Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Old Chair: A Christmas Story of 1972; Chapter 1

A photo from 1972 of the old chair in the formal living room of the old Mabey Homestead. The Old Chair: A Christmas Story of 1972 Chapter 1 By Richard Mabey Jr. In the formal living room of the old … Continue reading

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More Reflections on the Hazel Street Era

A photo of myself, in the living room of our old home on Hazel Street. To the left hand side, you can see the front door to our home. Note Dad’s “three-lock system.” More Reflections on the Hazel Street Era … Continue reading

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The Hazel Street Era

A photo of my dad and I. I was about a year old at the time. The Hazel Street Era By Richard Mabey Jr. When I was about a year old, we moved to Clifton on Hazel Street. They say … Continue reading

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Remembering Grandma Mabey

My beloved Grandma and Grandpa sitting in front of their nine children. Left to right are: Carl (who was nicknamed Skip), Gerald, Edward, William, David, Richard, Violet, Earl and Harold. Remembering Grandma Mabey By Richard Mabey Jr. My paternal grandmother, … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Bobby Arcturas: Amazing Comic Book Seller

Avengers #136, just one of the many comic books that Bobby Arcturas has reviewed in his famous comic book blog. A Tribute to Bobby Arcturas: Amazing Comic Book Seller By Richard Mabey Jr. Sixteen years ago I began selling comic … Continue reading

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An Earnest Tribute to Earl Hamner Jr.

A great photo of the wonderfully talented Earl Hamner Jr. I personally like this photo a lot because I think it really does capture that sense of appreciation that Mr. Hamner holds for his thousands upon thousands of fans. An … Continue reading

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My Tribute to Grandma Kemmerer

My maternal grandparents, Edmund and Lydia Kemmerer, with their cute little grandson, Dicky Jim. My Tribute to Grandma Kemmerer By Richard James Mabey Jr. My maternal grandmother, Lydia Kemmerer, was a woman of great wisdom. Grandma K also had the … Continue reading

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