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Retro RFH Boys of Soccer

RFH Boys Soccer Team of 1977-78 Photo/George Day
RFH Boys Soccer Team of 1977-78
Photo/George Day

Yes, soccer season has kicked in.

A couple of days ago, we paid ode to the season with a couple of Retro Pic(s) of the (George) Day from RFH and the boys’ team in the late 1970s.

Well, following through with the soccer theme and the series of photos from the ’70s, here’s the team — the boys of RFH soccer in the year 1977-78.

Oh, and lest we forget those cool RFH science teacher coaches, Mr. Russell and Mr. Parker.

There are a lot of familiar faces here, many of whom are still in the area. Recognize anyone?  Favorite player? Favorite coach/teacher?

Thanks, again, to George Day for this gem of a photo!

Retro Back-to-School with an RFH Science Teacher & Assistant Superintendent

A look back at RFH science teacher James Parker and Assistant Superintendent Donald Trotter Photo/George Day
A look back at RFH science teacher James Parker and Assistant Superintendent Donald Trotter
Photo/George Day

Back-to-school time is already creeping around that corner.

And with back-to-school thoughts come hopes of a good teacher or two and memories of the ones who we thought were the coolest. Then there were those administrators who weren’t just a Charlie Brown teacher voice cawing over the ol’ daydreaming student’s non-thought process. Some, or one in particular, are remembered as a real education innovators.

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Retro RFH Reunion Bridge Alert

A bridge RFH reunion invite
Photo/Doug Borden

It’s reunion season. And while some RFH classes may actually be planning or attending a reunion this summer, one class is gearing up for it’s 40th and realizing that getting the word out was a bit simpler (or not) when classmates could just paint the bridge.

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Honoring Fair Haven’s Megan Douty, World Cup Lax Champ

Fair Havenite Megan Douty wiped away a few tears, smiled and told a capacity crowd at Monday’s Borough Council meeting, “I’m just so honored” as she accepted a proclamation honoring her for being a Team U.S.A. World Cup champ.

Flanked by family, friends, fans and old high school lax team girls, Douty expressed gratitude to her hometown and posed for some photos.

Douty, a 2011 Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) graduate and 2015 graduate of The University of Maryland, was part of the U.S.A. Lacrosse Team that beat Canada, getting the gold in an undefeated 2017 season.

Douty has participated in the U.S.A. program for the past three years. She was then selected for the 2017 U.S. World Cup Team.

While Douty was a student at RFH, she was known as a star athlete on the high school’s lacrosse team. As a Terrapin at University of Maryand, she became known as one of the top lacrosse defenders in the country who earned all-American status in 2014 and 2015.

“It was a great honor for the Borough of Fair Haven to have one of its residents, Megan Douty, represent the United States of America and Fair Haven,” the proclamation said, designating Aug. 7, 2017 as Megan Douty Day in Fair Haven.

Congrats, Megan!

— Elaine Van Develde

Retro Summer RFH Girls’ Drive into the Past

RFH girls' ride into the summer of '78 ... Stephanie DeSesa, Elaine Van Develde, Debbie Humbert and Daryl Cooper Ley Photo/Elaine Van Develde
RFH girls’ ride into the summer of ’78 … Stephanie DeSesa, Elaine Van Develde, Debbie Humbert and Daryl Cooper Ley
Photo/Elaine Van Develde

There’s nothing quite like a summer drive in a classic car with the top down.

And the drive is all the better if it’s made with best friends. So, as a continuing ode to summer fun of the past at the hands of RFH teens, the Retro Pic of the Day encapsulates the whole idea — best friends, a cool ride and warm memories.

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Retro RFH Batty Gym Suits … and Baseball

It’s major league baseball season. And while school may be out, 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.

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Retro RFH Toga Party Time

RFH Class of 1979 guys toga partying Photo/George Day
RFH Class of 1979 guys toga partying
Photo/George Day

Oh, the weekend has arrived … and what better way to celebrate than raising a glass to memories of an old toga party.  Remember those?

So, it stands to reason that people in the spirit of summer partying and, well, spirits, may have been of the mind that thoughts of a cool summer meant donning a sheet, a festive wreath and, of course, raising a goblet of something or other to warm times with cool friends … or cool times with warm friends. Whatever way you look at it, this was definitely a classic party moment.

It features a gaggle of RFH Class of 1979 guys.

As the saying goes, “When in Rome …” or Rumson … or Fair Haven … or someone’s basement … or somewhere … get your toga and party on to cool, albeit flush-faced, thoughts.

So, the Retro Pic of the (George) Day is a little toast to these toasty guys with a little retro “Cheers!” worked in.

Hey, it could have been soda they were drinking. Only the goblet knows for sure … and the guys. After all, in all fairness, it was the age of an 18-year-old drinking age. But, of course, that was soda, pop, uh, Kool Aid?

Recognize any of these guys? Know where they were?

— Thanks to George Day for another fabulous moment in RFH time captured!