Category Archives: The Old Tree Fort

The Wonderful, Incredible, Life Changing Issue

The famous October 1967 issue. The Wonderful, Incredible, Life Changing Issue By Richard Mabey Jr. Growing up in the small town of Lincoln Park, New Jersey, life was actually a bit boring at times. There was the steadfast feeling, the … Continue reading

Posted in 1967, Acts of Kindness, Batman, Big Lou, Boy Scouts, Childhood Friend, Comic Books, Compassion, Destiny, Dreams, Encouragement, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, From boyhood to manhood, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Herald, Memory, Moe's Sweet Shop, New Jersey, Newspapers, NJ, Reagan Wilson, Small Town America, The Old Tree Fort | 1 Comment

Remembering Lisa, Chapter 3

Dear old Boonton High School. The very setting for this true-life story Remembering Lisa, Chapter 3 By Richard Mabey Jr. There comes in the life of each and every one us, a hurt. A hurt so deep that time cannot … Continue reading

Posted in 1968, Acts of Kindness, Baseball, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton, Boonton High School, Boyhood Days, Broken Heart, Childhood Friend, Classroom 210, Compassion, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, From boyhood to manhood, Geometry Class, Healing, Humility, Kindness, Lincoln Park, Lisa at BHS, Love Story, Memory, Moving On, my geometry teacher, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Ron G., The Old Tree Fort, Tree Fort, Wisdom | 1 Comment

The Final Tier of My Old Backyard Tree Fort

This picture was taken in September of 1973. It shows the last three remaining boards of the third floor tier of my old tree fort. You can see the cedar tree in the background. The Final Tier of My Old … Continue reading

Posted in 1965, Accomplishment, Advice to the younger set, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Childhood Friend, Comic Books, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Heroism, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Mabey Homestead, Mabey Lane, Mad Magazine, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Rheumatic Fever, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Stuart S., The old cedar tree on Mabey Lane, The Old Tree Fort, The Summer of 1965, To thine own self be true., Tree Fort, Wisdom | 2 Comments

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 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

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

Posted in 1964, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Destiny, Determination, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Homecoming, Incline Plane Ten East, Legal Advice, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Memory, Morris Canal, My Old New Jersey Home, New Jersey, Old Beavertown, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Stuart S., The old cedar on the mound, The Old Clubhouse, The Old Tree Fort, Wisdom | 2 Comments

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

Posted in 1964, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Dad, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Homecoming, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Love of Family, Mabey Homestead, Memory, My Old New Jersey Home, Small Town America, Stuart S., The Old Maple Tree, The Old Tree Fort, Tree Fort, Wisdom | 1 Comment