Tag Archives: RFH Class of ’78

Retro RFH Clowns and a Clown Car

RFH cheerleader guys and a VW bug circa 1977
Photo/George Day

Sometimes you just find yourself up a puddle without a paddle. And sometimes the way around it, or through it, is by spilling out of a VW bug like a bunch of RFH clowns in a clown car.

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Retro RFH Reunion Bridge Alert

A bridge RFH reunion invite
Photo/Doug Borden

Well, it’s a summer of revived RFH reunions and RFHers are embracing it by reuniting however and whenever they can to play catch up. One class even had a 39th.

As far as getting the word out, though, things have changed quite a bit since those first 10-year reunions for the classes of the 60s, 70s and even 80s and 90s and before. But, there’s one iconic mode of invite that has been missing for quite some time. The painting of the bridge!

There was a time when communication was limited to phone books, landline phones, snail mail and word of mouth. Of course, there were paper invites. But, there was nothing better than getting the word out by just reverting to old school days and painting that bridge.

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Retro RFH Reunion Roustabouts

RFH Class of ’78 friends reunited at reunion in 2013
Photo/Elaine Van Develde

Summertime is reunion time for all good Rumson-Fair Haven Regional     High School alumnus. In fact, the RFH Class of ’83 just had a very untraditional 39th. Hey, when the reunion spirit moves an RFHer, any year is the right one.

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Retro RFH Surf Dude Chillin’ on Top of the Sea Bright Beach World

RFH Class of '78 surfing buddies Photo/George Day
RFH Class of ’78 surfing buddies
Photo/George Day

A close-up and personal reprise all about cheer and cheers to fun, no matter what weather or circumstances, among RFH friends for life. Take the chill out by just looking closely at the smiles and remembering.

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Retro RFH Beach Girls

An almost winter reprise in honor of unseasonably warm weather and RFH times … Really. What’s better than some RFH girls on the … stage.

On the cusp of winter, a waft of warm air has blown in. With it came memories of beached days — staged ones, at least, with some RFH beach girls (and boys?).

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Retro RFH Graduation Daisy Chain

RFH 1978 graduation, replete with daisy chain Photo/Daryl Cooper Ley
RFH 1978 graduation, replete with daisy chain
Photo/Wanda Becker via Daryl Cooper Ley

The following was originally posted in May of 2017. It is being reprised in honor of the recent RFH graduation, traditions of the past and the RFH Daisy Chain girl featured who passed away in 2019 — Daryl Cooper Ley.

It was considered a privilege and honor. They were chosen from the junior class at RFH to serve as the debutante-like ushers for the graduating class. All dressed in white and supposedly gracefully toting a chain of daisies, the Daisy Chain girls were a fixture of high school finery at graduations in the 1970s.

The origins of the somewhat upper-crust tradition date back to the 1900s, but this Retro Pic of the Day was snapped in 1978.

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Summoning the Sun: Retro RFH Gals on the Beach

The girls of the Class of '78 perform 'Girls on the Beach' in special way at the Freshman Follies. Photo/George Day
The girls of the Class of ’78 perform ‘Girls on the Beach’ in special way at the Freshman Follies.
Photo/George Day

It’s a fine time for a reprise of an RFH staged classic … 

As that sun starts to make it’s spring preview appearance this week, what better way to celebrate the warmth and hope than with a little pandemic respite of RFH bathing beauties on the stage?

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Week’s End View: COVID, Weather & Pics

As the warm weather eclipses and a tinge of winter starts to sting the air, the area picture comes into focus.

That picture offers a clear view, as clear as the iconic, soothing one, on a crisp day, from Scenic Drive in Highlands to New York. The predicted second surge of COVID is happening.

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Retro RFH BFFS’ Summer Ride

RFH girls’ ride into the summer of ’78 … Stephanie DeSesa, Elaine Van Develde, Debbie Humbert and Daryl Cooper Ley
Photo/Elaine Van Develde

There’s nothing quite like a summer drive in a classic car with the top down. So, we’re re-running this piece just because the sun needs to shine on friendships and good times like these. There’s nothing quite as warm. Put the top down and take a drive back with us again … 

The drive is all the better if it’s made with best friends. So, as a continuing ode to summer fun of the past at the hands of RFH teens, the Retro Pic of the Day encapsulates the whole idea — best friends, a cool ride and warm memories.

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