Category Archives: Hook Mountain

The Old Ragged Patch

The old rugged patch, this is the very Assistant Scoutmaster patch that I wore on my scout uniform for many years. The Old Ragged Patch By Richard Mabey Jr. When a person reflects upon his or her life, there is … Continue reading

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When Winter Time Came

This is a photo of the old Mabey Homestead, on Route 202 in Lincoln Park. It was built in the latter part of the nineteenth century by my great grandfather, William Mabey. When Winter Time Came By Richard Mabey Jr. … Continue reading

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A Dedication to David Wesley Storms: 1859 – 1931

A Dedication to David Wesley Storms: 1859 – 1931 By Richard Mabey Jr. David Wesley Storms was my great grandfather. He was my dad’s mom’s dad. He lived in the small town of Lincoln Park, New Jersey all of his … Continue reading

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The False Accusation

In late June of 2002, a dream of mine came true. The Weekly News published this wonderful insert featuring articles about the history of Lincoln Park and its surrounding towns. It was a project that I had spent six months, … Continue reading

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Story Of A Novel: Chapter 1

This is my desk at my Gatehouse, at about three o’clock in the morning. Aside from my regular day schedule, I’ve been also working the graveyard shift from midnight to six in the morning. This is all in my efforts … Continue reading

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To Climb A Mountain

Photo of myself, at age 12, (top photo) climbing Steinhauser Mountain. Stuart, same age, (lower photo) making the climb. My old grade school friend Stu encouraged me to make the dangerous climb up the cliffy edge of the precipice of Steinhauser Mountain. … Continue reading

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Earl Hamner Jr. Was Right, You Can’t Get There From Here

Earl Hamner Jr. Was Right, You Can’t Get There From Here By Richard Mabey Jr. You Can’t Get There From Here is the title of a novel, which was written by the great author Earl Hamner Jr. It runs a … Continue reading

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