As the the after-effects of the sopping home run of a nor’easter settle into the ground and sign-of-spring buds peer from under the snow-capped slush, RFH’s baseball season is set for full bloom opening two home games on Saturday.
With RFH Boys Basketball just scoring big with its second state championship, thoughts have turned back to the high school’s teams of yesteryear.
Well, March has arrived, and baseball season will soon be sliding into its RFH home base. The RFH calendar, in fact shows that the there are two home varsity games on the calendar for March 10.
So, it stands to reason that the Retro Pic of the (George) Day should take a closer look back, from another vantage point, of a 1970s RFH game — the dugout.
Batter’s almost up at RFH as baseball season is set to go into full swing soon. But, looking back at some RFH 1970s games, you have to wonder when or why, exactly, was there ever a season of the ol’ gym suit.
Really. Ponder it. Those things that made girls look like Stay Puff marshmallows, or, worse, a big baby with a onesie that had enough space for a diaper or, well … you get the picture.
Spring is coming and baseball season is starting soon at RFH. In fact, the first varsity games are set for March 10.
So, to honor the start of the season and all hopes for a home run of one, the Retro Pic of the (George) Day takes a look back to the 1970s and with a well known RFH alum getting into the swing of things.
Recognize #22 and remember what his stats were? Hey, batter, batter … who?
Know anyone else in the pic?
And how about those uniforms donning the old RF instead of RFH and the ol’ pin stripes?
Thanks, again, to George Day for another classic RFH photo!
Two days of sunshine and warmth in winter. The little respite was enough to get everyone daydreaming about a favorite jaunt back our RFH days.
This group of RFHers set out on their own adventure to Great Adventure decades ago.
It was just one of those days — when fair weather and good friends cured these antsy souls.
Take a gander at the second part of this photo journal.
Recognize anyone? Your favorite getaway when the weather gave way to spring or summer fever?
It’s a given. Dismal weather makes confined teens antsy. And the dismal weather doldrums of late have given way to aspirations of a simple romp in the sunshine — or something less corny and way cooler than that.
There’s been a promise these days of sun after a run of rain and soppy snow. So, when there’s a hint of a peek of sunshine and higher temperatures, all good RFHers have always had the spirit of adventure to venture out … far out.
Back in the late 1970s, this crew got the itch to hit the road and sun and literally get to a Great Adventure. Nothing like springing a bunch of RFHers in a spring fever pitch.
They even romped a bit in the fountain … not that we’d encourage anyone to get carried away or take a leap …
So, with February, not quite spring or summer, busting out all over we pay homage to sunny days and the free spirit that comes with them, not to mention the ridding of foul weather ants in the pants.
The fun had here was pretty pure.
What was your favorite RFH teen adventure? Recognize anyone?
It’s basketball season at RFH. So, we’re bringing this up again …
It’s no secret that RFH has had some slam dunk success with the sport.
So, to honor the basketball season and victory scores, the Retro Pic of the (George) Day offers a look back at the RFH basketball sidelines and the young players, photographer and scorekeeper of an early 1970s high school game.
The uniforms are quite different now. They’re black, not purple, longer sleeved and, yes, the shorts are longer. Hey, that was the trend back in the day: purple, sleeveless and short (shorts).
Who wears short shorts? Wait, that was the iconic line in that Nair commercial.
Well, these guys wore short shorts. And they played a good game. Aside from the old uniforms, that may have us a bit captivated, all the guys in this photo are fixated on something.
All eyes are looking in one direction. And the scorekeeper is staring and poised to push that button and the photographer (Andy Koch?) is focused and ready to shoot.
Anyone remember this moment and what the focus was on? Come on, zoom! Anyone? Now, about those uniforms … black or purple? Preferences?
Thanks again, George Day, for this priceless score in RFH photography history!
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!
It’s always a classic — that Santa and the happy, Christmas-anticipating kid photo that goes awry.
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