Question: Family and raising your children have been important parts of your life. Do you have any stories from when they were younger?
Answer: I have four children, seven grandchildren, and I’ve been married for 63 years, so I’d say family has been the center of my life. Frank, my husband, traveled a lot for work, so when our kids were younger and in school, that’s where a lot of my time and energy was focused. One of the more interesting stories I remember from that time was when our daughter carpooled with Stan Musial! We asked the school if anyone lived in the neighborhood that we could carpool with and they said Stan did, so we called him! And we carpooled together with a third family for two years. It was 1965-66, so he had just retired and would drive the kids to school. She didn’t even want to go with him at first. She went with Frank for the first couple of weeks and then Stan said he should probably take a turn driving, and she cried and didn’t want to go. He gave her a hug and tried to cheer her up and she still wasn’t happy, but I remember when she came home that day, she told us Stan’s car goes a lot faster than our car. We told him that and we all got a kick out of it. – Margaret Lane, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield
After gathering about 200 interviews and photos, we will publish A BOOK featuring all the great residents who participated at Friendship Village Chesterfield and Friendship Village Sunset Hills. AND PARTICIPANTS get A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK! During the period of working on the project, 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 about fifteen 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 a few hundred of these to do, 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!
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