Retro RFH Preppie Hippie Halloweening

RFH preppy hippies hangin' out in the 1970s Photo/George Day
RFH preppy hippies hangin’ out in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

There’s nothing like playing dress-up and drive-by for Halloween at RFH. 

In the 1970s, students really got ghostly and festive with it all. Costumes were creative. Though, given the era, it was hard to tell if a few were actually costumes or just the outfit of the day. Ah, but, of course these girls were “disguised” as those 60s, not 70s, hippies.

In this case, these groovy seniors made it obvious only by hanging outside of the RFH Senior Commons with a shrouded ghoul. Otherwise, the “in” down vests of the preppie dress code at RFH were camouflage for the trickers and treaters here. The rest of it? Well, it’s all Halloween hippie spirited, to say the least, down to the look of casting a spell on the ol’ goblin. Hippie witches? Hmmmm …

As these Halloween hippie chicks blend into the RFH school fashion landscape of the past, something else sticks out like a tale from the nostalgia crypt — the cars.

It was the late 1970s and the most popular car of that era was not only the faux wood-paneled station wagon, but the best-selling sedan was the Oldsmobile Cutlass. Who spies a Cutlass in the lot here? The other cars? How about those wagons? Remember the seat in the “wayyy back”? How many did you pile in your parents’ wagon for a ride home from school, or, perhaps, some Mischief Night drive-by hauntings?

Know who these spooky season hipsters? Can you name those cars? Whose are they?

Thanks again to George Day for this RFH retro gem!

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management