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Was Wilford Geiger your teacher?

Then you will recognize him in this photo

If you attended Bluffton High School in the late 1950s or 1960s and took chemistry or driver’s education, Wilford Geiger was your teacher.


And, here’s an opportunity to see Mr. Geiger as a toddler.


With every hair in place, these three Geiger children pose for a portrait in 1912.


The three, from left, are Beulah Geiger Gooding, Wilford O. Geiger and Estella Geiger Pugh.


Back to Mr. Geiger: Remember in chemistry class, the clean-up message: “Don’t put the zinc in the sink?”


And, as a driver’s ed teacher, if the student driver stopped too far into the intersection, he would get out and clean the windshield. That’s because the student driver hit an imaginary pedestrian. It was funny, but the point was made.


He also had a method to keep unruly students in line. This worked by Mr. G. finding a pressure point near the student’s neck. Again, he achieved this in a half-hearted, funny way, that always worked. No one was hurt.


And, of course, who could forget his pep rally cheer in the old gymnasium prior to BHS homecoming.


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Wilford Geiger was definitely one of the best teachers and one of the most memorable! I think he enjoyed ALL of his students and he had the respect and affection of all students.

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hunter
hunter
Apr 30, 2022

Yes, I remember all Your fond memories about Mr.Geiger. One of my favorites was the time Mr. Geiger ask me if I was going to take Drivers Ed. He said DENNY don’t you think someday you would love to see these United States in a car? I said sure, but I have my Bike and it takes me wherever I want to go, LOL. Well that year I took Drivers Ed. Thank You Mr. Geiger, I’ve driven almost around the World! It’s funny, over all these years since I was in School that we still call our Teachers Mr., Mrs. or Miss, I guess it is from the respect they instilled in us and I think it was in …

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