Category Archives: Small Town America

O’ Sacred Bridge, Yet To Be Found

O’ Sacred Bridge, Yet To Be Found By Richard James Mabey Jr. There is a calling that every man hears at some point in his life. It is a gentle whisper. It is more gentle than a summer breeze. It … Continue reading

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The Eerie, Haunting Quality of Madeline Avenue

In dreams, I return to my old childhood home on Madeline Avenue. The homes were very close together there. The Eerie, Haunting Quality of Madeline Avenue By Richard James Mabey Jr. For the past few months, I keep dreaming that … Continue reading

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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

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To Find Reedie

Reedie and I from a photo taken on August 8th of 1959. Reedie and I were both five years old at the time. I am on the left hand side. Reedie is on the right hand side. To Find Reedie … Continue reading

Posted in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, Acts of Kindness, Boyhood Days, Brenda, Childhood Friend, Clifton, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Dicky Jim, Divine Protection, Dreams, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Faith, Friendship, Giving, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Madeline Avenue, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Reedie, Small Town America, The Unexplained, Wisdom | Leave a comment

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

Remembering The Creative Arts Circle

I am proud of the success that the Creative Arts Circle enjoyed. In many ways, it was one of my major accomplishments of my life. Remembering The Creative Arts Circle By Richard Mabey Jr. The Creative Arts Circle was a … Continue reading

Posted in 2001, Accomplishment, Acts of Kindness, Advice to the younger set, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Compassion, Creative Arts Circle, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Independent News, Journalism, Journey to Truth, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park Public Library, Love one another, Memory, Never give up!, NJ, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 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