Category Archives: Mad Magazine

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

The Wonderful, Incredible, Life Changing Issue

The famous October 1967 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 … 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

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

My Tribute to Moe Nitkin

A great photo of Moe Nitkin sitting outside his famous sweet shop, during a Lincoln Park celebration day. His faithful son, Bob, is standing next to him. To the far left of this picture is Moe’s dear wife, Rose. My … Continue reading

Posted in Beavertown, Comic Books, Dad, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Homecoming, Howard Palmer, Humility, Kindness, Lincoln Park, Love of Family, Mad Magazine, Memory, Moe's Sweet Shop, Route 202, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 5 Comments

The Graveyard Shift

The graveyard shift is the loneliest shift of all. It was lonely, it was eerie, and at two in the morning, a person’s imagination grows wild. The Graveyard Shift By Richard Mabey Jr. In my four years of humble community … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Steele, Believe in yourself!, County College of Morris, Dad, Determination, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Gate Guard, Gated Community, Good Neighbor Sam, Homecoming, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Mad Magazine, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 10 Comments

Reflections of Chapel Hill School: The Cross Road

Dear old Chapel Hill School. At one time it was the only school in Old Beavertown. Reflections of Chapel Hill School: The Cross Road By Richard Mabey Jr. In September of 1964; I turned 11, started the sixth grade and … Continue reading

Posted in Boy Scouts, Chapel Hill School, Comic Books, Encouragement, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Good Neighbor Sam, Humility, Mad Magazine, Old Beavertown, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | Leave a comment

Reflections of the Stamp Collecting Merit Badge, Chapter 1

This is the actual stamp collecting book that I had, way back when I was in second grade. Finding it in my closet, I used it for the Stamp Collecting Merit Badge. Reflections of the Stamp Collecting Merit Badge Chapter 1 … Continue reading

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