Category Archives: Romance

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

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“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

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

For Debbie Forge, Wherever She May Be

O’ remembrance of another time and another place. O’ remembrance of a dear and sweet lost love. For Debbie Forge, Wherever She May Be By Richard Mabey Jr. I started working at Amalgamated Consolidated Telecommunications Corporation in January of 1989. … Continue reading

Posted in 1989, Amalgamated Consolidated, AT&T, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Broken Heart, Compassion, Debbie Forge, Destiny, Determination, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Humility, Journey to Truth, Life's Dreams, Love one another, Love Story, Memory, Moving On, Never give up!, New Jersey, Romance, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | Leave a comment

When Someone Breaks Your Heart

When Someone Breaks Your Heart By Richard Mabey Jr. When someone breaks your heart, it is not an easy time at all. It is a painful time. Sometimes five minutes seems like five hours. You want to scream. You want … Continue reading

Posted in Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Broken Heart, Compassion, Destiny, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Love Story, Moving On, Never give up!, Romance, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, The Mourning Heart, Wisdom | 2 Comments

The “Dear John” Letter

My first “Dear John” letter came from this sweet, kind girl in my eighth grade class, Pamela. The “Dear John” Letter By Richard Mabey Jr. The “Dear John” letter is the one thing that every man fears receiving. Oh, a … Continue reading

Posted in 1966, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Chapel Hill School, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Dear John Letter, Destiny, Dreams, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Faith, Humility, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Love Story, Memory, Nostalgia, Pamela, Romance, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | Leave a comment

The Gift of Kindness

This is the very book that my good friend, Mary Tafaro, gave to me when we were both in grade school. The Gift of Kindness By Richard Mabey Jr. One of the most precious books that I have in my … Continue reading

Posted in 1963, Bambi, Boyhood Days, Chapel Hill School, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Dad, Destiny, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Faith, Friendship, Giving, Homecoming, Humility, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Mary T., Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Books, Old Lincoln Park, Romance, Route 202, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 1 Comment