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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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The Fall

This is a picture, from about Year 2000 of the maple tree that I fell from when I was 11 years old, during the summer of 1965. I had turned 12 in September of 1965. I took some artistic liberty … Continue reading

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Faith, Perseverance and Hard Work, Bring Dream to Life

I had the great honor to cover the story of the premier of Dad’s pictorial history book about the town of Lincoln Park. Faith, Perseverance and Hard Work, Bring Dream to Life By Richard Mabey Jr. My Dad was a … Continue reading

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Remembering The Christmas Of 1966

Yours truly, proudly displaying the Christmas Tree Village that Dad and I created back in 1966. Remembering The Christmas Of 1966 By Richard Mabey Jr. The Christmas of 1966, was a dearly special Christmas to me. For me, it was … Continue reading

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My Dad’s Christmas Gift to New York City

My Dad’s Christmas Gift to New York City By Richard Mabey Jr. For well over a decade, throughout the 1980’s, my Dad delivered the big Christmas Tree to New York City. Most of the time the incredibly tall evergreen was … Continue reading

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