Category Archives: Morris Canal

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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A Mayberry Moment

Dad and Art were great friends. Here they are at the unveiling of one of Art’s artistic masterpiece of his miniature panoramic Morris Canal scenario. Library Director Frank Kaiser was a great fan of Art’s artwork. A Mayberry Moment By … Continue reading

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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

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The Old Tree in the Middle of the Morris Canal

The old tree in the middle of the Morris Canal was a noted landmark to a lot of the kids who walked the tow path of the old canal during the 1960’s. The Old Tree in the Middle of the … Continue reading

Posted in 1964, Batman, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Comic Books, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Mabey Lane, Memory, Moe's Sweet Shop, Morris Canal, Old Lincoln Park, Small Town America, The Old Tree Fort, Wisdom | 1 Comment

A Magical Mayberry Moment: Art Smith’s Miniature Canal Scene

It was an honor to write this article about Art Smith’s miniature canal scene, over 15 years ago. I remember how proud Art was of it. A Magical Mayberry Moment: Art Smith’s Miniature Canal Scene By Richard Mabey Jr. It … Continue reading

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The Old Cedar On The Mound

A photo of the old cedar on the mound. The Old Cedar On The Mound By Richard Mabey Jr. The old cedar on the mound was an old landmark of the old gang, from my childhood. The old cedar on … Continue reading

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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

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