Monthly Archives: April 2016

At 62, To Keep The Spark Alive

From the ages of 40 to 45, I produced and hosted a New Jersey statewide television talk show. Now at 62, in considering working in television again, I ask myself if the spark is still there. At 62, To Keep … Continue reading

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So Sad The Song

Proud be the patriotism of the World War II Generation. So Sad The Song By Richard Mabey Jr. My father was of the World War II Generation. My dad served in the Seventh Army Air Corps, during World War II. … Continue reading

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The Old Canal House

A picture of the old Francisco canal house, located on Mabey Lane in Lincoln Park, as it looked in 1996. The house was built sometime in the 1850s. Unfortunately it was torn down in 1997. The Old Canal House by … Continue reading

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O’ Maple Tree in Winter

O’ Maple Tree in Winter By Richard Mabey Jr. Its leaves have fallen to earth, along with hundreds of maple seeds. Gone now, Summer’s joy and mirth, the heart and core of a child’s needs.   This tree holds such … Continue reading

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The Old Tree Fort

A great old photo of myself in my old tree fort, in my youth. Please note the knotted rope that I’m holding in my right hand. You had to use the knotted rope to climb up to the higher platforms of … Continue reading

Posted in Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Ford Falcon, Homecoming, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Old Books, The Old Maple Tree, The Old Tree Fort, Thomas Wolfe, Wisdom | 1 Comment

Time Remaining

This is a chapter of my story, “Two Brothers.” It appeared regularly in the Lincoln Park Journal in 1987. It is the true story of my grandfather, Watson Mabey; his brother, Earl; and their father, William. The story was the … Continue reading

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The Old Red Horse

The old red horse, proudly standing, with its broken leg. The Old Red Horse By Richard Mabey Jr. On the surface, the red horse just looks like an old child’s toy. But the red horse holds a certain sentimental feeling … Continue reading

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