Category Archives: Friendship

To Debbie Brown, Wherever She May Be

To Debbie Brown, Wherever She May Be By Richard Mabey Jr. I wrote this poem when I was 20 years old in the Summer of 1974. I was living in Spartanburg, South Carolina in the famous Spartan Villa Apartments. I … Continue reading

Posted in 1974, Broken Heart, Debbie Brown, Destiny, Friendship, From boyhood to manhood, Happy Birthday!, Journey to Truth, Love Poems, Love Story, Moving On, Romance, Sherman College of Chiropractic, Spartan Villa Apartments, Spartanburg, Wisdom | 3 Comments

To Climb A Mountain

A rare photo of my climb up Steinhauser Mountain. To Climb A Mountain By Richard Mabey Jr. In the early summer of 1966, I had completed the seventh grade. I was 12 years old. I had just spent one entire … Continue reading

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Remembering Lisa: Chapter 1

The long line of the famous cafeteria at dear old Boonton High School, back in the fall of 1968. Remembering Lisa: Chapter 1 By Richard Mabey Jr. All of us have these painful moments in time. We try to smash … Continue reading

Posted in 1968, Accomplishment, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton, Boonton High School, Boonton High School Marching Band, Boyhood Days, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Drums, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, From boyhood to manhood, Geometry Class, Homecoming, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lisa at BHS, Love Story, Memory, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Romance, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 2 Comments

“Portrait of Jennie”

A movie poster for the film, “Portrait of Jennie.” “Portrait of Jennie” By Richard Mabey Jr. “Portrait of Jennie” is an incredible film. It is a fantasy film. It was released in 1948. Simply put, it is an outstanding film. … Continue reading

Posted in 1948, Believe in yourself!, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Film Review, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Love one another, Love Story, Manhattan, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Portrait of Jennie, Romance, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, The Unexplained, Twilight Zone, Wisdom | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 1965, Accomplishment, Advice to the younger set, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Childhood Friend, Comic Books, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Heroism, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Mabey Homestead, Mabey Lane, Mad Magazine, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Rheumatic Fever, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Stuart S., The old cedar tree on Mabey Lane, The Old Tree Fort, The Summer of 1965, To thine own self be true., Tree Fort, Wisdom | 2 Comments

Remembering Little One’s Love for the Snow

When it snowed out, Little One would look outside from the kitchen window. She would look up at me with the saddest eyes, as if to say, “I wanna go out and play in the snow!” Remembering Little One’s Love … Continue reading

Posted in 1977, Advice to the younger set, Be Strong!, Compassion, Days of Being a Young Man, Destiny, Divine Protection, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Homecoming, Humility, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Little One, Love of Family, Love one another, Mabey Homestead, Memory, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Small Town America, Snow, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom, Wisdom of Animals | 3 Comments

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