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A 1965 Fair Haven Christmas

Our Retro Pic of the Day takes you back to 1965 and a first Christmas in Fair Haven for this editor and her family.

We asked Santa at the firehouse to grant our modest gift wishes and he did. Yours truly got that “doll with a wind” whose retail name is forgotten and sister got a Pebbles doll.

Yes, and the blow-up Santa is a bit freaky looking, but all the rage in the 1960s.

Did you get what you wanted from Santa? Send us your photos at evd@rfhretro.com and we’ll post them. Happy holidays, all!

Looking Back: A Tale of Tradition and Firehouse Santa Pics

By Elaine Van Develde

It’s that time of the year for a longstanding Fair Haven tradition  — photos at the firehouse with Santa.

This year, Santa’s came to the firehouse on Sunday.

It’s another Fair Haven tradition you can always count on.

I remember …

Continue reading Looking Back: A Tale of Tradition and Firehouse Santa Pics

A Retro RFH Basketball Cheer

 

The boys of RFH's cheerleading squad for the Student-Faculty Basketball Game in 1976. Photo/RFH yearbook screenshot
The boys of RFH’s cheerleading squad for the Student-Faculty Basketball Game in 1976.
Photo/RFH yearbook screenshot

Yes, it’s basketball season at RFH. But, have you ever seen a lovelier bunch of cheerleaders?

OK, you just may have — like the guys who cheered for that 1977 RFH Powder Puff Football game.

Well, this Retro Pic of the Day features a different bunch from a different class and for a different game — the RFH Student-Faculty Basketball Game. But do you know exactly what year it was? And who are those faculty photo bombers in the background?

Here’s a clue: It looks like John Kirman is the tallest one in the photo above of the “girls” getting set and standing for a new routine.

— Elaine Van Develde

Retro RFH Holiday Chorus

RFH Tower Singers entertain at the annual winter concert circa 1976. Photo/RFH yearbook screenshot
RFH Tower Singers entertain at the annual winter concert circa 1976.
Photo/RFH yearbook screenshot
RFH Freshman Chorus in 1976. Photo/RFH yearbook screenshot
RFH Freshman Chorus in 1976.
Photo/RFH yearbook screenshot

By Elaine Van Develde

It’s that time of the year when the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Tower Singers sing — in concert.

In fact, the group has been featured at the Rumson tree lightings.

In our Retro Pic of the Day, we take you back to the 1970s when there were three choruses at RFH, each of which was quite large: the Freshman Chorus, Tower Singers and Tower Madrigals.

There was also an annual tradition wherein all groups would end the winter concert with the Hallelujah Chorus and invite alumni up to the stage to join in.  Remember?

Recognize any of these RFH singers?

— Elaine Van Develde