Meet Gloria Hagopian from Binghamton, New York!
Q: How long have you lived in Naples?
A: Going on 19 years.
Q: What was you profession?
A: I was a professor of Nursing at the University of Rochester, University of Pennsylvania, and UNC, Chapel Hill. I began teaching in 1972 when I received my doctorate.
Q: Where is your favorite restaurant?
A: I love the Turtle Club at lunch. The other one is Ocean’s Prime on 5th avenue, we sat in the back of the restaurant where it was quiet, the front had TV’s and people sitting at the bar so it was noisier there.
Q: Where is your favorite place to shop?
A: Depends on what I’m looking for; I like to go to the Mall so I have choices, like
Dillard’s, and the dollar store.
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in Naples?
A: I would have to say Pat Pistner, she was in charge of all the miniature displays; doll houses, Buckingham Palace, and The Vatican which were displayed at the Artis Naples. Currently she is a serious collector of miniature books.
Q: What Is your favorite movie and why?
A: The Sound of Music, I loved the scenery, the music, the family, and Julie Andrews.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?
A: I would cruise the Mosel River
Q: What is something interesting about you that nobody knows?
A: I want to write another book. Another book? There’s a couple, my first one was a medical book. I’m starting my new book now. The book is about seniors finding a retirement community or independent living facility. I’ll talk about the things that can happen and the experiences you encounter, and some of the funny stories.
Q: With whom would you like to have lunch with and why?
A: I like to have lunch with people like you, it’s good to be with people that make me laugh.
Q: What 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
A: A place to live, comfort and my cats.
Q: What would you tell people about Naples that don’t live here?
A: It’s warm, no snow, it’s flat so you can ride your bike all over Naples. The tennis courts are Clay, so you save your knees.