It’s fall. So, it’s apropos to fall back in time with a couple of RFH guys and their skateboarding antics.
The Retro Pic of the (George) Day pays homage to two buddies back in the 1970s who loved nothing better than falling for a simple skate down a long and winding Rumson road. Those were the days when the road seemed smooth as glass and the speed at which they traveled down it seemed limitless. Then there was a bump.
Sadly, both of these guys, A.J. Bruder and Bill Caldwell are gone. The spirits with which they both embraced RFH life is both a memory and lesson in life not forgotten by classmates.
Notice AJ’s T-shirt. Ahhhh. There was likely some Briody’s pizza in the future after that downhill ride with these two grimacing daredevils. Remember the take-out window at Briody’s?
But back to the skating … Kids nowadays are largely relegated to skate parks to skate. And there are none close by.
Back in the day, though, skaters skated just about anywhere with nary a negative spin on or danger thought of about the sometimes daring alternative sport.
Or they just skated past any obstacles to their sport of choice. And pay no attention to the lack of helmets and padding. They’re still smiling.
Can anyone guess where these guys were skating?
— Elaine Van Develde
Thanks again to George Day for capturing and sharing this great shot of the past!