Blue eyes and a gentle smile project pure benevolence from the face of Herschel Forester, still handsome at 80. One would not readily suspect that this kindly person once was a 230-pound offensive lineman with the Cleveland Browns. But that he was, helping his team to become National Football League World Champions in 1954 and '55, and NFL Division Champions in 1957.
Today, he is a champion of another sort – living a vibrant life at a time when others might be tempted to put their feet up. He continues to go to his real estate investments offices every day. “I don’t see where the Bible requires that people retire,” he says simply. Meaningful memorabilia fill his office – the NFL championship football, a tribute to the Mustang Club at SMU where he was all Southwest Conference and earned a business degree, and plaques on the wall from an active civic life.
"Going to work every day now gives me
things to focus on."
All has not been easy, but marked at times by what he euphemistically labels “change.” His entrance into the business world was initially precipitated by a football knee injury. Shots of Novocaine enabled him to play 17 more games, including the final Championship game. But the need to leave pro football became clear. “I was thankful for that experience, but also charged up and ready to go into business,” said Forester. Such entrepreneurial energy resulted in his own multi-year insurance agency, a switch into real estate brokerage, then real estate investment and outdoor advertising.
"Life today is joy and fun - with great memories."
“Going to work every day,” he says, “now gives me things to focus on.”
Suddenly, the interview is cut short, because it’s Wednesday and time to pick up a friend to go to church – specifically, First Baptist Church where he has been a long-term member. One draws peace from this strong man of God who has so much to do.
“Life today is joy and fun,” he said, “with great memories.”
A new standard in Senior Living awaits you!
Discover The Tradition...
For more information about The Tradition, please call 972-388-1144 to talk to a representative directly or click here to send us an email.
THE TRADITION-LOVERS LANE ▪ 5850 E. LOVERS LANE, DALLAS, TX 75206 ▪ 214.361.2211
THE TRADITION-PRESTONWOOD ▪ 15250 PRESTONWOOD BLVD., DALLAS, TX 75248 ▪ 972.388.1144
THE TRADITION-LOVERS LANE ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE ▪ 5855 MILTON STREET, DALLAS, TX 75206 ▪ TX ID# 106147 ▪ 214-361-2219
THE TRADITION-PRESTONWOOD ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE ▪ 5555 ARAPAHO ROAD DALLAS, TX 75248 ▪ TX ID# 106306 ▪ 972-661-1880
THE TRADITION-BUFFALO SPEEDWAY ▪ 9339 BUFFALO SPEEDWAY, HOUSTON, TX 77025 ▪ 713.715.1905
© 2008 - 2018 TRADITION SENIOR LIVING. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.