Category Archives: Hickam Air Field

The Role Hickam Air Field Played Upon My Dad

The Role Hickam Air Field Played Upon My Dad By Richard Mabey Jr. My Dad was 18 years old when he arrived at Hickam Air Field in early 1944. Dad was now part of the great Seventh Army Air Corps. … Continue reading

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Never Surrender!

Never Surrender! By Richard Mabey Jr. There is a part of me that is overwhelmed by it all. I worked on my book, “I Remember Dad” today. Specifically the chapter about Dad’s stay at Hickam Air Field during World War … Continue reading

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Grief Be The Mirror Of Love

Grief Be The Mirror Of Love By Richard Mabey Jr. At times grief seems so unbearable. The pain makes it difficult to sleep. Grief is such an incredibly deep pain. Simply put, at times it feels like you just cannot … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Broken Heart, Compassion, Destiny, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Figaro, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, haunting feeling, Healing, Hickam Air Field, Humility, I Remember Dad, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Little Figgy, Love one another, Mourning, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, The Mourning Heart, The Unexplained, To thine own self be true., Wisdom, Wisdom of Animals | Leave a comment

The Gentle Call of Home

My old home on Madeline Avenue shown on the right hand side of this picture. The Gentle Call of Home By Richard James Mabey Jr. The gentle call of home has been whispering unto my heart this past week or … Continue reading

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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

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Failure Is Not An Option

The little courtyard, just outside my front porch, is plain and simple. In its simplicity lies the statement of the value of finding truth in simplicity. Failure Is Not An Option By Richard Mabey Jr. My life, here in Central … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Central Florida, Creative Writing, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Figaro, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Florida, Gated Community, Hickam Air Field, I Remember Dad, Journey to Truth, Life's Dreams, Modern Life, Never give up!, Richard's Rocking Chair, Sacrifice, Second World War, Spiritual Lesson, The Birdbath, The Front Porch, Wisdom | 4 Comments

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

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Faith, Perseverance and Hard Work, Bring Dream to Life

I had the great honor to cover the story of the premier of Dad’s pictorial history book about the town of Lincoln Park. Faith, Perseverance and Hard Work, Bring Dream to Life By Richard Mabey Jr. My Dad was a … Continue reading

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My Father’s Love for Motorcycles

Dad riding his motorcycle, upon returning home from World War II. My Father’s Love for Motorcycles By Richard Mabey Jr. My beloved father came home from the war in 1947, he was 20 years old. There must have been such … Continue reading

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The Amazing Seventh Army Air Corps

My dad was a part of the Amazing Seventh Army Air Corps during World War II. The Amazing Seventh Army Air Corps By Richard Mabey Jr. The Amazing Seventh Army Air Corps was just that: AMAZING! They were stationed at … Continue reading

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