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Retro RFH Boys’ Ball Play

RFH boys play ball in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

Play ball!

That’s just what these RFH boys of the 1970s did, and with frequency. There was no major organization or uniforms involved in their free time ball games. It was just a few RFH guys, a ball, some mitts, bats, topsiders and Adidas instead of cleats, some groovin’ 70s clothes and a lot of fun.

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Old News: Being the Easter Bunny

Ahhhhh, the Easter Bunny … the tradition, the joy, the mystery, and, yes, the horror.

There’s a lot more to the symbolically giant fluffy rodent with cartoon eyes in a fixed freaky stare and a head the size of one of the small children he visits on Easter. For instance, his head pops off. It’s also a sweaty death trap. Those are facts, people. I know. I was the Easter Bunny quite a few times.

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Retro RFH Spring Fever Frolicking

Some spring parking lot fun with RFHers in the 1970s Photo/George Day
Some spring parking lot fun with RFHers in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

Reprise! Just because … Let’s hear it for spring fever and waiting for the sun to reappear!

OK, so the spring weather outside has not been so consistently delightful lately. But, the sun has made some great cameo appearances.

So, take a look back to the 1970s when spring fever kicked in enough to get a couple of RFH guys in the mood to put those gloves on and take a little kangaroo hop outside the Junior Lounge, probably on a “free.” They were barely clad in those stylish 70s gym shorts and ready to duke it out — or at least dance around the notion.

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Focus: Signs of Spring; Renewed Hope

Spring. It’s been long-awaited and it’s here. With it come signs of hope, growth, rebirth and fertility that was stifled by winter’s frozen grip. Stagnated.

Buds are beginning to bloom in sparse trees along the riverscape. Garden perennials are popping up with the sun. Bulbs about to pop with life are peering through remnants of the dead of winter. Abandoned laid eggs lie still in a half-made shriveled flower pot nest that a mourning dove ironically cast aside on the last cold day.

All comes back … to grow. To bring life and warmth back to the sparse riverscape, the yard, the flower pot nesting spot.

Sun up, signs of spring out. Take notice and soak it all up with the sun. Hope is here.

Take a look at our snapshots of little signs of spring above and take it all in.

**And don’t forget to click on one image in the gallery to enlarge and scroll! Enjoy!**

Interesting tidbit: Did you know that mourning doves have a habit of being terrible nest makers, but fabulous parents? True story. Ironic.

Here’s this week’s weather outlook for the Rumson-Fair Haven area from the National Weather Service …

Retro RFH Spring Fever Frolicking

A day of spring boxing in the parking lot at RFH in the 1970s Photo/George Day
A day of spring boxing in the parking lot at RFH in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

A reprise in honor of the fight for a break from the chill in the winter air and some real spring fever, close encounters and emergence from omicron winter isolation …

Yes, spring fever is spreading rapidly as we all anxiously await more sunshine, and blooming of warmer days. Apparently, this retro RFH spring frolicking in the high school parking lot was about more than a little spring fever in the 1970s.

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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 Preppie Hippie Halloweening

RFH preppy hippies hangin' out in the 1970s Photo/George Day
RFH preppy hippies hangin’ out in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

There’s nothing like playing dress-up and drive-by for Halloween at RFH. 

In the 1970s, students really got ghostly and festive with it all. Costumes were creative. Though, given the era, it was hard to tell if a few were actually costumes or just the outfit of the day. Ah, but, of course these girls were “disguised” as those 60s, not 70s, hippies.

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