Question: What made you decide you wanted to get into law and where did that take you?
Answer: When I was about seven years old, my grandfather on my mother’s side was a lawyer. He was a terrific person. I really admired him and I decided at that point I wanted to be a lawyer. I had no idea what lawyers did, but I wanted to be like him. When I first started studying law, I found it fascinating. The first course I took in law school was criminal law and, to me, reading the case briefs was like reading good mystery novels, so I never was bored by it. I started at SLU Law School and then completed my master’s at Georgetown. I started out in the Army as a legal officer and ended up being stationed at the Pentagon arguing cases before the U.S. Court of Military Appeals. I did that for about three years, but eventually I came back to Saint Louis and settled at Ralston-Purina in the legal department there. Initially I started travelling around the country looking at small companies we had, assessing them, and working on some small acquisitions that we made. That, of course, led me to international where I became responsible for the international legal operations. I really enjoyed it because I got to spend time all over the world. It’s been a good path for me, so I’m glad I followed through with it. – Frank Lane, 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!
After a year of gathering interviews and photos, 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 [email protected] 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!