Category Archives: Lincoln Park

My Week as Mayor of Lincoln Park

My Week as Mayor of Lincoln Park By Richard Mabey Jr. February eighth of 1971 was a day that would forever change my life. From that point on, my life would never be the same. For it was on that … Continue reading

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My Days as Troop Quartermaster

My Days as Troop Quartermaster By Richard Mabey Jr. In February of 1967, I became the Quartermaster of Boy Scout Troop 170. I was 13 years old and in the eighth grade. Becoming the Troop Quartermaster, was a big step … Continue reading

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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 Old Clubhouse

The Old Clubhouse By Richard James Mabey Jr. O’ if the clock could just go back in time, when Mad magazine was but a quarter, and comic books were just a dime, and Kool-Aid packets read “just add water.”   … Continue reading

Posted in Boyhood Days, Comic Books, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Faith, From boyhood to manhood, Journey to Truth, Lincoln Park, Mabey Homestead, Mad Magazine, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, The Old Clubhouse, Wisdom | 2 Comments

To Find Reedie

Reedie and I from a photo taken on August 8th of 1959. Reedie and I were both five years old at the time. I am on the left hand side. Reedie is on the right hand side. To Find Reedie … Continue reading

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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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The Miracle of Finding My Childhood Best Friend

My Kindergarten class picture. Brenda is standing, third from the left in the back row. I am standing, seventh from the left in the back row. The Miracle of Finding My Childhood Best Friend By Richard Mabey Jr. Imagine if … Continue reading

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The Wonderful, Incredible, Life Changing Issue

The Wonderful, Incredible, Life Changing Issue By Richard Mabey Jr. Growing up in the small town of Lincoln Park, New Jersey, life was actually a bit boring at times. There was the steadfast feeling, the comfort, that down home feeling … Continue reading

Posted in 1967, Acts of Kindness, Advice to the younger set, Big Lou, Boyhood Days, Compassion, Destiny, Encouragement, Giving, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Lincoln Park, Mad Magazine, Memory, Moe's Sweet Shop, Old Lincoln Park, Reagan Wilson, Small Town America, The Old Maple Tree, The Old Tree Fort, Tree Fort, Wisdom | 1 Comment

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

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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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