A Retro Happy Thanksgiving from the Kids’ Table

Thanksgiving at the kids' table in the 1960s with Kate and Ben Hamilton Photo/Hamilton family
Thanksgiving at the kids’ table in the 1960s with Kate and Ben Hamilton
Photo/Hamilton family

Our annual Thanksgiving tribute to the kids’ table … Remember that? Happy Thanksgiving, all! Stay safe. Stay healthy. Enjoy!

It’s Thanksgiving, and, yes, it’s all about giving thanks.

So, the Retro Pic of the Day is an ode to just that.

It’s a snapshot back in time to the 1960s with a sibling duo from Fair Haven — Ben and Kate Hamilton. Ben passed away and Kate had posted this picture on Facebook giving thanks for him. RIP, Ben.

The photo brings back memories of the era the kids’ holiday table. Remember that one?

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Retro RFH Homecoming Gaming

RFH Thanksgiving Day football game
Photo/George Day

If some old RFHers had a pre-Thanksgiving turkey wishbone to yank on, they may be hoping to pull the bigger end to make a wish to revisit their own RFH Thanksgiving Day Homecoming game. Any other may just do, too.

Back in the day, the RFH football season used to peak with what then was the classic rivalry homecoming/Thanksgiving Day game between Red Bank Catholic and RFH.

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Prosecutor: Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Jail Drug Dealing Conspiracy

A Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) officer pleaded guilty in connection with the distribution of narcotics to inmates within the jail, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago said on Wednesday.

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Retro Thanksgiving Meal Deals

Reprise! Just because it’s pretty fun to 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: Area Man Charged with Promoting Prostitution of Teen

A local man has been arrested and charged with promoting the prostitution of a child, criminal sexual contact, child endangerment and various related charges in connection with the alleged prostitution of a teen at Tinton Falls motel, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Monday.

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Prosecutor: 30-Year-Old Man Found Guilty of 2018 Bias-Driven Murder of Longtime Area Photo Journalist, EMS Volunteer

A 30-year-old man has been found guilty of murder, bias intimidation and related charges in connection with the 2018 random attack and killing of a stranger solely because of the victim’s race, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Friday.  

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Prosecutor: Lengthy Stand-Off Ends in Surrender of Robbery Suspect

A local man who engaged in a lengthy standoff with police after allegedly committing an armed robbery at a pharmacy surrendered peacefully late last night and remains in custody, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Thursday.  

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