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February 24, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Marilyn Abell, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: In what ways have you grown and changed since moving from your house? Answer: “Before I came here, I had other interests such as gardening and keeping bird feeders. But when I moved out here my interests grew and changed. It’s like opening a whole new world. I’m a part of planning the Monday Morning Coffee Hour and we have weekly meetings, and on Tuesday’s I go to the Village Care Center to call bingo. When I first moved here, I volunteered a lot because before me, my parents […]
February 23, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Ed Wood, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: What character trait do you think is most important to have? Answer: “Integrity. It covers a wide range of things. It covers honesty. It covers everything. It’s like an umbrella. You’re more cautious of a person who doesn’t have integrity. It changes how you interact with them. I was a police man in my career and you run into all kinds of people, good and bad. A lot of bad people. And you just learn to judge people. I was a police man in St. Louis city for thirty […]
February 22, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Mary Bowers, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: What is something important to you that you think could also help others? Answer: “With my teaching profession, I’ve always enjoyed learning and I’ve always been an artsy person. Learning opens doors and I think that applies to a lot of different things. Whatever it is that interests you, if you never opened yourself up to learn in the first place and expose yourself to new experiences, you may not be where you ended up. There are so many opportunities for us to learn and enjoy and that’s why […]
February 21, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Helen Weible, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: Did you like school? Answer: “Yes, I liked school, but when I went to elementary school for eight years, it was a small country school and one year I was the only girl in my school. We had seven boys and me. This was in a small farm town close to Columbia, Illinois. We had eight grades and one teacher in one room. I went through my whole grade school without having anyone in my class. I don’t think it affected me very much, but I might not have […]
February 20, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Karen Krone, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: What’s something you did when you were younger that’s stuck with you through the years? Answer: “Writing. It’s a way to communicate with other generations and I think it’s important to share and teach what I know, as well as what I don’t. Now it’s become more connected to family history. I’ve been scrapbooking to make the family history come alive too, so it won’t be boring. I have 11 grandchildren and fortunately most of them are very interested and always nag me, “Grandma, you haven’t written anything about […]
February 19, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Bill Tate, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: If you could do one thing this week, what would it be? Answer: “One thing this week? I’d like to go to Florida. I’d go fishing, sit around and have my Manhattan in the evening by the pool. We used to own a home in Florida and we went every winter. But my wife decided we should sell that property and we have a very democratic marriage. We vote on everything and she gets two votes and I forgot to vote ‘me, myself and I’ because I could have […]
February 18, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Jim Dick, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: Tell me about your career in engineering and your work in space programs? Answer: “I was educated to be an engineer at the University of Michigan, where I must have taken like 15 math courses. I’ve always explained to people the type of engineering I did was like the mechanics branch of physics. When I graduated, I worked for Boeing in Seattle and I was working on the Minuteman Missile – and Seattle was a beautiful town. You had the ocean on one side, the cascade mountains on the […]
February 17, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Sis Suter, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: What personal trait about you do you think is most important? Anser: “My faith. God is always there to help me. I’ve been a Catholic all my life and I’ve always been very faithful. I have a prayer book that I read every morning that covers everything I want to pray for. I’ve lost both of my sons and I lost my husband and in that prayer book, I can pray for the deceased, I can pray for those who need prayers, I can pray for those who are […]
February 16, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Janet Weinrich, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: Where did your baseball fandom originate? Answer: “My husband and I have two sons and they both played baseball growing up. They went to Jefferson College and played so I think that’s when we really became baseball fans, because we went to all their games from when they were little. We love the Cardinals. My husband and I are life-long citizens of Chesterfield and have lived here for all 63 years of marriage. I grew up along highway 40 across from where the Mormon Temple is now. We’ve been […]
 

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