A Retro RFH Snow Day

Snow day fun for RFHers in the 1970s. Photo/George Day
Snow day fun for RFHers in the 1970s.
Photo/George Day

Snow days due to the recent blizzard bring back memories of winters past and how RFHers of yesteryear found some simple fun pretty fast when the school bell didn’t ring.

So, the Retro Pic of the (George) Day takes us back to one of those days of simple fun on some Rumson slopes — or something like that.

When the snow fell in the Rumson-Fair Haven area, RFH students were always out snowboarding, sledding, skiing and, well, doing just about anything that seemed right to get down a snow-packed hill.

RFH grad and yearbook photographer George Day captured this scene in the 1970s.

According to longtime old-time Rumsonite, Chuck Seymour, also an RFH grad of the 50s era, “What we knew as Halsey’s Hill as a kid growing up in the 40’s/50s in Rumson. Place yourself at the corner of Ridge Road and Bingham Ave looking West. Proceed to what is now 79 Ridge Road, Where the house stands I believe was a medium height hill that was the in town spot when the snow days came. Could be wrong here, vertical view doesn’t expose the slope very well. They were great days when the world was simpler and our days were filled with fun.”

That’s right, Chuck! Thanks for the input. We’re not sure if it’s accurate, but Chuck, a great fan of R-FH Retro, always has some input we find quite invaluable. So, indulge us and this likely correct RFHer.

We don’t know who these guys dotting the hill are, but people could probably hazard a very good guess.

It’s not Tower Hill, so where was this? Do you know?

Many thanks, again, to the fabulous George Day for this pic!

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