Category Archives: Memorial Day

That Homesick Feeling

My tribute to Steve Avallone, was a classic example of the type of article that I loved to write for the small town weekly. That Homesick Feeling By Richard Mabey Jr. In a few weeks, I’ll turn 63. There is … Continue reading

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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

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The Passing Parade

A photo of Boonton High School’s marching band, in a parade in Boonton, NJ. Sincere thanks goes out to my friend, Bill Accinni for providing this great photo. The Passing Parade By Richard Mabey Jr. In September of 1967, I … Continue reading

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Remembering The Golden Era Of The Beavertown Historical Society

Hard work and sheer determination were the elements that were characteristic traits of Art Smith and my dad. Both of these good gentlemen worked hard to keep alive the precious history of dear old Lincoln Park. Remembering The Golden Era … Continue reading

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One More Memorial Day Memory

I remember the Memorial Day Parade of 2004 in my old hometown in northern New Jersey. Art, Dad and I were all set to build the float. It was the Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend. I remember this moment … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Reflections

It’s Memorial Day and it’s raining in Central Florida. It’s a few minutes before high noon and I’m listening to the local radio station as I am writing this blog. I listen to the local AM radio station a lot … Continue reading

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