Retro First Day of School: Walking the Rope

Our annual back-to-school Fair Haven rope walk reprise …

“But I don’t wanna walk on the rope next to her!” I cried from under my fresh-cut kindergarten bangs. “I wanna walk on the rope next to Pam!”

Pam was my neighbor. She was my best buddy.

It was 1965. It was the 60s. The memories are there, but fuzzy. I can sill see it — with my reading glasses, of course. One thing’s for sure: Our Fair Haven kindergarten class was the last to have its first year of school at what was called the Youth Center, now the Fair Haven Police Station and Community Center on Fisk Street.

We kindergarteners were also the last to be tugged down the street on a rope, yes a rope, headed by an official-looking police-type lady.

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Prosecutor: Area Couple’s Deaths Deemed Murder-Suicide

An investigation has found that a husband and wife who were found dead in their Marlboro home earlier this week appear to have died as a result of a murder-suicide, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Thursday.

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Retro Rumson School Time Scowlers

Kindergarten class of 1964-65 at Deane-Porter School Rumson
School photo

Something went awry when the photographer gave the “Cheese!” cue to this motley crew of 1960s Rumson kindergarteners. It looks like they got a whiff of Limburger rather than Nufatchel to fuel their scowling little grimaces.

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