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Retro Dank Daze of RFH Junior Lounging

Lounging in the RFH Junior Lounge circa late 1970s.
Photo/George Day

A reprise from 2019 as an ode to the dismal weather. Cheers and sun up!

The weather has not been quite fair these days. In fact, it’s been downright dank. And with dreary weather comes a little bit of a lackadaisical mood — especially for students cooped up in a high school all day. But, back in the day, there was a remedy for what ailed RFH students when lazy, hazy days drenched with dismal weather set in. That colored brick and pillar remedy was the Junior Lounge.

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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 Fire Department Installation Dining with an Iconic Doc

Dr. John Movelle and wife Betty circa 2001 Photo/Kathy Robbins
Dr. John Movelle and wife Betty circa 2001
Photo/Kathy Robbins

With the new year’s reorganizations of governing bodies and fire company and first aid line officers, it’s about that time for what follows — the Fair Haven Fire Department’s longstanding traditional Installation Dinner.

Besides the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair, it’s the fire company’s social event of the year blanketed in official business and fun.

It’s a time to thank the outgoing line officers and welcome the incoming, dance, eat and offer a few cheers for the coming year.

So, the Retro Pic of the Day, contributed by Kathy Robbins (and originally published in 2016), offers a look back at a popular Fair Haven doctor and his wife at the dinner.

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Retro 70s Fair Haven Fire Department Officers’ Line-Up

They were officers and gentlemen serving their small town as volunteer emergency responders. Yes, it’s that time. Reorganization time.

Oh, there are classic New Year’s Day celebrations to usher in the new line officers in the fire departments — fire company, fire police and first aid. There are new chiefs and officers. We’ll get to who they all are for 2023 in Fair Haven.

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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 ‘Ho No’ Santa Trauma

The Harris twins in 2010 with scary Santa at Monmouth Mall
Photo/courtesy of Bernadette Harris

We’re bringing this scary Santa gem back from the 2018 archives. Originally posted on Dec. 12, 2018, this is the stuff priceless scary Santa pics are made of … This one was from 2010. We wish these older now twins a very happy holiday and thanks for the bowl full of jello belly laugh!

Sometimes you just win a trifecta when asking for a winning photo of children’s miserable experiences on the lap of Ol’ Saint Nick during the holidays. 

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Rewind: For Crying Out Santa!

George Clark shuns Santa with tears in 2012
Photo/courtesy of Ann Clark

A reprise, just because … this solitary Santa trauma was just too classic not to repeat. ‘Tis the season, after all. And, with this reprise, we kick off our Santa trauma series … just for fun. Really. Send us your most classic “happy Santa/miserable child” pics. There’s one in every photo album! Email yours to [email protected] … We have mounted quite a collection, so don’t be left out!

Ho, ho, hoooooo and here we go again with a classic misery doesn’t love Santa’s company shot. 

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Retro RFH Cool Guys’ Game & Ride

A retro Sunday drive of sorts on the RFH football field circa 1978 Photo/George Day
A retro Sunday drive of sorts on the RFH football field circa 1977
Photo/George Day

A classic reprise … just because we’re all about playing that field at RFH. Did they need drive? Well, they had it here in the most classic 70s form ...

Fall is football time … until it’s a wrap and winning RFH players go on to state championship games. And when the home game is over and the coldest of cold snaps hits, it’s bundle-up-and-ride-with-it-time. After all, sometimes it’s not all about the game for spirited RFHers.

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