As the effects of Hurricane Florence brushed by the Rumson-Fair Haven area, they culminated in a bevy of rainbow sightings on Tuesday evening. So, with thoughts of what might be lingering Somewhere Over the Rainbow in mind, memories of a staged Oz skit at RFH come to mind.
Hundreds walked A Mourning Walk on Sunday to honor their loved ones who have passed. Rumson mom Dawn Tilton Massabni was one of them. So was her son, Georgie and a host of other Team Don’t Shock Me supporters who honored the memory of Maddy Massabni.
Maddy, a Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School graduate, lost her life at 19 to the ramifications of toxic shock syndrome. That was Dawn’s particular cause. There were many messages to be heard in the mourning of the many others as well.
Those Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) grads are at it again …
This time it’s reunion time for the RFH Class of ’73 — the 45th reunion. Classmates are set to reunite and party the night(s) away, starting Friday.
“Oh, what a night!”
The Four Seasons’ keyboardist Bob Gaudio and future wife Judy Parker may have written the lyrics to the song about the nostalgia of an affair “late December back in ’63,” but the title and chorus are quite fitting for the 40th reunion of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s Class of ’78.
“Hey, purple! Hey, white! You look so good to me! Hey, hey, hey, hey …”
Well, the time is drawing nearer for classmates and clowns alike from the RFH Class of ’78 to be reunited at their 40th (ouch) reunion.
The class was known as a particularly friendly, fun bunch. Studious, too. Hmmmm …
As the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Class of ’78 prepares for its 40th reunion, one more place has been set at the In Memorium table — Bill Caldwell’s.
Remember that horror movie When a Stranger Calls? The babysitter gets a repeated freaky call from a stranger asking, in measured terror tones, “Have you checked the children lately?”
Well, that movie, and its resounding iconic question, ironically came out about the time that today’s Retro Pic of the Day was taken. And, rather, on the minds of the parents of many RFH teens back then was more recurrent chant of “Have you checked the teens lately?”
Well, maybe. Maybe not. But, if and/or when these guys were checked on, the above scene, or something similar, is what parents would have found. Good, ol’ harmless goofing around. No, there was no boogyman after these teens on a hot summer’s day at a Sea Bright beach in the late 1970s.
They did a good enough job scaring one another with their own mere presence (in a good way, of course) and pranks.
You have to wonder how many times it took for them to perfect this little pyramid by the seashore without tripping one another up. Hmmmm.
Recognize any of these clowns, uh, I mean fine upstanding Rumson fellas? Wait, one of these guys is from the Class of ’78. Guess who.
The weather has been downright steamy and stormy lately. When the sun’s been out, it’s been a kind of dive in and cool off moment.
That in mind, there’s nothing quite like making a big summertime splash in the ocean with some RFH buddies.
So, the Retro Pic of the Day is dedicated to the warm and fuzzy, the splash and staying oh, so cool with RFH friends.
These guys are great friends from a late ’70s or early ’80s graduating class at RFH.
Everyone in the … ocean!
— Elaine Van Develde
Graduation time has come and gone for RFHers.
Wow. So much has changed, yet stayed the same. The venue has gone from the RFH Borden Stadium to the front lawn to the Borden Stadium and the football field again to the RFH auditorium and mixed up and around over the years. Now it’s at the Monmouth University.
The year was 1950 and the high school back then was Rumson High School.
The Rumson High Class of 1950 graduated a handful of seniors compared to the hundreds who just did the ol’ Pomp and Circumstance stroll at Monmouth University.