Category Archives: Heroism

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

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

Posted in 1942, Accomplishment, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Dad, Days of Being a Young Man, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Earl Mabey, Earl's Meadow, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, From boyhood to manhood, Heroism, Hickam Air Field, I Remember Dad, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Love of Family, Mabey History, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Never give up!, New Jersey, Nostalgia, Old Lincoln Park, Pear Harbor, Sacrifice, Second World War, The Unexplained, Troop 170, Wisdom | 2 Comments

Remembering the Big Old Maple Tree

The big old maple tree, showing its proximity to the old Mabey Homestead. Remembering the Big Old Maple Tree By Richard Mabey Jr. One of my most cherished memories of my childhood is the memory of the big old maple … Continue reading

Posted in 1964, Accomplishment, Advice to the younger set, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Heroism, Homecoming, Humility, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Mabey Homestead, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Small Town America, Stand Tall, The Old Maple Tree, Time Travel, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | 2 Comments

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

My Tribute to Bill Accinni

A recent photo of Bill Accinni. My Tribute to Bill Accinni By Richard Mabey Jr. I graduated from Boonton High School, Class of 71, with Bill Accinni. There were about 500 kids in our class. We had the biggest class … Continue reading

Posted in 1969, 1971, Advice to the younger set, Baseball, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton, Boonton High School, Boonton High School Marching Band, Boyhood Days, Childhood Friend, Christianity, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Drums, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Football, Friendship, Giving, Good Neighbor Sam, Heroism, Humility, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Wisdom | 2 Comments

Thank You Art Smith

Dad standing beside the large photograph of his dear uncle, Earl Mabey, who was killed in France during World War I. Thank You Art Smith By Richard Mabey Jr. It was in the early 1990’s that a moment came, that … Continue reading

Posted in 1991, Art Smith, Art the artist, Beavertown, Beavertown Historical Society, Believe in yourself!, Dad, Earl Mabey, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Forgiveness, Friendship, Giving, Healing, Heroism, Homecoming, Humility, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Museum, Love of Family, Mabey History, Memory, Wisdom, World War I | 1 Comment

That Little Restaurant: A Wonderful, Down-Home Place To Eat!

That Little Restaurant in Oak Ridge, New Jersey is a wonderful, old-fashioned, down-home, cute little place to eat. That Little Restaurant:¬† A Wonderful, Down-Home Place To Eat! By Richard Mabey Jr. I presently live in Central Florida, in one of … Continue reading

Posted in Believe in yourself!, Determination, Dreams, Drums, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Help the poor, Heroism, Homecoming, Kindness, Leadership, Lincoln Park, New Jersey, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, That Little Restaurant, Wisdom | Leave a comment