Retro RFH Snow Daze

RFH snow day
Photo/George Day

A snowy reprise and musing about snow days at RFH …

Well, the weather forecast threatened snow, and that’s what we got. That and a bit of a mess of a wintry mix. Whether or not it’s going to pile up remains to be seen.

But, back in the 1970s, on one wintry day, it snowed … snowed everyone in and out of school — RFH, to be exact.

So, the Retro Pic of the (George) Day honors the snow day with a glimpse back at a true snowed-in day at the high school.

Looks like someone left their bike behind.

I recall going out to Hook, Line and Sinker for lunch on many an RFH snow day with a daring friend who drove a little Toyota Corolla and did doughnuts all the way down the street. I distinctly recall jumping in the car, no fear, and hearing my dad yell as we skidded all the way to Hook Line. Yes, you could hear him from Fair Haven.

There were jaunts to Tower Hill or Holmdel Park to sled, too. Though, the driving when you really shouldn’t have, and hardly anyone was on the road, was just too rebelliously tempting.

As far as riding bikes in the snow, I don’t remember trying that one. Anyone? And, take a look. What kind of bike was the one in the pic? What was the most popular bike of the era?

What was your favorite snow day activity?

Many thanks, once again, to George Day for this great glimpse back in time!

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management