In May, 1966, Nathan’s parents, R, Jerrold and Mary Jane Gibson purchased Homer Smith Cottages from Johanna Smith. The Gibson family consisted of the parents, Rachel, Nathan, Mark and Becky. Nathan grew up spending summers on the Cape.
In 1971, the Gibsons moved from Bearse’s Lane in Eastham to live in cottage 7.
Nathan worked at the gas station across from the Eastham Post Office, pumping gas and helping in the convenience store. He met Clarence, who was the cook at the Gristmill Restaurant and directed traffic in front of the post office in the mornings. Nathan asked Clarence how he got that job and Clarence said that he just applied for it. The next summer Nathan applied for a job directing traffic with the Eastham Police Department.
Nathan worked for the Eastham Police Department starting in 1979. He directed traffic at the intersection of Route 6 and Samoset Road in 1979 and was a special police officer from 1980 to 1983.
In 2014, Mary Jane and Jerry Gibson sold their house on Smith Heights Way and moved to the renovated cottage 8.
Nate lives in Newton with his wife, Ellen Gibson, two children, and two dogs.