Category Archives: Dad

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 | 2 Comments

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

Posted in 1970, Advice to the younger set, Age Prejudice, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton High School, Boy Scouts, Chemistry, Compassion, Creative Writing, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Ford Falcon, Humility, Journey to Truth, Life's Dreams, Love of Family, Memory, Penny, Television, Troop 170, Wisdom | Leave a comment

My Story That Scooped The Big Dailies

I am proud to say that my Pine Brook Village story scooped all the other regional weeklies and I scooped every daily newspaper in northern New Jersey. My Story That Scooped The Big Dailies By Richard Mabey Jr. For decades, … Continue reading

Posted in 1987, Advice to the younger set, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Compassion, Dad, Daily Record, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Heroism, Homecoming, Humility, Journalism, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Journal, Mabey Homestead, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, Never give up!, Newspapers, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Sacrifice, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Surviving Prejudice, Workers' Rights | 2 Comments

Happy Birthday Ron Sanborn!

I remember Ron Sanborn as having one of the most enthusiastic examples of scouting spirit, when he was a scout in Troop 170. This is a recent photo of Ron. Happy Birthday Ron Sanborn! By Richard Mabey Jr. Today is the … Continue reading

Posted in Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boy Scouts, Christianity, Compassion, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Happy Birthday!, Humility, Jesus, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Lincoln Park, Ron Sanborn, Sacrifice, Scouting Journal, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 2 Comments

The Gift of Kindness

This is the very book that my good friend, Mary Tafaro, gave to me when we were both in grade school. The Gift of Kindness By Richard Mabey Jr. One of the most precious books that I have in my … Continue reading

Posted in 1963, Bambi, Boyhood Days, Chapel Hill School, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Dad, Destiny, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Faith, Friendship, Giving, Homecoming, Humility, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Mary T., Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Books, Old Lincoln Park, Romance, Route 202, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 2 Comments