acre land site. The back … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story of 1972: Chapter 2, The Christmas Card

Christmas 1972. A photo of myself with my cat Tuffy, sitting on the old chair. A Christmas Story of 1972 Chapter 2: The Christmas Card By Richard Mabey Jr. Christmas of 1972 was unlike any Christmas that I had ever … Continue reading

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The Old Chair: A Christmas Story of 1972; Chapter 1

A photo from 1972 of the old chair in the formal living room of the old Mabey Homestead. The Old Chair: A Christmas Story of 1972 Chapter 1 By Richard Mabey Jr. In the formal living room of the old … Continue reading

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The Thanksgiving Story, Part 1

I wrote this story, back in the fall of 1972. My girlfriend, Penny, had just left for Rutgers University. I began my second year at County College of Morris. I found myself reflecting on days past. At the time, I … Continue reading

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