Monthly Archives: May 2012

One More Memorial Day Memory

I remember the Memorial Day Parade of 2004 in my old hometown in northern New Jersey. Art, Dad and I were all set to build the float. It was the Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend. I remember this moment … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Reflections

It’s Memorial Day and it’s raining in Central Florida. It’s a few minutes before high noon and I’m listening to the local radio station as I am writing this blog. I listen to the local AM radio station a lot … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend

Today, Sunday May 27th, is the day that the big Memorial Day Parade is held in my old hometown in New Jersey. I thought about my Great Uncle Earl a lot today. He was killed in action in the First … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Friends

I decided to write this blog in the style as if I am writing a letter to a friend. When all is said and done that is really what I am doing most of the time in writing my blog. … Continue reading

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Remembering the Old Tree Fort

In the early summer of 1963, having just completed the fifth grade, I began an epic process of building a new tree fort in the tall, towering maple tree in the backyard of the old Mabey Homestead. I was 10 … Continue reading

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Images

For the past week or so, I have been haunted by the image of something that was in the attic of my old homestead. My great grandmother, Dora Mabey, had an old grocery carriage that folded up. I remember as … Continue reading

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My Tribute to My Mom

I am blessed to still have my mom with me on this side of Heaven. Mom has been a dear and wonderful blessing to me. I remember when I was very little, Mom would read me a story from one … Continue reading

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My Tribute To My Father

It was today, May twelfth six years ago, that my dad went Home to be with the Lord. I feel sad today. My dad was an incredible man. He was the fifth of nine children. His parents were Watson and … Continue reading

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My Tribute to Phil

I most recently found out that my friend, Phil, passed away. Phil owned and managed the hardware store on Main Street in my old hometown. Phil was a World War II veteran. More than a veteran, he was a hero. … Continue reading

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To Penny, With Great Respect and Appreciation

In June of 1972, my girlfriend Penny told  me that she wanted to break off our relationship. I was devastated. I was 18 years old at the time. Penny had been my girlfriend from early in my senior year of … Continue reading

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