RFH baseball season just wouldn’t be celebrated properly without a look back at a popular coach like Hal Lorme.Continue reading Retro RFH Baseball Coaching Moment
In Fair Haven, officials call it the quickest event of the year, usually lasting a mad rush few minutes, if not seconds. In Rumson, the hunts have lasted a bit longer, with age groups and the Victory Park scenario. Yet, there’s usually always a few stumbles and tears when grasping for that prized egg. In Sea Bright, kids are beached with a hunt.
And there are bound to be more egg hunts over the Easter weekend in many a back yard or living room, depending on family tradition. The home hunt offers a bit more time and less competition for those eggs — or whatever.Continue reading Retro RFH Egg Hunting
Isn’t football the tackle sport? Well, that may be, but by the looks of things in this 1970s home run classic in the outfield, these RFH baseball players paid no mind to standard sports protocol. It was really all about the fun and laughs for them.Continue reading Retro RFH Baseball Tackle
Batters are up for RFH Boys Baseball season. Games are in full swing. Call the popularity of the game a home run hit.Continue reading Retro RFH Baseball Boys Playing the Field
The way that chill has been lingering in the air in the Rumson-Fair Haven area, you may have forgotten for a cold snap moment that it really is spring. Ride it out. That’s usually the advice of warm spring day welcomers.Continue reading Retro RFH Biker Boys’ Ride
Yes, spring fever is spreading rapidly as we all anxiously await more sunshine, and blooming of warmer days. Apparently, this retro RFH spring frolicking in the high school parking lot was about more than a little spring fever in the 1970s.
OK, so the spring weather outside has not been so consistently delightful lately. But, the sun has made some great cameo appearances.
So, take a look back to the 1970s when spring fever kicked in enough to get a couple of RFH guys in the mood to put those gloves on and take a little kangaroo hop outside the Junior Lounge, probably on a “free.” They were barely clad in those stylish 70s gym shorts and ready to duke it out — or at least dance around the notion.
There’s no business like RFH spring musical business! And, about now, the cast is primed for opening night in a few hours.Continue reading Retro RFH Spring Musical Time
Bases are loaded and spring has officially sprung. And there’s nothing like heeding to a little spring fever on the ball field. The season’s right, after all.
No time like, well, 40 or so years ago for a little impromptu game under the bright sun with some RFH pals who knew what playing the RFH field meant.
Drum roll, bagpipes and march … In time-step with a relatively new Rumson tradition, the borough’s sixth St. Patrick’s Day Parade was on March 10, a precursor to St. Patrick’s Day the following weekend.
Photos of the six-year milestone are still surfacing. So, to commemorate it, the Retro Pic(s) of the Day offer a look back to parades dating back to the first in 2013. Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect could not make it this year. But, thousands of snapshots have been taken since the parade’s inception.
Take a glimpse at some of the most memorable moments of the annual March march down East River Road … Your favorite year?
— Elaine Van Develde photos