Category Archives: Tree Fort

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

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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

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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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Sleeping Out in the Backyard

The old pup tent provided ideal shelter for sleeping out in the backyard. Sleeping Out in the Backyard By Richard Mabey Jr. In the summer of 1964, I was 10 years old. In September, I would turn 11 and would … Continue reading

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The Old Maple Tree in Winter

The Old 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 … Continue reading

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The Turning Point

My old girlfriend Penny held this amazing belief in me. She made me reach for the moon and the stars. Looking back, it’s a debt that can never be paid. The Turning Point By Richard Mabey Jr. Each and every … Continue reading

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The Hazel Street Era

A photo of my dad and I. I was about a year old at the time. The Hazel Street Era By Richard Mabey Jr. When I was about a year old, we moved to Clifton on Hazel Street. They say … Continue reading

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