Category Archives: Earl’s Meadow

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

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Remembering Gidget’s Love for Snow

Gidget walking in the snow, along the woods edge of Earl’s Meadow. Remembering Gidget’s Love for Snow By Richard Mabey Jr. Gidget was my Shetland Sheepdog from 1983 till 1996. She was a beautiful Sheltie. She was very loyal, very … Continue reading

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A short excerpt from “I Remember Dad”

The boy’s bedroom was basically simple. An old chair stood beside the boy’s bed. “I Remember Dad” By Richard Mabey Jr. A short excerpt from “I Remember Dad” Outside his bedroom window, the snow gently fell from the heavens. The … Continue reading

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Sleeping Out in the Backyard

The old pup tent provided ideal shelter for sleeping out in the backyard. Sleeping Out in the Backyard By Richard Mabey Jr. In the summer of 1964, I was 10 years old. In September, I would turn 11 and would … Continue reading

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My Tribute and Thank You to Dennis Keaveny

A recent photo of Dennis Keaveny. My Tribute and Thank You to Dennis Keaveny By Richard Mabey Jr. Dennis Keaveny doesn’t know it, but he played a big role in advancing my career as a writer. Here’s the thing, I’ve … Continue reading

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The Old Gas Station Soda Cooler

The Old Gas Station Soda Cooler By Richard Mabey Jr. The Summer of 1964 was a most memorable summer for me. I was 10 years old and it was a most magical time of my life. There were the old … Continue reading

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The Old Beaver Patrol Clubhouse

A drawing that I made of my remembrance of the old Beaver Patrol’s prestigious clubhouse. The Old Beaver Patrol Clubhouse By Richard Mabey Jr. This is a CONDENSED excerpt of one of the chapters of my upcoming novel. This is … Continue reading

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