Category Archives: Old Books

The Old Tree Fort

A great old photo of myself in my old tree fort, in my youth. Please note the knotted rope that I’m holding in my right hand. You had to use the knotted rope to climb up to the higher platforms of … Continue reading

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Old Books

There is something special about old books. Old Books By Richard Mabey Jr. Old books are suddenly becoming more rare these days. It’s almost as if in the last four or five years, old books are simply no longer to … Continue reading

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Reflections of the Old Independent News

When I was a young man, I wrote for the famous Independent News. Often I would write my articles in the old historical museum in Lincoln Park. Reflections of the Old Independent News By Richard Mabey Jr. For well over … Continue reading

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The Blessing of a Loving Mom

Mom and I, when I was o’ so very young. The Blessing of a Loving Mom By Richard Mabey Jr. I was blessed to have a strong, hard working father and a compassionate, loving mother. In so many ways my … Continue reading

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The Old Comfortable Chair

Although this picture is slighted blurred, it is still a good picture of the old comfortable chair in the formal living room of the old Mabey Homestead, where I grew up in old Lincoln Park. The Old Comfortable Chair By … Continue reading

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The Blessing of a Loving Mom

A very special photo of Mom and I. The Blessing of a Loving Mom By Richard Mabey Jr. My mom, Janet Mabey, is a dear and precious blessing in my life. Mom taught me so very much. When I was … Continue reading

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Remembering Thomas Wolfe

Remembering Thomas Wolfe By Richard Mabey Jr. In the summer of 1967, between having graduated from Chapel Hill School and starting Boonton High School, I read Thomas Wolfe’s novel, Look Homeward, Angel. I read it as one of the books … Continue reading

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