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Retro RFH Egg Hunting

Easter egg hunt with RFH grads from Class of 2006
Photo/Elaine Van Develde

Well, it’s that classic Easter egg hunt time of the year. There have been many over the years and this past weekend in the R-FH area.

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.

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Retro RFH Spring Fever Frolicking: The Prequel

Some spring parking lot fun with RFHers in the 1970s Photo/George Day
Some spring parking lot fun with RFHers in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

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.

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Retro RFH Spring Catch Boys

The RFH boys of spring baseball season Photo/George Day
The RFH boys of spring baseball season
Photo/George Day

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.

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Retro Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parading

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