Category Archives: Moe’s Sweet Shop

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, Batman, Big Lou, Boy Scouts, Childhood Friend, Comic Books, Compassion, Destiny, Dreams, Encouragement, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, From boyhood to manhood, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Herald, Memory, Moe's Sweet Shop, New Jersey, Newspapers, NJ, Reagan Wilson, Small Town America, The Old Tree Fort | 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

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

Reflections of the Summer of 1964

One of the great moments of being a kid was having 12 cents in your pocket and choosing which comic book you were going to buy! Reflections of the Summer of 1964 By Richard Mabey Jr. Lately, I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

Posted in 1964, Accomplishment, Ad Agency, Batman, Beavertown, Boyhood Days, Comic Books, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Jack Kirby, Journey to Truth, Lincoln Park, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Moe's Sweet Shop, My Old New Jersey Home, Mysteries of Old Lincoln Park, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Route 202, Small Town America, Spider-Man, Spiritual Lesson, Stan Lee, Superman, The Old Tree Fort, Time Travel, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | 5 Comments

The Old Tree in the Middle of the Morris Canal

The old tree in the middle of the Morris Canal was a noted landmark to a lot of the kids who walked the tow path of the old canal during the 1960’s. The Old Tree in the Middle of the … Continue reading

Posted in 1964, Batman, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Comic Books, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Mabey Lane, Memory, Moe's Sweet Shop, Morris Canal, Old Lincoln Park, Small Town America, The Old Tree Fort, Wisdom | 1 Comment

That Homesick Feeling

My tribute to Steve Avallone, was a classic example of the type of article that I loved to write for the small town weekly. That Homesick Feeling By Richard Mabey Jr. In a few weeks, I’ll turn 63. There is … Continue reading

Posted in 1987, Baseball, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Destiny, Determination, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Homecoming, Jack Floyd, Leadership, Life and Leisure, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Journal, Lincoln Park Memorial Day Parade, Memorial Day, Memory, Moe's Sweet Shop, Never give up!, New Jersey, Newspapers, Nostalgia, Old Lincoln Park, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, The Weekly News, Wisdom | 1 Comment

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

Sleeping Out in the Backyard

The old pup tent provided ideal shelter for sleeping out in the backyard. Sleeping Out in the Backyard By Richard Mabey Jr. In the summer of 1964, I was 10 years old. In September, I would turn 11 and would … Continue reading

Posted in Boy Scouts, Comic Books, Dad, Deer, Dreams, Earl's Meadow, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Heroism, Humility, Lincoln Park, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Moe's Sweet Shop, Morris Canal, My Old New Jersey Home, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, The old buck deer, The Old Tree Fort, Tree Fort, Wisdom | Leave a comment