Joan Sopher

The best thing to do in life is to be able to laugh. As I grow older that becomes more apparent. I try to focus on the positive and find the humor in the challenges of aging.

I grew up in San Francisco and moved recently from Berkeley to Seattle to be near one of my three children. I also have seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. My husband was always the “art collector” who “gave me culture” while I “gave him socializing”. We made a pretty good team together.

I continue to enjoy culture through my art collection, the opera and the symphony. My move to Seattle has been surprisingly good. I chose to be close to my family and I couldn’t resist the view from my apartment.

I plan to live there for the next forty years.