Category Archives: The Old Maple Tree

Remembering the Big Old Maple Tree

The big old maple tree, showing its proximity to the old Mabey Homestead. Remembering the Big Old Maple Tree By Richard Mabey Jr. One of my most cherished memories of my childhood is the memory of the big old maple … Continue reading

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Reflections of My Old Tree Fort

An old photo of myself, from the summer of 1968, standing on the lower level of my old tree fort. Reflections of My Old Tree Fort By Richard Mabey Jr. In the early summer of 1964, having just completed the … 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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O’ Maple Tree in Winter

O’ Maple Tree in Winter By Richard Mabey Jr. Its leaves have fallen to earth, along with hundreds of maple seeds. Gone now, Summer’s joy and mirth, the heart and core of a child’s needs.   This tree holds such … Continue reading

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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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Dad’s Red Caboose Birdhouse

Dad’s red caboose birdhouse almost seemed to float down upon the branches of the old maple tree. Dad’s Red Caboose Birdhouse By Richard Mabey Jr. My dad was a great model train enthusiast. When Dad was a teenager, he began … Continue reading

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