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A Spirited Retro RFH Halloween

The spirit of Halloween has officially swooped in on us like a wicked witch on a fired-up broomstick!

So, the Retro Pic of the (George) Day is, well, several pics in a slideshow of none other than the happy tricksters and treaters of RFH’s Class of ’78!

So, here’s to the retro spirit of haunting from a classic RFH gaggle of ghouls!

And, thanks to the fabulous George Day for these spectacular shots! 

Focus: Favorite Halloween Haunts

It’s beginning to look a lot like Halloween. That’s because it is.

So, everywhere in the Rumson-Fair Haven area there are reminders of the spooky season. Over the years, people have outdone decorations of the past and, in some cases, never managed to measure up to those unforgettable houses many of us visited as a kid.

So, to set the mood for the day, take a look back at some the finest Rumson-Fair Haven Halloween sightings. Your favorite? What tops these haunts? Your house? Send us a photo, if you dare!

Happy Halloween! (And don’t forget to click to enlarge and scroll!)

— Photos/Elaine Van Develde

Retro RFH Halloween Lounging & Lunching

Lunch time for Halloween trick-or-treaters at RFH circa 1977
Photo/George Day

It’s not every day that you get the chance to grab a bite of good ol’ RFH cafeteria grub — or a little Halloween sustenance, let’s say.

It’s also not every day that you get the chance to “cop a squat” in the RFH senior lounge to ingest the spirit, or spirits, of the day in the company of Harpo and Groucho Marx.

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Retro Halloween Parading

It’s a longstanding tradition — the Fair Haven Halloween Parade.

I remember it well — from my first parade trek back in the late 1960s to the ’70s, 80s, 90s and now.

It all started at age 7 with a wish to be Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. That little dress-up fantasy was foiled when my mother couldn’t get the gingham outfit together, my pigtails were not so poised for the silver screen look and my sister refused to crawl down Hance Road as Toto. I guess it was bad enough that from the age of 3, she was forced by this pint-sized dominatrix 5-year-old Dorothy to crawl on a makeshift Funk and Wagnall’s encyclopedia Yellow Brick Road to Oz in the living room.

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Retro RFH Haunting

An RFH Halloween ghostly gaggle of the 1970s
Photo/George Day

Sometimes it’s not just the spirit of the season. Sometimes we are haunted by good memories. The year was 1977. It was an RFH Halloween.

Seniors of the Class of ’78 were geared up for some ghostly fun. They gathered in the Senior Commons and paraded around, and, yes, out of the confines of the RFH campus.

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Happy Retro RFH Halloween!

Happy haunting Halloween from the RFH Class of ’78!

Who are those guys and ghouls?

Thanks to George Day for these timeless photos!

Retro RFH Halloween Parading

RFH ghouls, or something like that, on parade in 1977
Photo/George Day

Well, scary season is upon us. I’m not talking about politics, I’m talking about Halloween.

RFHers have been celebrating Halloween for decades. It’s a tradition.

Today was the RFH Halloween parade, which is in the halls, on the grounds and sometimes spilling elsewhere.

So, the Retro Pic of the (George) Day honors the RFH Halloween parade with a look back on one in the 1970s.

Recognize any of these guys and ghouls?

Thanks to George Day for this haunting look back at Halloween RFH style!