Retro Thanksgiving Shopping Deals

There may be fewer people at the table this pandemic time Thanksgiving, but people seem to be cooking up a storm of traditional treats and doing the holiday in grande style in the smallest of ways. So, look back with us again at just what it used to cost to shop for the feast … Happy Thanksgiving, all!

Oh, it’s that time — when people were out gobbling up final hour deals on their Thanksgiving meal ingredients.

So, the Retro Pic(s) of the Day take us back to one supermarket of the past, another old standard, and turkey dinner deals of the 1960s or 70s? Guess what year these Red Bank Register ads were published.

Remember Finast? Remember where it was? Well, the store’s turkey day sale involved the bird at 49 cents a pound or a beef roast for 98.

And how about this Foodtown ad? The offer there was the same for the Thanksgiving bird — 49 cents per pound. Though the Foodtown roast was $1.09. And how about those nuts at 39 cents? If only the price of nuts wasn’t so nuts nowadays. Bacon, too. When was the last time you saw bacon sold for 69 cents per 1lb package?

A long time ago, that’s when. For the food prices of yesteryear we give thanks — or a little cry.

How much did you pay per pound for your bird this year?

Prosecutor: 31-Year-Old Man Charged with Liability for Drug Overdose Death

A Long Branch man has been charged with the first-degree crime of strict liability for drug-induced death in connection with a February overdose, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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In Memoriam: A Look Back at Longtime Fair Havenite Jeanette Choma, 88

Fair Haven has lost another longtime resident. The lady who countless people saw year after year manning the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair’s Grab Bag Booth, affectionately known by many as “the balloon lady,” Jeanette Choma, passed away on Nov. 20. She was 88.

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Prosecutor: Man Charged with Endangerment Charges Involving Child Porn Distribution

A Hazlet Township man has been arrested on child endangerment charges in connection with an incident involving the distribution and possession of child sexual abuse materials, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Retro RFH Tower Players Stage Crew Playing

It’s all fun and games until … the RFH Tower Players crew finishes building the set … or show time … or something like that. You get the picture — or pictures.

The RFH Tower Players are playing on Nov. 20 with their pandemic time virtual production of Shuddersome: Tales of Poe.

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Prosecutor: Rutgers Patrolman Facing Aggravated Assault, Weapons Charges

A Rutgers University police officer is facing criminal charges after allegedly threatening his roommate with firearms, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Monday.

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