Retro Simple Fair Haven Buddy Times

A bunch of boys. A bag of Cheetos. Dirt-eating grins. Pranks. Pull the ol’ finger. The little things are what made these guys smile — and wipe their pants with orange-stained Cheeto hands.

It was the 1990s and cell phones were still a bit scarce — and way too big to tote around, anyway. They looked like a boot with a giant antenna. So, these were still the times of backyard fun and games, even if it meant just rolling around in the dirt and wrestling with one another. Yes, the dirt.

These were classic moments. A snapshot of the times. Buddies forever. One of these guys passed away last week very unexpectedly. His smile still resonates with the others.

So, the Retro Pic(s) of the Day honor good times in the old Fair Haven neighborhood with buddies who were like brothers and sisters.

These snapshots were shared by Dwayne Reevey. He’s the keeper of the coveted Cheetos bag in this pic. Will Jakubecy was one of the buddies in this brood who Reevey was honoring by sharing the photo.

Recognize anyone else? What do you think these guys were up to? Favorite backyard fun pastime?

— Elaine Van Develde