Category Archives: Grandpa Mabey

The Evergreen on Mabey Lane

The evergreen at the end of Mabey Lane stood proud and dignified, even when carrying the weight of a heavy snowfall. The Evergreen on Mabey Lane By Richard Mabey Jr. The Christmas of 1996 was a distinctively different Christmas for … Continue reading

Posted in 1996, Amalgamated Consolidated, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Christmas, Creative Writing, Cross-Talk Television Talk Show, Destiny, Divine Protection, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Grandma Mabey, Grandpa Mabey, Incline Plane Ten East, Kindness, Lincoln Park, Love of Family, Mabey History, Mabey Lane, Morris Canal, My Old New Jersey Home, Mysteries of Old Lincoln Park, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Stand Tall, The evergreen at the end of Mabey Lane, The Mourning Heart, The Unexplained, Wisdom | 2 Comments

Reflections of “Two Brothers”

The true story of my family during the dawn of the twentieth century, was a regular feature of the old Lincoln Park Journal. Reflections of “Two Brothers” By Richard Mabey Jr. The true story of “Two Brothers” was a regular … Continue reading

Posted in 1987, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Beyond The North Star, Determination, Dreams, Earl Mabey, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Grandma Mabey, Grandpa Mabey, Great Grandma, Heroism, Homecoming, Indian Motorcycle, Leadership, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Journal, Little One, Love of Family, Mabey History, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Motorcycle, Never give up!, Old Beavertown, Rheumatic Fever, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom, World War I | 2 Comments

Hold Dear, Proud Heritage

A rare photo of Incline Plane Ten East of the old Morris Canal. My grandfather, Watson Mabey was the last working engineer of this plane house, prior to the canal closing. That may well be my grandfather in this picture. … Continue reading

Posted in Beavertown, Earl Mabey, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Francisco Sawmill, Grandma Mabey, Grandpa Mabey, Great Grandma, Incline Plane Ten East, Lincoln Park, Love of Family, Mabey History, Mabey Homestead, Morris Canal, My Old New Jersey Home, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Small Town America, Stand Tall, Wisdom, World War I | 4 Comments

The Blessing of Purpose

The Blessing of Purpose By Richard Mabey Jr. From very early childhood, I was dearly blessed by my parents who engrained in my heart and soul that I had an important purpose in my life. The good Lord gave me … Continue reading

Posted in 1956, Dad, Dicky Jim, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Grandma Mabey, Grandpa Mabey, Homecoming, Humility, Kindness, Love of Family, Mabey Homestead, Memory | 2 Comments

To Build A Set

The other day, in going through boxes of my notes, I found one of my sketches for the set design of “Beyond The North Star.” To Build A Set By Richard Mabey Jr. In the dawn of 1988, I began … Continue reading

Posted in 1989, Amalgamated Consolidated, Believe in yourself!, Beyond The North Star, Christmas, Determination, Dreams, Earl Mabey, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Grandpa Mabey, Homecoming, Humility, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park History, Lincoln Park Journal, Love of Family, Mabey History, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Morris Canal, My Old New Jersey Home, Never give up!, Old Beavertown, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 2 Comments

48 Years Later

I had kept a poem, inspired by my playing the bass drum in my high school marching band, in an old box for 48 years, before publishing it. 48 Years Later By Richard Mabey Jr. On the seventeenth of May … Continue reading

Posted in 1968, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton High School, Boonton High School Marching Band, Determination, Drums, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Grandpa Mabey, Healing, Homecoming, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Memorial Day Parade, Memorial Day, Memory, Never give up!, Poetry, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 2 Comments

Don’t Let Anyone Kill Your Dreams

It was an honor to work with the genius writer, Bill Anderson. Reverend Fred Herwaldt saw something special in the script of “Beyond the North Star.” Don’t Let Anyone Kill Your Dreams By Richard Mabey Jr. During my year of … Continue reading

Posted in Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Beyond The North Star, Determination, Dreams, Earl Mabey, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Grandpa Mabey, Homecoming, Incline Plane Ten East, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Love of Family, Mabey History, Memory, Morris Canal, Never give up!, Old Beavertown, Rheumatic Fever, Small Town America, Wisdom | 2 Comments