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Retro RFH Gal Pals’ Springing for Beach Time

A look back at some RFH girls contemplating life on the beach in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

While Rumson-Fair Haven area folks know better than anyone that there’s nothing quite like a good locals’ summer, there are always great days on the beach in any season in this area.

When you grow up nestled between the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers and the ocean is a short ride, walk or run away, beaching it is never solely a summer seasonal jaunt. It’s a rite of passage, no matter what time of year.

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Retro RFH Spring Catch

The RFH boys of spring baseball season Photo/George Day
The RFH boys of spring baseball season
Photo/George Day

A reprise from 2015, just because a great way to kick off a spring weekend is with a toasty memory of some 70s RFHers bonding over a casual game of catch and lifetime friendship … 

Bases are loaded and spring has officially sprung. And there’s nothing like heeding to a little spring fever on the ball field. The season’s right, after all.

No time like, well, 40 or so years ago for a little impromptu game under the bright sun with some RFH pals who knew what playing the RFH field meant.

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Retro RFH Spring Fever Drive

A little RFH spring fever springing in the 1970s? Photo/George Day
A little RFH spring fever springing in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

A reprise to warm hearts as the thaw ensues and spring fever hits …

The snow is gone. The weather is warming up. People are shedding coats for sweaters and getting out and about a little more each day.

The thaw has started. Call it classic spring fever. And it’s a more feverish fever than ever with COVID fatigue in full swing and mask mandates being lifted. Thoughts of sunny, warm, close spring-is-in-the-air antics are racing through minds, especially those of high schoolers. 

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Retro RFH Foul Weather Junior ‘Lounging’

Juniors of the RFH Class of '79 lounge in the Junior Lounge Photo/George Day
Juniors of the RFH Class of ’79 lounge in the Junior Lounge
Photo/George Day

A little cheer in a reprise all about simple fun to be had in foul weather lounging and an antic or a few at RFH 

Some moments are meant for just lounging … like this persistent foul, frigid weather. Yes, lounging, even if those snippets of indoor time at RFH are inside a far less cozy, yet exclusive, special high school nook like the junior, as opposed to upper crust senior, lounge.

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Retro RFH Basketball Cheer

Retro RFH cheerleaders of the 1970s
Photo/George Day

A little reprise to celebrate basketball season and offer a special kind of cheer in pandemic surge times …

Yes, it’s RFH basketball season. You’ve seen these RFH “ladies” before …

They cheered on the crowd and the players in that infamous 1970s student-faculty basketball game.

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Retro RFH Surf n Freeze

The RFH surfing guys of the 1970s
Photo/George Day

A reprise to take the chill out of the air with some warm friendship and fun among RFH guys back in the day … 

Like the song goes, some may say the weather outside is getting downright frightful. Others, like a few RFH guys of the 1970s, may call it delightful.

Well, it’s clear that these guys in the Retro Pic of the (George)Day weren’t afraid of a little cold snap by the sea. If fact, they were all in and ready for a little surfing — or at least pretending.

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Retro RFH Graduation Traditions

Graduation time has come and gone for RFHers.

Wow. So much has changed, yet stayed the same. The venue has gone from the RFH Borden Stadium to the front lawn to the Borden Stadium and the football field again to the RFH auditorium and mixed up and around over the years. Now it’s at the Monmouth University. And last year, in pandemic times, the venue was outside, masked and virtual. Now it’s back to Monmouth again. 

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Retro RFH Kids’ Snow Time

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

A reprise, because, in this weather, there’s no business like snow business

Snow days due to the recent pandemic time snow-in bring back memories of winters way past. RFHers of yesteryear always found some simple fun pretty fast when the school bell didn’t ring and the fire horn signaled no school.

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