Category Archives: Thanksgiving

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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Hold Proud This Name

Hold proud this name. Hold Proud This Name By Richard Mabey Jr. Hold dear this proud heritage, from wooden ships set from Great Britain’s coast when New Jersey was still a colony. Drawn by Divine call to the foothills of … Continue reading

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Remembering Grandma Mabey

My beloved Grandma and Grandpa sitting in front of their nine children. Left to right are: Carl (who was nicknamed Skip), Gerald, Edward, William, David, Richard, Violet, Earl and Harold. Remembering Grandma Mabey By Richard Mabey Jr. My paternal grandmother, … Continue reading

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The Thanksgiving Story, Part 3

Grandma and Grandpa, Bertha and Watson Mabey, with their cute little grandson, Dicky Jim. The Thanksgiving Story, Part 3 By Richard James Mabey Jr. Our story so far: Grandma is upset with Grandpa for wanting to take a walk down … Continue reading

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The Thanksgiving Story, Part 2

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 2 By Richard Mabey Jr. Our story so far: It is Thanksgiving morning … Continue reading

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