Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Rocky Road to Eagle Scout

From Dad’s old scrapbook….The photo that appeared in The Herald News, one of the biggest daily newspapers in New Jersey. The trail to Eagle Scout was a rocky one. It was by no means easy, but I learned to persevere … Continue reading

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My Week As Mayor Of Lincoln Park

My week as Mayor of Lincoln Park. This is the photo and caption that appeared on the front page of the old Lincoln Park Herald, back in January of 1971. I was grateful to Mr. Marino, who was Editor-in-Chief of … Continue reading

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The Magical Voice

From the old radio station studio at County College of Morris, a magical voice came over the radio waves. The Magical Voice By Richard Mabey Jr. September of 1972 rolled around. On the fifth of September, I turned 19 and … Continue reading

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Reflections Of The Barn Theater Era

A photo from my Barn Theater days. From 1978 to 1986, I had served in many roles at the old Barn Theater in Montville, New Jersey. From stage hand to actor, it was all a great learning process for me. … Continue reading

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The Last Ditch Effort

This photo is a photo of myself from the summer of 1972. I remember this moment in time very well. I paid a quarter to have this picture taken of myself at the Two Guys Department Store on Route 10 … Continue reading

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When Winter Time Came

This is a photo of the old Mabey Homestead, on Route 202 in Lincoln Park. It was built in the latter part of the nineteenth century by my great grandfather, William Mabey. When Winter Time Came By Richard Mabey Jr. … Continue reading

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The Old Grand Majestic Maple Tree

A rare photo of the grand maple tree that once stood along the westerly side of the old Mabey Homestead. This photo was taken around 1989, from Mabey Lane. The Old Grand Majestic Maple Tree By Richard Mabey Jr. Along … Continue reading

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