Category Archives: Eagle Scout

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

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Four Words That Changed My Life

Good old Moe’s Sweet Shop, circa 1970. Four Words That Changed My Life By Richard Mabey Jr. I think that it was in the Spring of 1970, that my mom and dad joined the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the … Continue reading

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My Tribute to Merle Haggard

One of my favorite photos of Merle Haggard. My Tribute to Merle Haggard By Richard Mabey Jr. I really don’t know where to begin. Merle Haggard is my hero. I write “is my hero” because even though dear old Merle … Continue reading

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Lessons From My Younger Self

From this desk, I wrote well over a hundred articles, columns and feature stories for Chambersburg’s daily newspaper, Public Opinion. Lessons From My Younger Self By Richard Mabey Jr. From 2015 till 2018, I wrote articles, columns and feature stories … Continue reading

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To Publish My Book

The path to the publication of a book, is often filled with roadblocks, setbacks, quicksand, thistle stalks and even some rattlesnakes. To Publish My Book By Richard Mabey Jr. It is often the time when we hit a roadblock, when … 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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Remembering Grandma Mabey

My beloved Grandma and Grandpa sitting in front of their nine children. Left to right are: Carl (who was nicknamed Skip), Gerald, Edward, William, David, Richard, Violet, Earl and Harold. Remembering Grandma Mabey By Richard Mabey Jr. My paternal grandmother, … Continue reading

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