Category Archives: Homecoming

O’ Sacred Bridge, Yet To Be Found

O’ Sacred Bridge, Yet To Be Found By Richard James Mabey Jr. There is a calling that every man hears at some point in his life. It is a gentle whisper. It is more gentle than a summer breeze. It … Continue reading

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The Eerie, Haunting Quality of Madeline Avenue

In dreams, I return to my old childhood home on Madeline Avenue. The homes were very close together there. The Eerie, Haunting Quality of Madeline Avenue By Richard James Mabey Jr. For the past few months, I keep dreaming that … Continue reading

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Reflections of Walking Distance

Reflections of Walking Distance By Richard Mabey Jr. I don’t think that there is any other half-hour of television broadcasting that has affected me as deeply as the Twilight Zone episode entitled, “Walking Distance.” It stars Gig Young, who portrays … Continue reading

Posted in 1967, Accomplishment, Ad Agency, Boyhood Days, Cold Hearted Ad Agency, Creative Writing, Destiny, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, From boyhood to manhood, Healing, Homecoming, Journey to Truth, Lincoln Park, Memory, Modern Life, Moe's Sweet Shop, Moving On, My Old New Jersey Home, Mysteries of Old Lincoln Park, New Jersey, New York City, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Gas Station, Old Lincoln Park, Rod Serling, Small Town America, Television, The Old Rexall Drug Store, The Unexplained, Time Travel, Twilight Zone, Walking Distance, Wisdom | 2 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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The Scouting Journal

The front page of the first edition of the legendary “Scouting Journal.” The Scouting Journal By Richard Mabey Jr. “The Scouting Journal” was the official newspaper of Boy Scout Troop 170. The first edition was printed in November of 1982. … Continue reading

Posted in 1982, Accomplishment, Boy Scout Troop 170, Boy Scouts, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Homecoming, Humility, Journalism, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Scouting Journal, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 1 Comment

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

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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

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