Category Archives: Grandpa Mabey

To Focus More Profoundly

The time has come for me to focus even more profoundly on my goal to get my novel published. It is a time to return to my desk. It is a time to spend even more time, alone, writing. To … Continue reading

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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

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The Old Baseball

The old baseball on a shelf on my bookcase. I keep it in the very cup that Russell Hiatt, the real Floyd the Barber, gave to me as a gift. The Old Baseball By Richard Mabey Jr. In the Spring … Continue reading

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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

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The Thanksgiving Story, Part Three

The old Mabey Homestead was the backdrop for this Thanksgiving story. The Thanksgiving Story, Part Three By Richard James Mabey Jr. Our story so far: Grandma is upset with Grandpa for wanting to take a walk down to the old … Continue reading

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The Thanksgiving Story, Part Two

The Mabey Homestead of old Beavertown was the backdrop of this true-life saga. I wrote this story, back in the fall of 1972. The Thanksgiving Story, Part Two By Richard Mabey Jr. Our story so far: It is Thanksgiving morning … Continue reading

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The Thanksgiving Story, Part One

I wrote this story, back in the fall of 1972. My girlfriend, Penny, had just left for Rutgers University. I began my second year at County College of Morris. I found myself reflecting on days past. At the time, I … Continue reading

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