There’s nothing quite like a beach cruise — in the parking lot of any Sea Bright beach in the 70s.Continue reading Retro RFHer’s Sea Bright Beach Cruise
Retro RFH Softball Gals’ Gym Suit Guffaw
Just when you think you’ve moved past an RFH gym suit PTSD trigger, another rears its horrid head.Continue reading Retro RFH Softball Gals’ Gym Suit Guffaw
Retro Rumson Eighth Graders’ Memorial Day
Monday marks an official post-pandemic return to Memorial Day in the Rumson-Fair Haven area of the traditional kind. The day, usually kicked off by parades in Rumson and Fair Haven and solemn services at Victory and Memorial parks, respectively, brings people in communities together. Groups, standing shoulder-to-shoulder, honoring those who sacrificed their lives in service to the country, is the usual visual.Continue reading Retro Rumson Eighth Graders’ Memorial Day
Retro Having a Field Day at Knollwood
It’s field day time in Fair Haven schools! A reprise in honor of a traditional prequel to summertime for Fair Haven kids …
Once upon a time, in those school days right before summer, when Knollwood School kids gathered on Sportsman’s Field for, well, some Field Day fun, let’s just say it was a bit hard to keep them focused.Continue reading Retro Having a Field Day at Knollwood
Retro RFH Spring Bust Out
Open a new window? Old window? There’s nothing quite like the feeling of busting out of the not-so-hallowed halls of RFH.Continue reading Retro RFH Spring Bust Out
Police Week: Retro Fair Haven Police
A classic reprise for a reason …
It’s National Police Week.Continue reading Police Week: Retro Fair Haven Police
Police Week: Retro Rumson Police
It’s National Police Week.Continue reading Police Week: Retro Rumson Police
Retro RFH Baseball Boys Playing the Field
Batters are up for RFH Boys Baseball season. Games are in full swing. Call the popularity of the game a home run hit.Continue reading Retro RFH Baseball Boys Playing the Field
A Mother’s Day Salute to R-FH Area Moms Through the Generations
Reprise! We’ve said it every year; and we’re saying it again this year …
Happy Mother’s Day to Rumson-Fair Haven area moms of the past and present!
You put the coffee on. You called for us when dinner was ready. You held on tight when we needed a hug. You wiped our dirty little faces, sopped up tears and runny noses. You were there, front and center, at many a school open house, game, play, concert and, yes, principal’s office visit.
You welcomed the neighborhood kids as if they were your own. You wrote all those notes to get us out of gym class (because some of us were clods). You shook your heads in disbelief over our antics and yelled our full names like a loving banshee when you were mad. You had our backs. You were just plain there — the unshifting foundation of a community through the years, building a legacy.
Thank you. We remember those who are gone and salute those who carry on …
— Elaine Van Develde
Photos/courtesy of Facebook friends
Retro Appreciated RumsonTeachers’ Beach Tripping
A must of a reprise from 2020 in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week …
There’s nothing like some fine elementary school teaching moments … at the beach … with ice cream … and cool teachers sporting cat-eye sunglasses and pedal pushers.Continue reading Retro Appreciated RumsonTeachers’ Beach Tripping
Retro RFH Sunny Daze Stoop Dwelling
Let the sun shine! The clouds have cleared this week for a good shining. And back in the 1970s at RFH, busting out of the hallowed halls was the thing to do when the fiery orb reared its rays in the sky.Continue reading Retro RFH Sunny Daze Stoop Dwelling
Retro Fair Haven Folk Singers’ Song of Simple Joy
Sing it! Row that boat ashore, Michael, Mary, Karen, Lynn, and whoever else has an oar. And, whatever you do, don’t rain on their parade! You couldn’t if you tried.Continue reading Retro Fair Haven Folk Singers’ Song of Simple Joy
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