Category Archives: Penny

Happy Birthday Penny

Penny was an essential part of my coming of age. She encouraged me to write. She demanded that I join my college newspaper staff. Happy Birthday Penny By Richard Mabey Jr. On March sixth, Penny would have been 62, had … Continue reading

Posted in Acts of Kindness, Boyhood Days, Central Florida, Compassion, County College of Morris, Destiny, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Lincoln Park Herald, Love one another, Love Story, Memory, Penny, Romance, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 4 Comments

On My Honor, I Will Do My Best

The Boy Scout Oath. On My Honor, I Will Do My Best By Richard Mabey Jr. Today, I took a long, hard look in the mirror. I honestly asked myself, “what have I done with my life?” I’m serious. At … Continue reading

Posted in 1970, Advice to the younger set, Age Prejudice, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton High School, Boy Scouts, Chemistry, Compassion, Creative Writing, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Ford Falcon, Humility, Journey to Truth, Life's Dreams, Love of Family, Memory, Penny, Television, Troop 170, Wisdom | Leave a comment

The Old Comfortable Chair

Although this picture is slighted blurred, it is still a good picture of the old comfortable chair in the formal living room of the old Mabey Homestead, where I grew up in old Lincoln Park. The Old Comfortable Chair By … Continue reading

Posted in 1972, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Compassion, County College of Morris, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Grapes of Wrath, Healing, Homecoming, Humility, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Love Story, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Moving On, My Old New Jersey Home, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Books, Old Lincoln Park, Penny, Romance, Route 202, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | Leave a comment

Three Bananas

My old high school yearbook picture. At 17, I was very shy and painfully insecure. I had fallen deeply for this incredible girl, whom I was sure was way out of my league. Three Bananas By Richard Mabey Jr. In … Continue reading

Posted in 1970, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Humility, Kindness, Memory, Penny, Produce Aisle, Small Town America, Stand Tall, Time Travel, Wisdom | Leave a comment

My First Editorial

My first editorial for my college newspaper, Youngtown Edition, was written to encourage students to visit residents in nursing homes. My First Editorial By Richard Mabey Jr. Why is it that we remember the things that we do? What makes … Continue reading

Posted in 1972, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, County College of Morris, Determination, Eastside High School, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Healing, Humility, Life's Dreams, Memory, Moving On, Penny, Romance, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom, Youngtown Edition | 2 Comments

September 1971

There is something very romantic about autumn leaves. September 1971 By Richard Mabey Jr. In early September of 1971, I turned 18. Swartswood Lake was a favorite place for my old girlfriend Penny and I. At 62, a man reflects. … Continue reading

Posted in 1971, County College of Morris, Dreams, Friendship, Giving, Humility, Love Poems, Love Story, Memory, Penny, Poetry, Swartswood Lake, Wisdom | 1 Comment

The Golden Opportunity

The actual class schedule for my first semester at County College of Morris. I fell in love with the idea of going to college, right from the start. The Golden Opportunity By Richard Mabey Jr. In September of 1971, I … Continue reading

Posted in 1971, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Eastside High School, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Ford Falcon, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park Herald, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Never give up!, Penny, Professor Keeler, Romance, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, The Old Grocery Store, Wisdom, Youngtown Edition | 1 Comment