You’ve seen and heard it before, but a trip back to the summer days at the Fair Haven Dock always bears a revisit …
Summer fun in Fair Haven doesn’t get any simpler or more treasured than ending the day down by the Fair Haven Dock, sand between the toes, a few antics up the sleeve, a little seaweed in the shorts, and a crab or 20. Dock time has been a time-honored tradition for kids since, well, the dawn of time.
Summer theater productions are opening all over the Rumson-Fair Haven area. This seasonal show time for locals has proven as popular as hitting the beach with buddies — OK, far away from the invasion of the outta town tourists.
It’s officially summertime, and the livin’ is … adventurous for many RFH students. Most are known to hit the beach, clubs or public, in Sea Bright. And some look for a little adventure in venturing away from familiar, iconic turf, and onto another great Jersey adventure, so to speak.
Well, the weather is fine, unofficial summer has started and Sea Bright beaches are filled with RFHers.
It’s the start of seasonal fun and antics for RFH students on vacation or even on their last summer hurrah together before college.
So, the Retro Pic of the Day offers a peek back at some simple summer fun on the beach somewhere in Sea Bright, no doubt, with RFH buddies in the late 1970s, possibly the summer of ’80.
These guys thought it would be fun to make a cheerleader-style pyramid at the water’s edge. Remember those? And what resulted was what usually did. The antics and clowning around turned into a laugh fest and balancing act.
Wonder who fell first! Guesses, anyone?
This classic summer snapshot back in time comes from Rumsonite Paul Hughes’ photo collection. No one’s sure who took it, but there are a lot of familiar faces here.
This is a repeat Retro Pic of the Day from June of 2016, but it’s a classic worth a second run, just in case you missed it last time …
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) graduate, chef, radio host and author extraordinaire Chef Rossi has had a double heaping helping of notoriety lately. And it’s not junk food — more like sweet gourmet success to savor.
Sometimes there are photos on the lawn. Other times there are photos by the limo. Sometimes there is no limo. Other times there are corsage-pinning snapshot moments. Sometimes family is involved in the picture-perfect moment. Other times, it’s just the prom teens.
This snapshot back in time was one of those pre-prom teens only moments … on a sofa … at an informal gathering at someone’s house.
The year was 1975 and the girls were all gussied up in pastels, the original color print shows. The guys are there, but a bit camouflaged by their laptop dates.
And sometimes life takes a turn from the pre-prom couch pose to the marriage alter. Guess which of these RFH prom couples ended up married?
Recognize these RFH couples? Your favorite pre-prom event?
Thanks to Kathy Richards Golden for this retro RFH gem!