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Memorial Set for Longtime Fair Havenite Larry Curchin, 59

Longtime Fair Havenite Larry Curchin’s loved ones summed up the sentiment of his passing on April 10 by ending his obituary with a thought to remember him by: “When you see a motorcycle go by one day, with the rider loving every minute of it, you will still know that Larry’s wonderful, passionate spirit lives on.”

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Retro RFH Prom, George Giffin Style

George Giffin dancing at the 1963 prom Photo/courtesy of Debra Giffin Schluter
George Giffin dancing at the 1963 prom
Photo/courtesy of Debra Giffin Schluter

This is a classic that’s been seen before, but warrants another look, considering the timing …

The RFH junior prom was on Friday night. And the prom is all about dressing up, coupling up and dancing. Well, that’s most of what it’s all about, anyway. No teacher in RFH history loved to dance more than RFH science teacher of days gone by, George Giffin. He taught ballroom dance, he danced all over the place and he was even known to show up at many a student’s wedding and several reunions to make sure everyone remembered how it’s done on the dance floor.

There was even a George Giffin Memorial Dance-a-Thon in 2015 honoring the RFH legend.

So, what better Retro Pic of the Day in honor of prom time than a photo of RFH’s George Giffin dancing with his wife, former Knollwood English teacher, Marcia Giffin, at the RFH prom in the 1960s?

Take a look and click on the links for more info on the one and only Mr. Giffin.

Photo/courtesy of Debra Giffin Schluter

Remembering RFH’s A.J. Bruder

This slideshow, memorializing RFH Class of ’78 alum A.J. Bruner, was originally run on April 15, 2015. April 15 marked the 22nd anniversary of A.J.’s untimely death. We are running it again, as we do annually, to pay tribute to A.J. and say, as A.J.’s class readies for its 40th reunion this summer, “You are missed. You are remembered.”

The popular class officer, athlete, writer, artist, singer-songwriter, friend to many, son, brother, cousin, and all-around great guy died of lung cancer at the young age of 36 on the day of the 100th Boston Marathon — April 15, 1996.

He is memorialized by many at the annual RFH A.J. Bruder Memorial  Run and is remembered daily by countless people whose lives he touched with his generous, contagious spirit.

Take a look at the A.J. of RFH days. Godspeed, A.J. Bruder. Thank you for enriching our lives!

 Many thanks to George Day for the photos of A.J.!

Retro Chillin’ in RFH Spring Style

RFH students of the 1970s take some free time outside in the nice weather. Photo/George Day
RFH students of the 1970s take some free time outside in the nice weather.
Photo/George Day

A reprise of a very popular Retro Pic of the (George) Day that pays homage to spring — RFH style … Now where were these RFHers? Word has it that they were far off campus … 

Spring has finally sprung. In fact it’s bloomin’ bouncing into seasonal warmth lately, save for a few bad days.

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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.

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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