Monday, September 11, 2006

My Tribute to James Gerard Geyer

GEYER, JAMES (JIMMY) GERARD

Mr. Geyer age 41 gave his life on September 11, 2001. He did not know that he would be a hero to his fellow Americans. As a father I am sure that he loved his children and his wife dearly. He and his wife shared 17 years of married life together in that time there were three children born. I also found out that Mr. Geyer was a youth soccer coach. I would like to say thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to coach youth in this sport. I also understand that he loved golf. I am sure that his family misses him dearly. (See link for article) Below is an article I found during my search. I thought that everyone might enjoy reading it. Mr. Geyer seems to have loved his family and life.

James "Jimmy" Gerald Geyer
He Was 'Full of Spunk' And High Energy'

November 5, 2001

How Jimmy Geyer of Rockville Centre found time to sleep is a mystery. On top of his full-time job as a bond broker at Cantor Fitzgerald, Geyer, 41, worked weekends for a catering service, bartending and barbecuing at parties. He also coached all three of his children's soccer teams and his son's basketball team. And he still managed to keep up his hobbies-golf, fishing, and going to the beach among them.
"He'd never sit still," said his wife, Cathy Geyer. "He's always outside, doing yard work or something around the house."
As long as she'd known him, Geyer had been this way. And she'd known him a long time. The couple first met in junior high school and, his wife recalled, Geyer was "just as full of spunk and high energy.
"He was as feisty as he is now," she said, then corrected herself. "As he was now."
Geyer was on the 105th floor of Tower One when it was attacked Sept. 11.
Jimmy and Cathy Geyer stayed friends throughout high school and into college and eventually became a couple when they were 19.
"He was always a good friend," his wife said. "He was a good friend before he was my husband."
Geyer loved fatherhood. He took his children fishing, spent long afternoons at Atlantic Beach with them, and, of course, coached their sports teams.
"He was really a kid at heart, I'll tell you that," she said.
Two days before the attacks, his wife recalled, was "a beautiful Sunday" and Geyer was in "a happy mood."
"He had just coached the first two soccer games of the season, and then we went to the beach," she said. "That's what made him happy."
Indrani Sen (Newsday)

References

Friday, September 1, 2006
New York Times

Friday, September 01, 2006

Everyday Things


Thanks, Jules for hosting this and getting my mind on autumn and the changing of seasons. I love the fall weather. The air is so crisp. The leaves also color the sky and ground with their warm colors. The sound of leaves crunching under my shoes leaves me with memories of my childhood. I am probably one of the few who loves to rake up the leaves. With our home being surrounded by trees this is a good thing. Last year when my infant son was driving me crazy by not wanting to take a nap I went outside to rake up leaves. It felt good to accomplish something other than keeping my son fed and dry. I also love pumpkin pie and carving pumpkins. That is what I am anticipating the most about the change of seasons.