Question: When you were in high school, what was your favorite thing to do?
Answer: “In high school, me and three of my friends built a boat. A flat-bottomed boat and we took it out on a The Big River, which is a tributary of the Meramec River and went out there for four years in the summer. It started out the first year, it was marine plywood and wooden sides and it was eight feet long. The next year, we lengthened it to sixteen feet long. We had a paddle wheel on each side and we had a bike that we set up in the middle of the boat and we peddled away with it to turn the paddle wheels. The name of it the boat was The Whatchamacallit. We just goofed around on the water. We weren’t fishermen, we were just boaters. We tarred the boards on the boat and it didn’t leak. It only cost us about fifty bucks and we put it together and it didn’t sink, so we were in good shape. After four years and we were in college, it was kind of hard to get together anymore and we tried to sink it, but we couldn’t sink it. It would always float back up, so we just left it. We heard some people who were using the same dock we were at used it for a while.” – Larry Grzovic, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills
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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 text 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!