Category Archives: I Remember Dad

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

My Life Has Changed So Very Much

Working as a humble Gate Guard, in a gated community in Central Florida, is not as easy as most people think it is. My Life Has Changed So Very Much By Richard Mabey Jr. My life has changed so very … 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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