Category Archives: Dad

The Final Tier of My Old Backyard Tree Fort

This picture was taken in September of 1973. It shows the last three remaining boards of the third floor tier of my old tree fort. You can see the cedar tree in the background. The Final Tier of My Old … Continue reading

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Hickam Air Field: Where Dad Became A Man

The devastating destruction of Hickam Air Field, bordering on Pearl Harbor, was beyond human comprehension on that fateful day of December seventh of 1941. Hickam Air Field: Where Dad Became A Man By Richard Mabey Jr. My dad signed up … Continue reading

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Failure Is Not An Option

The little courtyard, just outside my front porch, is plain and simple. In its simplicity lies the statement of the value of finding truth in simplicity. Failure Is Not An Option By Richard Mabey Jr. My life, here in Central … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Central Florida, Creative Writing, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Figaro, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Florida, Gated Community, Hickam Air Field, I Remember Dad, Journey to Truth, Life's Dreams, Modern Life, Never give up!, Richard's Rocking Chair, Sacrifice, Second World War, Spiritual Lesson, The Birdbath, The Front Porch, Wisdom | 4 Comments

To Focus More Profoundly

The time has come for me to focus even more profoundly on my goal to get my novel published. It is a time to return to my desk. It is a time to spend even more time, alone, writing. To … Continue reading

Posted in 1934, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Comic Books, Compassion, Creative Writing, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Grandma Mabey, Grandpa Mabey, Hickam Air Field, Homecoming, Humility, I Remember Dad, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Memory, Never give up!, New Jersey, Newspapers, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Pearl Harbor, Sacrifice, Second World War, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, To thine own self be true., Troop 170, Wisdom | 2 Comments

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

Posted in 1969, Acts of Kindness, Advice to the younger set, Baseball, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton High School, Boy Scouts, Boyhood Days, Central Florida, Central Pennsylvania, Chapel Hill School, Chemistry, Chiropractic, Compassion, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Eagle Scout, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Grandpa Mabey, Homecoming, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Herald, Love of Family, Love one another, Memory, Never give up!, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall | 1 Comment

A Fond Remembrance Of The Christmas of 1966

Yours truly, proudly displaying the Christmas Tree Village that Dad and I created back in 1966. A Fond Remembrance Of The Christmas of 1966 By Richard Mabey Jr. The Christmas of 1966, was a dearly special Christmas to me. For me, it … Continue reading

Posted in 1966, Andy and Barney, Be Strong!, Christmas, Compassion, Dad, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Gomer, Humility, Love of Family, Mabey Homestead, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, Nostalgia, Plasticville, Wisdom | 2 Comments

On My Honor, I Will Do My Best

The Boy Scout Oath. On My Honor, I Will Do My Best By Richard Mabey Jr. Today, I took a long, hard look in the mirror. I honestly asked myself, “what have I done with my life?” I’m serious. At … Continue reading

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