Category Archives: Never give up!

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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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

Posted in 1968, Accomplishment, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton, Boonton High School, Boonton High School Marching Band, Boyhood Days, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Drums, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, From boyhood to manhood, Geometry Class, Homecoming, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lisa at BHS, Love Story, Memory, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Romance, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 2 Comments

The Salt Shaker Test

It may look like an ordinary salt shaker. But in the corporate world it can be the very thing that holds you back from getting that big promotion. Please note: I made up the name “Amalgamated Consolidated.” It is a … Continue reading

Posted in 1993, Advice to the younger set, Amalgamated Consolidated, Be Strong!, Dangers of being too trusting, Destiny, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Journey to Truth, Life's Dreams, Memory, Modern Life, Never give up!, Sacrifice, Spiritual Lesson, To thine own self be true., Tricks of the Corporate World, Wisdom | Leave a comment

“Portrait of Jennie”

A movie poster for the film, “Portrait of Jennie.” “Portrait of Jennie” By Richard Mabey Jr. “Portrait of Jennie” is an incredible film. It is a fantasy film. It was released in 1948. Simply put, it is an outstanding film. … Continue reading

Posted in 1948, Believe in yourself!, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Film Review, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Love one another, Love Story, Manhattan, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Portrait of Jennie, Romance, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, The Unexplained, Twilight Zone, Wisdom | Leave a 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

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

Posted in 1942, Accomplishment, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Dad, Days of Being a Young Man, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Earl Mabey, Earl's Meadow, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, From boyhood to manhood, Heroism, Hickam Air Field, I Remember Dad, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Love of Family, Mabey History, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Never give up!, New Jersey, Nostalgia, Old Lincoln Park, Pear Harbor, Sacrifice, Second World War, The Unexplained, Troop 170, Wisdom | 2 Comments

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