Question: How did you get started with sports growing up?
Answer: “Early on I played a lot of baseball and tennis. Growing up I played on two baseball teams since we didn’t have baseball through the school. From there I just kind of hung in there with sports. I watch sports as much as I can now. Having played, I enjoy watching it because I sit and think, ‘It would’ve been nice to continue on playing later down the line.’ One spring in 1948, we were down playing at the minor league stadium in our town and someone told us the Cardinals were hosting a try-out that day. So, I went and signed up and they called my name to go down and talk to the coach, who told me I was too young. They were looking at seniors and I had only just completed my junior year. Luckily, they had some time and so they said, ‘Let’s see what you got.’ I was probably down there about an hour and a half throwing, batting and all that. Afterward he told me to keep my eye out for where they were holding tryouts so I could come back after I finished high school and try out again. I thought, ‘Maybe there’s a possibility.’ But when I finished high school, I knew I was going to be drafted, so I went and volunteered for the air force with a bunch of buddies and that took care of any follow-up option for try outs. I did play ball in the service though, and that was fun.” – Bill Moody, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield
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The above photo and text are part of a year-long project we call We Are Friendship Village. We are posting these photos and brief interviews to our website’s blog section every day as we talk with residents at Friendship Village Chesterfield and Friendship Village Sunset Hills. The idea is to give a short introduction to the residents who make up our wonderful senior living communities and give you a peek at something you might not know about them!
At this year’s end, we will publish A BOOK featuring all the great residents who participated. AND PARTICIPANTS get A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK! During this year, we will also be sharing these photos and stories on Facebook and other social media such as Instagram, so look for them and please follow the hashtag #WeAreFriendshipVillage to stay current with the project!
We think it’s a great chance to share a bit about who we are! Residents’ participation takes less than ten minutes, so it won’t take much time to be a part of it and we think everyone will enjoy getting to know their neighbors and friends a little bit better!
If interested in participating (or know someone else who might be), feel free to give us a call at (314) 270-7837 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by the marketing suites in Sunset Hills or Chesterfield. We have 365 of these to do over the course of the year, so everyone is welcome!
We look forward to seeing you as we get to share insights about the senior living residents who are making our Friendship Village retirement communities so great!