Rain, snow, slush … puddles go away?
Snow days due to the recent blizzard bring back memories of winters past and how RFHers of yesteryear found some simple fun pretty fast when the school bell didn’t ring.
So, the Retro Pic of the (George) Day takes us back to one of those days of simple fun on some Rumson slopes — or something like that.
When the snow fell in the Rumson-Fair Haven area, RFH students were always out snowboarding, sledding, skiing and, well, doing just about anything that seemed right to get down a snow-packed hill.
RFH grad and yearbook photographer George Day captured this scene in the 1970s.
We don’t know who these guys dotting the hill are, but people could probably hazard a very good guess.
It’s not Tower Hill, so where was this? Do you know?
Many thanks, again, to the fabulous George Day for this pic!
Yes, it’s RFH Basketball season. You’ve seen these RFH “ladies” before …
They cheered on the crowd and the players in that infamous 1970s student-faculty basketball game.
And they were such a hit, we’ve conjured them up from the past to cheer on some good weather. We’re hoping they can summon a slam dunk in brighter, warmer days ahead with those good looks, great outfits and tons of RFH spirit (of the past).
So, the Retro Pic of the (George) Day, honors the “girls” from yet another vantage point on the court.
“Hey, purple! Hey, white!”
Nothin like a gaggle of good cheerleaders from the past to get those sunny day vibrations going — or at least crack a smile on a dank day.
Recognize these gals? How about some of the teachers in the background? I spy Dewey Robinson.
Thanks, once again, to the fabulous George Day, for this priceless pic of the RFH past!
— Elaine Van Develde
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.
Yes, it’s soccer season at RFH.
The calendar is flush with practice and games.
It’s that kind of summer day when a little boat ride and escape to a deserted island, or one in the Shrewsbury River, makes for the perfect getaway not so far away — as long as there’s some mosquito netting.
Some moments are meant for just lounging … like this persistent foul weather. Yes, lounging, even if those snippets of indoor time at RFH are inside a far less cozy, yet exclusive, special high school nook like the junior, as opposed to upper crust senior, lounge.
Well, the sun has finally made its entrance into full swing spring.
Most would say, too, that the time has been right to hit the beach — with full beach gear.
So, the Retro Pic of the (George) Day commemorates setting the stage for a beach day and making that entrance with a look back at some RFH beach babies taking their ode to it all to the stage in 1974.
The girls were entering stage right for a full regalia rendition of the Beach Boys’ Girls on the Beach in the RFH Freshmen Follies.
The outfits made the hosts of the show take a step back.
So, step back in time with us and remember this special little rendition. Recognize these gals? And how about those suits?
Many thanks, again, to the fabulous George Day for this look back!
It’s spring and baseball season is in full swing at RFH.
In fact, games are scheduled for today and Saturday.
So, in honor of the sport, that spiffy old RFH uniform and good times on the playing field, the Retro Pic(s) of the (George) Day offer a glimpse back to some days on the field and in the dugout back in the 1970s.
Recognize any of these guys? And, ball players, who was your favorite coach? One, for many, was the ever-popular Hal Lorme who passed away a couple of years ago.
Just thinking about the game, are ya? Take a look back and remember. Now, about those uniforms …
Thanks, once again, to the fabulous George Day for these glimpses back into RFH history!
When RFH won its fourth consecutive football state championship on Saturday, cheers could be heard for miles around — and days.
In fact, fans and alumnus from all over are still shouting the ol’ “Hey, purple, hey white, you look so good to me … Hey! Hey!” Well, it went something like that back in the 1970s.
And in the 70s there was also a very special group of cheerleaders with a unique twist on a cheer and, of course, those outfits. Never mind the pom-poms and mustaches.
So, the Retro Pic of the Day honors that special cheer that can be heard for miles around led by this special group of RFH Class of ’78 guys.
Recognize any of these special fellas? One or two of them may have actually been at Saturday’s game. Can you hear them now?
— Elaine Van Develde
Yes, it is the season of the witch … and pumpkin carving, and falling leaves, and goblins, and ghouls, and all sorts of tricks and treats. Something like that.
So, to capture a sort of catapult into the time of year, which people seem to already be riding into, we take a look back at a time in the 1970s when Halloween planning at RFH was almost a full-time job. Never mind homework. This was it.
The Retro Pic of the (George) Day is symbolic of the culmination of all that planning and, of course, the ride — a tandem witchy ride into the festivities with the bike and the broom … stick … back-up. Oh, they were well on their way and got where they were going.
You could say these two RFH ghouls’s mission took flight without a hitch.
Must have been the season of the witch. Know who they were?
— Elaine Van Develde
Oh, and thanks, again, to George Day for a great RFH glimpse back in time with this photo!
Graduation time is here for RFHers.
Wow. So much has changed, yet stayed the same. The venue has gone from the front lawn of RFH to Borden Stadium and the football field to the RFH auditorium and mixed up and around over the years. Now it’s at the Monmouth University.
But, the colors are still purple and white. The RFH mascot is still a bulldog. The iconic RFH tower is still there. And, graduation is still a bittersweet time.
The future lies ahead for teens to grow, reinvent themselves and learn and oftentimes stumble into adulthood. But, left behind are those days of, well … that depends.
No matter what, memories of high school times are always implanted somewhere in the recesses of minds even the most resistant to them.
Remembering those times, kooky as they may have been, brings at least one smile to the face over the years, especially when graduating into days of the dark dinosaur ages of RFH grads.
So, from the dinosaur of ’78 to the Class of 2016, congrats, remember and treasure!
(See you tonight!)
Here’s your Retro Pic(s) of the (George) Day … a look back to graduation of the class of ’79 graduating on the football field. Recognize any of the class? Teachers? Administrators?
Thanks again to George Day for these great looks back!
— Elaine Van Develde, RFH Class of ’78