Category Archives: Early Childhood

Blog #400

This marks my 400th blog! Blog #400 By Richard Mabey Jr. This very blog marks 400 blogs that I have written and posted. Kind of an accomplishment, in its own rite. A kind of milestone. I have written about the … Continue reading

Posted in Accomplishment, Avengers, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Chemistry, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Life's Dreams, Never give up!, Spiritual Lesson, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | 3 Comments

The “Dear John” Letter

My first “Dear John” letter came from this sweet, kind girl in my eighth grade class, Pamela. The “Dear John” Letter By Richard Mabey Jr. The “Dear John” letter is the one thing that every man fears receiving. Oh, a … Continue reading

Posted in 1966, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Chapel Hill School, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Dear John Letter, Destiny, Dreams, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Faith, Humility, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Love Story, Memory, Nostalgia, Pamela, Romance, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | Leave a comment

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 | 1 Comment

Reflections of “Two Brothers”

The true story of my family during the dawn of the twentieth century, was a regular feature of the old Lincoln Park Journal. Reflections of “Two Brothers” By Richard Mabey Jr. The true story of “Two Brothers” was a regular … Continue reading

Posted in 1987, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Beyond The North Star, Determination, Dreams, Earl Mabey, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Grandma Mabey, Grandpa Mabey, Great Grandma, Heroism, Homecoming, Indian Motorcycle, Leadership, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Journal, Little One, Love of Family, Mabey History, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Motorcycle, Never give up!, Old Beavertown, Rheumatic Fever, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom, World War I | 2 Comments

The Old Clubhouse

The Old Clubhouse By Richard Mabey Jr. O’ if the clock could just go back in time, when Mad magazine was but a quarter, and comic books were just a dime, and Kool-Aid packets read “just add water.”   To … Continue reading

Posted in Early Childhood, Friendship, Homecoming, Memory, Nostalgia, Small Town America, The Old Clubhouse, Wisdom | Leave a comment

The Fall

This is a picture, from about Year 2000 of the maple tree that I fell from when I was 11 years old, during the summer of 1965. I had turned 12 in September of 1965. I took some artistic liberty … Continue reading

Posted in 1965, Dad, Determination, Divine Protection, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Faith, Love of Family, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Mom, My Old New Jersey Home, The fall from my tree fort, The Old Maple Tree, The Old Tree Fort, Wisdom | Leave a comment

1986: The Era Of Writing On My Brown Paper Lunch Bag

In 1986, I was working as an editor and writer of an in-house company newsletter. It was a very small company, and I would often eat lunch by myself. I would use the brown paper bag that I used for … Continue reading

Posted in 1986, Beavertown, Beyond The North Star, Determination, Dreams, Earl Mabey, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Grandma Mabey, Homecoming, Humility, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park History, Love of Family, Mabey History, Small Town America, Wes | 2 Comments