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Retro RFH Foul Weather Senior Lounging

RFH Senior Lounge days in the 1970s Photo/George Day
RFH Senior Lounge days in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

Rain, rain go away. Chill with the RFH seniors and everything be OK. It could have been a 1970s mantra, albeit a very corny one.

Let’s face it, though, those lounges at RFH made foul weather times just fine. And, lately, it’s been downright dank. That’s one of those words that just sounds like what it is. Yuck!

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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 Time

Retro RFH cheerleaders of the 1970s
Photo/George Day

A little reprise to celebrate basketball season and the coming new year

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 Rainy Day Halloweening & Lunching

Lunch time for Halloween trick-or-treaters at RFH circa 1977
Photo/George Day

It’s the start of Halloween week and it’s raining.

Well, rainy days like today and hangin’ in the Senior Commons at RFH were just about as cool as The Carpenters’ hit song in the 1970s. It didn’t have to be on Monday, though. And nothing got RFHers down when it came to Halloween fun and lounging. The fun just stayed inside and all RFH cozy-like.

Let’s face it. It’s not every day that you get the chance to grab a bite of good ol’ RFH cafeteria grub — or a little Halloween sustenance, let’s say.

It’s also not every day that you get the chance to “cop a squat” in the RFH senior lounge to ingest the spirit, or spirits, of the day in the company of Harpo and Groucho Marx.

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Retro RFH Graduation Traditions

Our annual RFH graduation reprise in honor of the RFH Class of 2022 … Congrats!

RFH graduation ’79 Photo/George Day

Graduation time is impending 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 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 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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