Category Archives: Route 202

Reflections of the Summer of 1964

One of the great moments of being a kid was having 12 cents in your pocket and choosing which comic book you were going to buy! Reflections of the Summer of 1964 By Richard Mabey Jr. Lately, I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

Posted in 1964, Accomplishment, Ad Agency, Batman, Beavertown, Boyhood Days, Comic Books, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Jack Kirby, Journey to Truth, Lincoln Park, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Moe's Sweet Shop, My Old New Jersey Home, Mysteries of Old Lincoln Park, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Route 202, Small Town America, Spider-Man, Spiritual Lesson, Stan Lee, Superman, The Old Tree Fort, Time Travel, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | 5 Comments

The Gift of Kindness

This is the very book that my good friend, Mary Tafaro, gave to me when we were both in grade school. The Gift of Kindness By Richard Mabey Jr. One of the most precious books that I have in my … Continue reading

Posted in 1963, Bambi, Boyhood Days, Chapel Hill School, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Dad, Destiny, Early Childhood, Encouragement, Faith, Friendship, Giving, Homecoming, Humility, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Mary T., Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Books, Old Lincoln Park, Romance, Route 202, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 1 Comment

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

Posted in 1972, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Compassion, County College of Morris, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Grapes of Wrath, Healing, Homecoming, Humility, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Love Story, Mabey Homestead, Memory, Moving On, My Old New Jersey Home, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Books, Old Lincoln Park, Penny, Romance, Route 202, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2001, Ad Agency, Andy and Barney, Art Smith, Art the artist, Beavertown Historical Society, Believe in yourself!, Compassion, Dad, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Humility, Lincoln Park Museum, Lincoln Park Public Library, Mabey Lane, Memory, Morris Canal, My Old New Jersey Home, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Route 202, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Stand Tall, The Independent News, The Old Grocery Store, Wisdom | Leave a comment

My Tribute To Cindy, A Dear Childhood Friend

The flame of friendship is a flame filled with love and good will for another person. My Tribute To Cindy, A Dear Childhood Friend By Richard Mabey Jr. I just found out yesterday that Cindy, a dear friend of my … Continue reading

Posted in Book of Bible Stories, Boonton High School, Chapel Hill School, Childhood Friend, Christianity, Cindy, County College of Morris, Destiny, Encouragement, Faith, Friendship, Homecoming, Humility, Kindness, Lincoln Park, Memory, New Jersey, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Route 202, Small Town America, The Mourning Heart, Wisdom | 5 Comments

My Tribute to Moe Nitkin

A great photo of Moe Nitkin sitting outside his famous sweet shop, during a Lincoln Park celebration day. His faithful son, Bob, is standing next to him. To the far left of this picture is Moe’s dear wife, Rose. My … Continue reading

Posted in Beavertown, Comic Books, Dad, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Homecoming, Howard Palmer, Humility, Kindness, Lincoln Park, Love of Family, Mad Magazine, Memory, Moe's Sweet Shop, Route 202, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 5 Comments

Hold Dear to Heart the Precious Shamrock

Hold Dear to Heart the Precious Shamrock By Richard Mabey Jr. My great grandmother, Catherine Cavanaugh, was born in 1872. She came from Ireland to the U.S. with her parents when she was a little girl. They went through Ellis … Continue reading

Posted in Beavertown, David Wesley Storms, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Grandma Mabey, Homecoming, Hook Mountain, Humility, Irish, Kindness, Mabey History, Memory, Old Beavertown, Route 202, Storms Family, Wisdom | Leave a comment