Category Archives: Beavertown

My Week as Mayor of Lincoln Park

My Week as Mayor of Lincoln Park By Richard Mabey Jr. February eighth of 1971 was a day that would forever change my life. From that point on, my life would never be the same. For it was on that … Continue reading

Posted in 1971, Accomplishment, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Beaver Patrol, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Boonton, Boonton High School, Boy Scout Troop 170, Boy Scouts, Boyhood Days, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Eagle Scout, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, From boyhood to manhood, Giving, Homecoming, Humility, Journey to Truth, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Love one another, Mayor William A. Dixon, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Troop 170, Wisdom | 1 Comment

Remembering Lisa, Chapter 2

It was in the hallowed halls of Boonton High School, back in 1968, that I was to feel the pangs of young love. Remembering Lisa, Chapter 2 By Richard Mabey Jr. My fateful walk from Room 210, down the hall, … Continue reading

Posted in 1968, Accomplishment, Acts of Kindness, Baseball, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Boonton, Boonton High School, Boyhood Days, Broken Heart, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Geometry Class, Giving, Good Neighbor Sam, Healing, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lisa at BHS, Love Story, Moving On, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Ron G., Sacrifice, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 2 Comments

The Final Tier of My Old Backyard Tree Fort

This picture was taken in September of 1973. It shows the last three remaining boards of the third floor tier of my old tree fort. You can see the cedar tree in the background. The Final Tier of My Old … Continue reading

Posted in 1965, Accomplishment, Advice to the younger set, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Childhood Friend, Comic Books, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Heroism, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Mabey Homestead, Mabey Lane, Mad Magazine, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Rheumatic Fever, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Stuart S., The old cedar tree on Mabey Lane, The Old Tree Fort, The Summer of 1965, To thine own self be true., Tree Fort, Wisdom | 2 Comments

Hickam Air Field: Where Dad Became A Man

The devastating destruction of Hickam Air Field, bordering on Pearl Harbor, was beyond human comprehension on that fateful day of December seventh of 1941. Hickam Air Field: Where Dad Became A Man By Richard Mabey Jr. My dad signed up … Continue reading

Posted in 1942, Accomplishment, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Dad, Days of Being a Young Man, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Earl Mabey, Earl's Meadow, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, From boyhood to manhood, Heroism, Hickam Air Field, I Remember Dad, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Love of Family, Mabey History, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Never give up!, New Jersey, Nostalgia, Old Lincoln Park, Pear Harbor, Sacrifice, Second World War, The Unexplained, Troop 170, Wisdom | 2 Comments

Remembering the Big Old Maple Tree

The big old maple tree, showing its proximity to the old Mabey Homestead. Remembering the Big Old Maple Tree By Richard Mabey Jr. One of my most cherished memories of my childhood is the memory of the big old maple … Continue reading

Posted in 1964, Accomplishment, Advice to the younger set, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Heroism, Homecoming, Humility, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Mabey Homestead, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Small Town America, Stand Tall, The Old Maple Tree, Time Travel, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | 2 Comments

Reflections of the Summer of 1964

One of the great moments of being a kid was having 12 cents in your pocket and choosing which comic book you were going to buy! Reflections of the Summer of 1964 By Richard Mabey Jr. Lately, I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

Posted in 1964, Accomplishment, Ad Agency, Batman, Beavertown, Boyhood Days, Comic Books, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Jack Kirby, Journey to Truth, Lincoln Park, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Moe's Sweet Shop, My Old New Jersey Home, Mysteries of Old Lincoln Park, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Route 202, Small Town America, Spider-Man, Spiritual Lesson, Stan Lee, Superman, The Old Tree Fort, Time Travel, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | 5 Comments

Reflections of “Two Brothers”

The true story, “True Brothers” first appeared as a syndicated story in the pages of the old Lincoln Park Journal, back in 1987. Reflections of “Two Brothers” By Richard Mabey Jr. “Two Brothers” was a continuing saga, that I wrote, … Continue reading

Posted in 1987, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Beyond The North Star, Boyhood Days, Compassion, Creative Writing, Destiny, Divine Protection, Dreams, Earl Hamner Jr., Earl Mabey, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Grandma Mabey, Grandpa Mabey, Homecoming, Humility, Indian Motorcycle, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Journal, Love of Family, Mabey History, Mabey Homestead, Mabey Lane, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, Never give up!, New Jersey, Newspapers, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Rheumatic Fever, Sacrifice, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Stand Tall, Thomas Wolfe, Wisdom, World War I | 2 Comments

The Old Francisco Homestead

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 Francisco Homestead by … Continue reading

Posted in Beavertown, Beavertown Historical Society, Francisco Homestead, Francisco Sawmill, Homecoming, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park History, Lincoln Park Museum, Mysteries of Old Lincoln Park, Old Beavertown, The Old Indian Head | 2 Comments

The Precious Shamrock

The Precious Shamrock By Richard Mabey Jr. My great grandmother, Catherine Cavanaugh, was born in 1872. She came from Ireland to the United States, with her parents when she was a little girl. The went through Ellis Island and somehow … Continue reading

Posted in Be Strong!, Beavertown, Boyhood Days, Catherine Cavanaugh, Compassion, David Wesley Storms, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Ellis Island, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Grandma Mabey, Grandpa Mabey, Homecoming, Hook Mountain, Humility, Irish, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Love of Family, Mabey History, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 2 Comments

Thank You Art Smith

Dad standing beside the large photograph of his dear uncle, Earl Mabey, who was killed in France during World War I. Thank You Art Smith By Richard Mabey Jr. It was in the early 1990’s that a moment came, that … Continue reading

Posted in 1991, Art Smith, Art the artist, Beavertown, Beavertown Historical Society, Believe in yourself!, Dad, Earl Mabey, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Forgiveness, Friendship, Giving, Healing, Heroism, Homecoming, Humility, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Museum, Love of Family, Mabey History, Memory, Wisdom, World War I | 2 Comments