Retro RFH Surf n Freeze

The RFH surfing guys of the 1970s
Photo/George Day

Like the song goes, some may say the weather outside is getting downright frightful. Others, like a few RFH guys of the 1970s, may call it delightful. I know, I know … corny.

Well, it’s clear that these guys in the Retro Pic of the (George)Day weren’t afraid of a little frigid wind chill. If fact, they were all in and ready for a little surfing — or at least pretending.

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Prosecutor: Arrest Made in Attempted Murder Case

A Monmouth County man has been arrested and charged in connection with a January 2017 attempted murder at the Pan American Motel in Eatontown, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Wednesday.

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Retro Full-Baked RFH Fun

RFH girls’ bake sale fun
Photo/Marc Edelman, Facebook

Well, football season is coming to a close at RFH on Saturday night with a home game against Somerville High School.

But it wasn’t always just about football at game time back in the day — as if that wasn’t enough. Oh, as tradition has it, there were always lots of things happening before, during and after games, whether on the field, off the field, around the bend or, well, in the parking lot. Yes, the parking lot.

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Prosecutor: Three Charged with Attempted Bribery of Robbery Witness

Three area people have been charged with attempting to bribe a witness in a pending robbery case, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Monday.

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Retro RFH Football Field Joy Ride

A retro Sunday drive of sorts on the RFH football field circa 1977
Photo/George Day

Sometimes there’s just more to tackle on the football field than one another and a ball. And sometimes the goal is to fumble and ride with something besides the game — like an old car, RFH friends and a little cruising to play the field in a different way.

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Prosecutor: Authorities on the Hunt for 27-Year-Old’s Killer

Authorities are looking for the killer of a 27-year-old Asbury Park man who was found dead inside a vehicle in the 100 block of Prospect Avenue Wednesday night, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said.

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Prosecutor: More Fentanyl-laced Drugs Found in Monmouth County

Cyclopropyl Fentanyl, a fatally-potent synthetic drug, has been seized in a Monmouth County in what was initially suspected to be an Oxycodone bust for the third time this year, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said.

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A Retro Happy Thanksgiving from the Kids’ Table

Thanksgiving at the kids' table in the 1960s with Kate and Ben Hamilton Photo/Hamilton family
Thanksgiving at the kids’ table in the 1960s with Kate and Ben Hamilton
Photo/Hamilton family

It’s Thanksgiving, and, yes, it’s all about giving thanks.

So, the Retro Pic of the Day is an ode to just that.

It’s a snapshot back in time to the 1960s with a sibling duo from Fair Haven — Ben and Kate Hamilton. Ben passed away and Kate had posted this picture on Facebook giving thanks for him. RIP, Ben.

The photo brings back memories of the era the kids’ holiday table. Remember that one?

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Book Fair Fun at Sickles School

Enjoying the Sickles School Wild West Book Fair are Samuel Sztoser and Summer Key and (back row, l. to r.) Sienna Key, Arianna Torrone, and Tyler Gilbert.
Wild West was the theme for this year’s Book Fair at Viola L. Sickles School in Fair Haven.

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Retro Thanksgiving Shopping

Oh, it’s that time — when people are gobbling up deals on their Thanksgiving meals.

So, the Retro Pic(s) of the Day take us back to one supermarket of the past, another old standard, and turkey dinner deals of the 1960s or 70s? Guess what year these Red Bank Register ads were published.

Remember Finast? Remember where it was? Well, the store’s turkey day sale involved the bird at 49 cents a pound or a beef roast for 98.

And how about this Foodtown ad? The offer there was the same for the Thanksgiving bird — 49 cents per pound. Though the Foodtown roast was $1.09. And how about those nuts at 39 cents? If only the price of nuts wasn’t so nuts nowadays. Bacon, too. When was the last time you saw bacon sold for 69 cents per 1lb package?

A long time ago, that’s when. For the food prices of yesteryear we give thanks — or a little cry.

How much did you pay per pound for your bird this year?