Standing on a Table Leads to 25 Years of Marriage


Riley Guyette, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, love is a topic on many people’s minds. 

Mr. Gregory Geiser, a history teacher at NDA, is one of many staff members at the school with a compelling love story. 

Geiser first saw his future wife in the August of 1995 during his college freshman orientation.

“The first time I saw Julia, she was standing on a table,” Geiser recalled. “She was explaining the text rental system to me and a group of about 30 other people.”

This interaction intrigued the young Geiser, as he thought to himself, “That girl is interesting.”

As time passed without too much thought of the interaction, the two met again during spring break when they both chose to go on a mission trip to Kentucky. 

This resulted in the two of them spending a lot of time together. 

During this time, Geiser explained that they “had fun, worked hard and connected.” 

All of this quality time together eventually culminated in the decision to go out on a date upon the duo’s return; however, that date did not turn out as picture-perfect as they may have expected. 

“At that date, she asked me why I was being so rude,” Geiser explained. “I did not know what she was talking about; but as we discussed it, I realized that she didn’t appreciate the high level of quality sarcasm I was using.” 

This matchup between someone with a distaste for sarcasm and someone with a love of it makes the couple an interesting match to this day.

“Once I toned down on the sarcasm, things went much better,” claimed Geiser. 

In the fall of 1996, Geiser proposed to Julia, and the two were married in the summer of 1997. 

The couple is still happily married to this day. 

“We have similar values, we are equally able to challenge and support each other and we have a great time together,” said the history teacher. “That’s why our relationship has worked for over 25 years.”