Hardest Father’s Day Ever (Drive Day 1 minus 14 years, 13 days)

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Milwaukee, WI: photo by Tom Kwas


The Geboy men don’t talk about feelings much: they demonstrate their love and appreciation for each other by pitching in on whatever work needs doing. It’s also how they put off impending goodbyes. In 2003, three generations spend Father’s Day measuring carpet, building under-camper lawn chair storage compartments, waterproofing the riveted seams of the all-aluminum Avion and teasing Alex about his new girlfriend back at college.

Gary’s mom Angie with the late, great Joe Geboy

Fourteen years later, one’s missing. And life will never be the same.

Follow this bonus-material blog and ride along on a one-year road trip that inspired the memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan American Highway. On sale now. Get yours through the buy-the-book links at the bottom of the landing page on my teresabrucebooks.com website or here or here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa.

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