Life From the Bad Seats

"Say, that’s no good!"
Robert G. Geist was my grandfather, and he got in a pretty gnarly automobile accident in Guam that got him discharged from the marine corps. He was sent home, and he then made a family that eventually spawned me. 
The accident killed one man and mashed up another fellow, so my grandpa was mighty lucky to only get two big slices on his arm and his leg. Say, the butterfly effect is a crazy thing. One little accident and I wouldn’t even be here.
Anyways, I thought this thing was fascinating. It’s a tangible, legible piece of my family history that makes WWII, my grandfather, and well, all of time more real. It’s just beyond everything.
Thanks,
Luke

"Say, that’s no good!"

Robert G. Geist was my grandfather, and he got in a pretty gnarly automobile accident in Guam that got him discharged from the marine corps. He was sent home, and he then made a family that eventually spawned me. 

The accident killed one man and mashed up another fellow, so my grandpa was mighty lucky to only get two big slices on his arm and his leg. Say, the butterfly effect is a crazy thing. One little accident and I wouldn’t even be here.

Anyways, I thought this thing was fascinating. It’s a tangible, legible piece of my family history that makes WWII, my grandfather, and well, all of time more real. It’s just beyond everything.

Thanks,

Luke

Grandma and Friends
(my grandma’s in the center)

Grandma and Friends

(my grandma’s in the center)

Matriarchal Lineage

Matriarchal Lineage

Senior Day, 1944

Senior Day, 1944

Grandpa’s Siblings + Cousins

Grandpa’s Siblings + Cousins

Uncle Larry, around 1953

Uncle Larry, around 1953