Category Archives: Grandpa Mabey

My Father’s Love for Motorcycles

Dad riding his motorcycle, upon returning home from World War II. My Father’s Love for Motorcycles By Richard Mabey Jr. My beloved father came home from the war in 1947, he was 20 years old. There must have been such … 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 Brave Warrior

The Brave Warrior By Richard Mabey Jr. When the news came you were just seventeen, not a whimper, not a sound, that your brother Edward had not been seen, and there was little hope, he’d be found.   For Edward’s … Continue reading

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The Beloved Patriarch

A photo of myself as a young child with my grandparents, Watson and Bertha Mabey. The Beloved Patriarch By Richard James Mabey Jr. All throughout today, I thought of my paternal grandfather, Watson Mabey. In the hustle and bustle of … Continue reading

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